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Even The Joneses Can’t Keep Up With The Joneses!

October 5, 2016
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You know those Joneses we’re always comparing ourselves too? Well, not only were they apparently a real family, but their long desired mansion just crossed the auction lot – and in bankruptcy at that! It’s known as the Wyndclyffe Castle, and was built in 1853 for Manhattan socialite Elizabeth Schermerhorn Jones – a member of a wealthy family and aunt of American novelist Edith Wharton […]

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Net Worth Update: $512,820.73 (-$200, Exciting!)

October 3, 2016
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Well hello October! What did you do with September, and can I have her back? (I feel like September is a girl, yeah? And October a guy? Ever wonder such things? Or why a blog about money would even bring up such a thing when it clearly has nothing to do with finances? (Ever wonder why you continue to read this blog??)) So yeah – […]

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12 New Financial Companies to Watch For!

September 30, 2016
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‘Sup, players! Finally settling in from FinCon last week, and MAN what a whirlwind… Tons of great talks, food, scenery (was hosted in San Diego!), and most importantly of all – friends. It’s not every day you get to see bloggers in real life, and many of us took full advantage of it either in the halls or on the dance floors (but mainly on […]

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Dear Wife, Here’s How to Spend My Life Insurance Money When I’m Gone!

September 28, 2016
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You know what’s awesome? Dreaming about all the things you’d do if you won the lottery :) You know what’s kinda-sorta-but-not-really ALSO awesome? Dreaming up all the things your family can do when you die and leave them all that life insurance money ;) Because if there’s anything worse than dying itself, it’s dying and then having to deal with a bunch of financial problems […]

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What I’d Like to Teach My (Dumb-Ass) Tenants about Money

September 26, 2016
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[Got a feisty article for y’all today while I recuperate from the festivities that is FinCon (our financial blogging conference – where, contrary to belief, we consume more than just #’s :)). I think you’ll enjoy this one ‘cuz Mark says all the things we wish we could say to our neighbors but don’t, haha… And they may or may not apply to ourselves as […]

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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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What Kind of Saver Are You?

September 21, 2016
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It’s quiz time! What type of saver are you? The Magician, The Salt + Pepper, The Rock Star, or The Goalie? Find out below, courtesy of an email I got from South State Bank – a bank I’ve never heard of until today (based in NC, SC and GA) but whom I now like for helping keep this stuff fun :) It doesn’t take much! […]

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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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8 Years Since the Market Crashed… How’s Your Money / Life Now?

September 16, 2016
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Came across this clipping during this current week’s decluttering… Check out the date! That’s right, this occurred exactly 8 years ago, today! Crazy, right?? Do you remember when all this was going on?? How do you feel about it all now, and how has it affected your money? Actually, hold onto those answers… Do you know what we haven’t done here in quite some time? […]

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Some Updates on Money, Life, Cable (We Got an Antenna!), Decluttering and Reader Submitted Questions

September 14, 2016
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Yo yo yo! Been awhile since I updated y’all on a few things, so thought I’d take the chance to do so today before I forget again :) Also – got some responses back from those two readers we just blogged about, so thought you’d want to hear about those too! Let’s start with the guy trying to figure out life at 17 y/o… Last […]

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Remember That Each Dollar Serves a Purpose!

September 12, 2016
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Do you know what one of the most popular questions I get asked is? How I got to be so sexy How to make the most money off your savings :) And why not? Who wouldn’t want every last dollar of theirs to be maxed to the gill and flow faster than Scrooge McDuck’s? We should all be able to take a dip in our […]

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What’s The Greatest Gift You Could Give to The World?

September 9, 2016
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Every few weeks my siblings like to text over some sort of thought-provoking messages. Usually they’re quotes like “I say yes to the world because saying no is much scarier,” or “if you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one” (but what if you like chasing pigs?? :)), but the last one was actually a question. And one which I almost ignored ‘cuz […]

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What Payday Lenders Don’t Want You to Know About

September 7, 2016
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We’ve all heard to stay away from payday loans, but why is that? Why are they so horrible? Should you ever get one? (Spoiler alert: NO) This post should help clear things up a bit… Though fair warning, you might want to sit your wallet aside so you don’t throw up on it :) But first, what are payday loans? According to the Consumer Financial […]

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The Retired Greyhound

September 5, 2016
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A fitting story for this fine Labor Day :) Found on my friend Brent’s blog, The Micawber Principle (one of my favorites, btw): ***** Preacher and theologian Fred Craddock tells the story of visiting his niece whose family had adopted a retired racing greyhound. The dog seemed happy and content in retirement. Finding himself alone with the hound Craddock took the opportunity to interview him: […]

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