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Are You Down With OPM? (Other People’s Money?)

July 18, 2018
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(Big ups to A. Money for the throwback OPP’esque reference ;)) Welcome to Round II of Other People’s Money! Where we blast out juicy numbers for everyone to see, and then include a snapshot on their background for even further ogling perspective ;) Up this time around: a millionaire who doesn’t feel like a millionaire, a traveling Cardiac ICU Registered Nurse, a Hebrew software engineer, […]

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Have You Mastered These Three Foundations of Money?

July 9, 2018
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Got a great/feisty comment the other day on all those savings tips and tricks we shared, and thought we’d take some time today to compare and see where we stand on these recommendations ;) It comes from Cody Wheeler over at AcademySuccess.com, and according to him these are the things we should be paying attention to the most: Do these three major things as the […]

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School Project of The Year, Right Here!

June 27, 2018
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I get a lot of notes over the years, but every now and then I’m completely blown away by one, and such was the case yesterday when I opened up my email and found this gem waiting for me… If you’re a teacher, or have friends who are teachers, PLEASE PASS THIS TO THEM and let’s get this course into more schools around the world!! […]

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A Look at Other People’s Money :)

June 11, 2018
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Today we’re going to feature OTHER PEOPLE’S money on the site as I’m sure you’re tired of seeing mine all the time ;) These are all snapshots sent over to me recently, mostly via email, and they really give you a great look into other people’s lives and financial stages they’re in. I’ve also tried to include some of the backgrounds from our convos to […]

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The Magical Credit Card

June 8, 2018
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So a blogger just emailed me this totally random question, but now I can’t stop thinking about it and curious to see how you guys would answer it ;) Would you play it safe, or try to max the rewards?? Here’s his note: Hey man, Hope you are all well and having a great day, and the little buddy has a good affinity for sleeping […]

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The “Debt vs. Savings” Trump Card

May 21, 2018
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Y’all know by now my answer to most financial debates is that the emotions beat out the math, but there’s one thing that always trumps that which I haven’t been the greatest about voicing. Partly because I thought it was obvious, but also because I forget just how nasty the debt industry can be! This Q&A I just had with a reader covers it pretty […]

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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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The Cost of Sentimental Value

April 18, 2018
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You know what guys? I think I’m going to change the name of this blog to ReaderEmailsAreSexy.com because I just can’t stop sharing all these notes I keep getting!!! They’re so juicy! And probably since I keep sharing them over and over, I keep getting more and more and thereby extending the circle of email life even further, haha… I LOVE IT! (Unless you guys […]

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Put Savings Towards Mortgage Balance, or Nah?

April 9, 2018
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That was the subject line of an email I just got :) And since we’ve been on a roll dishing out real life #’s and journeys, let’s add another to the mix and help a reader out, shall we? What would you do if you were in her position? (The first thing I’d do is crack open a bottle of champagne and celebrate!!! Check out […]

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“I’m Semi-Retiring at 43!”

April 2, 2018
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Got another fun email for ya today! Got me grinning from ear to ear over here, and hopefully it inspires you to get out there and make your dreams happen too. Or at least try and get your expenses down even more – this woman is living off $1,000/mo! For a family of four!! How does she do it? Clues – and her budget – […]

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“You might get a kick out of our recent financial journey”

March 21, 2018
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Morning! Been emailing with a new reader of this blog, and in the middle of it he shot me his entire financial/career life story which I thought you’d love to see too as voyeurs ;) Always something so raw and beautiful about this type of stuff – no one ever shares in the real word! The clip’s below, along with some follow up questions I […]

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Reader Question: What To Do With A $100k Inheritance?

September 11, 2017
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Heyo! Okay, this is totally going to look planned considering last Friday’s hypothetical on winning $100,000, but I swear this is a real question and that our friend here did not win any magical genie requests :) In fact, she got the money through the opposite of a fun situation :( Here’s her note below, followed by my own thoughts for her to marinate on […]

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Seeking Financial Stability as a Gay, Non-White, Man of Muslim Faith

April 21, 2017
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So I got a pretty intense email the other day, and my gut said to share it here with y’all in hopes it broadens our perspectives more. We talk a lot about our dreams and perfect lifestyles that money brings, but something that’s easily forgotten is how important the *safety* and *security* money can bring is too. Especially for those with drastically different backgrounds than […]

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“How Do I Use This Money To Honor My Grandparents?”

February 8, 2017
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Got an email recently from someone and almost overlooked it as the title said something about asking my opinion on savings bonds, zzz… Fortunately I pushed through, and hidden inside was a lovely question about how to honor some gifts given to the person around 30 years earlier :) Here is the note below, followed by my kinda-sorta-could-be-good-advice afterwards? I’ll need your help coming up […]

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