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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 ;)

Physical Triggers

June 25, 2014
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A couple of weekends ago I was at a barbeque and saw a friend lugging around this huge-ass bottle of water. I jokingly asked him why he had brought that from home since he knew there would be plenty of drinks at the party, and he told me he was on a mission to drink 8 cups a day, and that that silly water bottle […]

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How To Save Money

June 16, 2014
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I was exchanging war stories with my boy Derek the other day, and at some point he mentioned how he’s always getting asked *how* to save money. And then we both laughed cuz it’s what everyone always wants to know as if there was a secret or something :) There’s not. People just don’t do it! He then told me (sarcastically) that he’s going to […]

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A Wealth Poem – Recited by Guy on The Road

June 6, 2014
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That was the title of an email I just received from Aimee – a fellow fan of the site. Intrigued (of course) I opened it up, and I’m so glad I did: Yo J, You HAVE to listen to this guy! My boyfriend and I are taking off in a van in the Fall to explore America for 5 weeks and he came across this […]

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No Touchy.

May 30, 2014
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Today we have a quick, but extremely important, public service announcement to share with y’all. And that is: QUIT TOUCHING YOUR MONEY YOU’VE SAVED! All that money sitting in savings? Quit touching it! All that money in your emergency fund? Quit touching it!* All those coins you’ve been collecting from the 1800′s? Oh. You can touch those :) But you do yourself no good when […]

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The Rule of 72 – By a “Good Looking, But Not Quite Sexy, Budgeter”

May 26, 2014
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We’ve talked about compounding before on this site, most recently with the doubling penny!, but here’s another way to help get it to sink in more. And in a nice and nerdy way at that. (Don’t you have to see something like 7 times before you “get it”? Or is that just a marketing thing? If so, we’ve got 5 more articles to go! Haha… […]

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The Exact Amount to Maximize Happiness

May 21, 2014
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I started writing this post over three weeks ago, and right smack in the middle of it I got the call that we were gonna have the baby the next day. I had to stop writing it, of course, against my hustling nature (though I did sneak on to share the 2-week early surprise! ;)), but interestingly enough I’ve thought about this article almost every […]

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The Power of Doing Just *ONE* Thing

May 19, 2014
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As a financial blogger, my job is to share a billion ways to pay off your debt, save your money, maintain a budget, invest your money, MAKE more money, give your money to me, reach financial freedom, and on and on. I’ve probably shared over 3,000 ideas with you since starting this blog 6 years ago, and I’m sure I’ll spout another 3,000 ideas as […]

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A Consumer’s Life in 30 Bullet Points

May 5, 2014
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[We've got a killer article for you today by my new friend, A. Noonan Moose, over at FrugalFringe.com. I figured it would be much more fun (and educational) to read than a post on spit up rags and poopy diapers ;) J. Penny II does say hi though. He'll be making an appearance soon...] A consumer’s life is a life of many choices—hundreds of them […]

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