Money Management

The Monk & The Minister

June 17, 2016
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Hey guys! Off house hunting today so dropping a short and sweet one on you this morning :) Which one do you strive to be? The Monk & The Minister Parable: Two close boyhood friends grow up and go their separate ways. One becomes a humble monk, the other a rich and powerful minister to the king. Years later they meet up again. As they […]

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How Money’s Handled Around The World (Fascinating!)

May 30, 2016
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Heyo! Ever wondered how people save money around the world? Or take out loans/mortgages, get credit scores, pay for college, or even invest in retirement? No? Oh, wrong blog sorry… Here you go. For all others, feast your eyes on these financial factoids spanning from Singapore to Denmark, Brazil, Guatemala, Germany, New Zealand, to the oui sexy France! Some of this is awesome, and some […]

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20 Signs You’re Financially Stable (and 20 Signs You’re Not!)

May 25, 2016
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Stumbled across another cool money test and couldn’t pass it up :) My friend Laurie came up with this for WellKeptWallet.com, and while it looks like it’s two years old now I’m sure enough fun will be had… Especially as I’m pairing it with ANOTHER test too that we once ran on this site (“20 Signs You Need a Financial Makeover“) so I hope you’re […]

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Unpolished Gems – Part I

May 16, 2016
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At this exact moment, I have 602 drafts sitting in my inbox: I’m actually a pretty organized Gmail’er* if you can believe it (look at all those labels and inbox!), but the last area desperately needing taming is the Drafts :) It’s where I put all my ideas, thoughts, to-do lists, and anything else that seems important at the time. I know there’s tools like […]

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The ABCs of Finance

May 13, 2016
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Always be saving Budgeting = confidence = sexy! Cut out the crap and focus on what’s important Destroy your debt, be happy Early retirement is possible Forget what everyone else is doing – focus on YOU Get yourself a hustle! Honor your money – spend with purpose Invest as early as possible Join others for accountability Karate chop your bills and bank the difference! Life […]

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The Rockstar vs The Accountant

May 6, 2016
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Sometimes you need to embrace your bad side; sometimes you need a pocket protector. [Got a great article for ya’ll today by Andrew Daniels of FamilyMoneyPlan.com! Show him some love if you like this at the end, and watch out for that inner rockstar of yours this weekend! :)] *************** Have you ever felt stuck between doing what’s good for you, and doing what’s right? I’ve been […]

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Could You Pass This $$$ Quiz?

May 2, 2016
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If you ever wondered if you’re more like Warren Buffett, MC Hammer, or Macaulay Culkin, you’ve come to the right place today :) I stumbled across this “2-Minute Financial Assessment” by the folks at co-opcreditunions.org, and it basically gives you a general look at how you’re doing with your finances right now. Pretty basic stuff like you would have learned in Personal Finance 101 if […]

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It’s True: You Could Hire Someone to Pay Your Bills and Save Money For You

April 25, 2016
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If you ever wanted to throw in the towel and hand over your money to someone else to manage, there’s a group of people who will do this for you. They’re called Daily Money Managers, and they typically cater to the elderly, the wealthy, those who are too busy/too lazy, or pretty much any mixture there of. And the reason I know this is because […]

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Tax Day? How About, “FIGURE OUT WHERE ALL YOUR MONEY IS” Day?

April 15, 2016
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Good morning, friends! How are your taxes coming along? How many people have yet to still file them? Lucky for you, Tax Day hits on the 18th this year instead of the 15th, so you get a few extra days of scrambling. And lucky for the gov’t, they now don’t have to share it with the 2nd best day after Payday. Welcome to National “FIGURE […]

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