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8 Tips for Appreciating What You Have

April 12, 2017
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Hey guys! I just finished reading a killer article on appreciating what you have over at ExperienceLife.com ( pretty cool site/magazine btw, never heard of before?) and littered throughout it were handfuls of great tips to help you become better at life. If you read minimalism blogs you may have heard some of these before, but I thought we’d highlight a bunch of them here […]

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A Different Way of Looking at Spending?

April 10, 2017
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I’ve been trying something new lately where every time I have to spend money on something – whether a need or a want – I try to look at it as I’m “supporting” the place my money’s going to vs. “I’m spending my hard earned money” there. The effect to my wallet usually remains the same, but what I’ve noticed is that I’m starting to […]

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Why I Stopped Extreme Couponing

March 24, 2017
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[Happy Friday! Here’s a little ditty on Mrs. Picky Pincher‘s love/hate relationship with extreme couponing – something I’m sure we’ve all thought about and/or tried at some point ourselves! Let us know where you stand in the comments at the end :)] *********** I am not an extreme person. If given the choice between couch-lounging and base jumping, I will always pick my couch and […]

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9 Things I No Longer Do With My Money

March 20, 2017
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9 years ago I blogged about how people who like to “split the check” aren’t my friends anymore. I had totally forgotten about it, but the memories flooded back when I received the following comment on it just this week :) I know it’s not entirely fair. BUT COME ON, it was only 3 bucks dude. After reading your article, it seems like you are […]

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Financial Confessional: “We Used to Blow Our Money on Motorcycles & Airplanes”

March 3, 2017
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[Welcome to another Financial Confessional! This time Amnesty stops by from Primal-Prosperity.com to share how drastically different her old life of buying toys compares to her recently found freedom. While I doubt all of us have bought planes or home music studios, I’m pretty sure we can all relate at some level ;) A good thing to think about as we head into the weekend!] […]

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Will New Financial App, Clarity Money, Kill Mint.com?

February 27, 2017
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What’s up money lovers! Got a new financial app to share with ya today for anyone still looking for that holy grail of fintech help ;) It’s called Clarity Money, and my boy who’s on their core team over there literally told me it will become “the app that kills Mint” haha… Pretty bold for only being a month old! But hey – I guess […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Money

February 22, 2017
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I came across a fun money quiz this morning by fellow blogger Jessica Moorhouse, but rather than play by the rules and answer her multiple choice options, I thought we’d just pluck out the questions here and answer them our own way :) When you’re done though, check it out and see what you score –> What’s Your Money Personality? (FYI: you do need to […]

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Say Hello to The New Essentialist :)

February 20, 2017
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So a friend sent me a book the other day after reading my story on going “all in” on myself, and I seriously think it’s about to change my life. I haven’t read a book cover to cover in over 5 years now (is that bad?), and I’m a little over half way through it already after day #3! IT’S SO GOOD!!!! AND IT’S NOT […]

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Let’s Bring the $2.00 Bill Back!!

February 6, 2017
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When it comes to cash, I’m an equal opportunity owner. I have $10 bills, $5 bills, $20 bills, and of course many many $1.00 bills. But the one bill that I secretly admire more than any other, and also the one that gets the least respect, is the lonely $2. Not only has it been forgotten for the past handful of decades (yes, they still […]

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If You Can Afford to Spend It, You Can Afford to Save It.

January 23, 2017
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What’s up party people! It’s Monday – get excited!!! What’s that? Mondays are lame? Okay, let’s try it again – It’s Monday, y’all!! Check out this awesome new savings idea I just heard, along with a raw and transparent history of someone’s real financial life who just laid it all out in an email for us to gawk at today! Get excited!! Any better? :) If so, continue […]

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Oh, The Judging!

October 21, 2016
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My wife: “Honey – I got hit on today!!” Me: “Umm…. congrats?” Wife: “That never happens anymore! He was upset that I rented, but he was definitely hitting on me.” *** At this point I start paying attention more ;) *** Me: “How do you go from “hitting on me” to “renting?”” – I cautiously asked. Her: “Oh, I was at this expo hall during […]

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How to Lose a Million Dollars

October 19, 2016
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[Today’s post is by a new blogger on the scene, AbandonedCubicle.com, who’s currently planning an early retirement by his mid-forties. He doesn’t have everything neatly planned out for his life “after the cube” yet, but he’s definitely had to learn a few things to get here. And today he shares some of these things, along with the hefty price tag he paid to acquire them […]

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Money Traps to Watch Out For This Weekend

September 23, 2016
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Haaaaaaappy Friday! In honor of me being at FinCon right now and pretty much doing the opposite of saving my money (which is ironic, considering FinCon is a conference for financial bloggers!), I thought I’d share a list of the major places people send their hard-earned cash to over the weekends. I first saw this over at Free Money Finance so I’m totally copying him […]

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The Financial Empowerment Game™

September 19, 2016
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Wanna know one of the best ways to feel better about your money? Walk into a store and see if you can buy anything in it :) If you can – you’re doing great, congrats! If you can’t (and you’re not at a Benz Dealership) keep working at it until you can. When I first started paying attention to this stuff I used to do […]

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