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What Would You Do With An Extra $1,000?

August 14, 2017
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I came across this gem while decluttering some old “memory” boxes the other day… (the hardest to declutter btw – good lord!): In case you can’t read that, it says I would do the following if I were given $1,000 back in the day (mid-80’s): Buy 3 Nintendo games Buy a pair of roller blades Get $75 worth of “drawing things,” such as drawing books, […]

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Three Things I’ll Spend Money On (and Three I Won’t)

August 2, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** See that sign up there? I noticed it on a hike in Boulder Colorado a couple weeks ago. I had no idea what a paraglider was, but I was determined to find out. The thought of flying greatly excites me, but I always dismissed the idea of owning anything that flies because […]

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“Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!”

June 21, 2017
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Got another book recommendation for y’all! The More of Less, by Joshua Becker. Where that headline came from, and which should be the official bumper sticker of all minimalists, haha… “Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!” How good is that?? Similar to the book, Essentialism, I raved about the other month, this is another one that helps get your […]

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The Real Reason We Buy Stuff

June 7, 2017
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Have you ever met anyone who buys stuff they hate? Who willingly goes out of their way to blow money just because they see someone else doing it? I haven’t, yet we’re always talking about these “Joneses” who we’re supposedly keeping up with as if we were robots without any capability to think for ourselves! We are influenced by them, but the real reason we […]

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How Many of These Millionaire Spending Habits Do You Have?

May 24, 2017
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In honor of missing out on Millionaire Day over the weekend (BLASPHEMY!!), I thought we’d go over some of the frugal habits of the wealthy today and see how we compare :) I saw FreeMoneyFinance do this over on his own blog the other day, so if you’re wondering – yes, I’m going to totally copy him. Although in all fairness, he did nab the […]

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What Was The Last “Substantial” Thing You Talked Yourself Out Of Buying?

May 10, 2017
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Heyo! Got a reader request asking if we can talk about “substantial things” we’ve talked ourselves out of buying recently, and in an effort to not disappoint I thought we’d make her wish come true today :) Anything come to mind over there at first thought? I got something for ya, but first – let’s see what she wrote: Hey J$$$$, Here’s a topic suggestion. […]

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Financial Confessional: “I’ve Spent over $40,000 on Amazon”

May 5, 2017
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[Our Financial Confession series continues! Up today, Mrs. BITA from BayalisIsTheAnswer.com who shares something I guarantee 99 % of us can relate to – being an Amazon shopaholic ;) When you’re done reading this, see if you can muster enough courage to check out *your* Amazon grand totals too! We might all be pretty surprised…] ******* I’m going to give you a peek into our […]

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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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