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Ever wonder where your money’s been?

April 1, 2020
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Stumbled across this poem by children’s author and writing coach, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, and thought you might enjoy it :) Maybe you’ve thought a lot about this too like me? If only dollars could talk!! (And didn’t contain any viruses – eek) Thanks for putting into words something I think about almost every day, Amy, haha… But next time tell us the answers, please! ;) […]

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New Book + Giveaway: “Keys to a Successful Retirement” by Fritz Gilbert

March 31, 2020
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Gooooood morning everyone!! So excited to share this new book with y’all from my long-time blogging friend, and occasional guest poster here, Fritz Gilbert from The Retirement Manifesto!!! One of the nicest guys in the community! Keys to a Successful Retirement: Staying Happy, Active, and Productive in Your Retired Years This has been a project in his head for years now, and on May 5th […]

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Budgets are Sexy? Budgets are NECESSARY!

March 30, 2020
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[Morning! My man 5 AM Joel stops by the blog again today to share his recent thoughts on budgeting through these wild times we’re living in… Maybe it’s a good time for you to touch base with your long lost budget too?!] ******* I’ll be the first to admit… I’ve been slacking off on my budgeting the past few years. J. Money would be very […]

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Free “Mindful Budgeting” Templates!

March 27, 2020
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Hey guys! One of my favorite people in the world, Cait Flanders, just released her “mindful budgeting” templates for *free* for anyone who wants them. It includes weekly spending sheets, a monthly budget, a monthly calendar to stay organized, and two exercises to help you do monthly check-ins to see how you’re feeling + quarterly check-ins to ensure your spending aligns with values. More info […]

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Quarantine check-in and savings, you?

March 26, 2020
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Morning! Here’s a quick corona check-in over here: # of days self-quarantined now: 13 # of people infected in our household: 0 # of days it took to feel “normal”: 5 (amazing how fast you adapt!) # of times I’ve screamed “OH HELL NO!” after hearing the news: 387 # of times I’ve shut down the news and promised to never look again: 387 ;) […]

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A Christian’s Perspective on Debt-Free Living

March 25, 2020
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[Morning! Please welcome to the site today, Larry Thomas, who shares his financial recovery going through Dave Ramsey’s baby steps program. If you can believe it this was actually a *comment* left in response to our post on 6 things Dave Ramsey is Wrong About, but had to share it here in the form of a blog post as I thought it made for an […]

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Project to keep you busy: Abraham Lincoln Penny Portrait!

March 24, 2020
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Okay guys, Got something for you if you’re running out of ideas over there! AND IT INVOLVES PENNIES! 846 OF THEM! Feast your eyes on this bad boy: The Abraham Lincoln Penny Portrait! $19.99 + Free Shipping If that doesn’t scream “Great way to use your time” I don’t know what will! Lol… But the best part? By the end of it you’ll have a […]

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Do you feel more prepared having lived through 2008?

March 23, 2020
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Caught this stat in my draft folder and it hit me harder re-reading it now than it did in November! From a survey by real estate investing startup, Concreit: “Over half of millennials feel “more prepared” for next recession having lived through 2008″ Over half! Not bad! It would be interesting to see how these same people are feeling NOW as we’re currently in the […]

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#Overheard at the coffee shops… Remember those?

March 20, 2020
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WE MADE IT TO FRIDAY!!! GO US!!! I wish I had something exciting to reward you with, but I suppose it’s rewarding enough just to read my clever notes here, eh? ;) Can’t be too bad out there if The Sexy is still around! Lol… (okay, that was bad) In all seriousness, though – I miss coffee shops like a mother, so thought we’d go […]

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More $$$ Jokes For Your Amusement

March 19, 2020
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For all those needing a smile today! ****** I gave Henry Winkler $1,000 to invest for me, and never saw my money again… I think I fell for a Fonzie scheme. ****** A genie came to me and asked, “What’s your first wish?” I answered, “I wish I was rich!” The genie then asks, “What’s your second wish, Rich?” ****** Three animals were having a […]

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Some awesome things I learned recently

March 18, 2020
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Here are a few things I learned lately that might excite your wallet :) Lemme know if you try any of them – especially #2! It won’t be weird at all if I stare at you while you sleep, right?! ***** #1. PATCHING THINGS UP IS BECOMING TRENDY AGAIN! It’s being dubbed “visible mending“, and been taken up by those protesting “fast fashion” and disposable […]

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Just a friendly reminder…

March 17, 2020
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YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.       YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.             YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.                   YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.                         YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.                               YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL.                                     YOU ARE INVESTED FOR THE LONG HAUL. Just a friendly reminder… was last modified: March 17th, 2020 by J. Money

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Stay fierce and focused!

March 16, 2020
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Morning! Lots of scary and anxiety-filled news going around us right now, but there’s also a lot of POSITIVE stuff happening in our community too! Here’s a bunch of notes I’ve saved up from people killing it these past handful of months, and I just know there will be MORE coming because y’all are fierce and focused! Don’t let this madness beat you!! Your freedom […]

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Aspiring Goal to Shoot For: Spending More on *Donations* Than *Wants*

March 13, 2020
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Morning! Before we get started on this, just have to say I really enjoyed all your feedback the other day on our Fortnite post. And many of you brought up an excellent point on it that I completely missed: Gaming is a great way to spend *time* with friends and others! And it’s not unlike other ways we spend money to hang out with each […]

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