Money Management

6 Areas of Finance I Hate Dealing With

December 7, 2015
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You might think I love everything about money as a finance blogger, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it as you’d be wrong :) (Though I do know of a house for sale if you end up losing it!) Today I thought I’d share some of the areas I hate just to let you know you’re not alone. It doesn’t mean I don’t pay […]

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Can You Pass This [Global] Financial Literacy Test?

December 4, 2015
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Happy Friday! Came across another financial literacy test and of course had to take it ;) This one comes from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services’ Global Financial Literacy Survey which I caught off Bloomberg.com because I’m reading fancy pants news sites now (hah – not really, I only go there if my favorite newsletters send me :)) Here’s the test – see how you do! […]

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The Last Day My Mom Will Ever Work :)

November 30, 2015
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Six months ago my mother got a notice from her work that they’re offering early retirement packages. She’d always just assumed she’d retire at 65 since that’s when people retire, but out of curiosity she ran it by her financial adviser who told her she could have retired a while ago and to start reading more financial blogs ;) The next day she put in […]

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Warren Buffett Would Be Proud

October 23, 2015
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You know what’s fun? Reading a newspaper again. I randomly picked up a Wall Street Journal yesterday and immediately locked eyes on an article about Warren Buffett and all his financial wizardry. Or rather, the wizardry of all those people who realized he was onto something back in the 60’s and scooped up his stock for a whopping $40!! Can you imagine?? It’s currently trading […]

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Storing Treasures in Heaven vs. Earth

October 21, 2015
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I recently got an unsubscription notice from someone who no longer wants these articles emailed to them (*tear*). Here’s the reason he put as why: I changed my philosophy on money and will be storing my treasures in heaven and not on this earth. At first I was like “Rock on, man. What a great reminder!” as I’m personally working on being better at giving […]

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How to Figure Out When You Can Retire.

October 12, 2015
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This is one of my favorite comments ever posted on this site, by Meg: “Every time my husband asks me when we can retire, I tell him that depends on whether he wants to live in a $50K, $500K, or $5M home… We could retire today if we wanted to downsize to the “extreme!” I love it because it sums up EVERYTHING about money and […]

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The 6 Sources Influencing Your Money

August 5, 2015
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It’s been two days since following in the footsteps of sir Benjamin Franklin, and I must admit I’m loving these 5 am wake ups a lot more than I thought I would. I’ve completely forgotten what it was like to wake up on your own accord (and in silence for that matter – no crying babies, woo!), and it’s quite empowering to be able to […]

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Are You Financially Stable? Take This Test.

July 27, 2015
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I’m a sucker for new tests, and Laurie over at Well Kept Wallet just put out a fun one to determine how financially stable we are. There’s 20 questions to it, but most of them you should be able to answer in 2-3 seconds. The ones that take longer you can save for later to extend the joy ;) Here are the 20 questions below, […]

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If This Were My Last Post on Money…

July 6, 2015
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I’d want you to know the following: Managing money is so easy once you figure it out. It’s scary and frustrating and all kinds of annoying before hand, but once you “get it” you’re good forever. It’s like riding a bike – you fall down a ton early on, but the more you practice the better you get. You’ll still fall afterwards, but usually only […]

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