Saving is Sexy!

Here’s a bunch of articles on saving money below :) And that title up there was the original one for this blog before I realized it was taken! haha… so Budges Are Sexy it is ;)

Some Pretty Explosive $$$ Stats!

October 26, 2016
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I’ve been saving up a bunch of stats that PR companies send me, and after seeing a whopper of one today I decided it was the day to unleash them :) Check ’em out and see where you fall, and then we’ll recap the takeaways at the end.. Ready. Set. Hide your coffee! “The typical consumer will pay $279,002 over their lifetime in interest payments.” […]

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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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Some Tricks That Help Me Be Better at Life

October 12, 2016
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In college I used to do this thing where I’d treat myself to a new t-shirt anytime I’d take a test. It didn’t matter if I did well on the test or not (as long as I fully completed it, the perk was activated!), but as crazy as it sounds, it actually did wonders to my psyche! Not that I wasn’t going to take the […]

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The First $100,000 Is The Hardest

October 10, 2016
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You know what’s hard? Making your first million dollars. [Dayuuuuuum!!!] For us normal people, though, I say making your first $100,000 is the ultimate achievement. You can’t make it to a million or a billion without first hitting $100,000, but even more than that – it requires a complete overhaul of both your money and your mindset. You literally go from knowing jack crap to […]

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What I’d Like to Teach My (Dumb-Ass) Tenants about Money

September 26, 2016
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[Got a feisty article for y’all today while I recuperate from the festivities that is FinCon (our financial blogging conference – where, contrary to belief, we consume more than just #’s :)). I think you’ll enjoy this one ‘cuz Mark says all the things we wish we could say to our neighbors but don’t, haha… And they may or may not apply to ourselves as […]

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What Kind of Saver Are You?

September 21, 2016
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It’s quiz time! What type of saver are you? The Magician, The Salt + Pepper, The Rock Star, or The Goalie? Find out below, courtesy of an email I got from South State Bank – a bank I’ve never heard of until today (based in NC, SC and GA) but whom I now like for helping keep this stuff fun :) It doesn’t take much! […]

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Some Updates on Money, Life, Cable (We Got an Antenna!), Decluttering and Reader Submitted Questions

September 14, 2016
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Yo yo yo! Been awhile since I updated y’all on a few things, so thought I’d take the chance to do so today before I forget again :) Also – got some responses back from those two readers we just blogged about, so thought you’d want to hear about those too! Let’s start with the guy trying to figure out life at 17 y/o… Last […]

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Remember That Each Dollar Serves a Purpose!

September 12, 2016
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Do you know what one of the most popular questions I get asked is? How I got to be so sexy How to make the most money off your savings :) And why not? Who wouldn’t want every last dollar of theirs to be maxed to the gill and flow faster than Scrooge McDuck’s? We should all be able to take a dip in our […]

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Debt is Like Kissing Your Sister… and Liking It

August 31, 2016
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In honor of my brother’s birthday, I’m re-sharing a post he wrote here over 7 years ago. It needs to see the light of day again because it’s so freakin’ hilarious! You’re totally going to like him more at the end of this too – and that’s okay. He gets a break once a year ;) ******* I used to be a squirrel – a […]

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How Do You Get Comfortable Investing Your Savings?

August 24, 2016
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Are you really good at saving, but not so much investing? If so, you’re not alone :) Meet Dave – our new friend who asked for some help in this area, and to whom I shot some thoughts over. Putting this out there for anyone else it may help too! Here’s what Dave sent in: I am new to your podcast and hear you guys […]

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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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What’s Harder: Saving Money or Paying off Debt?

August 12, 2016
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I asked some friends the other day what was harder – paying off debt or saving – and here were the results after 144 people responded: (Love twitter polls!) 39% thought saving was the hardest, and paying off debt clocking in at 33% – six percentage points lower. But on the plus side, it means 72% of you find “being awesome” comes easy! And this […]

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What a Million Dollars Looks Like

August 8, 2016
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People say a million dollars “isn’t much” anymore. You know, because of inflation, how expensive lifestyles have gotten, how it’s not enough to retire on, blah blah blah… Well, here is what one million dollars looks like. You tell me if it’s a lot :) $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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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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