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“What The Hell Is a Wishing Well?”

April 27, 2015
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If you ever had to attend a wedding or any of the parties that surround it, you’re going to appreciate this email. If you’re the couple who’s referenced here, you’re probably not :) I want your comments/tips/thoughts afterwards! Hi there, I have a question for you. I have an engagement party this weekend. On the lovely commercially printed invite are the words “wishing well optional.” […]

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What I’ve Learned About Money Over 60+ Years

April 20, 2015
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Two of my favorite things about finance blogs are real numbers and real stories. And today we’re going to share a jam packed mixture of both :) This note you’re about to read was sent over by a new reader of this site who’s gone through an array of ups and downs throughout her lifetime, and was kind enough to let me publish this. She’s […]

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How in GOD’s NAME do you spend so little on food??

March 25, 2015
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I am DYING over here friends… Dying. Just received one of the feistiest emails ever on food budgeting and can’t stop laughing at this guy. He’s on a mission and needs our help to get to the bottom of it! ;) How do people eat on only $1.00 a meal?? What’s a fat man (his words) to do?? Review this at your leisure and then […]

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Pop Pop – Lil’ Vee’s Back! Did She Hit Her $10,000?

January 28, 2015
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Remember our friend Vee who set out to hustle her way to $10,000 come Christmas? Through secret shopping and selling all kinds of books, designer clothes/shoes/handbags, and even her JUNK MAIL?? Haha… Well, she’s back :) Last time we chatted with her she was up $4,100 with two months to go. Think she made it? What UP, J. Money! Happy New Year! It’s me, Lil’ VEE – […]

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Help a Reader: “How Do I Get Paid to Work Out?”

December 8, 2014
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I answer a lot of emails on this blog, but I gotta say – this guy wins the award for stumping me ;)  How nice it would be to get paid for doing something we’re already supposed to be doing anyways! Imagine if we got paid to save or invest or even pay off debt?? (Oh wait… interest, 401(k) matches/compounding, interest again). I don’t work […]

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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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“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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“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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