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Would a Cashless Society Really Be That Good??

January 17, 2018
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Read an interesting passage in a coin magazine recently, and it was talking about all the pitfalls of a cashless society, and how we need to be aware (and prepared) if things continue to go down that path. It’s not very shocking, considering our whole coin collecting hobby RELIES on the physical form, haha… (“Oooh look how nice and shiny that digital coin is from […]

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The Legacy, and Money, of Dr. Martin Luther King [And The “Freedom Budget” For All Americans]

January 15, 2018
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“There is nothing in all the world greater than freedom. It is worth paying for; it is worth losing a job for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather be a free pauper than a rich slave. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions than live in inordinate riches with the lack of self respect.” – Martin Luther King, […]

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Science Has Finally Proven It: Budgets Are Sexy!

January 12, 2018
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Taking a break from all the heart pouring lately, and moving on to some financial sexiness today… With special attention on the latter ;) Check out this clip I was emailed from Sam over at Honeyfi (who you might remember from our FinTech competition and apps review the other month). The truth finally comes out!! We just conducted a survey of 500 committed couples, and […]

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My Resume of Failures

January 10, 2018
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Remember when that “CV of Failures” went viral last year? Where a Princeton professor (Johannes Haushofer) decided to share all his scholastic fails to better “balance the record and provide some perspective” around his successes? I’ve always thought that was incredibly raw and beautiful. Not only for such great personal reflection, but then to throw it out there for the world to ingest too! Cojones! […]

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Net Worth Update: $802,949.84 (+$93,000)

January 8, 2018
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Welcome to week #2 of the new year! Woop woop! My apologies for being a bit late publishing this net worth here, but honestly I’ve been kinda nervous to share it, just because there really isn’t a good way of doing it without coming across as an asshat, haha… Who gets an increase of $90,000 in a month and then broadcasts it to the world?? […]

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The Hustler / Budgeter Giveaway! (x2)

January 5, 2018
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“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.” – Mark Twain Goooooood morning hustlers and budgeters! And budgeters who hustle! If you love pen and paper, you’re going to love today’s giveaways :) Two of my friends recently put out some pretty epic […]

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What Are You Proud of Accomplishing Last Year?

January 3, 2018
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Remember when I joked the other day about creating a “List Out All Your Accomplishments” Day in order to counteract all the New Years Resolution #fails most of us end up getting? So we feel better about ourselves and actually give ourselves credit for achieving stuff? Well, I was going to just leave it at that, but then I came across an old journal of […]

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Don’t Have a New Year’s Resolution? Steal One of These.

January 1, 2018
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HAPPY NEW YEAR, folks!!! Time for the obligatory post on New Year’s Resolutions, haha…Which I still very much love despite all the hate they garner ;) Why NOT start a Big Hairy Goal as they say, while you’re motivated and roaring to go? You could have done it any other day as well, but you didn’t – so today’s the day! And I have a […]

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My 10 *Favorite* Posts From 2017

December 29, 2017
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Welcome to the last official business day of 2017!! That went fast, huh? As promised, here’s a list of my all-time favorite posts from the year, to compliment the most popular posts we just featured on Wednesday. You read all of these and not only will your wealth grow exponentially, but your standing here on BudgtsAreSexy will rise to the tippy top too! And there […]

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The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

December 27, 2017
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Heyo! Thanks for all my birthday wishes yesterday – still time to get me a gift if you’d like! ;) Time for our yearly round up of the most popular articles from the year… A great way to speed read if you’re new to the site and/or have forgotten all about it :) And boy did we cover a lot! From pensions to prison to […]

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All I Want For My Birthday :)

December 26, 2017
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Happppppppy day after Christmas, y’all! AKA Return-Your-Presents Day! AKA my birthday! AKA Boxing Day for all you Canadians, eh?! :) This is going to be a short and sweet one as I venture off into some unknown adventures today (what do 38 year olds like to do??) but had to pop in real quick to check on you, and then to ask you for a small […]

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Nothing Good Happens After 6pm

December 22, 2017
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Happy almost-holidays, everyone!!! Came across an interesting article on how stupid we can get with our money at night, and wanted to hurry up and pass it over to help save your wallet in the new year ;) Here’s the post –> The Scientific Reason You Shouldn’t Make a Money Decision After 6pm And then here’s a clip from it mentioning a new study that […]

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Do You Remember The Last Time You Were 100% Debt-Free?

December 20, 2017
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So I just came to a pretty shocking realization this morning: This is the first time in my life where I’ve been 100% completely debt-free since I was a kid (!!!). No credit card debt, no car loans, personal loans, Bank of Mom and Dad loans, no mortgages*, nada. Pretty wild to think about, and even more so considering it took 20 years to get […]

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Why I FIRE’d Myself From Rockstar Finance

December 18, 2017
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What if you woke up this morning to the following: 1/2 the emails to respond to in your inbox 1/2 the decisions to make for the day 1/2 the time you need to spend even working today and 1/2 the added stress and pressure And then let’s say someone paid you in the 6 figures to receive all of this. Would you take it? :) […]

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