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Silver Diving Part II: The $500 Half Dollar Experiment

December 17, 2012
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I’m at it again!! Round two of looking for silver in coin rolls :) Only this time I’m raising the stakes a bit and trying a new route. ‘Cuz if you recall from my last shot at this, I failed pretty miserably, haha… But who knew coins from 50 years ago wouldn’t be in circulation anymore? Especially those worth 10x-40x their value? ;) Yup, last […]

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15 Musings From My First Coin Show :)

November 5, 2012
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I recently went to my first coin show and WOW was it overwhelming! Who knew there were so many different types out there? And that SO MANY people were into this hobby? I feel like it’s one of the oldest ones around actually, maybe even the #1 or #2 hobby in the country (though I’m totally making that up, haha ;)). But speaking of old-ness, […]

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The Change In Your Pockets May Be Worth More Than You Think…

September 11, 2012
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As you know, I’m a huge fan addict of collecting currency. It started with a strange dollar bill I found in my pocket years back, and then slowly over time progressed to interesting coins and other money-related items I’ve since come across. Like my latest find over the weekend of an old US Mint bank bag I snagged for $3! Which also happened to have […]

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The $2.00 Bill Savings Trick

August 24, 2012
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I’ve been dipping my toes into a lot of interesting ideas these days, and one of my new favorites so far is my new $2 bill trick. In the past month since trying it I’ve already amassed over $110! And I haven’t really done that much different to get there, either… Are you ready to be wowed? Are you sure?  Here it is! Every time […]

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Welcome to Barterville: Population 1?

August 10, 2012
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So I have this brilliant idea right now of creating an awesome bartering platform here on our site, but I have absolutely no idea if something like that would ever take off, haha… So I figured I’d hurry up and just put it out there and see what happens ;) And we could start with things that I, personally, have to trade out as well […]

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How Much Gold Is Actually IN an Olympic Gold Medal?

August 2, 2012

Have you ever wondered that??  They LOOK big and shiny and all kinds of valuable (and not to mention extremely sentimental to all those who pick ’em up ;)), but how much GOLD is actually in them?  Or is there none at all anymore? I was wondering all about it last night while Olympic watching, and I literally wake up to an infographic in my […]

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What If I Opened up a Thrift Store?

July 9, 2012
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The last few weeks I’ve been thinking a LOT about opening up my own antique/thrift store some time in the near future. I don’t know what’s been getting into me lately (I think this baby not coming out is driving me crazy!), but at this moment I’m totally and utterly OBSESSED with figuring out how it all works. Even though I’m 99.9% sure I wouldn’t […]

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It’s YARD SALE SEASON baby!!!!

April 24, 2012
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Treasures, treasures everywhere! Wahooooooooooooo!! Two weekends in a row now shopping up a storm, and I must say I feel like a 13 year old again when I used to rock the sales w/ my mom back in the day (awwwwwww). Not only did she instill the love of a good bargain in my genes, but also the adventures of it all no matter where […]

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I Bought My First Gold Coin!

March 28, 2012
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Arrghhhh Matey! I’m a modern day pirate! ;)  Though now I don’t really know what exactly to DO with this piece of gold, other than just stash it away in my safe and hope I never have to use it one day, haha…  So I guess it begs the question, “Why even get it in the first place?” ;) Well, to that I answer three-fold: […]

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I Bought My First Piece of Art!

December 27, 2011

You like it? How much do you think I spent on it? (I’ll tell you at the end of the post ;)) I had absolutely no intention of spending ANYTHING the night I picked this up, but the second I locked eyes on it I KNEW I had to get it for my blogger den! :) I didn’t even know it was for sale at […]

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5 For Friday: Antiques Roadshow ed.

October 21, 2011

I’ve been watching a looooot of daytime television lately (I force myself to take lunch breaks now and step away from the computer for 1-2 hours every afternoon), and lately I’ve been fixated on Antiques Roadshow.  Well, that and Pan am, but that’s for another day ;)  It’ so COOL to see all these crazy (ugly?) things worth so much money!! Especially when the person […]

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Is Gold The Answer to a Market Meltdown?

October 18, 2011

I just got off of a call with one of my friends, and my mouth is literally wide open in shock. He just told me he’s completely unloaded of all his investments (stocks, mutual funds, etc) and is almost 75% in GOLD right now. Like, physical solid gold locked up in his house (The other 20-25% is in OIL). But the craziest part here is […]

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What I Learned From Collecting Basketball Cards

August 25, 2011

I was reading someone’s blog post the other day, and randomly this flashback of collecting basketball cards came to mind (wtf?). I wish I could remember what I was reading, but whatever it was got me thinking about how I changed up my game plan after years and years of trading (at 12 years old, none the less) cuz it just wasn’t working anymore ;) […]

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I just realized that i’m addicted to money. The "cool" kinds.

November 11, 2008

Does that even make sense? Let me explain. I’m not addicted like i need all that i can get or i’ll go insanely wAcKo addicted, but the kind where i get extremely giddy for different types of currency and feel the need to hoard them! Maybe that’s not called addiction, but whatever it is – that’s what i have, and i welcome it with open […]

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