January 2013

Tattoo For You?

January 11, 2013
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Haaaaaaappy Friday mother budgeters! (You see what I did there? ;)) I hope you’re ready to start this weekend off right! Perhaps with a little tattoo’ing action maybe? All of us getting one at the same time to promote fiscal communityness?? Haha… or would that actually go against that? Anywho, I thought we’d do a 5 for Friday today all about the sexy art of […]

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#OccupyCashOnly

January 10, 2013

(Guest post by a friend of mine who wishes to be anonymous ;)) He spread the 20 dollar bills in piles of hundreds on the table in front of me. 8 total rows of $100 each. For a moment, I felt like I was in a James Bond movie .. or something less savory, like a strip club. :-/ The CCTV monitor behind him was […]

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Money Lies And The Devil

January 9, 2013
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My friend Serena recently came out with a new blog about “getting your life straight” (so new, in fact, that there’s only 2 posts on it!), but her 2nd post really hit the nail on the head: Lying to ourselves about our money. Here were the top 5 lies she pointed out: Charging something now telling yourself you’ll pay it later when you get paid […]

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The Trillion Dollar COIN Cliff?

January 8, 2013
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UPDATE: The treasury has decided *not* to mint these ridiculous coins ;) In the span of the past hour and a half, TWO different people have emailed me articles on this  “trillion dollar platinum coin” thing that’s been circulating around the world wide webs… Of which I actually hadn’t heard of yet outside these two friends emailing me about it (thanks guys!). I do my […]

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My New Refinancing Idea: Brilliant or Stupid?

January 7, 2013
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Remember last week when I said it might be a century ’til we could refinance our mortgages again? Well I may or may not have stumbled across something that verifies me as either a huge super genius, or a bumbling idiot. You’ll have to gauge for yourself after reading this ;) It all started with me being pissed that every time I call up places […]

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Some Un-Sexy Money Stats (and Leaks)…

January 4, 2013
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Happy Friday y’all! I was paging through a recent article in Money Magazine yesterday (one of my favorite still-in-print mags, btw), and thought you might find parts of it interesting too. You know, ‘cuz we’re money nerds like that. The article was on plugging 35 of your “money leaks” this year, an analogy I love to use myself!, but for the most part I didn’t […]

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I Choose to Be the Best “Me” I Can Be

January 3, 2013
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(Article by LB) I love the idea of choosing your own life, your own rules. To live life intentionally the way it is meant to be lived. I choose to take back my life, to regain the passion for living, and to live intentionally and not systematically like the way others feel I need to live. Homelessness and Self-Worth Back when the recession hit, I […]

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PS: Have You Heard About the DEBT Movement?

January 2, 2013
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My friend, and blogger, Jeff Rose is getting a group of people together to pay off $10,000,000 of debt in the next 90 days :) Starting TODAY. If that falls under one of your resolutions for this new year, think about joining us and knocking a big chunk of YOURS out along with us! As Henry Wheeler Shaw once said (I have no idea who […]

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Net Worth Update: $332,608.93 (Down $3Gs…)

January 2, 2013

They can’t always go up :) And while there is a lot of red in most the categories this month, the biggest loss (in “monster cash”) is more of an accounting adjustment on my end than anything crazy going on. Though it’s still money we can’t count on in the future… Over the years I’ve been counting all money that’s in my accounts on the […]

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The Year of The Simple

January 1, 2013
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Happy New Year! Are you ready to kill it all over again?? Stack them papers up high and get your coin vault ready to be jumped in a la Scrooge McDuck? I know I am, haha… Nothing motivates me more than starting *fresh* – even if it’s just all in my head ;) Just like yesterday’s post on reviewing the past though, I should give […]

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