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17 Hacks to Reach FIRE Faster

February 19, 2019
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Last week I asked y’all what hacks you’re doing right now to reach FIRE faster, and your answers were just as creative as they were helpful ;) Since not everyone scans the comments or reads my inbox though (at least I hope you can’t scan my secrets inbox?!), I wanted to highlight some of my favorite tips here in case you’re looking to speed up […]

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“What are your thoughts on taking a pay cut to land a more dependable job?”

January 31, 2019
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Hey guys! Got our first reader question of the year! Check it out, and then hit her back with some feedback from that beautiful mind of yours if you’re feeling generous today… I’m sure she’s not the only one to ever be put in a situation like this! Hey J$, I’m a longtime reader/lurker of your blog. I love the features where you give someone […]

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Financial Confessional: “I Day Trade Penny Stocks”

January 29, 2019
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Our Financial Confessionals are back! Here’s the latest from a guy who not only day trades, but day trades penny stocks 😱 Not a post you’ll typically see on this blog since I’m a huge buy-and-hold/index guy, but as promised earlier in the year, I want to be better about sharing other perspectives and strategies out there… Plus, some of his “rules” here are actually […]

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A Bunch of #Wins Martin Luther King Would Be Proud of ;)

January 21, 2019
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Happy MLK Day! Did you know he was also a personal finance proponent back in the day? He once wanted to get what he and others called a “Freedom Budget” going that offered up a “practical, step-by-step plan for wiping out poverty in America during the next 10 years.” Which of course we’re still a ways away from these days (hell – we can’t even […]

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I want you to love your money like this guy!

January 15, 2019
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There’s a saying that if you really want something bad enough you’ll find a way to make it happen. Kinda like when you’re a broke ass college student, yet always manage to score booze every weekend ;) I don’t know how badly you want freedom right now, but I can tell you this guy below sure wants it! I just spent ~10-12 hours analyzing our […]

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A useless but fun perspective on money.

January 8, 2019
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That was the subject line of a note I just got in response to yesterday’s net worth post, and the contents did not disappoint ;) Here’s what my new favorite person shared: J, Sometimes I do this to get a new, fun perspective on money: a.) Convert the length of your dollars (6”) to feet, $791,150 = 395,575 ft. b.) Convert 395,575 feet to miles = […]

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A Bunch of Q&A’s on 529s, Cell Phones, Money Coaching, Minimalism, Blogging, Life, and Business

December 5, 2018
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Hey hey! Got a batch of new questions passed my way over the months, and thought I’d share some of them here in case anyone else is wondering the same things… If there’s something you’ve always wondered about, check out our past Q&As to see if we’ve already answered it, or pass me a note here and I’ll hit you back as soon as I’m […]

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Getting Financially Naked – Round IV

November 26, 2018
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Hey guys! Hope you had a nice and warm holiday weekend! :) Thought you might like some more goodness to digest today, so let the festivities continue as we serve up a tasty platter of other peoples’ finances! Featured in this round are: a single 32 y/o woman from Arizona, a pair of high earner engineers out in Baltimore/DC,  a team of lower income SINKs […]

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10 More #Savings Ideas For Ya

November 12, 2018
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What up, what up! Here are a bunch of savings ideas from our community lately. Hope you find one that turbocharges your wealth! 💰💰💰 ****** The dollar bills trick: “I save one dollar bills with the number 7 on them.  It’s fun, and in 3 months I already have $250.00 cash.” – Tanya W. The quarter roller trick: “What I do to save is I […]

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Is it unethical to enter giveaways if you already have more than enough?

October 24, 2018
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Here’s a juicy topic today –> The ethics of entering giveaways! Which we’re constantly featuring here on this blog, as well as hundreds of others! Do you ever stop and think before you enter any of them though, or do you just scream “YES PLEASE!!!” the second you see “FREE” like I do? ;) We often talk about accumulating “stuff” in terms of minimalism and […]

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“Living off 50% of our income saved me in an unexpected way”

October 17, 2018
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Guys, check out this note I just received from a long-time reader of the blog… So powerful!!! So sad!! So inspiring!! Life Update: I was one of the original people referenced in the “live off 50% of your income” article. Fast forward 6 years. Just as we were about to retire in our early/mid 50s my husband passed away very suddenly. We had been ready […]

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A Look at Other Peoples’ Money — Part III 👀

October 10, 2018
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If you’re getting tired of reading about my finances all the time like I am, today you’re getting break ;) IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF “OTHER PEOPLES’ MONEY“! WOO! 💰💰💰 Our series where we showcase snapshots of other peoples’ money in our community, from the older, to the younger, to the single, to the married, to the fabulously wealthy – all in an attempt […]

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What everyone wants to do before they die!

September 14, 2018
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Hey guys!! So I wasn’t going to blog about the ICE Binder stuff again, but after seeing the explosion of emails and comments from everyone the last two days, it’s pretty evident how not only *important* this stuff is, but also how many awesome DREAMS y’all are going after!! Thank you for participating! They were so fun to read! I wanna share all the responses […]

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Some Q&A’s: Retiring, Resting, Investing, Coin Collecting!

August 29, 2018
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What up, what up! Been getting a lot of great questions in my inbox lately, so thought I’d showcase a handful of them here in case you were wondering similar things… If you like these, check out our last round we did too on a variety of other topics: A Bunch of Questions on Debt, Investing, and Blogging. Keep the curiosity flowing! “The wise man […]

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