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READY MONEY.

October 11, 2019
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From a newspaper circa 1909: —————————– READY MONEY. —————————– A dollar gives you confidence, Five makes you walk on air, A ten-spot lets you face the world Without a thought of care. With fifty large ones right away You feel your own true worth, But get a hundred-dollar bill — Ah, well you own the earth. ****** Just let a fellow walk about Without a […]

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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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The Beauty of Simplicity

September 4, 2019
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Morning, friends!! I’m packing up for our yearly financial blogging conference this morning (FinCon – will you be there??), and every time I reach for my suitcase I’m reminded just how nice it is to be a minimalist :) The old me used to spend hours trying to figure out what to bring and what not to bring (because you need to prepare for ALL […]

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3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question

August 30, 2019
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Morning! My boy James Clear just came out with a clever new newsletter, and I thought I’d be a bit cheeky today and copy it for a fun little blog post ;) Here’s the idea behind his latest endeavor: “Every Thursday, I send out my “3-2-1” newsletter with 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you. The goal of each […]

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Got an idea? Give it a name.

May 21, 2019
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That was the subject line of a marketing promo I just got from Go Daddy, and after reading the main point it reminded me how POWERFUL this can be for your *financial goals* too! For many entrepreneurs, a great name sparks the transition between the dream and the reality. Naming a business makes it real. Yup! Once you call it something it becomes “a thing”, […]

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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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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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Advice From a Coffee Mug ☕

March 7, 2019
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If you never thought your mug could change your life, think again ;) From my new favorite reader of the blog, Alyssa: Good morning J! I was looking through the office coffee mugs this morning for the biggest mug available to try to get enough caffeine to get me through the day and I found this gem. Not only does it provide the sweet sweet […]

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When was the last time you treated yourself?

February 21, 2019
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When was the last time you really treated yourself to something? Are you happy about it? Caught this article on Business Insider and got me dreaming away the morning ;) The CEO of a marketing agency grants 10 of his employees’ wishes each year instead of giving them year-end bonuses Clever! A magical CEO Fairy where all you have to do is ask for what […]

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A Bunch of #Wins Martin Luther King Would Be Proud of ;)

January 21, 2019
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Happy MLK Day! Did you know he was also a personal finance proponent back in the day? He once wanted to get what he and others called a “Freedom Budget” going that offered up a “practical, step-by-step plan for wiping out poverty in America during the next 10 years.” Which of course we’re still a ways away from these days (hell – we can’t even […]

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Your mission today: send $50 to that elusive goal of yours!

January 9, 2019
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I was asked the other day what my biggest lesson learned in 2018 was, and the answer to that was a pretty simple one: I learned that I was doing a lot more THINKING than I was DOING. With my goals, with my ideas, with small stupid things that would have only taken 20 minutes to test, etc. I was in my head over analyzing […]

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A useless but fun perspective on money.

January 8, 2019
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That was the subject line of a note I just got in response to yesterday’s net worth post, and the contents did not disappoint ;) Here’s what my new favorite person shared: J, Sometimes I do this to get a new, fun perspective on money: a.) Convert the length of your dollars (6”) to feet, $791,150 = 395,575 ft. b.) Convert 395,575 feet to miles = […]

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7 [Financial] Habits That Have a High Rate of Return

November 19, 2018
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Remember the other week when I posted that tweet about the 7 habits that have a high rate of return in life? Where I rocked almost all of them except for the “exercising 3x a week” one where I appropriately scored an F-? Well, not any longer my friends!! That silly little tweet stirred something in me and I did something that day I haven’t […]

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What everyone wants to do before they die!

September 14, 2018
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Hey guys!! So I wasn’t going to blog about the ICE Binder stuff again, but after seeing the explosion of emails and comments from everyone the last two days, it’s pretty evident how not only *important* this stuff is, but also how many awesome DREAMS y’all are going after!! Thank you for participating! They were so fun to read! I wanna share all the responses […]

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