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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 ;)

How I Graduated College With $100k… in Savings

August 18, 2014
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[J$ is recovering from beach week and shall return shortly... While he's away, enjoy this inspirational post by Will Lipovsky of FirstQuarterFinance.com. Proof again that it all adds up! And that you're never too young, or old, to get started...] At age 21 I graduated college with $100,000 sitting in the bank. Scratch that – most of it was invested elsewhere… but you get the […]

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Retiring at 67 Is For Suckers

August 11, 2014
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[Jay's at the beach all week collecting sea shells, so please to enjoy today a riveting article by our good friend Mr. "Good Looking, But Not Quite Sexy, Budgeter." Who you may recall from past articles such as The Rule of 72. Today he shares his epiphanies with retiring, and drops some mad math skills on us all. See if you can follow!] I’m 34 […]

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Car Insurance Challenge Rocked: I Now Pay $20/mo :)

July 30, 2014
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15 Minutes can save you 15% on your car insurance? Pshhhh… Try 47%! Yup, in continuation of our Challenge Everything mantra, I am now officially saving money on our car insurance now too :) Now dropping my already low premium of $39.54/mo down to $20.99/mo with USAA. For literally making a 15 minute phone call. (Actually a 14 mins and 59 seconds call to be […]

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“Cash In a Box” – My SNL Parody Debut

July 23, 2014
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Just call me the next Justin Timberlake, baby! Or, rather, just never call me again, haha… What you’re about to watch is really really bad – I’m not kidding. And I’m not talking about just the ghetto quality either. I wouldn’t be surprised if your computer screens cracked mid-way through watching ;) But when I heard there was a contest to win $1,000 for just […]

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How I’m Saving $100/mo on Our Cell Bill!

July 14, 2014
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You know those questions where people ask you if you could only take one thing to a desert island, what would it be? Well, for me it’s always been my iPhone. The one thing that connects me to the world which I could never live without (*ahem* #firstworldproblems). But lately, you see, I’ve had an epiphany and realized that it’s not the iPhone per se […]

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Anyone Can Buy That

July 7, 2014
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For years I’ve lived with a maxim that brings a smile to my face every time I repeat it to myself. Which is approximately 38 times a day. I’ve kept it in long enough, however, and today I release it to the masses. It’s called “Anyone can buy that”, and you remind yourself of it anytime you come across the following situations: When you roll […]

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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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