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A list of things I’ve never bought *new* before

November 18, 2019
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I was talking with a friend the other day on how I never buy anything new, only to realize how DEAD WRONG I was when I actually went to jot them all down, haha… Literally only came up with two things, although they are the biggest things: A car A house Now secretly I’d love to one day experience both of these even though I […]

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Our Decision on The Benz!

October 14, 2019
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So after many (MANY!!) days obsessing about this and pouring over your thoughtful notes and advice and nudges (you sure didn’t hold back! Haha…) we finally made a decision on what we wanted to do with that Benz offer burning a hole in our brains… And that decision is…. drum roll please…. NOT TO BUY IT!! EEK! And instead, keep going forward with the minivan […]

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Should we buy this Benz?!

October 7, 2019
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So here’s an interesting deal that recently popped into my inbox! A cousin of mine asked if any of us need a new car as he’s about to sell his that he hardly uses anymore (and we do! My wife’s is getting pretty decrepit!), and out of all the cars in the world it’s one of my FAVORITES from back in the day! A Mercedes […]

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Meet Miguel – an Immigrant Who Became a Multi-Millionaire Without Any Help or Money

September 16, 2019
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Good morning!! Was talking back and forth with a reader of the blog here, and the more we got into it the more I realized just how powerful his story is. Most of us have come from a pretty solid background with plenty of opportunities to (easily) take advantage of, but Miguel here is proof that even without any of this privilege you can still […]

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12 Major Decisions and How We Feel About Them Now

June 26, 2019
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Morning! Got a notification that it was my anniversary on a couple things this week (picking up my Lexus from Carmax (3 years), switching to Republic Wireless (5 years!)), and thought it might be helpful to see how we feel about it years later now :) Do I wish I could go back on any of them?! Did any of them completely change my life??! […]

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12 Excellent Money Hacks For Ya

April 4, 2019
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My database of tips is filling up again, so time to pour them out! Here are a bunch of notes people have shot me in recent months to better help them speed up their savings or stay motivated… Maybe something here will spark joy in your wallets too? ;) ****** The Scoring System Hack My focus this year has been to really pay attention to […]

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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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Model Ts and Immoral Debts

February 13, 2019
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This is going to sound silly, but I spent the better half of two hours yesterday pouring over Ford Model T’s and debating whether it was worth buying one or not, haha… Of course I chose “not” (who needs a Model T these days???) but it came after reading an article in COINAge Magazine where I learned you could pick one up for only $15,000 […]

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Pop Quiz: How do you feel about the money you spent this week?

November 30, 2018
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Are you pleased with it? Horrified? Don’t even want to know so you’re going to click away now? ;) Let’s do an exercise today where we look back at what we spent this week and see how we feel about it all… It’s good to do a surprise check-in every now and then! Fill in the blanks below: Money I loved spending this week: _____________ […]

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6 Things I Don’t Agree With Dave Ramsey On

October 19, 2018
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[Happy Friday! Got a juicy guest post for you today by fellow blogger and money coach, Christine Luken. I know many of you have opinions on Dave Ramsey, so make sure to stop by the comments after and share them with us ;) I couldn’t help but interject my own thoughts throughout as well – so hopefully you come away with some better insights after […]

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What to Do When You Have Pangs of Spendthriftery

September 7, 2018
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[Hey guys! Welcome back to the site our friend Cubert from AbandonedCubicle.com, who’ll be dishing the dirt on his recent travels, and how he had to curb himself from spending an extra $100,000 upon his return ;) Something I’m sure we could all relate to at multiple times of our lives! Hope you enjoy, and find this helpful!] ******** In late June, I traveled to […]

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Proof that this MONEY stuff is possible!

August 22, 2018
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Hey hey! Time to feature a bunch of y’all who are killing it lately! Gotta show everyone that this stuff we talk about every day here is possible and that we’re not just blabbering on for nothing :) So please to enjoy – a bunch of wins sent over to me across the year from readers of this site accomplishing things big and small, whether […]

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Things I’ve never been hardcore enough to try

July 11, 2018
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I’ve tried a lot of experiments with my money over the years, but there are still some I’ve never been able to pull the trigger on. Here’s a list of them below – perhaps you’ve accomplished them and lived to tell the tale? :) #1. Using cash only for an entire month I swear this one’s been at the top of the list for 5 […]

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Have You Mastered These Three Foundations of Money?

July 9, 2018
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Got a great/feisty comment the other day on all those savings tips and tricks we shared, and thought we’d take some time today to compare and see where we stand on these recommendations ;) It comes from Cody Wheeler over at AcademySuccess.com, and according to him these are the things we should be paying attention to the most: Do these three major things as the […]

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