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Financial Overheards Round III

March 15, 2017
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Lots of juicy convos going on at Starbucks lately :) Thought we’d do another round of financial overheards today since y’all liked the last one we did! So interesting to hear random people talking about money! We’ll start with these two kids: Teen #1: “I want to be a millionaire” Teen #2: “How?” Teen #1: “I’m going to be a business man” Teen #2: “What […]

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4th of July Money Facts To Sneak In Your Convos Today ;)

July 4, 2016
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Welcome to the biggest beer drinking day of the year! According to the Beer Institute, Thomas Jefferson was said to have composed the first draft of the Declaration of Independence over a cold one at the Indian Queen tavern in Philadelphia. Now we pick up over 68 million cases of beer in preparation for this glorious day, totaling over $1 BILLION dollars! If that doesn’t […]

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How Far Would You Go For a Dollar?

June 13, 2016
toilet dollar

Would you pick one up in the middle of a street? How about in a pile of trash? Would you pick one up off a bathroom toilet? The other day I was bored at a coffee shop so I decided to find out :) I went into the men’s room, whipped out my load (of bills), and then strategically placed a beautiful George Washington in […]

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Unpolished Gems – Part II

May 18, 2016
edision $1 dollar bill

What up, what up! Another day, another hour spent clearing out my email drafts again ;) I think I’m up to three now, but fortunately we just passed the halfway mark and are now sitting pretty at 240 down from a whopping 602 – wowzers. Thankfully, just like the first round, there were some salvageable ideas up in there so I thought we’d continue the […]

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Unpolished Gems – Part I

May 16, 2016
602 email drafts

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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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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Would You Go to Jail For a Year For a Million Dollars?

February 12, 2016
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Have a GREAT imaginary proposal for y’all today ;) I was talking to an old friend last night about all the random hustles he’s done over the years (eBay flipping, acting, design work) when out of the blue he told me he was once asked if he wanted to be a part of a heist. “A heist??” I blurted out. “As in, robbing a bank? […]

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The World Record For Most Credit Cards Owned: 1,497!

January 18, 2016
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This is the craziest story you’ll read all week: Man Has 1,497 Credit Cards via ABC News 1,497! Can you imagine? With a credit line totaling $1.7 MILLION too. Just insane. And he keeps adding to it… In fact, he literally holds the Guinness World Record for owning the most (valid) cards out of anyone! A bet that started over four decades ago that never […]

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10 Things I Wouldn’t Do If I Won The $900+ Million Powerball Jackpot

January 8, 2016
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You probably know this already, but the Powerball jackpot is now the largest it’s ever been IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD: $700,000,000 $900,000,000+!!! O-M-G! (Update: went up $200,000 in two days!) And of course people are going bonkers. And I’m not going to lie – as someone who used to enjoy this sick form of entertainment every week, I am too :) It’s not […]

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What Haters Are Like

September 11, 2015
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Tell me if you don’t know people like this… I just paid off my debt! (You shouldn’t have had any to begin with) I just invested in my first stock! (You need to diversify more) I just saved for retirement! (Why? YOLO!) Budgets are sexy! (No they’re not, they’re boring) I just rode my bike to work! (You’re gonna hit by a car one day) […]

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Are You Laboring Today?

September 7, 2015
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Today is a funny day. It’s Labor day here in the States (and up North, Labour Day) which would lead you to believe that we’re all laboring here, only that’s actually not the case. Nope, today we do the opposite of that – we take the day off :) It’s kinda like celebrating Beer Fest without the beer, or enjoying Christmas without the part with […]

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Being Benjamin Franklin For a Week

July 31, 2015
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I don’t know about you, but every now and then I suck at being productive. I have my moments where I get a bunch of stuff done and feel like a complete rock star, but a few days later I’m typically back to “trying to figure it all out again.” And I think a lot of it has to do with finding that optimum schedule […]

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LaBeouf, Reality Shows, and The First Ever Credit Card

June 12, 2015
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“If you want to be broke, do broke people stuff. If you want to be rich, do rich people stuff.” – Chris Peach Gooooooood morning my fiscally conscious friends! How’s your money saving, investing, clearing away debts this week? Anyone kill any credit cards or student loans? We had a major weight lifted off our shoulders this week when we found out our tenants are […]

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Financial Domination: a Fetish My Wallet Opts Out Of!

June 10, 2015
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It’s funny to go from writing about my mother to financial fetishes, but I couldn’t help pass this one up. (Hope you’re not reading anymore, mom!) Did you know there was something out there called Financial Domination?? I didn’t, until this guy emailed me about it and I almost spit out my coffee. Here’s what he wrote: I notice that you’ve previously featured x-rated jobs […]

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