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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 ;)

Rounding Up Change + Investing It = Acorns App!

March 18, 2015
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What up money moguls! Got a new company to share with y’all today, and it’s giving my Digit a run for its money ;) It’s called Acorns, and it’s an app that rounds up your transactions to the nearest $1.00 and drops your spare change into investments. It’s all automatic, and it’s all awesome! (And yes, if this sounds familiar it’s quite similar to Bank […]

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Experiment Updates: Challenge $$$, Digit, Shopping Ban!

March 11, 2015
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So it seems I have approximately a kajillion experiments/challenges/habits going on right now, so rather than spam you with a dozen new “update” posts this week, I thought we’d condense them all into one sexy one here so you continue to learn and love me :) (You do love me right?? No? Whyyyyyyyyy????) And keep in mind that’s really the reason for me sharing this […]

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My Answer to All Financial Debates

March 4, 2015
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“What should I do – invest or pay off my mortgage?” “What’s better – paying off debt or building up savings?” “Who’s sexier – you or Brittany Spears?” My answer to these questions are always the same: Whichever excites you the most. (Except for the Britney Spears one, she wins all comparisons as I have a soft spot for her ;)) Yes there’s a financially “correct” […]

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My New Shopping Ban + a J. Money in Your Pocket!

February 20, 2015
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What up, Hustle Nation! Another day another dollar earned/saved/invested/paid off in debt, right? :) It’s been one heck of a week over here on the budgetsaresexy side, from having my 7 things learned over 7 years post picked up by Lifehacker, USAA, and then Business Insider (!!), all the way to realizing I won’t be able to retire for another 20 years at this rate, […]

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The Early Retirement / Financial Freedom Spreadsheet!

February 18, 2015
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After being inspired by Jeremy’s early retirement story, I decided to sit down and calculate once and for all how long it would take for us to retire early as well. (And by retire early, I really mean “be financially independent” – ie not needing money anymore to survive whether you still want to work or not. In a way I feel like I’m already […]

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My Name is Jeremy, and This is How I Retired in My 30s

February 16, 2015
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[Welcome to the new Early Retirement Series we're starting here! Profiles of hustlers who have cracked the code and now living the dream on their own terms. We're starting with my boy Jeremy from GoCurryCracker.com who not only shares the intimate details of his journey, but also how - exactly - he was able to reach this financial freedom while now traveling the world with […]

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Digit Savings – One Month Later

February 11, 2015
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A little over a month ago I raved about a new company on the scene that promises to save you money without lifting a finger. It was called Digit, and I got hooked as fast as I did after my first sip of beer. (Actually, that’s a lie – beer tastes like CRAP the first time you drink it! I was hooked after… I downed […]

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Challenge Savings Month #5: $2,954.14 [+$900]

February 9, 2015
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Well that’s been a fast 5 months! Just the other day it seems like I was bitching about my $170 cell phone (and cable!) bills, thinking I’d do exactly what I always do about it over the years – nothing ;) But for whatever reason J. Money 2.0 stepped up to the plate, and here we are with almost $3,000 in the bank that didn’t […]

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