Money Management

12 Major Decisions and How We Feel About Them Now

June 26, 2019
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Morning! Got a notification that it was my anniversary on a couple things this week (picking up my Lexus from Carmax (3 years), switching to Republic Wireless (5 years!)), and thought it might be helpful to see how we feel about it years later now :) Do I wish I could go back on any of them?! Did any of them completely change my life??! […]

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New Book & Giveaway: “Clever Girl Finance”

June 25, 2019
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Morning y’all! Got another book to share and give away today :) This one comes from Bola Sokunbi of CleverGirlFinance.com, and is aptly titled “Clever Girl Finance: Ditch debt, save money and build real wealth”. I got my hands on two copies to give away, but before we get to that let me real quick give a shout to LeeAnne who won last week’s book […]

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Two good book tips…

June 19, 2019
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Morning! So my plan was to write out a thoughtful article around frugality for you today, but after an off chance conversation with a stranger I’m gonna hit you with two quick book tips here instead ;) With the first one coming from my newfound friend! (Thanks Ed!) Turns out he’s an expat currently living in Taiwan teaching English, and as we got onto the […]

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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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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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Interesting Financial Rules to Follow (?)

May 29, 2019
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Came across this article from Kiplinger this morning, and can’t say I’ve heard of half these rules of thumb before, haha… Maybe that’s why they’re so breakable?! :) “Financial Rules of Thumb to Consider Breaking“ They’re bolded below, along with my own two (free) cents, and an attempt at comparing them to our own finances to see if we’re on track or not :) Anyone […]

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“How I Grew My Net Worth to $300,000 in My 20s” – The Financial History of The Money Wizard

May 15, 2019
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Morning guys! Got another financial history report to share today! This time from fellow reader-turned-blogger, The Money Wizard, who tells us how he’s amassed $300,000+ before he’s even turned 30. Or put another way, about 4.4x my own net worth of $68,061.80 at his age! Haha… So he def. knows what he’s talking about over there :) Hope it inspires you in some small way […]

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Jimmy’s History of Personal Finance

May 8, 2019
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[What up what up! Been getting a TON of response from our post the other day on the history of our net worth, so thought we’d continue the fun and share another person’s financial background today ;) Can never see too many numbers about money, am I right?! Take it away, Jimmy…] ****** Inspired by J. Money’s recent, “How we grew our net worth to […]

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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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6 Ways to Avoid The Diderot Effect

April 22, 2019
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A friend of mine passed me this article on Denis Diderot who I could have sworn we’ve blogged about before, but a quick search told me we hadn’t so I had to make sure we fixed that STAT :) Here’s the article I was passed, by one of my favorite writers online – James Clear: The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need […]

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How To Never Retire

April 11, 2019
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A reader passed this over to me yesterday and thought it was pretty good :) (Thanks Richard!) “A 20-Step Guide to a Horrible Retirement” via MarketWatch Would have made for an excellent April Fool’s post had I seen it earlier! Haha… Here are my favorites from the list: Keep thinking retirement is so far in the future that there’s no need to act now Bank […]

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Are you an asset or a liability to your state?! ;)

April 8, 2019
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Morning! Who’s up for some early morning stats?! :) A report just came out by WalletHub on the most financially literate – and least financially literate – states, and I was proud to see two of those I’ve called home over recent years land in the top 6. How about yours? The Most Financially Literate States: Virginia <— Aww yeahh! Utah New Hampshire New Jersey […]

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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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