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They Can Never Take It Away

April 19, 2019
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Today’s a quick tip to remind you that no one can ever take away your accomplishments. Once you’ve done something brilliant – whether in life or career, or even money – it’s yours. Forever. That time you got promoted? You earned it. That time you flew to Africa? Banked memories. Those $10Gs of debt you just paid off? Party time! Once you’ve accomplished something great, […]

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Cool Idea: Adding Life Events to Your Net Worth!

April 18, 2019
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A reader sent me that nifty graph up there and thought it was worthy of passing along in case you want to add to your net worth tracking as well ;) Such a cool idea adding life events to the history, right? Since so much of it plays an active role in how our money turns out? Here’s the words she sent along with it, […]

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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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Are you a member of the Mileage High Club?! ;)

March 11, 2019
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Glanced down at my odometer last week and realized my Lexi had crossed 100,000 miles!!! Woo! Went to humble brag about it over on Twitter because what proud parent wouldn’t?!, and was quickly put to shame by just about the entire financial community, haha… Here’s what I wrote: And then here’s what I had to deal with: “Is 100,000 a lot to some people?” – […]

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Obscure financial holidays to mark on your calendar :)

February 28, 2019
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As “America Saves Week” continues on, I was reminded of some other fun holidays we should all be better about celebrating ;) After all, why should Black Friday and Cyber Monday have all the fun??? Inspired by a lively convo with @AdvisingWell: Holidays That Are Actually Good For Your Wallet: 1/10: “Cut Your Energy Costs Day” — A day that encourages people to finally look […]

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Tooth Fairy payouts plunges for a 2nd consecutive year 🧚‍♀️

February 22, 2019
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I know this was at the top of your mind this year, so had to share the second I caught wind ;) “Tooth Fairy Payouts Plunges for Second Consecutive Year!“ According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll® by Delta Dental, average monetary payouts are down $0.43 from last year, bringing the current rate to $3.70 for a single lost tooth. $3.70 a tooth – can […]

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My new favorite charity right now –> Breadcoin

February 7, 2019
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Mornin’, y’all! You might have seen this already if you follow me on Twitter or my Newsletter, but I had to share it here too because I’m currently OBSESSED with these guys! And not just because they created COINS to give out! Which they did!! ;) It’s a project here in DC called “Breadcoin“, and they’ve pretty much created their own currency which can be […]

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The “Beat Last Year” Budgeting Challenge!

January 24, 2019
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This is one of the best challenges I’ve heard in a while :) From fellow reader, Anne: Hi J, I wanted to share a new challenge I am doing for myself. I eat out at fast food/pizza/restaurants wayyyyy too much, and my personal capital export from 2018 made me feel so bad about it! I am challenging myself to “beat last year!”. Example. Spent $100 […]

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A Bunch of #Wins Martin Luther King Would Be Proud of ;)

January 21, 2019
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Happy MLK Day! Did you know he was also a personal finance proponent back in the day? He once wanted to get what he and others called a “Freedom Budget” going that offered up a “practical, step-by-step plan for wiping out poverty in America during the next 10 years.” Which of course we’re still a ways away from these days (hell – we can’t even […]

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I want you to love your money like this guy!

January 15, 2019
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There’s a saying that if you really want something bad enough you’ll find a way to make it happen. Kinda like when you’re a broke ass college student, yet always manage to score booze every weekend ;) I don’t know how badly you want freedom right now, but I can tell you this guy below sure wants it! I just spent ~10-12 hours analyzing our […]

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A useless but fun perspective on money.

January 8, 2019
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That was the subject line of a note I just got in response to yesterday’s net worth post, and the contents did not disappoint ;) Here’s what my new favorite person shared: J, Sometimes I do this to get a new, fun perspective on money: a.) Convert the length of your dollars (6”) to feet, $791,150 = 395,575 ft. b.) Convert 395,575 feet to miles = […]

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Would you live at The Mall for $700/mo?

November 28, 2018
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Just heard about this on the radio this morning and so fascinated by it… Apparently you can – or soon can – rent an apartment at the mall for only $700/mo! Would you do it?? I’ll be honest, if I were single I’d be all over that. First – At only $700 it would be a steal in this area as I currently pay over […]

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Resource of The Month: “Playing with FIRE” Documentary

October 12, 2018
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Hi guys! This month’s feature is going to be different than the last one because you can’t go out and consume it *just yet*, but I wanted to get it on your radar because it checks off everything I look for in recommendations and thought you’d enjoy a sneak peek of it ;) It’s a new full-length documentary called “Playing with FIRE“, and it aims […]

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What I’ve Learned Getting Rid of *1 Thing* Every Day! (Going on 48 Days Now!)

August 27, 2018
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So we’re now 48 days into our daily decluttering experiment! Woo! And spoiler alert – I’m never stopping :) I get a high every time I throw something into that donation box! Haha… And I keep finding stuff too, despite being a practicing minimalist. Here’s a list of everything I’ve removed from my house so far: (“removed” = gave away, sold, donated, gifted, or if […]

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