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How do you compare with your retirement savings?

January 28, 2020
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TD Ameritrade just came out with their “Road to Retirement” report, and it’s always fun to compare and see how we’re doing against others ;) In this case, 2,000 others who are 40 and older with at least $25,000 or more in their accounts for some reason… Maybe since they’re still stuck on “traditional” retirement? So if you’re millennial (or even better – a Gen […]

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19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do…

January 27, 2020
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Stumbled across this listicle and wondered if we’re all on trajectory or not ;) 19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do in Their 20s via Inc. How many of these can you confidently check off?? They develop multiple income sources They take action (and sometimes, they fail) They make sure that they own their time They network, a lot. (And they do it both ways) They think […]

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The time will pass anyway

January 24, 2020
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A quick reminder today: Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. – Earl Nightingale The next week, month, year is going to come no matter what we do – might as well go after what we really want in life!! Take one small step towards it this weekend and get […]

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3 Tricks I Do That Helps Me Be More Charitable

January 23, 2020
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You know what really impresses me? Unicorns. You know what impresses me 10x more? People who naturally think of others before themselves :) Unfortunately for me I’m closer to being a unicorn than I am someone who thinks of others first, haha, but over the years I have learned that you can trick yourself into being a better person just by incorporating a few daily […]

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Giveaway: “The Richest Man in Babylon” and “Small Is the New Big” by Seth Godin

January 22, 2020
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Found two new books at the thrift store if anyone wants them :) “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason  “Small Is The New Big” by Seth Godin A classic money one belonging in all PF nerds’ home libraries!, and a businessy/entrepreneurship one for all those who land on the “love” side of people’s “love/hate” relationship with Seth’s work ;) I admittedly couldn’t […]

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6 Different Wealth Levels and How They Affect Your Decisions

January 21, 2020
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A friend passed me this article thinking I’d enjoy it, and she was dead right so I now pass it onto you! Climbing the Wealth Ladder by Nick Maggiulli If you’re wondering why you treat money differently now than you did back in the day, this is the article for you :) Especially those who have gone UP the ladder over the years! From Nick: […]

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Saving up for something? Buy the stock first!

January 20, 2020
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Today’s a quickie but goodie for you ;) I’ve heard of buying stocks from places you love and use every day (in fact, I did this myself back in the day!), but never thought of buying the stocks *instead* of the product before. Or at least while you’re saving up for it… From Chandrashekhar on our post about controversial finance beliefs: If you’re planning a […]

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Did you know you have to pay taxes on all winnings?!

January 17, 2020
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It’s true… Winnings are considered “income” and you can get in some serious doo-doo if you try to hide it. Though reputable places will at least remind you of it when they send you a nice tax doc at the end of the year informing you they’re reporting it to the IRS :) And it’s not only applicable to things like winning the lottery or […]

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It’s official – I’m a Minivan Dad!!

January 16, 2020
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And boy, do I feel like a dad haha… One of the first things I actually noticed, but it’s kinda cool! I AM a dad, and I’m proud to be one! :) I’m not sure it’s my favorite car yet, but after a week of driving it so far it isn’t the worst thing in the world… And my kids are obsessed with it! They […]

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Side Hustle #78: Being a TV / Film Extra! [$200+/day]

January 15, 2020
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[Welcome to another edition of our Side Hustle Series! This time around one of my FAVORITE gigs I’ve always wanted to try but still haven’t – yet ;) Peggy Bree stops by the blog today to share her experience being in over 200 shows/films over the past 6 years, and what you can expect to be paid from it all… Seems like the perfect gig […]

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When does it make sense to spend more on your looks?!

January 14, 2020
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Didn’t think I’d be blogging about *looks* today, but I’d be lying if I said this stuff hasn’t crossed my mind in the past either :) Maybe you’re the same? Here’s a convo I recently had with a reader, and would love to get your take on it too… Is it all a bunch of malarkey, or are there certain times when spending more on […]

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What are some of your controversial personal finance beliefs?

January 13, 2020
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Answered this question on Twitter last year, then got re-sucked back into it all again when it bubbled back up randomly this morning ;) Now passing it on to you to give your brain a work out! Haha… Here were my answers to it, and then I’ll list out some others from the community I found interesting as well… Maybe you have some controversial beliefs […]

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Favorite reads around the web this month ✨

January 10, 2020
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Happy Friday, guys! How are your 409s doing? ;) Plucked out a lot of great articles for you this month, so no talking about how “bored” you are anytime soon like my 5 y/o likes to do – EVEN ON CHRISTMAS DAY (!!!) Consider these your overflowing “toys”, only they make you rich in the end and never require a bloody battery… Read anything good […]

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Cheat Sheet on “The Automatic Millionaire”

January 9, 2020
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Mornin’! So if you’ve never read the classic $$$ book, “The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach, today you luck out and get a cheat sheet on it to tide you over until you wise up ;) The winner of it from our giveaway just emailed me saying she devoured it in two days and it’s now one of her top 3 favorite finance books (as […]

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