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Let’s use up those forgotten gift cards!

December 4, 2019
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Morning! So today is not National Use Your Gift Card Day, but I just learned that it’s a thing (celebrated January 18th in 2020), and rather than wait for that glorious day to come I thought we’d kick off the party early since EVERY DAY is a great day to cash in those forgotten gifts ;) And forgotten is an understatement as apparently we give […]

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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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The Problem with “Free” (and My 2 New Yard Sale Rules)

October 21, 2019
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Morning!! I know we’re late into the yard sale season here, but I recently enacted two new rules for my kids while out shopping, and I’m realizing more and more how effective they are for us adults too ;) Let me know what you think: Rule #1: No more getting anything for FREE! I don’t know if your kids do this, but mine have been […]

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One tweak a week!

September 26, 2019
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Here’s another idea for you to try! Work on tackling just *one* thing a week relating to your money, and then enjoy the satisfaction of both improving your finances AND being able to check something off the to-do list ;) BOOM! // End of post Haha… But it’s not my brilliant idea, here’s Suzanne who was inspired to do this and share it with us: […]

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“I will listen to your complaints twice.”

September 12, 2019
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Morning! Was talking to a friend the other day on how people love to complain about things but never do anything about ’em, and he hit me with a convo he used to have with his employees back in the corporate days: I will listen to your complaints twice. Once right now, and one more time later. And then it’s done or solved, and you […]

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“What should I do with an extra $2,000?” + other fun $$$ questions…

August 23, 2019
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Goooood Friday, everyone!!! Have a good week with your money over there??? Pay off any nasty debts or lingering responsibilities? Score any extra cash that you’re just waiting to put to good use?? If it’s the latter you’re in luck today as I answer a bunch of good Q&A’s from readers, including one around applying extra funds :) Hope this helps! ******* Sup J$! What […]

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7 more ideas for your arsenal!

July 2, 2019
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Morning! Got a bunch more ideas for your wallet – and life – today, courtesy of some really good looking and smart people – you all :) Hope you find something worth trying out! ***** #1. Double checking all scratched off lottery tickets you find on the ground –> “I don’t spend much out of pocket, but I always check the ones scratched off and […]

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“Help! I’ve fallen for a hyper-dedicated FIRE enthusiast.”

June 27, 2019
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Morning! Got an interesting note from a reader of the blog, and thought I’d pass it along here in case it helps anyone else in a similar position :) FIRE is awesome, but it is not *everything*!! At least my personal opinion on it! Here’s her sitch, followed by my response and then hopefully some feedback from y’all since I’m not too sure I addressed […]

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“Do I like who I am while I’m doing this?”

June 14, 2019
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My friend David wrote this epic article on self-esteem 4 years ago, and though I only stumbled across it last month, I haven’t been able to get this line out of my head since: “Do I like who I am while I’m doing this?” It’s a question to gain better insight about your habits, and after asking *myself* this now quite often, I gotta say […]

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The Gateway Drug to Extreme Savings

June 10, 2019
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If there’s one thing us $$$ bloggers love more than money, it’s the chase of the money. And during this chase we like to get into all kinds of shenanigans which to the outside world seems “ridiculous” :) We do such things as: Cutting out cable Going on No Spend months Selling all our crap Moving into tiny homes Paying off our debts (*gasp*) Juggling […]

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Q&A on investing, blogging, babies, Louboutins, podcasts, and other random questions asked recently :)

May 30, 2019
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What up, what up! Here’s a bunch of questions I’ve answered over recent months in case anyone’s been dying to ask them as well ;) Always happy to offer up some free advice, but remember you get what you pay for! Haha… You can reach out to me anytime here and will always do my best to hit you back… Or for quicker responses, find […]

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Got an idea? Give it a name.

May 21, 2019
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That was the subject line of a marketing promo I just got from Go Daddy, and after reading the main point it reminded me how POWERFUL this can be for your *financial goals* too! For many entrepreneurs, a great name sparks the transition between the dream and the reality. Naming a business makes it real. Yup! Once you call it something it becomes “a thing”, […]

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PS: We all struggle

April 29, 2019
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Found this old draft in my inbox, and thought it was worth polishing up to better contrast Friday’s “everything is great for people!” post ;) We all have our wins, but we also have many fails along the way too – and it can 100% suck!! Especially when people go out of their way to tell you so! Haha… Here’s the post just briefly edited […]

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6 Ways to Avoid The Diderot Effect

April 22, 2019
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A friend of mine passed me this article on Denis Diderot who I could have sworn we’ve blogged about before, but a quick search told me we hadn’t so I had to make sure we fixed that STAT :) Here’s the article I was passed, by one of my favorite writers online – James Clear: The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need […]

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