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The time will pass anyway

January 24, 2020
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A quick reminder today: Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. – Earl Nightingale The next week, month, year is going to come no matter what we do – might as well go after what we really want in life!! Take one small step towards it this weekend and get […]

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3 Tricks I Do That Helps Me Be More Charitable

January 23, 2020
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You know what really impresses me? Unicorns. You know what impresses me 10x more? People who naturally think of others before themselves :) Unfortunately for me I’m closer to being a unicorn than I am someone who thinks of others first, haha, but over the years I have learned that you can trick yourself into being a better person just by incorporating a few daily […]

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6 Different Wealth Levels and How They Affect Your Decisions

January 21, 2020
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A friend passed me this article thinking I’d enjoy it, and she was dead right so I now pass it onto you! Climbing the Wealth Ladder by Nick Maggiulli If you’re wondering why you treat money differently now than you did back in the day, this is the article for you :) Especially those who have gone UP the ladder over the years! From Nick: […]

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Did you know you have to pay taxes on all winnings?!

January 17, 2020
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It’s true… Winnings are considered “income” and you can get in some serious doo-doo if you try to hide it. Though reputable places will at least remind you of it when they send you a nice tax doc at the end of the year informing you they’re reporting it to the IRS :) And it’s not only applicable to things like winning the lottery or […]

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It’s official – I’m a Minivan Dad!!

January 16, 2020
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And boy, do I feel like a dad haha… One of the first things I actually noticed, but it’s kinda cool! I AM a dad, and I’m proud to be one! :) I’m not sure it’s my favorite car yet, but after a week of driving it so far it isn’t the worst thing in the world… And my kids are obsessed with it! They […]

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A Financial PowerPoint Presentation That Screams “I Love You!”

January 8, 2020
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Remember our guy last year who put together a 19 slide PowerPoint presentation to woo the socks off his beautiful wife? Well he’s at it again this year! And upped the game by adding an additional 15 slides for good measure ;) If I didn’t know better I’d say he’s just out to grab another Husband of The Year nod, but going through these slides […]

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“If he doesn’t make some progress I will have to end our 6 year relationship.”

January 7, 2020
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Got this email last week and it sure took a different turn than I was expecting! Are any of you feeling like this in your relationship too?! Could you be on the OPPOSITE side of the equation and blissfully ignoring the trouble that’s brewing ahead?! Was waiting to hear what happened so I didn’t leave you with a cliffhanger, and just got the update so […]

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My *Favorite* Blog Posts of The Year!

January 3, 2020
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Happy Friday!! So yesterday we shared the most popular blog posts from across the year, but today I wanted to highlight some of the ones that were my FAVORITES to publish. Either because they were fun as hell to write, or because they contained some little nugget that got me to think about stuff in a new way. And not relating at all, but today […]

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The Most Popular Posts This Year!

January 2, 2020
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Morning, my dudes! (as said like my 5 y/o) Hope you had a great New Year’s break! Did you see that note the J. Money Fairy left us yesterday??! A true story that’s important to keep in mind as the year ticks on ;) But while we’re still in the spirit of reflecting right now, I thought we’d continue the tradition of sharing the most […]

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A New Year’s Secret

January 1, 2020
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Most people don’t know this, but I promise it’s true. A fairy once told me, Now I pass it on to you! He flew into my bedroom, late one New Year’s Eve, to tell me The Secret, which I was thrilled to receive. He said “when the clock hits 12, and the old year’s replaced, it’s time to start fresh! All fails get erased!” I […]

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What were your most memorable purchases this year?

December 31, 2019
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Happy New Year’s Eve!! Anyone partying it up a la 1999 tonight? I was pulling an all-nighter with my college friends back then, which is a far cry from what we’ll be doing tonight – SLEEPING IN ALL NIGHT after a cup or two of hot cocoa with our kids, depending on how wild we want to get ;) Before we get to all that […]

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Merry Christmas! From a soon-to-be 40 year old (!!!)

December 24, 2019
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Morning!! Hope you’re ready for a fun-filled holiday week! Did you know it’s the ONE time of year when you’re not allowed to think about your finances at all? It’s true :) Which means more time to just BE and reflect on how lucky we are in this world… Exactly what we’ll be doing ourselves as we take a couple days off from the blog […]

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Will this $1,000 matter when I’m financially free?

December 17, 2019
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I’ve saved this note in my emails for a couple years now, and re-stumbled across it again this morning when tidying up: “Will this $1,000 matter when I’m financially free?” I blurted it out in response to a reader getting hit with some unexpected pet bills hoping it would ease the sting a little, and while I’m not sure it did, interestingly it has helped […]

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“Inhale confidence, exhale doubt”

December 13, 2019
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Caught that quote at the end of an email from a reader (thx Nikeya!) and been trying to practice it all week :) When I’m walking down the street after a tough morning… “Inhale confidence, exhale doubt” When I’m wrangling my kids away from the toy section mid-breakdown… “Inhale confidence, exhale doubt” When I’m battling stores to get my long lost furniture I paid for! […]

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