March 2019

15 of My Favorite Reads This Month ⭐

March 29, 2019
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Happy Friyay! As we do here at the end of every month, here’s a brain dump of all my favorite reads collected over the weeks. Spanning everything from finance to housing to social media, kindness, minimalism, mindfulness and even pennies that were shot at in World War II saving a man’s life! Nothing but the most juiciest for you ;) And don’t forget we have […]

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More mental accounting forms: the “endowment effect” and “nudge theory”

March 28, 2019
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So I found out there’s a term for what we were talking about the other day on treating your money differently depending on how you get it! It’s called “mental accounting” and apparently is a pretty popular thing, based on work by Nobel Prize recipient, Richard Thaler :) Here’s a description of it from Investopedia: Mental accounting refers to the tendency people have to separate […]

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Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs With Low Stress

March 27, 2019
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Looking for a new job? One that pays well without much stress? No problem – here’s a list of some of the best ones according to Money.com I just caught… Should be pretty easy to just go out and snag one, yeah? ;) (Stress tolerances ranked from 0-100, with the lower the number the less stressful the job is, per The Department of Labor’s O*NET […]

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New Book (and Giveaway): “Women with Money” by Jean Chatzky

March 26, 2019
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Morning! Had a calendar item pop up to post about this today, and then realized what good timing it was coming off our post last week on women who earn more than their spouse!* This new book isn’t exactly focused on that, but after reading it I’m sure anyone who’s not already earning more will be at the end of it if they implement the […]

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Do you treat your money differently depending on *how* you get it?

March 25, 2019
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Was thinking about the way I spend my money, and noticed how drastically I treat it depending on *how* exactly I come across it ;) For example: Money I get as gifts: Time to spend away!! And almost always towards *wants* vs needs and those things I’d never go out and buy for myself but deep down really want, haha… So basically – the best […]

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Some money jokes for impressing people 😂

March 22, 2019
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Been a lot of serious finance talk on the blog this week, so thought we’d liven it up a bit today and pass along some classic jokes :) Starting with a few non-money ones that my wife recently dug up in her emails from a decade ago when I was trying to woo her over, haha…. AND IT WORKED!! So bookmark these bad boys for […]

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Do you make more than your spouse? How is it going for you??

March 21, 2019
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Was looking over our finances yesterday, and realized that for the first time since knowing my wife she’s actually making more money than me! Hubba Hubba! The more she makes, the less I need to! Haha… but also the more household income = the more opportunities for everyone too. So score 1 for the Mrs. ;) And a pretty neat turn around from just a […]

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9 Questions to Ask Before Buying a House

March 20, 2019
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Morning! So we’re three weeks into our house hunting journey now, and I gotta admit – I’m starting to come around to it more :) Between y’all’s emails of encouragement, and my wife’s desire to finally lay down roots in the city I love, I can feel the excitement bubbling inside of me as well. Even if it’s just to see how fast we can […]

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Would you ever bank with Amazon, Facebook or Google?

March 19, 2019
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Caught this stat the other day and thought I’d get your opinion of it ;) 58% of Millennials would consider banking with Amazon, Facebook or Google if these tech giants enter the banking space HAH! Could you imagine?? As if they needed any more of our money (or time)!! But I missed the cut off of being a millennial and don’t even have a personal […]

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When luxuries become necessities

March 18, 2019
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Morning, guys! So I’ve started subscribing to some new newsletters lately to better expand the ol’ mind, and this last one I read by David Perell (who I very much recommend, btw) featured a great clip that I can’t stop marinating on: “One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations. Once people get used to a […]

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80 Years of Financial Hindsight

March 15, 2019
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Hey guys! Got an interesting note from a reader of this blog who sent the following in the subject line: “A middle of the night thought.” Of course I had to open it up to see what it was about :) “Wondered if you would like a little article written by an old fart (80) about his thoughts and concerns and what he would have […]

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What are you doing with your tax refunds?

March 14, 2019
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Saw this list come out on the best ways to use your refund money, and thought I’d use it as an opportunity to live vicariously through you guys since I’m getting squat this year ;) Though by no design of my own as I LOVE getting a nice chunk back every year and thinking about all the ways to power your goals! Even if it’s […]

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The World’s Best Banks According to Forbes

March 13, 2019
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Guess who landed the #1 slot on the new “World’s Best Banks” list?? Oh – it’s USAA! Heyo!!! And that’s just not my opinion as it always is, but this time that of a new survey that just dropped by Forbes after interviewing over 40,000 people around the globe. Here’s the background on it: Instead of gauging the balance sheets and P&L statements, as Forbes […]

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“Buy your home like a landlord, live like a renter.”

March 12, 2019
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Got another excellent idea for all house hunters / owners out there!! This one comes from Jessi upon hearing news that we’re considering owning again, and I’ll admit it’s actually helped calm my nerves a bit just reading and seeing how you can *systematize* things and better separate out your emotions from the equation. Something I’m notorious for, especially when big decisions are on the line […]

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