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The 4 Types of *Expenses* (Of Which Only One is Bad?)

May 16, 2018
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On Monday we covered the four pillars of freedom, and then lo and behold I get a press release this morning on the four types of expenses! So of course naturally we have to talk about those today ;) And according to Nik Halik, the person behind this press release and the co-author of “5 Day Weekend: Freedom To Make Your Life And Work Rich […]

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A Page Full of #Money Memes

May 11, 2018
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I’m just gonna paste up a bunch of my favorite money memes today, because why not? If I missed any good ones, let me know :) – J to the Dollar Sign *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******     *******   *******     *******     *******     ******* […]

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“If you can afford the product, you can afford the stock”

May 7, 2018
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Just saw this quote from Mabel @ GirlsOnTheMoney.com and cannot get enough of it!! (Captured by @AllSheSaves from this past Lola Retreat) How true is this??? If you can afford the product, you can afford the stock! You literally have the cash in your hands! But how many of us spend gobs of money buying up clothes or coffees, iPhones, laptops, and basically a million dollars […]

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Does Capitalism Actually Create a “Numbers-Driven” Life?

April 16, 2018
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Heyo!! Found another interesting email in my inbox this morning, and even though I had to re-read it twice just to make sure I understood it all the way (which I blame on lack of coffee, not brains!), it was the perfect pairing with another item I wanted to share with you guys today… We’ll start with the brain dump by Wilfred Waters, who if […]

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11 Money Lies To Watch Out For

March 14, 2018
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Mornin’, mornin’! Fellow blogger and $$$ personality, Ramit Sethi, tweeted out a request a few weeks ago, and now that my tiny brain has had time to think about it I’m ready to contribute to the conversation :) He challenged us to come up with some money lies we tell ourselves (or worse – others!), and today we debunk some of them and add in […]

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The #YearOfNo Challenge

February 19, 2018
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What up what uuuuuuup! Got another idea for y’all today: a mixture between a Depth Year that we fell in love with last month, and a No Spend Challenge which we fall in love with pretty much every other month, haha… It’s called the #YearofNo, and a blogging friend of mine just completed her 2nd year of it, paying off over $24,000 of debt now […]

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Is Extreme Couponing Dead?

January 29, 2018
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Remember when Extreme Couponing was all the rage? And everyone was talking about it and/or trying it, even people who normally hate talking about money? ;) A reader recently unloaded a whole bunch of (pretty hilarious) thoughts on it which we’ll get to in a bit, but a quick search of my own E.C. postings definitely points to the fad no longer being a fad […]

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Is It Time For a “Depth” Year?

January 24, 2018
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Guys, you HAVE to read this post by my friend David Cain – it’s so good!! And EXACTLY the stuff we need to be thinking about as we go along our journeys here: Go Deeper, Not Wider I don’t often get sucked into articles like this, but wow…. such a great piece on perspective and inspiring change in our lives – or rather, FOCUS in […]

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A List of The Most Popular Money Problems From Our Community + Side Hustles. We’re Def. Not Alone In This!

January 19, 2018
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So I just spent two hours tracking allllll the entries that came in from our journal giveaway the other week (winners announced in a second), and thought you’d enjoy seeing some of the comments :) If only to help you feel better that YOU ARE NOT ALONE with this $$$ stuff! We’ve all got our problems! Here are the tallies of everyone’s biggest trouble areas […]

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My Resume of Failures

January 10, 2018
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Remember when that “CV of Failures” went viral last year? Where a Princeton professor (Johannes Haushofer) decided to share all his scholastic fails to better “balance the record and provide some perspective” around his successes? I’ve always thought that was incredibly raw and beautiful. Not only for such great personal reflection, but then to throw it out there for the world to ingest too! Cojones! […]

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My 10 *Favorite* Posts From 2017

December 29, 2017
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Welcome to the last official business day of 2017!! That went fast, huh? As promised, here’s a list of my all-time favorite posts from the year, to compliment the most popular posts we just featured on Wednesday. You read all of these and not only will your wealth grow exponentially, but your standing here on BudgtsAreSexy will rise to the tippy top too! And there […]

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Nothing Good Happens After 6pm

December 22, 2017
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Happy almost-holidays, everyone!!! Came across an interesting article on how stupid we can get with our money at night, and wanted to hurry up and pass it over to help save your wallet in the new year ;) Here’s the post –> The Scientific Reason You Shouldn’t Make a Money Decision After 6pm And then here’s a clip from it mentioning a new study that […]

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When Your Wife Says “Don’t Buy Me Anything”

December 15, 2017
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I don’t know how you and your family celebrates Christmas or birthdays, but does your other half ever just tell you not to buy them anything ‘cuz they’re perfectly content? And do you believe them?? ;) My wife’s on year #8 now of doing this to me, and I think I’m finally catching on… Year #1: “Don’t buy you anything?? Yeah right!! Not falling for […]

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A handful of SUPER clever ways to spend $100 this holiday season :) PLUS: Our Christmas Stimulus winners!

December 8, 2017
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‘Sup sup! J. Money Claus here to spread the wealth, both literally and figuratively! ;) Just spent three solid hours reading and responding to all the great entries from last week’s Christmas Stimulus giveaway (over 800+ comments!), and WOW was it fascinating! You guys are so freakin’ creative!! We had the usual “I’d pay down debts” or “I’d bank it/invest it” or “I’d give it […]

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