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 ;)

How I Became an Accidental Entrepreneur

February 10, 2016
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What’s up, y’all! Stumbled across this old interview I did a few years ago for SideGigStartup.com on how I became an entrepreneur/blogger full-time, and thought it had a lot of good financial and career nuggets in it that you might like. It’s also a great overview of my story in general for those new to the site, and it’s even in bite-sized A.D.D. chunks too! […]

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More Inductions To The Saving Hacks Hall of Fame!

February 8, 2016
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When I was a kid, I used to sneak in double cheeseburgers off the dollar menu for snacks every time I hit up the movie theater. My friends would laugh at me, but my wallet wouldn’t when it saw them drop $20 for tub of popcorn and $30 for a bag of skittles. I also used to call my parents collect from payphones whenever I […]

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How to Make Money More Interesting

January 29, 2016
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You know how everyone says that we need more financial education in schools, and if we had that everyone would spend less and save more and live out the rest of their lives happily ever after? Well, I’m not a teacher, but if I were I would change the names of all courses from “how to manage your money” to “How to become a millionaire, […]

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How To Get Rich, According to Mark Cuban

January 13, 2016
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In 2008, billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban wrote a post on how to get rich. In 2011, this same billionaire re-posted it again as the economy continued to go south. That same year Business Insider syndicated it, a handful of other major media ran with it, and then the highly regarded financial outlet, Budgets Are Sexy, smartly covered it too ;) As I sit here in […]

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Where’s Your Ferrari?

January 1, 2016
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A great reminder to start the year off right ;) Courtesy of The Motley Fool: There’s an old story about a guy taking a smoke break with his non-smoking colleague. “How long have you been smoking for?” the colleague asks. “Thirty years,” says the smoker. “Thirty years!” marvels the co-worker. “That costs so much money. At a pack a day, you’re spending $1,900 a year. […]

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Can You Pass This [Global] Financial Literacy Test?

December 4, 2015
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Happy Friday! Came across another financial literacy test and of course had to take it ;) This one comes from Standard & Poor’s Rating Services’ Global Financial Literacy Survey which I caught off Bloomberg.com because I’m reading fancy pants news sites now (hah – not really, I only go there if my favorite newsletters send me :)) Here’s the test – see how you do! […]

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The Last Day My Mom Will Ever Work :)

November 30, 2015
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Six months ago my mother got a notice from her work that they’re offering early retirement packages. She’d always just assumed she’d retire at 65 since that’s when people retire, but out of curiosity she ran it by her financial adviser who told her she could have retired a while ago and to start reading more financial blogs ;) The next day she put in […]

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The Gateway Drug to Extreme Savings

November 11, 2015
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If there’s one thing us $$$ bloggers love more than money, it’s the chase of the money. And during this chase we like to get into quite a bit of shenanigans, which according to the outside world seem pretty ridiculous :) We do things such as: Cutting our cable Selling all our crap Going on No Spend months Moving into tiny homes, trailers, yurts Striving […]

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How We Saved $1 Million Dollars and Became Financial Independent at 30

November 9, 2015
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[Welcome special guests Amanda and Travis today! The team behind Freedom With Bruno, one of my new favorite blogs on early retirement. I asked them to share their story with us, and here it is! I hope it motivates you!!] Hi everyone! We’re a young couple in our early thirties and we just saved up $1,000,000, quit our jobs, and began our journey of financial […]

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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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