Career

New Job Benefits, FI Workshops, and What Is J$ Up To?

August 7, 2020
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Time flies! It’s been two full months since taking over this blog. I haven’t gotten any death threats yet, the nasty feedback I receive is vastly outweighed by encouraging emails, J$ seems to not have any regrets so far, and my employer hasn’t fired me yet! (!ctually, they just gave me a small pay increase and extended our contract – more on that below.) All […]

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How I Built and Sold My Amazon FBA Business For 7 Figures

May 26, 2020
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[Morning y’all! Recently found out that a former personal finance blogger sold his Amazon FBA business for roughly $5,000,000 (!) after starting it only 5 years ago (!!), so if you’ve ever been interested in running an FBA, this post is for you! From Jon Elder who now helps others manage their Amazon businesses over at BlackLabelAdvisor.com.] ******* It is such an honor to write […]

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Crappy Jobs on My Path to FIRE

May 15, 2020
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[Hey guys! Please welcome 5 AM Joel back to the site today as he starts transitioning into his new role here while I go the opposite way at the end of the month… Really really enjoyed this post of his, and hoping you do too! See ya back on Monday!] ******* Check out that old name tag up above… Yep, I used to work at […]

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How people make the most money on weekends 💰💰💰

April 23, 2020
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So lots of GREAT entries into our book giveaway last week!!! Y’all made some good money on the weekends!! Wanted to share a handful of my favorites today ‘cuz so many of them were so interesting and hopefully might spark some ideas over there for ya… Even though you might have to wait a while until the evil C passes to be able to do […]

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“I’m very happy and stable in this unstable time, ironically, unlike how lost and desperate I felt three years ago.”

April 21, 2020
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Exactly three years ago on this day, we featured a reader of the blog who was suffering tremendously and trying to get a grip not only on his finances, but on being accepted in a world that doesn’t make it easy on people of certain backgrounds. In his case, being gay, of non-white ancestry, and part of a religious Muslim community. Many of you reached […]

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Fascinating jobs + salaries across the country!

April 13, 2020
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Morning! So here was something cool I saw in my physical newspaper that I didn’t find online! Parade’s annual “What People Earn” report! Which documents all kinds of everyday common jobs to jobs and salaries of higher profile celebrities, to careers that pay well but don’t require four-year degrees, all the way through to some of the most random – yet also pretty epic! – […]

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Were you one of these people?!

April 8, 2020
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Were you one of these people?! Like, when you used to go to work every day back in the Good Days? ;) I’m wayyyy too Goody Two-Shoes* to even dare try pulling these off (I’d get caught in a heartbeat!), but according to this survey by Procurify.com it’s something apparently a good chunk of people are doing: “30% of employees have expensed a personal purchase, […]

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Side Hustle Inspiration From Kramer

March 4, 2020
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If you’re looking for some good inspiration today, check out this article by Vulture on all the side gigs Kramer tried out on Seinfeld over the 9 year run ;) All of Kramer’s Jobs and Schemes on Seinfeld Too funny!! And can you believe it only ran for 9 years?? Seems like it’s been on forever, right? That’s because it’s been syndicated throughout the past […]

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19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do…

January 27, 2020
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Stumbled across this listicle and wondered if we’re all on the right trajectory or not ;) 19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do in Their 20s via Inc. How many of these can you confidently check off?? They develop multiple income sources They take action (and sometimes, they fail) They make sure that they own their time They network, a lot. (And they do it both ways) […]

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When does it make sense to spend more on your looks?!

January 14, 2020
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Didn’t think I’d be blogging about *looks* today, but I’d be lying if I said this stuff hasn’t crossed my mind in the past either :) Maybe you’re the same? Here’s a convo I recently had with a reader, and would love to get your take on it too… Is it all a bunch of malarkey, or are there certain times when spending more on […]

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10 Resolution Ideas for 2020

December 20, 2019
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Morning! WalletHub just came out with their 10 financial resolutions they recommend in the new year, and thought some of them were pretty good. Particularly for those just starting out in their journeys. Any of these strike your fancy? #1. Repay 20% of your credit card debt If you have none, and/or are a baller, go for 20% of your mortgage! #2. Add one month’s […]

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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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