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They Can Never Take It Away

April 19, 2019
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Today’s a quick tip to remind you that no one can ever take away your accomplishments. Once you’ve done something brilliant – whether in life or career, or even money – it’s yours. Forever. That time you got promoted? You earned it. That time you flew to Africa? Banked memories. Those $10Gs of debt you just paid off? Party time! Once you’ve accomplished something great, […]

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Cool Idea: Adding Life Events to Your Net Worth!

April 18, 2019
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A reader sent me that nifty graph up there and thought it was worthy of passing along in case you want to add to your net worth tracking as well ;) Such a cool idea adding life events to the history, right? Since so much of it plays an active role in how our money turns out? Here’s the words she sent along with it, […]

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#Overheard at The Coffee Shop – Volume V

April 17, 2019
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Time for another dumping of all the secrets I hear people say!! It really is amazing the variety of discussions going on every day at coffee shops, from people talking about God to alpacas to book clubs, bikinis, mustaches, pajamas, EpiPens, fertility, mackerels, nap taking, and even the relevance of Michael Bublé, haha… All of which is featured in today’s post – woo! And which […]

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35 excellent money quotes you’ve never heard of before

April 12, 2019
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I was going to paste up a bunch of the most popular money quotes here today, but then figured it might be more fun to share some of the more obscure ones :) And I know many of these are obscure because I’ve plucked them mainly from rappers and finance bloggers!! Haha… So please to enjoy, 35 new one-liners you can add to your motivational […]

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How far have you come since 2012?!

April 5, 2019
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Goooood Fridayyyyy! Had a fun comment posted on the blog this morning and it shot me down memory lane… Yo J Money. I’m a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA or Nurse Anesthetist). And I have to say IT’S THE BEST JOB I EVER HAD. I’m in the business to better lives and occasionally save a life so the work can be somewhat stressful at times. […]

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Happy Money vs Unhappy Money

April 3, 2019
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Following our posts last week on mental accounting, here’s another concept I recently came across that you’ll probably love or hate depending on how emotional/logical you are ;) (But you know me – I EAT THIS STUFF UP FOR BREAKFAST!) Happy Money vs Unhappy Money: “Happy Money makes people smile and feel loved and cared for deeply… It is in many ways an active form […]

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An idiot’s guide to money: Stop being broke, start building wealth

April 2, 2019
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Morning, friends!! Hope your $$$’s going well so far this week! Got an interesting email/ebook to share with you that’ll hopefully get it on track if it’s been acting up :) It’s called “An idiot’s guide to money: Stop being broke, start building wealth,” and a link to download it (for free) can be found below… (it’s from a normal person just like you and […]

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More mental accounting forms: the “endowment effect” and “nudge theory”

March 28, 2019
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So I found out there’s a term for what we were talking about the other day on treating your money differently depending on how you get it! It’s called “mental accounting” and apparently is a pretty popular thing, based on work by Nobel Prize recipient, Richard Thaler :) Here’s a description of it from Investopedia: Mental accounting refers to the tendency people have to separate […]

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Top 10 Highest-Paying Jobs With Low Stress

March 27, 2019
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Looking for a new job? One that pays well without much stress? No problem – here’s a list of some of the best ones according to Money.com I just caught… Should be pretty easy to just go out and snag one, yeah? ;) (Stress tolerances ranked from 0-100, with the lower the number the less stressful the job is, per The Department of Labor’s O*NET […]

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Some money jokes for impressing people 😂

March 22, 2019
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Been a lot of serious finance talk on the blog this week, so thought we’d liven it up a bit today and pass along some classic jokes :) Starting with a few non-money ones that my wife recently dug up in her emails from a decade ago when I was trying to woo her over, haha…. AND IT WORKED!! So bookmark these bad boys for […]

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When luxuries become necessities

March 18, 2019
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Morning, guys! So I’ve started subscribing to some new newsletters lately to better expand the ol’ mind, and this last one I read by David Perell (who I very much recommend, btw) featured a great clip that I can’t stop marinating on: “One of history’s few iron laws is that luxuries tend to become necessities and to spawn new obligations. Once people get used to a […]

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80 Years of Financial Hindsight

March 15, 2019
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Hey guys! Got an interesting note from a reader of this blog who sent the following in the subject line: “A middle of the night thought.” Of course I had to open it up to see what it was about :) “Wondered if you would like a little article written by an old fart (80) about his thoughts and concerns and what he would have […]

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My wife is itching to own a home again (!!!)

March 5, 2019
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As we approach our upcoming move back to the greatest state in the nation this summer (Virginia is for lovers!), my wife’s hints of revisiting home ownership again are getting harder and harder to ignore… “Wouldn’t it be nice to finally settle down once and for all?” she likes to sneak in… “Don’t you just hate waiting on people to fix stuff in our house […]

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Would you give up sex for a year in exchange for a free year of college tuition?

February 27, 2019
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According to a study I just read, 61% of people would! Haha… At least when it comes to college tuition *for their kids* :) And depending on how much we’re talking about here ($20,000? $40,000?) I’d probably consider it too. It’s kinda like the opposite of prostitution – getting paid to NOT have sex – hah! There were some other interesting stats in this survey […]

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