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My Original Millionaire “To-Do” List!

June 18, 2019
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Found this list skimming through some old journals last night and couldn’t help but smile :) First – because it’s just so dang nerdy!! But second – because it’s amazing what can happen when you actually put things down on paper and then GO FOR IT. We’re still a ways away from hitting that Double Comma Club, but it’s fun to see how many of […]

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“Do I like who I am while I’m doing this?”

June 14, 2019
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My friend David wrote this epic article on self-esteem 4 years ago, and though I only stumbled across it last month, I haven’t been able to get this line out of my head since: “Do I like who I am while I’m doing this?” It’s a question to gain better insight about your habits, and after asking *myself* this now quite often, I gotta say […]

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5 random things I’ve learned recently

June 13, 2019
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This is going to be a hodgepodge of thoughts, but couldn’t help share them with you today ;) 5 interesting things I’ve learned recently!! #1. You used to be able to buy human skulls on Ebay! Was checking out a friend’s jewelry designs the other day, when I commented on how much I loved the mammoth skull ring he had made and how cool it […]

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All the interesting stuff people put in their safes ;) Plus: the winner of last week’s giveaway!

June 11, 2019
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Morning, guys!! What a giveaway last week! Sooooo much fun going through all y’all’s entries and getting a sneak peek into your lives!! Felt like such a voyeur, and loved every bit of it! Haha… We now have a winner of the safe and $100 in cash, but before we get to that I wanted to share some of my favorite entries as some of […]

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Are you ever frugal by accident?

June 6, 2019
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“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” – Jackie French Koller That’s one of my favorite quotes, but leaves out another path to wealth – growing rich by accident! :) Was thinking about all the things I do naturally that just happens to save money over time, and thought it would be fun […]

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From Monk to Money Manager

June 5, 2019
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Good morning friends!!! Have a really cool story to share with you today, but it’s a long one so make sure to tell all your bosses/clients you’ll be busy for a while and then grab yourself a nice cup of tea ;) It comes from Doug Lynam, a fellow monk turned money manager, and after stumbling across his story and asking him to share with […]

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The King’s Highway

May 27, 2019
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Once upon a time, a king had a great highway built for the people who lived in his kingdom. After it was completed, but before it was opened to the public, the king decided to have a contest. He invited as many of his subjects as desired to participate. The challenge was to see who could travel the highway the best, and the winner was […]

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Do you know your Survival Number?

May 24, 2019
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Stumbled across this clip from an old guest post here, and thought it needed to be re-shared and contemplated again ;) Have you ever ran your “survival number” before?? From: 4 Tricks to Save More, Spend Less, and Pay Off Debt Your Survival Number Try this: calculate how much money you need for a decent survival each day. Count all important expenses, but aim to […]

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PS: Your life doesn’t magically change when you retire!

May 14, 2019
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Good morning! So USAA hit me up the other day asking if I’d like to partner with them on their #LifeUninterrupted campaign, and after reading the inspiration behind it I was sold on the spot: “For most people, retirement isn’t about luxury cruises and trips around the world. It’s about making sure their life can go on as normal once they retire. It’s continuing to […]

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Things that make your life better for under $50

May 13, 2019
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Morning y’all! Hope you had a good weekend! Came across this poll on things that genuinely make your life better, and an hour later I had a list of all kinds of recommendations noted in case I ever need them one day, haha… And all from like-minded people too! (ie mindful/productivity nuts) Figured I’d double up on the energy here and pass ’em along to […]

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#OneGoodThing

May 10, 2019
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Been seeing this #OneGoodThing idea floating around the internet lately, and thought it would make for some great introspection today :) There’s always something we can be appreciative of right?! Here is one good thing from a few areas of my life this week… How about you? ****** #OneGoodThing in life: A kiss from my 11 mo old!! He’s now learned to grab your cheeks […]

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6 more $$$ hacks!

May 9, 2019
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Here are a bunch more hacks to add to that FIRE Spreadsheet ;) I was going to wait until I had a little more saved up, but some of these were just way too good to be hidden for long! Haha… Tips don’t do anyone good just sitting in the inbox :) Hope you find something new to try! ***** The Landfill Trigger Here’s a […]

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“Why don’t we celebrate the things we DON’T have?”

May 7, 2019
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Got this excellent note from a friend, and had to share it today as a reminder that the journey to freedom is as much about the things you *don’t* do as it is the things you *do*. It might not be as sexy, but it’s still a huge part of the process! From David Damron: Random Thought: Why don’t we celebrate the things we DON’T […]

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*How* we grew our net worth to $900k

May 6, 2019
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It dawned on me the other day that unless you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably haven’t a clue *how* we’ve grown our net worth to where it is today. Outside of the boring incremental gains/saving at least ;) So today I thought I’d share a quick background on how we got to where we are now for anyone new to the […]

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