November 2010

SuperFreakonomics – Illustrated Edition (WANT IT?)

November 30, 2010

How awesome is this?? Freakonomics on steroids! With lots of purrty pictures and diagrams – perfect for those of us A.D.D. kids ;) And it’s big & hard too! (that’s what she said?) Whether probing the intricacies of sex change operations, the effectiveness of child car seats, or what really motivates people to do good, the Illustrated edition of SuperFreakonomics – by Steven D. Levitt […]

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“I Got it at Ross” [Music Video]

November 30, 2010

This beats everything I was thinking of writing about today ;) Turn up the volume, close your office door, and blast this like you mean it!! “I Got it At Ross” by Abraham Linkin: “My president is black, his name is Obama…. Stuntin’ like my daddy, bargain-shoppin’ like my momma! I got it at Ross…” Best tribute to a discount store EVER. Mad props to […]

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Tip # 478: Unload your $1 bills every night!

November 29, 2010

I’ve been doing this on and off over the years, but a recent commenter here reminded me how well this trick works!  And it barely takes any extra time in your schedule to make it happen. (it literally takes .03 seconds – I’ve timed it.) Check it out (thanks Chris!): For the last week I have been taking all my ones out of my wallet […]

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It’s Black Friday! Are you alive??!

November 26, 2010

Have you already spent $500,001 on super sexy flat screens and the latest iPad 10,000? Did you run into any crazies out there who tried fighting you for the last Harry Potter video? Did you buy something for ME?? Can I ask you another 101 questions? ;) As you can see – I have decided not to partake in this coupon-saving showdown.  Although I suppose […]

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Watch out for the Giant Turkey!

November 25, 2010

I had this dream last night that the world was run by gargantuan turkeys, and they were all out to eat us!! Which means 2 things right about now: 1)  I have to stop eating Fruity Pebbles at all hours of the night for dinner. and 2) It’s THANKSGIVING!!!!! Rejoice! We all have so much to be thankful for today, and I just want to […]

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Here a Tip, There a Tip, Everywhere a Tip Tip!

November 24, 2010

Money Mag came out with the “average tip planned for the 2010 holidays,” in their latest Dec issue, and I don’t quite know what to make of it.  I guess they seem fair, but then again it’s like we have to tip EVERYONE for everything these days.  Or maybe I’m just a frugal bastard? (don’t answer that). Anywho, here’s what they suggest is the average […]

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Generation Earn: New Book & Giveaway!

November 23, 2010

Hey guys! One of my new real-life friends (I can call her that now that we’ve had coffee together! haha…), Kimberly Palmer, of WTOP News & Alpha Consumer blog on U.S. News & World Report, just came out with an awesome new book. It’s called Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back , and she was kind enough to send […]

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Gotta Push Through Even When You’re Mad!

November 22, 2010

Friday morning I was PISSED. We were literally on our way to the airport to visit my boy Nate and check out Chicago for the first time, when United F’ing Airlines called to say the flight was canceled all of a sudden! No apologies, no reasons for it (not that it really matters at that point), just a simple little robot voice letting you know […]

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Wealthy People vs Poor People

November 19, 2010

Happy Friday y’all! Fellow sexy budgets reader, Andy Hausmann, emailed me this gem last night and thought it was too good to pass up.  Kinda a lot to take in, but if you really think about these one by one they def. make sense! T. Harv Eker, author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth, believes wealthy people inherently think […]

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Your Mission Today: Find a way to Save $5.00

November 18, 2010

I think I’m going to start giving out missions to y’all and see what comes of it.  I bet if we spend 30 seconds really thinking about how to accomplish them, we could do a lot of good for our wallet!  And something I come up with will almost ALWAYS be different than what you find – so we all learn from each other :) […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Live-in Landlord

November 17, 2010

By Mike Choi Whether it’s doing freelance graphic design or doing handyman work around the house, we all have some kind of assets that can be put forth to make some extra cash.   J. Money defines making money from side projects as hustles. One of my hustles that I’ve been doing for the past 5 years in addition to my 9 to 5 job is […]

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Ahh so THAT’S what it’s called… “Mental Accounting!”

November 16, 2010

Saw this in Kiplinger Mag and didn’t realize there was a term for it :) I’ve been a poster child for “mental accounting” for the past 3 months! (more on that in a sec). Here’s how Kip explains it: “Mental accounting leads us to hoard money in a savings account that earns 0.3% interest while keeping a high balance on a 15%-interest credit card. We […]

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Spent $100 in 20 Minutes Yesterday.

November 15, 2010

Remember how I mentioned not putting yourself into situations last week? Well, I didn’t listen to myself and I came out of the mall $100 poorer last night ;)  But in my defense I got some really great stuff! (see picture)  And plus, it just felt damn GOOD. I can’t tell you the last time I was in that mall and I’ve missed the hustle […]

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WINNERS of the $50 Card & 2 Nights @ The Hyatt…

November 15, 2010

Are you ready? Here goes!  The two lucky winners from both our giveaways this week are: $50 Visa Gift Card via Rent-A-Center: Winner is…. Beckey & Jeff! TWO nights at The Hyatt! Winner is….Ally! Congrats everyone! Look for an email out soon to claim your prizes :)  We’ll be doing some more giveaways later, but first a much needed break… these things take the wind […]

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