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Self Lender Review: A Way to Build Credit Through Saving?

November 2, 2016
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What up, what up! Have an interesting one for you today – let me know if you’ve ever heard of such a thing :) (And you probably have, because apparently I’m the last financial blogger to write about them!) The topic/company in the spotlight today is Self Lender who has a product called the “credit builder account.” It’s designed to help you build credit while […]

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Qoins: A “Rounding Up” App That Pays off DEBT!!

October 24, 2016
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Guys!! I found the third app to complete the Financial Trifecta!!! We already have a killer one for helping us *save* our money (Digit), and then of course another great one that helps us *invest* our money (Acorns), but now – FINALLY – we have one that will help us do the one major problem most of us have: PAYING OFF OUR DEBTS! It’s called […]

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It’s National Spreadsheet Day!

October 17, 2016
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Goooood morning sexy budgeters! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, National Spreadsheet Day arrives :) A day to finally rejoice around something important! Haha… According to DaysofTheYear.com: A holiday sure to appeal to some people more than others, Spreadsheet Day commemorates the date that VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program for personal computers, was released – October 17th, 1979. Since its beginnings, Spreadsheet […]

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12 New Financial Companies to Watch For!

September 30, 2016
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‘Sup, players! Finally settling in from FinCon last week, and MAN what a whirlwind… Tons of great talks, food, scenery (was hosted in San Diego!), and most importantly of all – friends. It’s not every day you get to see bloggers in real life, and many of us took full advantage of it either in the halls or on the dance floors (but mainly on […]

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What I Learned Tracking Every Last Penny For 6 Years

August 22, 2016
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[Hey y’all! I found out that one of my favorite podcasters has been tracking ALL of his expenses for over 6 years now, and asked him if he’d give us an inside look at them. You know, cuz we’re nerds like that ;) Apparently he’s never looked at the overall picture before, so we’re the first people to see what’s hiding in the numbers! Enjoy!] […]

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11 Awesome Money Ideas

August 17, 2016
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‘Sup money lovers? My “awesome ideas” folder is piling up over here,  so I thought I’d release some of them on you today to help turbocharge your goals ;) All these come from emails and comments that YOU ALL have sent over the months, so big thanks for dumping out your smarts on us! It all helps! See if any of these ideas stick with […]

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9 Great Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a House

August 15, 2016
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Business Insider recently came out with a flowchart on whether or not you’re financially ready to buy a house. And while I’ve never known anyone to make a decision off a diagram before, my older self could have greatly benefited from it :) Here are the 9 questions it forces you to think about, along with how I would have answered them myself back in […]

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Ibotta Savings & The Best Days to Buy Stuff!

July 27, 2016
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Have any of you tried the Ibotta savings app before? Does it save you a lot of money? I’ve heard about it approximately 37 times over the past few years from friends of this site and other $$ bloggers (always sounded spammy to me?), but stopped for the first time this morning to finally see what the fuss is about… So far looks pretty cool […]

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A Simple Spreadsheet on “When You Can Retire” (And Also How Long You Have Until Death!)

July 25, 2016
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One of the cool things about running a blog is that sometimes people send you cool stuff. You get a bunch of crap/spam/nonsense as well, but fortunately the gems help make up for it :) (Here was the last piece of fan mail I received – “I don’t really care to read about your life for the few nuggets of financial advice you give. My […]

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20 Signs You’re Financially Stable (and 20 Signs You’re Not!)

May 25, 2016
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Stumbled across another cool money test and couldn’t pass it up :) My friend Laurie came up with this for WellKeptWallet.com, and while it looks like it’s two years old now I’m sure enough fun will be had… Especially as I’m pairing it with ANOTHER test too that we once ran on this site (“20 Signs You Need a Financial Makeover“) so I hope you’re […]

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Could You Pass This $$$ Quiz?

May 2, 2016
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If you ever wondered if you’re more like Warren Buffett, MC Hammer, or Macaulay Culkin, you’ve come to the right place today :) I stumbled across this “2-Minute Financial Assessment” by the folks at co-opcreditunions.org, and it basically gives you a general look at how you’re doing with your finances right now. Pretty basic stuff like you would have learned in Personal Finance 101 if […]

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6 Hot Money Events (and Challenges!) Coming Up

March 25, 2016
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Yo yo yo! Been coming across a ton of cool freakin’ events & courses going on in our money world, and thought you’d want to hear about them. (And hopefully participate!) They span all kinds of areas from killing debt, amassing savings, leveling up your biz/hustle, a financial road trip!, and my own personal favorite – a new $$$ book club on the scene :) […]

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Giving Away $500 to Help Pay off Your Student Loans!

March 21, 2016
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What up, debt slayers! It’s a great day to be on this blog if you’re holding any student loans right now :) We’re partnering with my friends over at StudentLoanHero.com and gonna help one of y’all kill off a solid $500 of that nasty debt of yours! And hopefully help the rest of you by sharing a little about what SLH does for people too, […]

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I’ve Made $20,000 Through Amazon’s Mechanical Turk

March 18, 2016
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[Got a fresh new hustle to share with y’all today! My man Michael Naab walks us through the world of making extra money using Amazon Mechanical Turk (or mTurk). He makes a couple hundred a week and tells us how it all works. Welcome to Hustle #65 of our Side Hustle Series!] “Make money by taking surveys online” – how many times have you seen […]

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