Budgeting

Interesting Financial Rules to Follow (?)

May 29, 2019
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Came across this article from Kiplinger this morning, and can’t say I’ve heard of half these rules of thumb before, haha… Maybe that’s why they’re so breakable?! :) “Financial Rules of Thumb to Consider Breaking“ They’re bolded below, along with my own two (free) cents, and an attempt at comparing them to our own finances to see if we’re on track or not :) Anyone […]

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Do you know your Survival Number?

May 24, 2019
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Stumbled across this clip from an old guest post here, and thought it needed to be re-shared and contemplated again ;) Have you ever ran your “survival number” before?? From: 4 Tricks to Save More, Spend Less, and Pay Off Debt Your Survival Number Try this: calculate how much money you need for a decent survival each day. Count all important expenses, but aim to […]

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9 Interesting New Financial Apps & Services ✨

May 22, 2019
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What up what up! Been compiling a list of some of the more interesting financial apps and services I’ve been pitched on lately, and out of the 872 of them this year here were the ones I thought looked most promising ;) Let me know if you end up trying any of them out! ****** Bring Your Own Budget (byobudget.com) — “I made a webapp, […]

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Jimmy’s History of Personal Finance

May 8, 2019
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[What up what up! Been getting a TON of response from our post the other day on the history of our net worth, so thought we’d continue the fun and share another person’s financial background today ;) Can never see too many numbers about money, am I right?! Take it away, Jimmy…] ****** Inspired by J. Money’s recent, “How we grew our net worth to […]

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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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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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6 great new financial resources 💪💪

January 4, 2019
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I did a LOT of reading over the break and came across a ton of new resources in the process. Here are a smattering of them which should hopefully point you in the right direction depending on your current journey :) If you found any good ones lately I’d love to hear about them too! ****** #1. A free budgeting spreadsheet! This ones comes from TheMeasureOfaPlan.com, […]

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40 Money Lessons Learned After 40 Years on This Earth

November 23, 2018
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[Hey guys! Hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving holiday so far! For those not out and about shopping on this non-Holiday Black Friday right now, here are some solid tips for you as a reward ;) Courtesy of fellow blogger Marc from VitalDollar.com. My favorites are #31 and #37 and would certainly make it into my own list once I turn the big 4-0 myself […]

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7 [Financial] Habits That Have a High Rate of Return

November 19, 2018
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Remember the other week when I posted that tweet about the 7 habits that have a high rate of return in life? Where I rocked almost all of them except for the “exercising 3x a week” one where I appropriately scored an F-? Well, not any longer my friends!! That silly little tweet stirred something in me and I did something that day I haven’t […]

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Why I Skipped My Own Wedding to Save Money

October 5, 2018
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[Hey guys! Please welcome back to the site today, Lyn Alden, who shares her take on wedding costs and why she decided to only spend $800 getting married this year! The pressure is real out there, but there are other ways if you’re open to it!!] ******* The average cost of a wedding in the United States was somewhere between $25,000 and $33,000 in 2017, […]

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What I Learned Tracking My “Wants” For 30 Days!

August 20, 2018
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In a nutshell: I spent a lot of money on coffee and bagels, haha… But also books and history* stuff! Here’s a list of everything I spent on “wants” for the past 30 days. I decided to keep it to only the stuff I spend on *myself* vs others (kids, charities, etc) since that’s what I was most wondering about, and since I’m not looking […]

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40+ Ways to Save More Money & Optimize Your Life :)

June 25, 2018
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Hey hey! Welcome back to another week of $$$ lovin’ chat fests! Y’all have fun with all those giveaways last week?? Find some new books and tips to check out? If you weren’t paying attention, don’t worry – I was making notes in the background of all my favorite tips people were sharing, and today we’re going to list them all because there were some […]

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Giveaway Grand Finale! *12* Money Books!

June 22, 2018
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It’s the grand finale of our week-long $$$ book giveaway!! AHHH! Been a lot of work putting all this together, not gonna lie, but man does it feel good knowing they’re all finally going into the world again and helping… And remember you can find most of these books fairly easily at your local library too!! So even if you haven’t won any of them […]

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A Look at Other People’s Money :)

June 11, 2018
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Today we’re going to feature OTHER PEOPLE’S money on the site as I’m sure you’re tired of seeing mine all the time ;) These are all snapshots sent over to me recently, mostly via email, and they really give you a great look into other people’s lives and financial stages they’re in. I’ve also tried to include some of the backgrounds from our convos to […]

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