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Money can buy a house, but not a home.

April 3, 2020
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Just a friendly reminder :) ***** Money can buy a house, but not a home. Money can buy a bed, but not sleep. Money can buy a clock, but not time. Money can buy a book, but not knowledge. Money can buy food, but not an appetite. Money can buy position, but not respect. Money can buy friends, but not love. ***** Keep hanging in […]

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Ever wonder where your money’s been?

April 1, 2020
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Stumbled across this poem by children’s author and writing coach, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, and thought you might enjoy it :) Maybe you’ve thought a lot about this too like me? If only dollars could talk!! (And didn’t contain any viruses – eek) Thanks for putting into words something I think about almost every day, Amy, haha… But next time tell us the answers, please! ;) […]

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Quarantine check-in and savings, you?

March 26, 2020
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Morning! Here’s a quick corona check-in over here: # of days self-quarantined now: 13 # of people infected in our household: 0 # of days it took to feel “normal”: 5 (amazing how fast you adapt!) # of times I’ve screamed “OH HELL NO!” after hearing the news: 387 # of times I’ve shut down the news and promised to never look again: 387 ;) […]

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Do you feel more prepared having lived through 2008?

March 23, 2020
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Caught this stat in my draft folder and it hit me harder re-reading it now than it did in November! From a survey by real estate investing startup, Concreit: “Over half of millennials feel “more prepared” for next recession having lived through 2008″ Over half! Not bad! It would be interesting to see how these same people are feeling NOW as we’re currently in the […]

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Aspiring Goal to Shoot For: Spending More on *Donations* Than *Wants*

March 13, 2020
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Morning! Before we get started on this, just have to say I really enjoyed all your feedback the other day on our Fortnite post. And many of you brought up an excellent point on it that I completely missed: Gaming is a great way to spend *time* with friends and others! And it’s not unlike other ways we spend money to hang out with each […]

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I’m just as happy….

March 12, 2020
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A short list of things that make me just as happy in life: I’m just as happy… going for walks as I am to the movies I’m just as happy… wearing used clothes as I am new clothes I’m just as happy… eating pb&js as I am going to restaurants I’m just as happy… going to a friend’s house as I am a concert I’m […]

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Joe’s $400k Net Worth + 5 Key Takeaways

March 11, 2020
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Morning! Here’s another snapshot of someone’s money that I totally forgot to share 6 months ago ;) Gave me a chance to snatch an update though so now we get to see the before and after which is cool! Original note below, and then the follow up of where they’re currently at now (bold highlights are mine that really stood out to me): ******* J […]

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Have you ever spent money INSIDE a video game?

March 10, 2020
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Just caught this survey about Fortnite spending and I’m blown away… Didn’t even know this was a thing, did you?! Per LendEdu: 77% of respondents have spent money on Fortnite in-game purchases, which was up from 69% in 2018. The average amount spent was $102.42, which was an increase of 21% from 2018’s figure of $84.67. In 2020, 35% of Fortnite spenders were unaware that […]

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Some life updates :)

March 6, 2020
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Morning! Snagged that dollar up there at my local thrift last month – isn’t it cool? :) Here’s a bunch of updates on things we’ve blogged about over the months in case you were wondering on any of ’em… If I missed anything, just holler! Minivan — Two months in now and still driving it! The newness has worn off and I don’t enjoy it […]

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Are you cool with stores going cashless?!

February 27, 2020
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Morning! Lots of talk lately about stores going completely cashless, and wondering where you stand on this? Are you a big cash and coin lover like me, or do you say good riddance to it all?! Here are some of the major pros and cons that are making businesses think twice: Pros to abolishing cash: It’s more convenient for everyone It’s faster to process transactions […]

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Did you know…

February 25, 2020
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Did you know… **That if your cash gets damaged, you can send it into the Treasury department and their forensic team will help recover it and send you back a check?** “Every week, the federal office in Southwest Washington receives hundreds of padded envelopes, boxes and even safes stuffed with cash ravaged by water, fire, shredding machines, insects or a canine’s teeth… Last year, the […]

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Utterly Useless Facts About Money & Life

February 21, 2020
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Morning! Picked up this book at my thrift store hoping to find some juicy nuggets, and I wasn’t disappointed ;) [“That’s A Fact Jack!” by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser] Lots more facts on life in general than money, but I plucked out my favorites in an attempt to WOW you this morning, and hopefully you’ll pay it forward by slipping them in normal conversations […]

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Could you spend Bill Gates’ money?

February 18, 2020
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My friend Nate just passed me this site and told me good luck getting off it ;) Passing over the gift to you now, lol… https://neal.fun/ (From a guy, Neal, who likes building random things online and helping you waste time an eensy weensy bit more productively ;)) A few of the simulations on the site you might enjoy: Printing Money — A way to […]

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What Haters Are Like

February 17, 2020
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Tell me if you don’t know people like this… I just paid off my debt! (You shouldn’t have had any to begin with) I just invested in my first stock! (You need to diversify more) I just saved for retirement! (Why? YOLO!) Budgets are sexy! (No they’re not, they’re boring) I just rode my bike to work! (You’re gonna get hit by a car one […]

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