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How Much Is In Your Checking Account Right Now?

March 26, 2018
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Got a quiz in my email this morning and thought we’d have some fun with it :) Hi Jay, We’ve used checking account balance data to develop a quiz that ranks your checking account balance relative to your peers in the US. We also tell you know how much banks are earning from you. Check it out: https://www.hibenjamin.com/blog/quiz-rank-checking-account-balance-vs-peers/ I thought your readers would find this interesting. […]

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What Do You Want More of Right Now?

March 23, 2018
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What do you want more of right now? Sex Beer Sleep Money? I was curious the other day, so I decided to poll my Twitter folks just to see what would happen :) Here’s how 587 of them voted: Probably doesn’t come as a surprise that money came in at #1 with an audience of $$$ enthusiasts, but look at what’s second: SLEEP!!! The thing […]

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“You might get a kick out of our recent financial journey”

March 21, 2018
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Morning! Been emailing with a new reader of this blog, and in the middle of it he shot me his entire financial/career life story which I thought you’d love to see too as voyeurs ;) Always something so raw and beautiful about this type of stuff – no one ever shares in the real word! The clip’s below, along with some follow up questions I […]

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Some New Savings Targets To Shoot For?

March 19, 2018
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Guess what?? They talked about personal finance on the radio today, and I almost had a moneygasm! Haha… The clip was on some new savings recommendations that apparently just came out, and while I couldn’t find the exact article off the show’s website, I did come across this one that matched it to a T (and which was also over a year old?): “Here’s how […]

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#Overheard At The Coffee Shop: Volume IV

March 16, 2018
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Welcome to another edition of me “accidentally” hearing other people’s conversations! And then them “mysteriously” landing on this blog here! You know what they say – what happens at coffee houses does not stay at coffee houses ;) And we’ve got a ton to offload on ya today too as they’ve been adding up over the year since our last one and cracks me up […]

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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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How a Journal Completely Changed My Finances

March 12, 2018
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[Oh do I have a good story for you guys today!! I hope you like long-form posts, because my man Ryland from TheHiddenGreen.com stops by the blog today to pour his heart out to us… Amazing how much your life can change when you find something that *clicks*! And shockingly, it wasn’t a budget that did it for him ;) Take it away, Ryland!] ******** […]

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“A library is one of the few remaining places that cares more about you than your wallet.”

March 9, 2018
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Truth nuggets dropping today, boy! That library is a frugal man and woman’s best friend! And that passage comes from a thoroughly fantastic article in itself linked below, as well as a handful of other great reads I’ve enjoyed over the months… Lots of great writers and ideas out there, and hopefully these just add to the beauty of the weekend coming up :) Let […]

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46 Tips To Save You Time, Money, and Trouble (From The 1950’s!)

March 7, 2018
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Here’s something you don’t see every day: a pamphlet from 1958 giving you over 300 tips “to save you time, money and trouble!” Found it on Ebay for $3.00 and just had to pick it up for the blog :) (You’re welcome) There’s a ton of stuff that’s no longer applicable (sewing machine tips, typewriter hacks, and a bunch of not-so PC comments around house […]

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Net Worth Voyeur Time: $811,570.54 (-$28,673.45)

March 5, 2018
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Aaaaaand just like that we take a tumble, haha… Our first loss since August of last year, but the first major loss since January of 2016.  In fact, it clocks in at #3 on the Greatest Losses of All Time – a new record! Haha… And probably much needed to put things in better perspective again ;) Here’s a list of the major losses over […]

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March’s Student Loan Debt Movement + A New Debt App!

March 2, 2018
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Hey hey – what’s good everybody? Got a couple cool things to share with ya today around nasty student loan debt stuff, so if that’s something you’re currently struggling with, read on, and if not – here’s a different article for you to feast your eyes upon instead –> 9 Awesome Money Jokes! One of these is much more fun than the other ;) But […]

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Anyone Else Do This Security Sticker Trick?

February 28, 2018
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So my wife the other day sent me a text that looked something like this: “Hey honey! Just picked up a bunch of security stickers off Amazon… gonna put them all over our new house so we don’t have to spend $200 on a security system!” To which I replied, “Lololololol” And then quickly polled my Twitter friends to see if this was “a thing,” […]

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When Your Landlord Kicks You Out of Your House…

February 26, 2018
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So we just had an exciting week! After multiple confirmations over the months that we can continue to rent our house until the end of the school year, our landlords decided to kick us out anyways, despite how pregnant my wife is or the slew of promises that we had planned our life around. And let me tell you – if you ever wondered how […]

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Why I’m Obsessed With Cemeteries

February 23, 2018
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I have a weird new habit guys, and I’m going to tell you all about it because my wife can’t stand hearing about it anymore :) <<< I LOVE CEMETERIES!!! >> <<< There, I said it! >> Why? They’re so peaceful! Thousands of people there and no one talking!! They make you appreciate the crap out of living. Because spoiler alert: everyone in the cemetery […]

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