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Did you get a Stimulus Check? What did you end up doing with it?

May 18, 2020
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Saw some stats on how people are using them, and thought it would be interesting to compare with our own community here :) Here’s what SmartAsset.com found when they polled 1,300+ people: More than half of adults – 52.09% – said they primarily plan to use their stimulus check on needs such as rent and food. Putting the money into savings was the next most […]

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Money Wins 💪💪

May 14, 2020
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Despite the madness all around us, life – and finances – move on for many of us :) Here’s a smattering of people still winning out there and focused on the prize. Keep going, everyone!! ****** The $1 Million “Asset”-er Hey there J$: Some time ago we were chatting about milestones. I mentioned that our first milestone was to reach $1M in assets. You told […]

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Today I learned…

April 10, 2020
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Today’s post is sponsored by: THE QUARANTINE “When you’re stuck inside every day, you happen to learn things!” And here’s the latest batch of things I’ve learned ;) You can find batch #1 here and batch #2 here. How about you?! ****** #1. There’s a Google for KIDS! It’s called Kiddle and filters out all the adult stuff –> kiddle.co. Features bigger thumbnails, larger fonts, […]

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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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A Christian’s Perspective on Debt-Free Living

March 25, 2020
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[Morning! Please welcome to the site today, Larry Thomas, who shares his financial recovery going through Dave Ramsey’s baby steps program. If you can believe it this was actually a *comment* left in response to our post on 6 things Dave Ramsey is Wrong About, but had to share it here in the form of a blog post as I thought it made for an […]

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Would you rather have your student loan debt wiped away or FREE healthcare forever??

February 3, 2020
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Happppy Monday everyone!! You’re in luck as I heard a Financial Fairy was going around granting people wishes today – free of charge! – but you could only pick one of two options… Would you rather…. Have ALL your student loans completely wiped away?! (If you don’t have student loans, you can choose your mortgages/cars/credit card/etc) – OR – Get free healthcare from now until […]

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What are some of your controversial personal finance beliefs?

January 13, 2020
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Answered this question on Twitter last year, then got re-sucked back into it all again when it bubbled back up randomly this morning ;) Now passing it on to you to give your brain a work out! Haha… Here were my answers to it, and then I’ll list out some others from the community I found interesting as well… Maybe you have some controversial beliefs […]

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Cheat Sheet on “The Automatic Millionaire”

January 9, 2020
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Mornin’! So if you’ve never read the classic $$$ book, “The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach, today you luck out and get a cheat sheet on it to tide you over until you wise up ;) The winner of it from our giveaway just emailed me saying she devoured it in two days and it’s now one of her top 3 favorite finance books (as […]

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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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Will this $1,000 matter when I’m financially free?

December 17, 2019
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I’ve saved this note in my emails for a couple years now, and re-stumbled across it again this morning when tidying up: “Will this $1,000 matter when I’m financially free?” I blurted it out in response to a reader getting hit with some unexpected pet bills hoping it would ease the sting a little, and while I’m not sure it did, interestingly it has helped […]

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Pop Quiz: Are you financially better off *today* than you were at the start of the year?

December 5, 2019
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Came across this test by WorkableWealth.com and thought it was a great exercise to do today :) Are you better off right now than you were when the year started? Answer these 6 questions: Did you increase your net worth? Did you reduce your debt? Are you tracking your spending and keeping a budget? Did you reach a savings goal? Did you ask for and/or […]

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12 More #Money Ideas to Try

December 3, 2019
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Morning, beautiful people!! Got a handful of new tips to share with y’all from our community this morning :) I keep a running document over the year that I copy/paste the gems into as I come across them, and then every few months I dump them all out for others to (hopefully) be motivated by too. So here’s the latest dumping! Courtesy of your fellow […]

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A wild story on real estate investing, stock picking, and pushing through life’s occasional chaos

November 15, 2019
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Here’s a great tale of the trials and tribulations real estate investing can bring, particularly when you’re overly ambitious ;) Big ups to long time reader of the blog, Doug, here for spilling it all out for us today… You live a wild and exciting life, my man! I admire the boldness! Haha… ******* I bought my first house right after graduating from college. I […]

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30+ Other Names for “Debt”

November 13, 2019
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So this list was a lot harder to put together than our money one :) Apparently there’s a lot less synonyms for debt than there is moolah which was surprising? (Though really *anything* that goes along with “SUCK” can easily be substituted here, haha…) For Kari, who challenged me to come up with this list… A bunch of other words for “debt”: Albatross Baggage Bloodsucker […]

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