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How Getting Sober Changed My Life — and My Money

October 15, 2019
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[Good morning!!! I want to share a powerful story by a friend of mine, and new(ish) blogger on the scene, Deanna from Recovering Women Wealth, who’s not only found her path towards financial freedom, but freedom from the devil’s work too. A beautiful, and positive!, person putting herself out there in hopes of inspiring others! Thank you Deanna!!! And huge congratulations on it all!!!] ******* […]

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Having a hard time paying off debt? Try a Money Board!!

September 25, 2019
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Here’s a new idea for you today if you’re having a dickens of a time paying off debt… It was dropped on our post the other day on those money notebooks, and as soon as I saw it I immediately had fingasms… (That’s right – I said fingasms!!) For budgeting, I’ve used excel and now YNAB. Pretty boring stuff. But the real magic is in […]

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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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From Monk to Money Manager

June 5, 2019
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Good morning friends!!! Have a really cool story to share with you today, but it’s a long one so make sure to tell all your bosses/clients you’ll be busy for a while and then grab yourself a nice cup of tea ;) It comes from Doug Lynam, a fellow monk turned money manager, and after stumbling across his story and asking him to share with […]

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“Student loans are DEAD!”

May 20, 2019
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Got this note this morning and had to share it ;) Not every day you accomplish something so big like this! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA WE’RE DONE WITH OUR STUDENT LOANS!!!!!!! My husband and I finished grad school with something like a combined $330k… and today, I hit the button to pay off the last of them. I could not be more excited!!! Also, to be truly honest, […]

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Resource of The Month: Debt Free Coloring Charts!

May 17, 2019
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Just saw these featured in a FinCon newsletter and they are brilliant!! Debt free charts! To color in and keep you motivated! **FOR FREE!!** You can click here to grab them if you’re too excited to read any further (haha…) — DebtFreeCharts.com — or just keep scrolling to get a good peek at them before kissing away your debt ;) There are over 80 sheets […]

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“Why don’t we celebrate the things we DON’T have?”

May 7, 2019
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Got this excellent note from a friend, and had to share it today as a reminder that the journey to freedom is as much about the things you *don’t* do as it is the things you *do*. It might not be as sexy, but it’s still a huge part of the process! From David Damron: Random Thought: Why don’t we celebrate the things we DON’T […]

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More proof this money stuff is possible!!

April 26, 2019
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Good morning! If you’re looking for some extra motivation today, hopefully these snippets I’m about to share from the community will do the trick! So many people just killing it out there, which is proof yet again that every last step you take MATTERS with this $$$ stuff… Sometimes it’s quick, and other times it takes (much!) longer than desired, but if you keep at […]

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Should we go for a 15 year or 30 year mortgage?

April 10, 2019
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Morning! Wanna ask your advice in a moment, but let me hit you with a quick status of where we are in our home purchasing journey so far as I know you’re on the edge of your seats over there ;) The Mrs. has abolished the back up idea of renting so we’re now 100% on for owning! Which I *think* I’m okay with now, […]

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Would you give up sex for a year in exchange for a free year of college tuition?

February 27, 2019
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According to a study I just read, 61% of people would! Haha… At least when it comes to college tuition *for their kids* :) And depending on how much we’re talking about here ($20,000? $40,000?) I’d probably consider it too. It’s kinda like the opposite of prostitution – getting paid to NOT have sex – hah! There were some other interesting stats in this survey […]

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Stats That Would Make Our Founding Fathers Cringe

February 18, 2019
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Happy Presidents Day! Here are a bunch of financial stats I’ve been saving up that would shock our founding fathers right up from out of their graves, haha… All that freedom they fought for, and what do we do with it all?? Spend it accumulating more junk and getting those shackles right back on us! Treasonous! ****** “43.3% of Americans have less than $500 set […]

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You’re Hot, But Your Finances Are Not!

February 14, 2019
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[Happy Valentine’s Day!! Please welcome our friend Lance to the blog today who reminds us how important it is to stay away from STDs…  Sexually Transmitted Debt ® ;) We first ran this piece about two years ago, but had to bring it back for anyone who’s slipped into dangerous territory again… Always gotta stay vigilant, friends! Can’t be too careful out there!] ******* There […]

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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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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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