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When luxuries become necessities

March 18, 2019
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Morning, guys! So I’ve started subscribing to some new newsletters lately to better expand the ol’ mind, and this last one I read by David Perell (who I very much recommend, btw) featured a great clip that I can’t stop marinating on: “One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations. Once people get used to a […]

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17 Hacks to Reach FIRE Faster

February 19, 2019
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Last week I asked y’all what hacks you’re doing right now to reach FIRE faster, and your answers were just as creative as they were helpful ;) Since not everyone scans the comments or reads my inbox though (at least I hope you can’t scan my secrets inbox?!), I wanted to highlight some of my favorite tips here in case you’re looking to speed up […]

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Hack #1308: Put yourself in situations where you can’t even spend if you wanted to!

February 11, 2019
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Had to laugh at this recent comment on our Stamp Hustling post: “It’s easier to hit a high savings rate when you’re underwater for 90-day patrols.” Haha… It came from our retired submariner friend, Nords, who RACKED UP the money while out on deployments, and yet it highlights a pretty simple – but obvious! – point: If you don’t have a way to spend your […]

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The “Beat Last Year” Budgeting Challenge!

January 24, 2019
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This is one of the best challenges I’ve heard in a while :) From fellow reader, Anne: Hi J, I wanted to share a new challenge I am doing for myself. I eat out at fast food/pizza/restaurants wayyyyy too much, and my personal capital export from 2018 made me feel so bad about it! I am challenging myself to “beat last year!”. Example. Spent $100 […]

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Are you a Showroomer or a Webroomer?

January 23, 2019
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Heard these terms the other day and had no idea they were “a thing!” Showrooming: when you visit a store to check out a product, but then go home and purchase it online. Webrooming: when you research products online first, and then go to the store to check it out/purchase. Real quick without thinking too much – which do you fall into most? For BIG […]

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Don’t forget to load up on Forever Stamps this week!

January 22, 2019
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The price of forever stamps rises to 55¢ this Sunday! An increase of 5 cents from the 50 cents it’s currently at! There’s also a bunch of other price changes happening with postage – more info here: USPS Announces Postage Rate Increase – Starts January 27, 2019 If you still like – and remember – how to write letters, now would be a good time […]

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Pop Quiz: How do you feel about the money you spent this week?

November 30, 2018
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Are you pleased with it? Horrified? Don’t even want to know so you’re going to click away now? ;) Let’s do an exercise today where we look back at what we spent this week and see how we feel about it all… It’s good to do a surprise check-in every now and then! Fill in the blanks below: Money I loved spending this week: _____________ […]

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Would you live at The Mall for $700/mo?

November 28, 2018
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Just heard about this on the radio this morning and so fascinated by it… Apparently you can – or soon can – rent an apartment at the mall for only $700/mo! Would you do it?? I’ll be honest, if I were single I’d be all over that. First – At only $700 it would be a steal in this area as I currently pay over […]

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A List of Approved Purchases on #BlackFriday 🛒

November 21, 2018
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Do you know what I saw when I opened up my Google calendar the other day? This: (It even had the green marks on it and all, weird!) Apparently to Google, Black Friday is now a holiday! Only it really isn’t, unless apparently you live in California and some other states: “Black Friday is not an official holiday, but California and some other states observe […]

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10 More #Savings Ideas For Ya

November 12, 2018
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What up, what up! Here are a bunch of savings ideas from our community lately. Hope you find one that turbocharges your wealth! 💰💰💰 ****** The dollar bills trick: “I save one dollar bills with the number 7 on them.  It’s fun, and in 3 months I already have $250.00 cash.” – Tanya W. The quarter roller trick: “What I do to save is I […]

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Who Do You Think Spends More – iPhone Users or Android Users? ;)

November 7, 2018
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You can probably guess the answer, but here are some fun “facts” you might enjoy from the New York Post and coupon site, SlickDeals ;) iPhone users shell out $117 on average every month on clothes vs $62 for Android users iPhone users spend $83 avg. every month on makeup/beauty products vs $40 for Android users iPhone users spend $101 every month on tech-related purchases […]

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6 Things I Don’t Agree With Dave Ramsey On

October 19, 2018
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[Happy Friday! Got a juicy guest post for you today by fellow blogger and money coach, Christine Luken. I know many of you have opinions on Dave Ramsey, so make sure to stop by the comments after and share them with us ;) I couldn’t help but interject my own thoughts throughout as well – so hopefully you come away with some better insights after […]

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The “Buck An Hour” Rule

October 8, 2018
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Here’s a new way of thinking about your expenses! Saw this comment on our post about the 10 things people don’t expect in early retirement, and been stewing on it all morning since… From commenter DS: I created what I call the ‘Buck an Hour Rule’. Basically entertainment should never cost more than $1/hour of your income. That new video game for $70 should return […]

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Never Have I Ever… Played This Game With Finances!

October 1, 2018
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Remember that drinking game where every time you can’t answer “true” to the questions you have to take a shot? And every time you look around you realize your friends are just as crazy as you are? We’re gonna play this game today, only instead of alcohol we’re swapping in coffee (and instead of random sexual questions, we’re sticking to financial ones ;)) Close your […]

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