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Money Management

The Power of Writing Down Goals

March 25, 2014
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Just got this email from a reader of the blog. I think you’ll appreciate it :) I just wanted to comment about the power of writing goals down. For the first time this year, I wrote down eight financial goals I wanted to achieve by the end of the year. They were: Pay off two credit cards (both already at 0%) Save up and pay […]

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What Do You Do With Your “Extra” Money?

March 17, 2014
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That was an EXCELLENT question I got from a reader recently, and it’s one most of us often wonder about ourselves. And one that usually means we’re doing pretty well too :) The people asking this question are currently at #3 of the Cash Flow Categories™: You’re losing money every month/paycheck You’re breaking even every month/paycheck You have more money coming in than coming out […]

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Dancing With Billy Joel

March 4, 2014
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Every morning my routine looks something like this: Hit snooze button 3.4 times Roll out of bed and into my office Hustle hard for two hours Wake up my baby Dress Mr. Baby (“What’s that son? The girls love your Jordans? I know.) DANCE with Mr. Baby! Feed my baby Hand baby off to baby mama And then he’s whisked away to day care… Nothing […]

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“I’m a Hypocrite”

February 24, 2014
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I was having an email exchange with a blog reader here, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this with you guys… Proof that even PROFESSIONALS have a hard time doing the “right” financial stuff! Even though they know it’s important!! There’s a big difference between knowing and DOING, and this conversation is a perfect example of that. I already told y’all of one […]

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The Number You Need to Retire Safely?

February 18, 2014
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There’s a LOT of different advice and theories on this magical “retirement number,” but as we alluded to in yesterday’s post, there’s one that gets passed around quite a bit amongst the early retirement crowd. And to be honest I’m liking it the more I come across it :) It goes like this: You can retire safely when you have 25x your annual expenses invested […]

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How Ballers Manage Their Money

February 14, 2014
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I recently read that Jay Leno banks ALL of his TV money and only lives on the money from doing comedy. WOW. I got that over at MoneySavingDude.com, who also featured 4 other financially-conscious celebrities in the article (he labeled them as “frugal,” but to me it’s more “smart” than it is frugality. I’m pretty sure they’re not frugal in the sense we think of […]

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“Help my husband quit his gym membership!!”

January 21, 2014
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[That would be my fellow reader's husband, not my own. No one's supposed to know about him, shh!] Here’s the email I just got asking for some advice… sounds like every other guy I know ;) My money situation with my husband is kind of tight. Right now, we have two car payments and a mortgage, plus have to repay my student loans soon. We […]

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Are You Being Financially Bullied? Take This Quiz.

January 3, 2014
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Happy Friday, lovers! You’ve probably seen this article/quiz floating around the interwebs by now (I’m a bit slow, what can I say), but in the off chances you haven’t I thought it made for some good stuff to think about over the weekend. And, with life in general for that matter. I hadn’t heard of *financial* bullying, per se, until I read this article over […]

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