Life

Our new couch battle – am I in the wrong?

December 10, 2019
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So I’ve had an “interesting” time this week with the popular furniture store chain, and curious to see if I’m completely out of place here or have every right to be as frustrated as they’ve made me lately ;) Here’s the play-by-play as succinctly as I could make it, though the reality is that it spanned 5 days and 12 different chats between phone, text […]

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#Overheard at the coffee shop – Volume VII

December 9, 2019
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Morning my fellow $$$ nerds!!! Ready to get out there and stack that cash?! I won’t hold you up too much today, but before you get down to business I hope you’ll enjoy this latest round of #overheards from my daily coffee shop excursions… I may be “wasting” $4.00 for coffee every day, but the entertainment I receive for doing so is priceless. And now […]

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You may be a money nerd, if…

December 6, 2019
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You may be a money nerd, if… You track 2 different versions of your net worth You fund a college savings account – even though you don’t have any kids yet You own 3x more credit cards than you do shirts, because #TravelHacking You have a calendar item set up to check your credit report annually You go to FinCon every year – even though […]

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Let’s use up those forgotten gift cards!

December 4, 2019
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Morning! So today is not National Use Your Gift Card Day, but I just learned that it’s a thing (celebrated January 18th in 2020), and rather than wait for that glorious day to come I thought we’d kick off the party early since EVERY DAY is a great day to cash in those forgotten gifts ;) And forgotten is an understatement as apparently we give […]

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You’re always one decision away from a totally different life

December 2, 2019
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Heard that quote up there the other day and still nodding to myself at how true it is… The simplest decisions have the power to change your life! For the better or worse! Of course there are many other decisions that don’t result in squat and matter at all, haha, but those are the boring ones which we won’t be pondering about today ;) Went […]

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Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for being in my life!

November 27, 2019
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Just a quick message today to wish you and your loved ones a most happy (and drama free) Thanksgiving holiday, and to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my life 100x better over the last 11 years :) I know I say it a lot, but if it weren’t for you guys coming here every day I would have quit this […]

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12 Ways to Live More Sustainably / Frugally

November 26, 2019
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Morning! Caught a great list of 101 ways to live more sustainably, and while a lot of them were pretty common ones there were a few that got me to stop and ask myself if I could do better… Here are a handful of them, along with some links they recommended which sent me down a rabbit hole for the past hour and a half, […]

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14 Frugal (and Actually Helpful!) Moving Tips

November 22, 2019
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So I’ve gotten into the habit of checking Twitter #trends in the mornings now, but every now and then I leave pleasantly surprised :) The other day was one of those times, when I came across this list of over 300 awesome moving tips that I’d never thought about before… Like that idea up there of putting your hanged clothes in trash bags! Genius!! You […]

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It’s National Pay Back Your Parents Day!

November 20, 2019
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True story – today is officially National Pay Back Your Parents Day :) Which the good folks at NationalToday.com alerted me to, who did a fantastic job of keeping my attention throughout their press release, haha… Here’s a snippet of it: November 20 is National Pay Back Your Parents Day, a chance — now that their kids are grown — to give parents what they […]

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Our “No Spend” Year

November 19, 2019
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[Morning! Here’s a fantastic journey from Allysgrandma who took on a No Spend Year this year and is now going on indefinitely… Amazing how well we can adapt (and save!!!) when we actually focus and get a little creative! Congrats, Allysgrandma! It totally changed my life years ago too :) (Though I was much less brave and only shot for a month, haha…] ******* We […]

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A list of things I’ve never bought *new* before

November 18, 2019
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I was talking with a friend the other day on how I never buy anything new, only to realize how DEAD WRONG I was when I actually went to jot them all down, haha… Literally only came up with two things, although they are the biggest things: A car A house Now secretly I’d love to one day experience both of these even though I […]

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A wild story on real estate investing, stock picking, and pushing through life’s occasional chaos

November 15, 2019
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Here’s a great tale of the trials and tribulations real estate investing can bring, particularly when you’re overly ambitious ;) Big ups to long time reader of the blog, Doug, here for spilling it all out for us today… You live a wild and exciting life, my man! I admire the boldness! Haha… ******* I bought my first house right after graduating from college. I […]

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Remember when you wanted what you currently have?

November 14, 2019
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Came across this quote last week and can’t stop contemplating it: Remember when you wanted what you currently have? Something so haunting, yet so beautiful about it, haha… But in a world constantly pushing us for “more”, it sure is a nice reminder of everything we’ve already achieved/received if we actually take a second to reflect upon it :) Here’s a short list of all […]

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How much do you need for a day of *Freedom*?

November 11, 2019
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Caught this comment on the blog and had to run the numbers as soon as I saw it :) In response to our post on what you would do with an extra $1,000: Well, I kinda don’t need the $1,000 so I would invest it and get myself four days closer to FIRE as we are budgeting about $240 a day when we do blow […]

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