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Phrases to use instead of “I Don’t Want to Spend Money”

October 16, 2019
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Caught this on Twitter and had to reshare! Great alternatives! So many of us struggle with saying “no” to stuff, but it’s not because we don’t care or *want* to do a lot of these things, but it’s simply ’cause we’re trying to keep our $$$ reigned in! So having an arsenal of lines like this is SMART to have in your pockets for whenever […]

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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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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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Favorite reads this month 🍂🍁☕

October 4, 2019
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Mornin’! Here are a bunch of my favorite reads I’ve starred from around the web this month… Everything from email hacks to travel tips to financial simulations, velcro discoveries, wisdom of life, Twitter hacks, and even vertical graveyards. If your life doesn’t get at least 1% better after reading these I quit :) Grab some coffee and enjoy!! ****** The Wisdom of Life by Arthur […]

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Lifestyle Creep… Isn’t That Kind of the Point?

October 2, 2019
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[Morning! Please enjoy this guest article today from my boy Nick over at Side Hustle Nation who stops by the blog to share the evils – and perks? – of lifestyle inflation with us. Always gotta stay vigilant as it’ll get you good if you’re not paying attention! Help us out, Nick!] ******* Most of what you’ll find on the Internet are articles on how […]

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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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One tweak a week!

September 26, 2019
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Here’s another idea for you to try! Work on tackling just *one* thing a week relating to your money, and then enjoy the satisfaction of both improving your finances AND being able to check something off the to-do list ;) BOOM! // End of post Haha… But it’s not my brilliant idea, here’s Suzanne who was inspired to do this and share it with us: […]

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Should have listened to dad…

September 19, 2019
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Saw a funny message yesterday that brought back some memories ;) HAHA… yup! Sounds about right! Cars were right up there along with beers and girls for me and my friends too in the post high school years ;) Who wanted to SAVE their money???! And similar to Brandon, I too had a few #shouldhavelistenedtodad moments in the pre-J. Money days. Which I’ll happily share […]

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What do you need more of in your life right now? [poll]

September 17, 2019
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Every now and then I like to randomly poll people on Twitter. Here was the latest one I pasted up purely out of curiosity :) I assumed “money” would hit the top ring there, but nope! It was “time”!! Which ironically money helps get you more of :) On the flip side, one out of every 5 people said they were “actually good” on all […]

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Favorite Reads From The Month 📚

September 13, 2019
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Gooood morning!! Grab those coffees and brains, and get ready to binge on some epic articles today! If Rockstar Finance was still around I’d post these right up on there, womp womp…. So many of these got me thinking HARD, and hopefully they have the same effect on you… Especially the David Cain and Elizabeth Gilbert pieces. I don’t know how people are so smart, […]

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“I will listen to your complaints twice.”

September 12, 2019
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Morning! Was talking to a friend the other day on how people love to complain about things but never do anything about ’em, and he hit me with a convo he used to have with his employees back in the corporate days: I will listen to your complaints twice. Once right now, and one more time later. And then it’s done or solved, and you […]

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My Ex-Fiancé Spent our Rent Money on Weed

September 6, 2019
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[Morning! I’m still chillin’ at FinCon this week (if you’re around – come find me!), so here’s another great post in my absence today, this time courtesy of The Financial Lifeguard, Christine Luken. Hope you find it as fascinating as I do! You can’t make some of this stuff up!! Haha…] ******* My Ex-Fiancé Spent our Rent Money on Weed So, yeah, that really happened […]

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New Beginnings, and The Future of Budgets Are Sexy

September 2, 2019
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Morning guys!! So I have something to announce today that I’m super excited – and super scared!! – to share, but as we always do here on the blog I’ll be as transparent and real as possible with y’all, and hopefully by the end of it you’ll still want to be friends :) This wild and crazy news that I still can’t believe I’m about […]

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Do you suck at giving gifts like I do?

August 29, 2019
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Hey guys! So I’ve been emailing back and forth with an amazing reader here, and it reminded me just how terrible I am at giving gifts and how I want to be better :) She includes a few good ideas here that I can start working in, but if anyone else would like to chime in and share their tips I’m all ears!!! And I […]

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