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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 ;)

Be Proud of Your Emergency Fund!

April 24, 2014
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I can’t remember where I saw it, but someone recently said they “only” had $1,000 in their Emergency Fund. The first thing I thought when I read that was, GREAT!!! Do you know how many people don’t even have a dollar in their emergency funds? Or even know what an e. fund is? A lot. And even scarier is that many of them are living […]

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12 Months / 12 Income Streams

April 22, 2014
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I have a friend who goes by Whiskeytrail. He’s been a reader of this blog for years now, and every few months he emails me with interesting experiments he’s trying out. Currently he’s on a mission to land 12 new income streams, one for every month of the year :) Hoping to “change it up some” and learn a ton in the process. I thought […]

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My A-Ha Moment: Accumulation

April 21, 2014
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You might have noticed a bunch of A-Ha moments floating around last week as Shannon rocked her Financial Literacy Awareness project. But in typical J. Money fashion, I missed the boat so I’m blabbering about mine today :) And big shock – it has to do with my 401(k) account. (But I promise not to harp on it as much as I did last week, […]

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Sometimes You Gotta Spend Money To Make Money

April 16, 2014
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One of my favorite sayings is “You gotta spend money to make money.” I don’t know why I like it so much considering it’s not always the case, but I guess the times when it is I just really REALLY love it :) Like, say, contributing to your company’s 401(k) plan. You “spend” a percentage of your paycheck every two weeks to better your future, […]

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Two Kick-Ass Spending Tips

April 14, 2014
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I read an awesome article by my man Zee the other day, and I wanted to share it with y’all as well as another one I use myself it reminded me of. So today you get a 2-for-1 special – it’s your lucky day! (Perhaps you should run out and buy a lottery ticket next? ;)) Kick-ass tip #1… The “Stranger” Test This one comes […]

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It’s Yard Sale Season, Bitch!

April 11, 2014
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That’s what my alarm shouts at me every Saturday morning now to wake my ass up ;) And by “alarm” I mean “my internal bargaineering alarm” since the first rule of The Yard Sale Club is to get out the door early! Followed by the second rule, “Never talk about The Yard Sale club.” Oh wait… All kidding aside, if you want to be the […]

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One-on-One with Extreme Couponer (and of Bachelorette Fame), Chrystie Vachon!

March 26, 2014
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That’s right. I said “extreme couponer” and “bachelorette” in the same sentence :) Because any of you who watch either will recognize Chrystie in a second with her trademark tattoos and feistiness. All stuff that made me reach out to her for this interview! (You’re welcome.) But for those who may be out of this “cool” group who’s “in the know” (I freely admit I’m […]

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What Do You Do With Your “Extra” Money?

March 17, 2014
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That was an EXCELLENT question I got from a reader recently, and it’s one most of us often wonder about ourselves. And one that usually means we’re doing pretty well too :) The people asking this question are currently at #3 of the Cash Flow Categories™: You’re losing money every month/paycheck You’re breaking even every month/paycheck You have more money coming in than coming out […]

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Lessons of Thrift From 1875

March 10, 2014
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Over the holiday season, I came across an antique book called “Thrift” at a used book store. It was by a guy named Samuel Smiles (Hah! Bad ass!), and was printed in November of 1875 as part of a “self help” series. I really wanted it bad, but for $15.00 I just couldn’t get myself to pick it up. I mean, what would Samuel Smiles […]

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“I’m a Hypocrite”

February 24, 2014
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I was having an email exchange with a blog reader here, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share this with you guys… Proof that even PROFESSIONALS have a hard time doing the “right” financial stuff! Even though they know it’s important!! There’s a big difference between knowing and DOING, and this conversation is a perfect example of that. I already told y’all of one […]

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