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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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Help a Reader: “How can I maximize my money when I feel like there’s never enough leftover to save?”

November 13, 2013
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I got a pretty common (and in depth) email shot my way this week on something most of us are trying to get better at ourselves – having money left over every month. So I thought it was worth sharing today and getting your take on it as well. My advice to her was pretty much what you’d expect from reading this blog for more […]

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“The hardest decision was to live DIFFERENTLY than everyone else.”

September 10, 2013
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That’s a quote from an email I got over the weekend that I can’t seem to get out of my head. First I agreed 100% and was like “Preach on, brotha! Great one!” Then I thought that most of my friends I have now DO live the same way as me, so it’s not all *that* accurate really… And then I doubled back and again […]

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Reader Q&A: Three Skills to Master in College?

August 30, 2013
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If any of you are hitting high school and/or college this week, this post is for you. If you’re a dinosaur like me and that ship has long sailed, don’t worry, you’ll still need to pay attention for your future kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. We’ll never stop learning and teaching :) Here’s the email that came in, followed by my response below it: Yo J$, […]

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A Lot of Money “Answers” Are Subjective

July 23, 2013
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The more I read and respond to readers’ questions, the more I’m realizing that all of this money stuff is pretty subjective. Especially when the questions revolve around “numbers you need” to do X, Y, or Z like during retirement. WE’RE ALL SO DIFFERENT! And we all require different amounts depending on our own wants and desires and habits too – especially depending on the […]

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“Afraid of Money”

July 15, 2013
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That was the subject line of this email I just got and responded to :) I have a feeling many of you can relate to it. Check it out below, along with my response, and then tell us what you think in the comments below. Let’s help out our fellow BudgetsAreSexy reader! His email: So, not sure if there is an answer to this but […]

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