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My Name is Fern, and I Work at a Cemetery

September 27, 2019
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So a friend of mine recently told me she WORKS AT A CEMETERY full-time now (!!!), and after spitting out my coffee and then asking her a million questions, she was kind enough to write up a little ditty for us today which I’m beyond excited to share ;) I’m very familiar with hanging out and visiting cemeteries as it’s one of the most serene […]

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Do you think we’re about to enter a recession?? Does it matter?

August 22, 2019
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Lots of talks lately on whether we’re about to enter a recession or not, so thought I’d throw it out to y’all and see what your thoughts are on it ;) Personally I’m not smart enough to know whether it’s coming now or later or never, but if I had to guess I’d say it’s definitely NOT never, with my second guess being that it’s […]

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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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5 random things I’ve learned recently

June 13, 2019
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This is going to be a hodgepodge of thoughts, but couldn’t help share them with you today ;) 5 interesting things I’ve learned recently!! #1. You used to be able to buy human skulls on Ebay! Was checking out a friend’s jewelry designs the other day, when I commented on how much I loved the mammoth skull ring he had made and how cool it […]

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“How I Grew My Net Worth to $300,000 in My 20s” – The Financial History of The Money Wizard

May 15, 2019
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Morning guys! Got another financial history report to share today! This time from fellow reader-turned-blogger, The Money Wizard, who tells us how he’s amassed $300,000+ before he’s even turned 30. Or put another way, about 4.4x my own net worth of $68,061.80 at his age! Haha… So he def. knows what he’s talking about over there :) Hope it inspires you in some small way […]

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A list of the most random jobs I’ve had – how about you?

April 30, 2019
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Morning! A friend just tagged me in a tweet on the different jobs we’ve had, and thought it would be fun to play along here too to get to know each other more :) We’ve all done some interesting things to help pay the bills at some point, right?! Here was the message I was tagged in: Went back to see what others in the […]

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Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs With Low Stress

March 27, 2019
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Looking for a new job? One that pays well without much stress? No problem – here’s a list of some of the best ones according to Money.com I just caught… Should be pretty easy to just go out and snag one, yeah? ;) (Stress tolerances ranked from 0-100, with the lower the number the less stressful the job is, per The Department of Labor’s O*NET […]

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Do you make more than your spouse? How is it going for you??

March 21, 2019
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Was looking over our finances yesterday, and realized that for the first time since knowing my wife she’s actually making more money than me! Hubba Hubba! The more she makes, the less I need to! Haha… but also the more household income = the more opportunities for everyone too. So score 1 for the Mrs. ;) And a pretty neat turn around from just a […]

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80 Years of Financial Hindsight

March 15, 2019
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Hey guys! Got an interesting note from a reader of this blog who sent the following in the subject line: “A middle of the night thought.” Of course I had to open it up to see what it was about :) “Wondered if you would like a little article written by an old fart (80) about his thoughts and concerns and what he would have […]

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“What are your thoughts on taking a pay cut to land a more dependable job?”

January 31, 2019
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Hey guys! Got our first reader question of the year! Check it out, and then hit her back with some feedback from that beautiful mind of yours if you’re feeling generous today… I’m sure she’s not the only one to ever be put in a situation like this! Hey J$, I’m a longtime reader/lurker of your blog. I love the features where you give someone […]

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Did you know there was a Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi)?

January 28, 2019
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It’s true! And of course was made by a bunch of CPAs, haha… Per the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs): The Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi) is a quarterly economic indicator from the AICPA which weighs a variety of economic factors to calculate the financial standing of a typical American. The index is calculated as the difference between two component sub-indexes – the Personal Financial […]

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An Alternative to The Benjamin Franklin Schedule: The “Task Immersion” Schedule!

October 22, 2018
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Alright, for those who never liked the Benjamin Franklin “scheme” we’ve posted about over the years (wake up at 5 am, reflect, hustle, repeat), here’s an alternative that might suit your personality better: The “Task Immersion” Schedule This was sent over by a reader of this site who’s continually failed at other schedules tested, and after already two weeks implemented has been more motivated – […]

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7 money goals to hit by the time you’re 35

July 25, 2018
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If you’re over 35, I’m sorry – you’re too late for these! – but if you’re under 35 then HURRY UP AND MAKE THESE HAPPEN OR DIE IN FINANCIAL RUIN!! Just kidding, haha… I just love how dire these lists always seem, don’t you? ;) As if everything always hinged on age and age alone? There are some pretty good ones on this list though, […]

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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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