Insurance

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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My Name is Fern, and I Work at a Cemetery

September 27, 2019
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So a friend of mine recently told me she WORKS AT A CEMETERY full-time now (!!!), and after spitting out my coffee and then asking her a million questions, she was kind enough to write up a little ditty for us today which I’m beyond excited to share ;) I’m very familiar with hanging out and visiting cemeteries as it’s one of the most serene […]

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Interesting Financial Rules to Follow (?)

May 29, 2019
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Came across this article from Kiplinger this morning, and can’t say I’ve heard of half these rules of thumb before, haha… Maybe that’s why they’re so breakable?! :) “Financial Rules of Thumb to Consider Breaking“ They’re bolded below, along with my own two (free) cents, and an attempt at comparing them to our own finances to see if we’re on track or not :) Anyone […]

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A Life Insurance Mad Lib!

September 26, 2018
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I don’t know if I mentioned this, but that Best Man’s speech I gave the other weekend included a pretty epic Mad Lib in the middle of it. One which greatly helped me overcome my nerves and complete the mission :) I’ll tell you how it applies to today’s topic in a bit, but first – the mad lib (with the help of my kids […]

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7 money goals to hit by the time you’re 35

July 25, 2018
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If you’re over 35, I’m sorry – you’re too late for these! – but if you’re under 35 then HURRY UP AND MAKE THESE HAPPEN OR DIE IN FINANCIAL RUIN!! Just kidding, haha… I just love how dire these lists always seem, don’t you? ;) As if everything always hinged on age and age alone? There are some pretty good ones on this list though, […]

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Do You Know Your Insurability?

April 11, 2018
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If you’re currently on the hunt for car insurance, and/or love all things relating to car insurance (and who doesn’t, am I right??), I got something for you that might help :) (If you’re not in the car mood today, avert your eyes now and check out this fun little ditty instead! –> “Smart“, by Shel Silverstein.) I just partnered up with a new (to […]

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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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Sharing My (Early) Retirement Plans With My Dad!

February 24, 2017
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[Heyo! Got another killer guest post lined up for y’all today, this time from long-time reader JW who now has a blog of his own over at The Green Swan.  He just had one of those amazing conversations about life and money with his father, and thought we’d might enjoy hearing how it all went down. I think he guessed right – check it out […]

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Why Work So Hard Building a Fortune and Not Protect It?

February 17, 2017
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[Happy Friday! Got a fresh article from long-time reader, Gene Roberts, who you might recall from previous posts, Zen and the Art of Couples Budgeting and Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today. Both of which ironically allude to motorcycles which plays a big role in today’s story. I’ll admit it IS one of those “insurance reminder” type articles, but I […]

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Dear Wife, Here’s How to Spend My Life Insurance Money When I’m Gone!

September 28, 2016
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You know what’s awesome? Dreaming about all the things you’d do if you won the lottery :) You know what’s kinda-sorta-but-not-really ALSO awesome? Dreaming up all the things your family can do when you die and leave them all that life insurance money ;) Because if there’s anything worse than dying itself, it’s dying and then having to deal with a bunch of financial problems […]

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UGHHH – How Do I Cash Out of This?

June 22, 2016
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That was the subject line of an email I just got. It was enough to get my attention, so hopefully it got yours too :) If not, I guess I can say anything I want right now and you’ll never see it? Hmm… YOU LOVE JUSTIN BIEBER!!! HA-HA-HA! I’m going to prank everyone tomorrow and you’re gonna fall for it! Everyone gets $100 today, except […]

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6 Areas of Finance I Hate Dealing With

December 7, 2015
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You might think I love everything about money as a finance blogger, but I wouldn’t bet the house on it as you’d be wrong :) (Though I do know of a house for sale if you end up losing it!) Today I thought I’d share some of the areas I hate just to let you know you’re not alone. It doesn’t mean I don’t pay […]

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It’s Life Insurance Month! Don’t Click Away!

September 9, 2014
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Ah yes… September. The air is cooling, the leaves are coloring, NFL Football is back (way to start the season off right, ‘Skins! #NOT), and most importantly – It’s LIFE INSURANCE AWARENESS MONTH!!! OMG! CGW! (Crowd goes wild) OTM! (over the moon) TGIS! (thank goodness it’s September) I know I know, you waited all year for this month to come and now that it’s here […]

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Car Insurance Challenge Rocked: I Now Pay $20/mo :)

July 30, 2014
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15 Minutes can save you 15% on your car insurance? Pshhhh… Try 47%! Yup, in continuation of our Challenge Everything mantra, I am now officially saving money on our car insurance now too :) Now dropping my already low premium of $39.54/mo down to $20.99/mo with USAA. For literally making a 15 minute phone call. (Actually a 14 mins and 59 seconds call to be […]

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