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“It’s strange going from saving money your whole life to spending it!”

May 22, 2017
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Two years ago when my mom was on the verge of retiring early, my dad and I got to talking about his journey of employment, and why he didn’t think he was quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. I don’t recall the full conversation, but there was one line he said that I’ve yet to forget: “It’s strange going from saving money […]

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Side Hustle #70: Making Rings and Jewelry Out of Coins!

May 19, 2017
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[Okay guys, I think I finally found the PERFECT side hustle for us money nerds ;) Making money from money itself! Haha… The full circle of financial life! And here to amaze us with all his artsy wizardry, is Michael Bonard – founder of Money-Rings.com who shows us the ins and outs today. If you enjoy this, consider supporting his Kickstarter page so he can continue […]

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That Time I Woke Up From a “Bill Coma” and Started Saving My $$$!

May 17, 2017
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You know when you’ve paid a bill for so long that it just becomes habit and you don’t even pay attention to it anymore? Because at one point in your life it made sense, but now who knows? (Because of the whole not paying attention part?) I call that being in a “bill coma,” and it was exactly my life 3 years ago despite being […]

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Financial Mad Lib, Anyone?

May 15, 2017
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What’s up, my sexy awesome dope money friends! Today I’d like to present to you a rousing game of Financial Mad Libs! To a) help you avoid doing your work and b) better learn all your secrets! Mad love to Full Time Finance who inspired this post by doing his own libbing last week, thereby shooting me down memory lane to dig up our own […]

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The Sexy Underwear Trick

May 12, 2017
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[Please enjoy this fun post by my dear friend, Hélène Massicotte, today – the blogger behind FreetoPursue.com, as well as our very own Book Curator at Rockstar Finance. Never know what you’re going to get logging onto this blog! ;)] You may have heard of picturing your audience naked to help with stage fright when delivering a presentation. But what if the person who feels […]

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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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5 Frugal Things + A Better Way to Stalk $$$ Blogs!

May 8, 2017
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Hey guys! Ever wanted to see a live stream of alllllllllllll the financial blog posts being published in our community? Check this out: http://directory.rockstarfinance.com/feeds We just launched it last week, and it tracks every article published in the last 24 hours from our entire database of personal finance blogs we’re tracking – now at 1,004 (!!). (When we launched the directory three months ago we […]

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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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What’s Your Dumbest Money Mistake Lately? (Tell us For a Chance at $100!)

May 3, 2017
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What’s up guys! It’s that time again to give out another $100 in cash to one of you lucky Budgets Are Sexiers :) Rachel from AdultingByDesign.com won last month’s Benjamin and ended up using it to pay off some of her debt (smart woman!). Now, maybe it’s your time to snatch up the $$$? As always, the rules are super simple to enter: You need […]

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Net Worth Update: $636,893.40 (+$4,600 and Correct This Time!)

May 1, 2017
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[This is part of our monthly Net Worth Series where I share our real life #’s with the world. Seeing this from other bloggers was game changing for me when I first stumbled across the PF world, so I’ve been sharing ours every month here in hopes it helps motivate you too. This is net worth update #112.] ******* Hey hey! Another month, another net […]

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What I Learned Working on Wall Street

April 28, 2017
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[Hey guys! Got a great post for y’all today by Mama Fish Saves who tells us what it’s like to work on Wall Street. And spoiler alert: it’s not as glamorous as it sounds ;) When you’re done reading the article make sure to stop by her blog and say hi! She’s a newer blogger on the scene!] ******** As a lifelong finance nerd, there was […]

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Money Jokes For All!

April 26, 2017
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“It’s raining farts!” That’s what my four year old proudly exclaimed as he busted into our bedroom the other morning :) Very typical of him, always trying to break the “no potty talk” rule since you obviously can’t enforce it when you’re laughing right alongside him (!!). Kids are experts at this. Pushing the limits of fun, and reminding us adults not to be so […]

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Wealthsimple Review: A Popular Fintech Company Comes to The U.S. (And Wants to Help You Invest Better)

April 24, 2017
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Hey guys! Just got wind that one of the more popular Fintech companies in Canada (Wealthsimple) opened up here in the U.S., and if my spidey senses are on point as they usually are, I think it’s going to be another great company to contend with in the investing space. Outside of Vanguard, of course ;) If you’re just starting out with investing and/or want […]

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Seeking Financial Stability as a Gay, Non-White, Man of Muslim Faith

April 21, 2017
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So I got a pretty intense email the other day, and my gut said to share it here with y’all in hopes it broadens our perspectives more. We talk a lot about our dreams and perfect lifestyles that money brings, but something that’s easily forgotten is how important the *safety* and *security* money can bring is too. Especially for those with drastically different backgrounds than […]

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