Money Management

10 Resolution Ideas for 2020

December 20, 2019
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Morning! WalletHub just came out with their 10 financial resolutions they recommend in the new year, and thought some of them were pretty good. Particularly for those just starting out in their journeys. Any of these strike your fancy? #1. Repay 20% of your credit card debt If you have none, and/or are a baller, go for 20% of your mortgage! #2. Add one month’s […]

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#156 on the “Million Dollar Club” makes good on pledge!

December 19, 2019
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That was the subject line of a new email I just got ;) For anyone unfamiliar with the “club”, it was a silly little thing I put together in year #1 of the blog to get people excited – and motivated – about hitting a million dollars, and in order to be added to it you had to share your list of things you’re planning […]

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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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A Yearly Checklist For Your Money?

November 25, 2019
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Caught this by another financial advocate/author out there – Tony Steuer. A calendar of the “most important” financial items to cross off every month: What do you think? January: Review your budget and cash flow as well as your net worth statement (this lets you see how you did last year and if you want to make any changes for the new year) February: Organize […]

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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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Started at the bottom, now we’re 1/20th of the way there!

November 4, 2019
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This one’s for all you Aussies today ;) Alaya stops by the blog to share her journey tracking her net worth so far, which is once again a testament of how powerful doing this one simple thing can be! And she’s only two years into it! Thanks for taking the time to spill it all for us, Alaya. And I caught your Drake reference there, […]

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The net worth of a 24 year old obsessed with all things finance :)

October 9, 2019
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[Morning! Here’s a financial snapshot of one of our readers of the blog, Corrine – who also fancies herself a good spreadsheet (or four) like any good finance nerd out there ;) What a beautiful thing to have your epiphany *early on* in life! Congrats Corrine!!] ****** Hi J. Money! I really enjoy seeing these snapshots… they are super inspiring! I’d like to share my […]

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Lifestyle Creep… Isn’t That Kind of the Point?

October 2, 2019
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[Morning! Please enjoy this guest article today from my boy Nick over at Side Hustle Nation who stops by the blog to share the evils – and perks? – of lifestyle inflation with us. Always gotta stay vigilant as it’ll get you good if you’re not paying attention! Help us out, Nick!] ******* Most of what you’ll find on the Internet are articles on how […]

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One tweak a week!

September 26, 2019
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Here’s another idea for you to try! Work on tackling just *one* thing a week relating to your money, and then enjoy the satisfaction of both improving your finances AND being able to check something off the to-do list ;) BOOM! // End of post Haha… But it’s not my brilliant idea, here’s Suzanne who was inspired to do this and share it with us: […]

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A Peek Inside Amanda’s Money Notebooks!

September 20, 2019
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Another day, another person’s money to snoop around in! Haha… And this time along with some nifty MONEY NOTEBOOKS! The budgeting method of choice from our featured reader today – Amanda – which I just love for a number of reasons. First, anytime you *physically* track stuff it tends to sink in better!, and second – it’s always nice to see a snapshot from someone […]

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Ever track your money using a calendar?! Here’s a reader’s review of a new app he’s obsessed with.

September 9, 2019
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Hey guys! Welcome to a new week of saving money and kicking a$$! Still recovering from all the fun that is FinCon over here (was so nice to meet some of you IN REAL LIFE!!!), but wanted to share this article in the meantime from someone who’s super excited to have found a better way to manage his cash flow. The initial note that spawned […]

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My Ex-Fiancé Spent our Rent Money on Weed

September 6, 2019
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[Morning! I’m still chillin’ at FinCon this week (if you’re around – come find me!), so here’s another great post in my absence today, this time courtesy of The Financial Lifeguard, Christine Luken. Hope you find it as fascinating as I do! You can’t make some of this stuff up!! Haha…] ******* My Ex-Fiancé Spent our Rent Money on Weed So, yeah, that really happened […]

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Cool new product (and giveaway) –> Budgeting Stickers!!

August 27, 2019
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Heyoooo!!! Got a cool new product to pass along your way today, particularly for those who love some journaling/scrapbooking/good ol’ sticker fun ;) They come from my friend Michael Murphy who invented those Investing Journals we featured earlier in the year, and this time around he’s set his focus on helping people get excited about (and actually STICKING TO) their budgets more – quite literally! […]

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This summer’s favorite reads + FinCon Next Month!! 💰

August 16, 2019
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Morning!! So apparently this pneumonia thing is a LOT more serious than I gave it credit for! Just got back from my follow up with the doc, and when I asked her why I wasn’t feeling better yet she literally laughed in my face, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Turns out I need to be doing a bit more resting than “working”, so today I’m just gonna hit you […]

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