Money Management

A Bunch of #Wins Martin Luther King Would Be Proud of ;)

January 21, 2019
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Happy MLK Day! Did you know he was also a personal finance proponent back in the day? He once wanted to get what he and others called a “Freedom Budget” going that offered up a “practical, step-by-step plan for wiping out poverty in America during the next 10 years.” Which of course we’re still a ways away from these days (hell – we can’t even […]

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I want you to love your money like this guy!

January 15, 2019
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There’s a saying that if you really want something bad enough you’ll find a way to make it happen. Kinda like when you’re a broke ass college student, yet always manage to score booze every weekend ;) I don’t know how badly you want freedom right now, but I can tell you this guy below sure wants it! I just spent ~10-12 hours analyzing our […]

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The Best Banks and Financial Products of 2019

January 14, 2019
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Morning, friends! If you’re on the hunt for a new bank or credit card or financial app right now, this post is for you. MyBankTracker.com just came out with their annual “Best of Banking Awards,” and while I don’t typically share lists like this, I’m trying to be a better blogger about it as I know y’all are always looking for good recommendations ;) Peruse […]

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Our Most Popular Blog Posts From 2018

January 11, 2019
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Happy Friday!! Here are the most popular articles from the blog across all of 2018, ranked by *most clicked*. And not surprisingly, almost half of them are guest posts we featured! Hah! Guess my life isn’t juicy enough for you guys???! 😂 As always, you can find links to these “best of” lists in the sidebar here, and I’ll also post them down at the […]

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Your mission today: send $50 to that elusive goal of yours!

January 9, 2019
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I was asked the other day what my biggest lesson learned in 2018 was, and the answer to that was a pretty simple one: I learned that I was doing a lot more THINKING than I was DOING. With my goals, with my ideas, with small stupid things that would have only taken 20 minutes to test, etc. I was in my head over analyzing […]

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40 Money Lessons Learned After 40 Years on This Earth

November 23, 2018
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[Hey guys! Hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving holiday so far! For those not out and about shopping on this non-Holiday Black Friday right now, here are some solid tips for you as a reward ;) Courtesy of fellow blogger Marc from VitalDollar.com. My favorites are #31 and #37 and would certainly make it into my own list once I turn the big 4-0 myself […]

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7 [Financial] Habits That Have a High Rate of Return

November 19, 2018
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Remember the other week when I posted that tweet about the 7 habits that have a high rate of return in life? Where I rocked almost all of them except for the “exercising 3x a week” one where I appropriately scored an F-? Well, not any longer my friends!! That silly little tweet stirred something in me and I did something that day I haven’t […]

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6 Things I Don’t Agree With Dave Ramsey On

October 19, 2018
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[Happy Friday! Got a juicy guest post for you today by fellow blogger and money coach, Christine Luken. I know many of you have opinions on Dave Ramsey, so make sure to stop by the comments after and share them with us ;) I couldn’t help but interject my own thoughts throughout as well – so hopefully you come away with some better insights after […]

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“Living off 50% of our income saved me in an unexpected way”

October 17, 2018
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Guys, check out this note I just received from a long-time reader of the blog… So powerful!!! So sad!! So inspiring!! Life Update: I was one of the original people referenced in the “live off 50% of your income” article. Fast forward 6 years. Just as we were about to retire in our early/mid 50s my husband passed away very suddenly. We had been ready […]

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Who handles the $$$ in your household?

September 24, 2018
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Every now and then we receive boxes at our doorsteps, and my sons and I hurry outside to see what new item we’ve got. These were in one of the latest boxes we opened: [Puma + Minions! Baller!] I shared this on Twitter when we got ’em, and when I was asked if it was a gift to us, I said yup! A gift from […]

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What Money Fixes…

September 3, 2018
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Hey guys! Found this outline in my draft posts to expand upon one day, but after re-reading it I think it speaks pretty well for itself :) ******* What money fixes: Anxiety Safety Stability Worry Comfortability Desperation What money does not fix: Love Self-worth ******* Happy Labor Day! Keep on hustling, but don’t let it consume you!! What Money Fixes… was last modified: September 3rd, […]

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Proof that this MONEY stuff is possible!

August 22, 2018
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Hey hey! Time to feature a bunch of y’all who are killing it lately! Gotta show everyone that this stuff we talk about every day here is possible and that we’re not just blabbering on for nothing :) So please to enjoy – a bunch of wins sent over to me across the year from readers of this site accomplishing things big and small, whether […]

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Financial Stats Bomb!

August 15, 2018
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Just got a note about TD Bank’s 4th annual “Love and Money” survey, and it reminded me we haven’t done a good Stats Bombing around here lately :) Here’s a plethora of data I’ve collected over the past handful of months from press releases and surveys sent over… I’ve tried to pick out the more juicy parts for your enjoyment ;) Quotes and sources are […]

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“Simple money questions I ask myself”

August 10, 2018
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Check out this email I got in response to our post on Mr. Wendal the other day. So many great questions to reflect on! Money is a tool, something we need, and has only what value society ascribes to it. Too often, we forget this. Society, as a whole, doesn’t always remember to value all life, or even all humans. Society is made of the […]

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