Inspiration

Log Cabin Ruth & Her Fantastic Side Hustles 💪💪

October 23, 2019
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Morning! So the other day I randomly stumbled across this old email thread with a reader who was about to pay off her log cabin (that’s right – I said log cabin!!), and now years later I was curious to see if she ended up making it happen ;) I shot her a note, and below are pieces from our original convo back then (April, […]

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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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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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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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“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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They Can Never Take It Away

April 19, 2019
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Today’s a quick tip to remind you that no one can ever take away your accomplishments. Once you’ve done something brilliant – whether in life or career, or even money – it’s yours. Forever. That time you got promoted? You earned it. That time you flew to Africa? Banked memories. Those $10Gs of debt you just paid off? Party time! Once you’ve accomplished something great, […]

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35 excellent money quotes you’ve never heard of before

April 12, 2019
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I was going to paste up a bunch of the most popular money quotes here today, but then figured it might be more fun to share some of the more obscure ones :) And I know many of these are obscure because I’ve plucked them mainly from rappers and finance bloggers!! Haha… So please to enjoy, 35 new one-liners you can add to your motivational […]

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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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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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It’s Not About The Money, It’s About The *Lifestyle*

September 21, 2018
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I don’t know if you caught it, but in our last net worth update I slipped in something pretty nonchalantly that really should have been more chalant ;) We’ll see if we reach [a million dollars] before the downturn, but either way it really doesn’t matter as it’s not the *amount* that counts, but the *lifestyle* it gives you. It took me a good 6 […]

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Proof that this MONEY stuff is possible!

August 22, 2018
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Hey hey! Time to feature a bunch of y’all who are killing it lately! Gotta show everyone that this stuff we talk about every day here is possible and that we’re not just blabbering on for nothing :) So please to enjoy – a bunch of wins sent over to me across the year from readers of this site accomplishing things big and small, whether […]

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“Simple money questions I ask myself”

August 10, 2018
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Check out this email I got in response to our post on Mr. Wendal the other day. So many great questions to reflect on! Money is a tool, something we need, and has only what value society ascribes to it. Too often, we forget this. Society, as a whole, doesn’t always remember to value all life, or even all humans. Society is made of the […]

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“American Ninja Warrior Changed My Life”

February 7, 2018
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Okay, so I’m sitting next to someone at Starbucks right now that just inspired the crap out of me. She asked me if I worked online because she always sees me typing away, and when I told her I did, she immediately jumped into her life story, wondering if it was worth sharing as well on a blog or something. 45 minutes later I gave […]

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Desire Paths: The Unconventional Way to Live Your life

January 26, 2018
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[Hey guys! It’s been a little while since we ran a guest post here, but been getting quite a few really good ones lately so thought we’d bring them back on Fridays for a bit… You know, give you a little break from my antics and let some other brains shine for the day ;) So please enjoy one of my favorites from the batch, […]

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