Budgeting

Phrases to use instead of “I Don’t Want to Spend Money”

October 16, 2019
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Caught this on Twitter and had to reshare! Great alternatives! So many of us struggle with saying “no” to stuff, but it’s not because we don’t care or *want* to do a lot of these things, but it’s simply ’cause we’re trying to keep our $$$ reigned in! So having an arsenal of lines like this is SMART to have in your pockets for whenever […]

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The net worth of a 24 year old obsessed with all things finance :)

October 9, 2019
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[Morning! Here’s a financial snapshot of one of our readers of the blog, Corrine – who also fancies herself a good spreadsheet (or four) like any good finance nerd out there ;) What a beautiful thing to have your epiphany *early on* in life! Congrats Corrine!!] ****** Hi J. Money! I really enjoy seeing these snapshots… they are super inspiring! I’d like to share my […]

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Children now average $30 a week in allowance?!

October 3, 2019
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Saw this in a press release this morning and almost spit out my coffee! Children average $30 a week in allowance Daaaang!!! Inflation sure has gotten crazy over the years! That is exactly $29 more a week than I got as a kid, and $28 more/week than I got when I was a teen ;) Which wouldn’t have even covered a measly pack of baseball […]

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Lifestyle Creep… Isn’t That Kind of the Point?

October 2, 2019
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[Morning! Please enjoy this guest article today from my boy Nick over at Side Hustle Nation who stops by the blog to share the evils – and perks? – of lifestyle inflation with us. Always gotta stay vigilant as it’ll get you good if you’re not paying attention! Help us out, Nick!] ******* Most of what you’ll find on the Internet are articles on how […]

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A Peek Inside Amanda’s Money Notebooks!

September 20, 2019
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Another day, another person’s money to snoop around in! Haha… And this time along with some nifty MONEY NOTEBOOKS! The budgeting method of choice from our featured reader today – Amanda – which I just love for a number of reasons. First, anytime you *physically* track stuff it tends to sink in better!, and second – it’s always nice to see a snapshot from someone […]

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Ever track your money using a calendar?! Here’s a reader’s review of a new app he’s obsessed with.

September 9, 2019
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Hey guys! Welcome to a new week of saving money and kicking a$$! Still recovering from all the fun that is FinCon over here (was so nice to meet some of you IN REAL LIFE!!!), but wanted to share this article in the meantime from someone who’s super excited to have found a better way to manage his cash flow. The initial note that spawned […]

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Cool new product (and giveaway) –> Budgeting Stickers!!

August 27, 2019
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Heyoooo!!! Got a cool new product to pass along your way today, particularly for those who love some journaling/scrapbooking/good ol’ sticker fun ;) They come from my friend Michael Murphy who invented those Investing Journals we featured earlier in the year, and this time around he’s set his focus on helping people get excited about (and actually STICKING TO) their budgets more – quite literally! […]

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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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