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What Are You Proud of Accomplishing Last Year?

January 3, 2018
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Remember when I joked the other day about creating a “List Out All Your Accomplishments” Day in order to counteract all the New Years Resolution #fails most of us end up getting? So we feel better about ourselves and actually give ourselves credit for achieving stuff? Well, I was going to just leave it at that, but then I came across an old journal of […]

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Don’t Have a New Year’s Resolution? Steal One of These.

January 1, 2018
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HAPPY NEW YEAR, folks!!! Time for the obligatory post on New Year’s Resolutions, haha…Which I still very much love despite all the hate they garner ;) Why NOT start a Big Hairy Goal as they say, while you’re motivated and roaring to go? You could have done it any other day as well, but you didn’t – so today’s the day! And I have a […]

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My 10 *Favorite* Posts From 2017

December 29, 2017
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Welcome to the last official business day of 2017!! That went fast, huh? As promised, here’s a list of my all-time favorite posts from the year, to compliment the most popular posts we just featured on Wednesday. You read all of these and not only will your wealth grow exponentially, but your standing here on BudgtsAreSexy will rise to the tippy top too! And there […]

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All I Want For My Birthday :)

December 26, 2017
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Happppppppy day after Christmas, y’all! AKA Return-Your-Presents Day! AKA my birthday! AKA Boxing Day for all you Canadians, eh?! :) This is going to be a short and sweet one as I venture off into some unknown adventures today (what do 38 year olds like to do??) but had to pop in real quick to check on you, and then to ask you for a small […]

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#Money Motivation

October 11, 2017
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There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the world today. Here are some emails I’ve saved over the months which can’t help but get you to smile and be proud of your fellow man :) None of this money stuff happens over night, but it’s amazing what a little patience and just plain CARING will do once you set your mind to things! Let […]

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My Life (And Finances) After Escaping a Cult

August 11, 2017
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[Hey guys! Please welcome Ava to the blog today – a newer blogger on the scene with an INCREDIBLE backstory. She blogs over at Millennial Money Challenge and is on a mission to go from cult survivor to financial independence by 40 (!). I was blown away after stumbling across her “about” page last week, and asked if we could republish a bulk of it […]

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“Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!”

June 21, 2017
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Got another book recommendation for y’all! The More of Less, by Joshua Becker. Where that headline came from, and which should be the official bumper sticker of all minimalists, haha… “Maybe the life you’ve always wanted is buried under everything you own!” How good is that?? Similar to the book, Essentialism, I raved about the other month, this is another one that helps get your […]

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That Time I Woke Up From a “Bill Coma” and Started Saving My $$$!

May 17, 2017
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You know when you’ve paid a bill for so long that it just becomes habit and you don’t even pay attention to it anymore? Because at one point in your life it made sense, but now who knows? (Because of the whole not paying attention part?) I call that being in a “bill coma,” and it was exactly my life 3 years ago despite being […]

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The Sexy Underwear Trick

May 12, 2017
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[Please enjoy this fun post by my dear friend, Hélène Massicotte, today – the blogger behind FreetoPursue.com, as well as our very own Book Curator at Rockstar Finance. Never know what you’re going to get logging onto this blog! ;)] You may have heard of picturing your audience naked to help with stage fright when delivering a presentation. But what if the person who feels […]

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Use This Chart to Save $1,000 This Year!

March 27, 2017
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If someone asked you to save $1,000 right now, could you do it? How would it make you feel? What would you cut back on? (Or would you need to go out and find a new hustle??) $1,000 is a lot of money no matter what position you’re in. And if someone told me to save it on the spot I’d probably first sigh, and […]

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6 Steps to Taking a Year-Long Sabbatical (Every Decade)

February 3, 2017
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[Welcome my friend Ms. Montana today! She recently released a new eBook on the 6 steps to taking a year off every decade, and I asked her if she’d be willing to give us a teaser of it here so we can all learn too ;) She obliged, and now we get to read it today – yay! Hope it helps!] The idea of a […]

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Another Way to Think About FIRE: Freedom, Intellect, Resourcefulness, Enough.

December 26, 2016
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Heyo! It’s my birthday! Let’s sing me a song! Ready? Happy birthday, to me! Happy birthday to me! Happy birthday dear J. Moooooooooney, happy birthday to me! (Woo!) Thanks – that felt good :) Unlike all this cake I’m about to shove down my throat later and then feel horrible about, haha… but hey, it’s my birthday and I can do as I please! And […]

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The Little Trampoline Inside All of Us

October 31, 2016
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You know what’s funny? Our political candidates. You know what’s funny in a GOOD way? Bill Murray :) (20 mins before show time at The Kennedy Center) I had a chance to watch him be honored at this year’s annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor sponsored by Capital One (thanks for the tix, guys!), and with all the guest comedians that showed up I […]

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19 Ways to Be Better Today Than Yesterday

October 14, 2016
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Okay, so today was supposed to be a post about hustling and earning more money, and then it changed when I offered up my seats to an older couple 15 minutes ago (I’m at Starbucks) and they started reading an email they got out loud. Which said, in a nutshell, someone very close to them just passed away suddenly and now it’s time to start […]

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