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My Original Millionaire “To-Do” List!

June 18, 2019
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Found this list skimming through some old journals last night and couldn’t help but smile :) First – because it’s just so dang nerdy!! But second – because it’s amazing what can happen when you actually put things down on paper and then GO FOR IT. We’re still a ways away from hitting that Double Comma Club, but it’s fun to see how many of […]

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Do you pay attention to how much you *pay* for an investment?

June 17, 2019
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I know this sounds like a dumb question, and I’m not sure if my thoughts on it are any less dumb, haha, but after seeing this tweet by financial blogger and author Jonathan Clements, I realized something about myself that I didn’t know previously… That thing I realized? That I don’t even *look* at how much an investment costs anymore, no less even *know* what […]

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“Do I like who I am while I’m doing this?”

June 14, 2019
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My friend David wrote this epic article on self-esteem 4 years ago, and though I only stumbled across it last month, I haven’t been able to get this line out of my head since: “Do I like who I am while I’m doing this?” It’s a question to gain better insight about your habits, and after asking *myself* this now quite often, I gotta say […]

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5 random things I’ve learned recently

June 13, 2019
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This is going to be a hodgepodge of thoughts, but couldn’t help share them with you today ;) 5 interesting things I’ve learned recently!! #1. You used to be able to buy human skulls on Ebay! Was checking out a friend’s jewelry designs the other day, when I commented on how much I loved the mammoth skull ring he had made and how cool it […]

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The “Setback” Fund

June 12, 2019
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Caught an interesting idea from a reader of the blog yesterday: Setting up a “setback” fund to help cover all the stupid mistakes you make! Found it buried in her list of 14 goals she’s currently shooting for, but it stood out to me the most since it’s such an easy way to automatically feel better about all future blunders, haha… which of course you […]

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All the interesting stuff people put in their safes ;) Plus: the winner of last week’s giveaway!

June 11, 2019
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Morning, guys!! What a giveaway last week! Sooooo much fun going through all y’all’s entries and getting a sneak peek into your lives!! Felt like such a voyeur, and loved every bit of it! Haha… We now have a winner of the safe and $100 in cash, but before we get to that I wanted to share some of my favorite entries as some of […]

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The Gateway Drug to Extreme Savings

June 10, 2019
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If there’s one thing us $$$ bloggers love more than money, it’s the chase of the money. And during this chase we like to get into all kinds of shenanigans which to the outside world seems “ridiculous” :) We do such things as: Cutting out cable Going on No Spend months Selling all our crap Moving into tiny homes Paying off our debts (*gasp*) Juggling […]

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The worst lullaby songs ever?

June 7, 2019
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Morning! This is going to be totally random, but caught myself humming some lullabies to my kids last night, and didn’t realize just HOW HORRIBLE some of the lyrics were! Wow! Here’s the first one that caught me by surprise, and it didn’t get much better as I went along, haha… Hush, Little Baby Hush, little baby, don’t say a word. Papa’s gonna buy you […]

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Are you ever frugal by accident?

June 6, 2019
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“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” – Jackie French Koller That’s one of my favorite quotes, but leaves out another path to wealth – growing rich by accident! :) Was thinking about all the things I do naturally that just happens to save money over time, and thought it would be fun […]

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From Monk to Money Manager

June 5, 2019
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Good morning friends!!! Have a really cool story to share with you today, but it’s a long one so make sure to tell all your bosses/clients you’ll be busy for a while and then grab yourself a nice cup of tea ;) It comes from Doug Lynam, a fellow monk turned money manager, and after stumbling across his story and asking him to share with […]

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It’s National SAFE Day! Who wants a free one + $100?! :)

June 4, 2019
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Morning! Bet you didn’t know you’d wake up to THIS today! :) But it’s actually a real day, and all geared around keeping those people in your life safe, as well as your sexy valuables. Here’s the origination of National SAFE Day, although unfortunately it’s not much of a happy one :( “National SAFE Day was founded by the family of 13-year-old Brooklynn Mae Mohler, […]

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Net Worth Report – May: $883,910.63 (-$40,055.44)

June 3, 2019
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Whelp – another month, another financial temper tantrum! Haha… Between the markets and our recent home buying expedition, our spreadsheets don’t know what to do with themselves ;) Look at this thing: A delta over $130,000 so far! Only to be off by $40,000 in the end! Although at least it’s off in the *positive* territory and not the opposite… for now ;) Still – […]

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Favorite reads this month ⭐

May 31, 2019
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Morning! Ready for a whole new month to start tomorrow??! Remember when it was literally just April or March? Or New Years? Or partying like it was 1999??? ;) Pretty crazy how time flies, but at least we’re still all around and LIVING it! (And if you’re not still around but somehow still managing to read this, check out the piece below on Lake Lanier […]

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Q&A on investing, blogging, babies, Louboutins, podcasts, and other random questions asked recently :)

May 30, 2019
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What up, what up! Here’s a bunch of questions I’ve answered over recent months in case anyone’s been dying to ask them as well ;) Always happy to offer up some free advice, but remember you get what you pay for! Haha… You can reach out to me anytime here and will always do my best to hit you back… Or for quicker responses, find […]

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