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Our “No Spend” Year

November 19, 2019
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[Morning! Here’s a fantastic journey from Allysgrandma who took on a No Spend Year this year and is now going on indefinitely… Amazing how well we can adapt (and save!!!) when we actually focus and get a little creative! Congrats, Allysgrandma! It totally changed my life years ago too :) (Though I was much less brave and only shot for a month, haha…] ******* We […]

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A list of things I’ve never bought *new* before

November 18, 2019
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I was talking with a friend the other day on how I never buy anything new, only to realize how DEAD WRONG I was when I actually went to jot them all down, haha… Literally only came up with two things, although they are the biggest things: A car A house Now secretly I’d love to one day experience both of these even though I […]

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A wild story on real estate investing, stock picking, and pushing through life’s occasional chaos

November 15, 2019
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Here’s a great tale of the trials and tribulations real estate investing can bring, particularly when you’re overly ambitious ;) Big ups to long time reader of the blog, Doug, here for spilling it all out for us today… You live a wild and exciting life, my man! I admire the boldness! Haha… ******* I bought my first house right after graduating from college. I […]

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Remember when you wanted what you currently have?

November 14, 2019
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Came across this quote last week and can’t stop contemplating it: Remember when you wanted what you currently have? Something so haunting, yet so beautiful about it, haha… But in a world constantly pushing us for “more”, it sure is a nice reminder of everything we’ve already achieved/received if we actually take a second to reflect upon it :) Here’s a short list of all […]

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30+ Other Names for “Debt”

November 13, 2019
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So this list was a lot harder to put together than our money one :) Apparently there’s a lot less synonyms for debt than there is moolah which was surprising? (Though really *anything* that goes along with “SUCK” can easily be substituted here, haha…) For Kari, who challenged me to come up with this list… A bunch of other words for “debt”: Albatross Baggage Bloodsucker […]

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Side Hustle #76: Selling “Printables” for Passive Income!

November 12, 2019
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[Welcome to another installment of our Side Hustle Series! Featuring blogger and podcaster, Julie “J” from Millennial Boss, who stops by the blog today to share her experience selling printables on Etsy… I’ll let her tell you just how much she’s made over the years (hint: it’s in the thousands!), but I love that it took her some experimenting to finally land on the perfect […]

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How much do you need for a day of *Freedom*?

November 11, 2019
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Caught this comment on the blog and had to run the numbers as soon as I saw it :) In response to our post on what you would do with an extra $1,000: Well, I kinda don’t need the $1,000 so I would invest it and get myself four days closer to FIRE as we are budgeting about $240 a day when we do blow […]

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Things you can do that rich people do

November 8, 2019
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Might want to bookmark this one for whenever you’re feeling down :) A list of everything you can do whether you’ve got millions in the bank or not: Go on a walk Go on a hike Go out dancing Play some sports Play some games Travel somewhere new Eat somewhere new Make some friends Make some memories Fall in love Fall in bed Do art […]

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If I received $1,000 what would I do with it?

November 7, 2019
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Here’s a fun exercise to add to your net worth reports every month :) (Or just RIGHT NOW – because who doesn’t like playing this game??) Hey J$, Today is the day for me to track my net worth (up 5% from last month!), and I started a little exercise where I think about what I would do if I just received $1,000. How would […]

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Want these $$$ books?

November 6, 2019
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Time again to declutter the ol’ bookshelves!, And something tells me you’ll appreciate these gems I found more than my “real life” friends would ;) If you want any of them, just shout below and you’ll be entered to win! You’ll notice some of them from previous giveaways or features on the blog here… The “originals” owned by J. Money!!! Haha… Good luck! ****** Book […]

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D.A.R.E! [to stay away from debt]

November 5, 2019
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It’s D.A.R.E. Week at my kids’ school this week, and after hearing the song they’re learning I noticed it sounded much better with “debt” swapped in there instead of “drugs” ;) Here’s the song, tell me I’m not wrong? ******* I Will Dare People can tell me what they’ve done. Maybe some things. Maybe none. But people can’t tell me what to do. I will […]

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Started at the bottom, now we’re 1/20th of the way there!

November 4, 2019
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This one’s for all you Aussies today ;) Alaya stops by the blog to share her journey tracking her net worth so far, which is once again a testament of how powerful doing this one simple thing can be! And she’s only two years into it! Thanks for taking the time to spill it all for us, Alaya. And I caught your Drake reference there, […]

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Favorite Reads This Month ☕

November 1, 2019
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Welcome to a brand new month! Here are a bunch of awesome articles for your perusal, which you’re ONLY allowed to read once you update your ol’ net worth ;) A fun small treat to go along with all the other fun small treats from last night, haha… And let me tell you, there’s some good nuggets in here this time around… The Internet’s upped […]

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A list of scary things I used to be addicted to (!)

October 31, 2019
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Happy Halloween, everyone! Found this in my journal the other night and had a good laugh: Funny how much we can change over the years! Literally not one of them is in my daily life anymore, but I distinctly remember how each of them once made me *feel* :) Diet Coke – ENERGETIC!! Bottled Water – HYDRATED! iPhone – CONNECTED! Lottery Tickets – THRILLING! Domain […]

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