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 ;)

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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