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 ;)

A List of 8 Guiding Principles For Money

October 28, 2015
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Welcome to another day of being a live and growing that money! How lucky are we?? (Answer: very) Stumbled across a brand new finance blog that dropped a couple of weeks ago, and was sold after seeing her list of financial commandments. The blog’s called “The Freedom From Money” and here are her commandments, followed by my own quick thoughts: ******* #1. Avoid Waste. 99% […]

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Warren Buffett Would Be Proud

October 23, 2015
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You know what’s fun? Reading a newspaper again. I randomly picked up a Wall Street Journal yesterday and immediately locked eyes on an article about Warren Buffett and all his financial wizardry. Or rather, the wizardry of all those people who realized he was onto something back in the 60’s and scooped up his stock for a whopping $40!! Can you imagine?? It’s currently trading […]

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How to Figure Out When You Can Retire.

October 12, 2015
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This is one of my favorite comments ever posted on this site, by Meg: “Every time my husband asks me when we can retire, I tell him that depends on whether he wants to live in a $50K, $500K, or $5M home… We could retire today if we wanted to downsize to the “extreme!” I love it because it sums up EVERYTHING about money and […]

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The 5 R’s of Not Wasting (MONEY)

October 7, 2015
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Exactly two months ago today I stumbled across the fascinating world of No Waste. It hit me at the perfect stage when my brain was open and ready for more knowledge, and my desire for minimalism was ready to be pushed into overdrive. So on an emotional high I vowed to never throw anything away again this year! WOW! Okay, not really, haha – that […]

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Challenge Everything Complete! $5,484.07 Banked!

September 21, 2015
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We did it!! 12 straight months of challenging our bills and stuff, and here we are now with a nice pile of change :) And $5,484.07 at that! Only $15.93 short of maxing out our Roth IRA – woo! Here’s one last shot of our USAA account for proof: What a ride it’s been too… From battling with cable companies, prying ourselves from our (once) […]

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Become a Mad Scientist w/ Your $$$

September 14, 2015
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One of my favorite financial blogs is the Mad Fientist who cleverly mashed the word “scientist” with “financial independence” (or FI), and then added “Mad” since every normal person out there thinks we’re ALL mad for trying to reach such a place so fast, haha… at least that’s my interpretation ;) And while the blog is most excellent and everyone should read it the second […]

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GIVEAWAY: Republic Wireless Phone + Service!

August 19, 2015
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Hey Guys! If you’re still needing a push to give Republic Wireless a shot, today could be your lucky day :) I got word that they just released a new phone in their lineup, and to help promote it they shot me a prize package to give away which includes the phone and 3 months of free service – woo! Though the service doesn’t cost […]

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My 6 Favorite Financial Companies This Year (Saving me a Total of $1,659.17 so Far!)

August 17, 2015
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Earlier in the year I set out to be a better financial blogger and pay attention to all the new technology coming onto the scene. We constantly get barraged with the latest “greatest” super-fantastico-will-change-your-life-OMG-TRY-US! type press releases, but I typically hit “delete” and move on my lazy way thinking “they’re not for me.” As if I have all the answers and couldn’t be bothered (hah). […]

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The Zero Waste Lifestyle

August 7, 2015
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As the 5 am wake ups continue, another effect has been an increased desire to learn more. I’m not typically one to go out of my way to pick up a book or learn something new just for the sake of learning, but all this week I’ve found myself being quite more curious than normal. It seems all this reflecting has opened up a new […]

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