December 2013

It Can Happen to Any of Us.

December 10, 2013

I just watched this documentary last night called American Winter, and man did it freak me out… And made me want to cry at the same time. In fact, I’m not ashamed to admit I did tear up a little in places… I can’t stand to watch children in poverty :( The movie focuses on some families in the Portland, OR area who were doing […]

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How To Give Your Kid The Best. Christmas. Ever.

December 9, 2013
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It’s hard to believe I’m sitting here about to blog about kids and presents when I feel like I only just became a dad, but it’s amazing how much you learn in a quick long 17 months. And to think I’m about to do it all over again next Spring – Ack! (I mean, WOOHOO! ;)) And if there’s one thing I’ve learned about our […]

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Giving Away a Solid GOLD COIN!!

December 6, 2013

Hi guys! I have a super duper CRAZZYYY exciting giveaway to present to you today :) Which would make an excellent gift for either yourself, or a fellow loved one/coin collector this holiday season. Are you ready for it??? You haven’t looked at the title yet,  have you? ;) WE’RE GIVING AWAY A SOLID GOLD COIN!!!! Huzzah!! [This 1/10 oz APMEX Gold Round .9999 Fine […]

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Side Hustle Series: I Make Money Planners

December 5, 2013
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[Guest post by Kimberly Palmer – of Alpha Consumer fame – as part of our Side-Hustle Series.] I’ve always been obsessed with making extra money. In elementary school, I launched a (very unsuccessful) newsletter. In middle-school, I ran a (slightly more successful) summer camp for neighborhood kids. In high school, I stayed busy by babysitting, which provided regular, if modest, paydays. It wasn’t until I […]

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Net Worth Update: $437,088.81 [Up $6,000]

December 4, 2013
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Happy November Net Worth Day! It’s as if we do these every single month or something? ;) Hopefully YOU’RE doing them at home though, too. Nothing’s sexier than knowing where all your money’s at, yessir… We had a pretty conservative month ourselves this time around, compared to our last one (if only every update we could climb $60,000!!). But I’ll take conservative over *losing money* […]

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It’s #GivingTuesday!

December 3, 2013

Now that Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and SexyTime Saturday is over (oh sorry, did you  miss that one? ;)), it’s time to get back to what this Thanksgiving time was REALLY supposed to be all about – giving, over getting. So when my friend Nate told me about this new day that’s really taking off, I couldn’t pass on the chance to participate and […]

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Why is Saving So Hard?

December 2, 2013
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According to this article I just read in Money mag, it’s due to “scarcity of attention.” Which is a fancy way of saying “we think of the now, rather than the later.” Here’s a clip: “There’s a popular image of people who don’t save for the future as lacking in self-control. But the reason saving is so hard has less to do with self-control and […]

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