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Unpolished Gems – Part II

May 18, 2016
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What up, what up! Another day, another hour spent clearing out my email drafts again ;) I think I’m up to three now, but fortunately we just passed the halfway mark and are now sitting pretty at 240 down from a whopping 602 – wowzers. Thankfully, just like the first round, there were some salvageable ideas up in there so I thought we’d continue the […]

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Unpolished Gems – Part I

May 16, 2016
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At this exact moment, I have 602 drafts sitting in my inbox: I’m actually a pretty organized Gmail’er* if you can believe it (look at all those labels and inbox!), but the last area desperately needing taming is the Drafts :) It’s where I put all my ideas, thoughts, to-do lists, and anything else that seems important at the time. I know there’s tools like […]

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The ABCs of Finance

May 13, 2016
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Always be saving Budgeting = confidence = sexy! Cut out the crap and focus on what’s important Destroy your debt, be happy Early retirement is possible Forget what everyone else is doing – focus on YOU Get yourself a hustle! Honor your money – spend with purpose Invest as early as possible Join others for accountability Karate chop your bills and bank the difference! Life […]

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There Are No Rules

May 11, 2016
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I got a text from a friend yesterday: I love this interaction because not only did it make me feel even better about not owning a place anymore (just keeping it real!), but it got my friend to think about it for a hot second too. I’m 99.9% sure that’s all it was – just an offhanded comment in the frustration of it all, but […]

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BadVoices.com: A Case Study of an Awful Hustle

May 9, 2016
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Entrepreneur Derek Sivers once said that ideas are worth nothing unless executed well. They are just a multiplier: “The most brilliant idea, with no execution, is worth $20.  The most brilliant idea takes great execution to be worth $20,000,000” The question I’d like to answer today is, what are bad ideas worth when horribly executed? ;) To answer that, we have to rewind 3 weeks […]

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The Rockstar vs The Accountant

May 6, 2016
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Sometimes you need to embrace your bad side; sometimes you need a pocket protector. [Got a great article for ya’ll today by Andrew Daniels of FamilyMoneyPlan.com! Show him some love if you like this at the end, and watch out for that inner rockstar of yours this weekend! :)] *************** Have you ever felt stuck between doing what’s good for you, and doing what’s right? I’ve been […]

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Net Worth Update: $496,016.17 (Up $7,798.97)

May 4, 2016
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‘Sup voyeurs! How’s your wallets looking this month? Anyone break any new records? Anyone hit early retirement and want to share all their secrets with us??? :) We got pretty darn close to one of our major milestones – barely missing $500,000 by a few Gs – but it feels good to be back on top again after 6 months of wild swings in both […]

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Could You Pass This $$$ Quiz?

May 2, 2016
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If you ever wondered if you’re more like Warren Buffett, MC Hammer, or Macaulay Culkin, you’ve come to the right place today :) I stumbled across this “2-Minute Financial Assessment” by the folks at co-opcreditunions.org, and it basically gives you a general look at how you’re doing with your finances right now. Pretty basic stuff like you would have learned in Personal Finance 101 if […]

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Can Your Cell Phone Tell How Good You Are With Money?

April 29, 2016
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This is an interesting topic I keep stumbling across lately :) Tons of new research is coming out on how to gauge the creditworthiness of people who don’t have credit scores or any other type of financial history – or even bank accounts for that matter (think, underprivileged countries) – however they all do have one major thing in common – smart phones. So a […]

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