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What’s Harder: Saving Money or Paying off Debt?

August 12, 2016
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I asked some friends the other day what was harder – paying off debt or saving – and here were the results after 144 people responded: (Love twitter polls!) 39% thought saving was the hardest, and paying off debt clocking in at 33% – six percentage points lower. But on the plus side, it means 72% of you find “being awesome” comes easy! And this […]

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Make America “IOU” Free Again!

August 10, 2016
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That was the subject line of a PR email I just got. Which of course I had to click and then copy as my own subject line because how could you not?? It came from the folks at Circle.com – a mobile app that’s trying to change how people pay each other around the world (you can send money internationally for free!), and within the […]

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What a Million Dollars Looks Like

August 8, 2016
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People say a million dollars “isn’t much” anymore. You know, because of inflation, how expensive lifestyles have gotten, how it’s not enough to retire on, blah blah blah… Well, here is what one million dollars looks like. You tell me if it’s a lot :) $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Net Worth Update: $511,782.60 (+$17k – Regained Title!)

August 5, 2016
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What up, what up! That time again to update ye old net worth and do some checking in on our money! Y’all have a good month over there? Anyone cross some epic milestones? I’d like to say that I was a straight up hustler and re-crossed that Half-A-Millionaire status all by myself, but truth be told it was the market’s doing though I did plant […]

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Are Your Friends Worth $100,000 to You??

August 3, 2016
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Every now and then I type “How to stay happy?” into Google looking for some good tips. I’m naturally a pretty cheerful guy, but like anyone I can have my moments and often need help reminding myself to appreciate things more. You know, like my kids, wife, that thing we call breath ;) I usually find the same suggestions over and over again so not […]

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The Declutter Days Are Here! Look How Much of a Bozo I Used to Be…

August 1, 2016
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Today marks the first day of The Weekly Declutter Challenge! Every week we’re sorting through one box or tote or container, until our storage room is completely free of junk and organized. And we’re starting with the biggest beast of them all – our file cabinet! Gonna feel so good throwing away and shredding stuff! Wanna join me?? :)) We’ve actually had a great system […]

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We’ve moved! Here’s what it means for our finances, and what we’ve learned from downsizing so far.

July 29, 2016
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We’re officially Marylanders again! I’m sitting at our new kitchen table here in dead silence, other than wild animals roaming around, haha… Here’s what we came home to the other day: Forgot how beautiful it was here! Saw some bunnies outside this morning grazing too which scared my boys into thinking we’d only have dirt left when they were done eating ;) A reminder of […]

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Ibotta Savings & The Best Days to Buy Stuff!

July 27, 2016
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Have any of you tried the Ibotta savings app before? Does it save you a lot of money? I’ve heard about it approximately 37 times over the past few years from friends of this site and other $$ bloggers (always sounded spammy to me?), but stopped for the first time this morning to finally see what the fuss is about… So far looks pretty cool […]

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A Simple Spreadsheet on “When You Can Retire” (And Also How Long You Have Until Death!)

July 25, 2016
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One of the cool things about running a blog is that sometimes people send you cool stuff. You get a bunch of crap/spam/nonsense as well, but fortunately the gems help make up for it :) (Here was the last piece of fan mail I received – “I don’t really care to read about your life for the few nuggets of financial advice you give. My […]

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