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“What should I do with an extra $2,000?” + other fun $$$ questions…

August 23, 2019
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Goooood Friday, everyone!!! Have a good week with your money over there??? Pay off any nasty debts or lingering responsibilities? Score any extra cash that you’re just waiting to put to good use?? If it’s the latter you’re in luck today as I answer a bunch of good Q&A’s from readers, including one around applying extra funds :) Hope this helps! ******* Sup J$! What […]

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Do you think we’re about to enter a recession?? Does it matter?

August 22, 2019
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Lots of talks lately on whether we’re about to enter a recession or not, so thought I’d throw it out to y’all and see what your thoughts are on it ;) Personally I’m not smart enough to know whether it’s coming now or later or never, but if I had to guess I’d say it’s definitely NOT never, with my second guess being that it’s […]

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Would you pay for your favorite free apps??

August 21, 2019
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Saw a fun study in my inbox this morning and thought I’d play along ;) Maybe one day companies WILL charge us for some of these apps?! Have you ever considered the value you place on your favorite free apps? Many services remain free thanks to advertising. But what if things changed? …In a recent study, we set out to measure the value regular users […]

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New book & giveaway: “Quit Like a Millionaire”

August 20, 2019
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Morning! Another awesome book came out while I was away, and wanted to get it out to y’all real quick while it was still hot off the presses :) It’s called “Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required“, and comes from two of my favorite FIRE bloggers on the scene, Kristy and Bryce from Millennial-Revolution.com. Haven’t had a chance to personally […]

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What Type of ClutterBug Are You? [Quiz]

August 19, 2019
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Happy Monday! Might I interest you in a fun little quiz this morning before you start the day? :) It was passed to me by a reader of the blog who finally stumbled across an organizational system that works for her, and as someone who’s always intrigued by this sorta stuff I of course had to pop in and check it out for myself too… […]

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This summer’s favorite reads + FinCon Next Month!! 💰

August 16, 2019
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Morning!! So apparently this pneumonia thing is a LOT more serious than I gave it credit for! Just got back from my follow up with the doc, and when I asked her why I wasn’t feeling better yet she literally laughed in my face, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Turns out I need to be doing a bit more resting than “working”, so today I’m just gonna hit you […]

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A silly little trick I started doing to make expenses feel better… ;)

August 15, 2019
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So week one in our new house was pretty fantastic. Our stuff made it all in one piece, our days were filled with sun and exploration, we joined our community pool for 1/2 off the price (woo!), and at one point my wife stopped me to say just how happy she was to finally have a place all to ourselves where we can live peacefully […]

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Net Worth Update: $940,412.06 [+$20,873.72 or +2.27%]

August 14, 2019
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Alriiight, back to the cold hard numbers! Net worth report #138 in a row here without missing a beat – even while on sabbatical :) I took these snapshots at the first of the month before the chaos ensued so the numbers would prob. be lower today, but as we do every month we ignore all that happens in the middle there and focus only […]

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Goood morning!!! I’m back!

August 13, 2019
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It’s been a while, eh? :) Anything wild or crazy happen with y’all lately? Some wild stuff happened here – but unfortunately not all in the “fun” department, haha… I just got back from an ER visit this weekend where I found out I have pneumonia (oops), making it the 2nd time at the hospital this month as we were just there when my son […]

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Taking a Sabbatical for the rest of the month! Don’t miss me too much ;)

July 3, 2019
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Hey guys! So in an effort to be more “present” for our upcoming move and really soak everything in, I’ll be taking a break from blogging for the month of July (and the first week of August while we family vacay) to help slow down life more and enjoy the upcoming changes in our life :) I’ve caught myself trying to rush through everything here […]

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7 more ideas for your arsenal!

July 2, 2019
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Morning! Got a bunch more ideas for your wallet – and life – today, courtesy of some really good looking and smart people – you all :) Hope you find something worth trying out! ***** #1. Double checking all scratched off lottery tickets you find on the ground –> “I don’t spend much out of pocket, but I always check the ones scratched off and […]

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Net Worth Update: $919,538.34 [+$35,627.71 or 4.03%]

July 1, 2019
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Happy July!!! Ready for a new month and new goals??! Got your net worth all tracked up and ready to motivate the pants off you?? If you’re still invested in the market it should help after last month’s blood bath :) Down $40,000 for us, and now back up $35,000 just weeks later! Thank goodness we ignore the hype! Outside of that, nothing too exciting […]

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Favorite articles from around the web this month 📚

June 28, 2019
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Morning!! I’m knee-deep in packing over here for our upcoming move (a few more days now – eek!!), but couldn’t leave you hanging on this fine day, so here’s a list of my favorite reads from across the web this month :) There were some REALLY GOOD ONES out there! Should be more than enough to inspire you over the weekend :) XOXO ****** 145 […]

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“Help! I’ve fallen for a hyper-dedicated FIRE enthusiast.”

June 27, 2019
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Morning! Got an interesting note from a reader of the blog, and thought I’d pass it along here in case it helps anyone else in a similar position :) FIRE is awesome, but it is not *everything*!! At least my personal opinion on it! Here’s her sitch, followed by my response and then hopefully some feedback from y’all since I’m not too sure I addressed […]

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