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It’s 5 am – Do You Know Where Your Credit Card Info Is?

March 19, 2014
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For the second dang time in the same dang month, I’ll have to update my freakin’ dang credit card info across all the sites it’s freakin’ attached to. If you ever want to annoy the piss out of yourself, throw your card out the window right now and then request a new one :) We’ll commiserate together! But, luckily all this bitching comes with a […]

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$47,150.29 – The Total Spent on Our House Last Year

January 22, 2014
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I write today’s post with both disgust, and relief. Disgust because we shelled out over forty-seven THOUSAND freakin’ dollars on our house last year (!!!), but a sweet relief that we’re finally out of that dang place and onto greener pastures… as well as getting all those renos out of the way too. But it still stings looking at the numbers no matter how you […]

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Oh How The Tables Have Turned…

July 8, 2013
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What a crappy crappy week… From the highs of moving in to our new home, straight to the lows of less income and realizing how stressful rental properties can be :( This post was literally supposed to be a “YAY!!! We’ve got renters!!!” one, but at the last minute it fell through and the family decided the place wasn’t for them. On the same day […]

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“Oh you are SO lucky, you must be rich!”

February 27, 2013
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Got this email from a friend in response to my post on upgrades I’d make if I were rich, and it’s something I bet a lot of us can appreciate. No one likes a complainer who doesn’t want to do anything about their situation! Like all those people who bitch about politics but then never vote or take any action. Do you expect your complaints […]

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Say Whaaaa, Debt Collector?

February 13, 2013
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Man, I’ve got to tell you – ever since I started this whole Year of The Simple goal in January, it’s been non stop learning and reducing stress as the days go by. It’s amazing how much better you feel when less “stuff” is getting thrown your way every other minute! I already mentioned I no longer have a Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profile anymore […]

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Hits & Misses This Week… Wha Wha

January 25, 2013
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Man, what a week… Full of pros and cons and all kinds of different things going on over here in the J. Money household.  Perfect for another of our hits and misses posts we do on and off here, especially since I don’t have anything grand to divulge to you all today anyways ;) Here’s a look at all great (and not-so-great) stuff going on […]

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My Latest Hits and Misses – Hello Kitty ed.

November 9, 2012
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Had a bunch of good, and dumb, things happen to us lately, so I thought it was time for another round of Hits and Misses :) Maybe your week had some good highs and lame lows too? Our recent HITS: Got $528.81 back from health insurance! It seemed we were over-paying the entire time for pre-baby visits, so randomly in the mail this week we […]

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Why Most Personal Finance Blogs Are B.S.

October 18, 2012
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(Guest Post by Adrian J Cartwood, with a giveaway of his new book at the end: “Share Your Number!“) I’m a different kind of personal finance blogger because I believe that most of what you read in the pf blogosphere is wrong. My alternative financial viewpoint arises simply because I come from a different background than most pf bloggers. Most bloggers write because they want to make […]

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Hits and Misses Part Deux

September 28, 2012
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Hidey ho, neighbors! I had a lot more awesome (and not so awesome) stuff happen in the world of money again this week, so I thought I’d do another round of hits and misses like we did last Friday. Do y’all like this kinda stuff, or do you not really feel like you get much out of them? You seemed to enjoy last week’s, but […]

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Hits And Misses This Week.

September 21, 2012
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A lot of awesome, and not-so-awesome, stuff happened this week in my little finance world over here.  Figured I’d just blurt it all out and see what you make of it? :) Hits From The Week: We got a $7 credit from our fridge ordering! Woohoo! Haha… I had received a follow up email from Sears.com asking if everything went okay with my order (which […]

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Health Insurance Can Be a Bitch.

August 27, 2012
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Every time I think I can forget about my health insurance, something comes up and reminds me all over again how much I despise it.  I know it’s important and there’s nothing you can really do to avoid it unless you were billionaire or something, but I’m still gonna bitch and moan about it anyways cuz this is my blog and I can cry if […]

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The True Costs of Going Greek

August 23, 2012
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(Article today by L Bee, who left her sorority with a lot more than fun times ;)) Social life at my small, private university revolved around the Greek system – which isn’t abnormal for a school of its size. Now that I am older, I see the Greek system was just a yard-stick of status we measured each other with, and we were all too […]

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My Unfortunate Wedding Ring

June 27, 2012
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Something interesting happened the other day when I walked into our jewelry store. My wedding ring had been getting a bit funky again, so as always I went in where I bought it 4+ years ago and once again tried to get it replaced altogether. But like the previous 4 trips of me talking with a manager (I get a different one each time), the […]

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Operation Mortgage Payoff is Starting to BLOW…

May 21, 2012
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That’s right, I said it – it sucks paying $2,000 extra every month to an underwater home :( The results have been sexy as hell so far – we’ve already  nixed $16,000 in 8 months which is incredible!! – but man, I’m starting to run out of steam… especially as our house starts to crumble and Baby J is getting closer and closer. But what’s […]

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