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Stop The #HouseShaming, People!

April 25, 2018
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Last week, 3 different people emailed me asking for advice because they keep getting pressured by friends and family (especially family) *to buy a home* when neither one of them wants to. I got so riled up after the last message that I shot the following tweet out which caused quite the hubbub for a hot minute or so: As it turns out, I wasn’t […]

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When Your Landlord Kicks You Out of Your House…

February 26, 2018
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So we just had an exciting week! After multiple confirmations over the months that we can continue to rent our house until the end of the school year, our landlords decided to kick us out anyways, despite how pregnant my wife is or the slew of promises that we had planned our life around. And let me tell you – if you ever wondered how […]

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Money Doesn’t Matter. Until it Does.

September 20, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** My cover as a blogger was blown last year when a story about us went viral. I knew something was wrong when the blog went down. When it finally came back up, I had over 30,000 page visits and it was still before noon. On that day, we […]

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An Ode to Debt

March 17, 2017
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[Sup y’all! Please enjoy this fun little ditty by resident blogger Lance who likes to stop by any time he thinks we need a quick kick in the ass ;) You might remember him from our Financial Confessional Series or perhaps his beautiful classifieds around Valentine’s Day. He’s got no shortage of opinions!] ******* Ever have a friend or co-worker that emotionally drains you every […]

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My Top 7 Disagreements With Personal Finance Experts

January 6, 2017
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[Hey guys! Have a feisty one for you today from fellow blogger ERN at EarlyRetirementNow.com. Some of these you may disagree with, as do I (no emergency fund? Blasphemy! ;)) BUT I always love hearing other peoples’ perspectives, and Ern here can surely put up a convincing fight. Regardless of where you stand though, I hope you’ll find some takeaways here to help you in […]

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What I’d Like to Teach My (Dumb-Ass) Tenants about Money

September 26, 2016
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[Got a feisty article for y’all today while I recuperate from the festivities that is FinCon (our financial blogging conference – where, contrary to belief, we consume more than just #’s :)). I think you’ll enjoy this one ‘cuz Mark says all the things we wish we could say to our neighbors but don’t, haha… And they may or may not apply to ourselves as […]

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What Payday Lenders Don’t Want You to Know About

September 7, 2016
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We’ve all heard to stay away from payday loans, but why is that? Why are they so horrible? Should you ever get one? (Spoiler alert: NO) This post should help clear things up a bit… Though fair warning, you might want to sit your wallet aside so you don’t throw up on it :) But first, what are payday loans? According to the Consumer Financial […]

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The 7 Most Mind-Blowing Ways to Save Money E-V-E-R

June 6, 2016
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I don’t know about you, but I’ve come across a ton of great tips around the internet lately and I just had to tell you about them because they’re so NEW and AMAZING!! These should be taken super seriously* no matter who you are or what your goals are, as everyone knows money** comes first. Here we go… the best tips ever if you even […]

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Side Hustle (FAIL): Becoming a Sperm Donor

April 22, 2016
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(**If you’re sensitive to the nature of this matter, you should avert your eyes now.** But if you’re not, and you’ve always wondered how to get paid to donate sperm, you’re in for a real treat ;) This was sent in by Mike, a fellow blogger and reader, who wants people to know that not all side hustles always go as planned… Though at least […]

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When It’s Time to Detach From Your Things

April 11, 2016
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“My favorite things aren’t things any more” – Courtney Carver Last month I almost did something crazy. I almost gave away my entire coin collection. That’s right – the guy who only has one main hobby left, and created an entire blog dedicated to these historic beauties, almost gave up collecting entirely. Why? Well, as odd as it sounds, my collection was the last remaining […]

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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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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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20 Ways to Piss Off Your Local Bank Teller

July 15, 2015
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[Hey guys! Have a feisty one for y’all today while still at the beach ;) Brought to you by a new blogger on the scene, Marc, from SelfEmploymentMovement.com. Check it out and then show him some love over on his site! (As long as you’re not one of the people doing the following below – hah)] I’ve spent the last 3 years as a bank […]

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New Game: “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!”

February 25, 2015
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Guess what day it is? Guess what day it is?? Never gets old… :) It’s also the day we play a new game called, “Things I can afford when ____ is gone!” Woop woop! Right after, “My biggest expense costs me WHAT now?” But first, let’s backtrack… Last week I asked all the smart readers of this blog to download a new phone app so […]

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