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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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It’s National Pay Back Your Parents Day!

November 20, 2019
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True story – today is officially National Pay Back Your Parents Day :) Which the good folks at NationalToday.com alerted me to, who did a fantastic job of keeping my attention throughout their press release, haha… Here’s a snippet of it: November 20 is National Pay Back Your Parents Day, a chance — now that their kids are grown — to give parents what they […]

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D.A.R.E! [to stay away from debt]

November 5, 2019
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It’s D.A.R.E. Week at my kids’ school this week, and after hearing the song they’re learning I noticed it sounded much better with “debt” swapped in there instead of “drugs” ;) Here’s the song, tell me I’m not wrong? ******* I Will Dare People can tell me what they’ve done. Maybe some things. Maybe none. But people can’t tell me what to do. I will […]

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60 Different Ways to Say “Money”

October 30, 2019
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Woke up this morning wondering how many different words for “money” there were. Here’s what I came up with: Bacon Banknote Bankroll Benjamins Big Ones Bills Biscuits Bones Booty Bounty Bread Bucks Bundle Cabbage Cake Candy Capital Cash Cheddar Cheese Chips Clams C-Notes Coin Dead Presidents Dinero Dosh Dough Ducats Fetti (short for “confetti”) Five-Spots Fivers Funds Gs Green Greenbacks Guap Guineas Hundos Kale Lolly […]

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What’s Your Wealth Number?

October 22, 2019
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If you’re tired of thinking about money in terms of “net worth,” here’s another way you can do it and more sneakily compare yourself to others ;) (Though you’ll still need to know your net worth # to play): Per Bloomberg Businessweek: “The world needs a more precise way to describe wealth. “Millionaire” is too broad, covering everyone from random pikers with a scant $1 […]

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Books over Candy this Halloween Season??!

October 18, 2019
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Here’s an idea for you this Halloween season :) Give children *books* during trick or treating instead of candy! An initiative started by BooksForTreats.org because “books feed children’s minds, while candy only feeds their cavities”, haha… All the dentists and librarians in the house stand up! Here’s the origin of it: Books For Treats founder Rebecca Morgan began offering books to her ghouls and goblins […]

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Stats Bomb VI

October 17, 2019
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What up what up! Opened an email that rattled off the below stats, and reminded me we haven’t done a good bombing of them in a while… According to Northwestern Mutual, the average American has over $38,000 in Personal Debt According to GOBankingRates, 58% of Americans have less than $1,000 in Savings According to the New York Federal Reserve, over 7 million Americans are at […]

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READY MONEY.

October 11, 2019
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From a newspaper circa 1909: —————————– READY MONEY. —————————– A dollar gives you confidence, Five makes you walk on air, A ten-spot lets you face the world Without a thought of care. With fifty large ones right away You feel your own true worth, But get a hundred-dollar bill — Ah, well you own the earth. ****** Just let a fellow walk about Without a […]

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“You Save More Than Money With United States Savings Bonds!”

September 24, 2019
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BOOM! The U.S. going hard in their marketing last century!!! Haha… That line came from a bunch of old savings bonds ads I came across over the weekend while poring over old phone books (I’m a fun date on a Saturday night, let me tell you!), and thought it was pretty coincidental since I was literally about to blog about savings bond *stamps* based on […]

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#OverHeard at the Coffee Shop – Volume VI

September 18, 2019
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What up what up! Been asked a lot about when our next #Overheard installment will be dropping, and while I haven’t stockpiled *too* many convos lately, I suppose we have enough to have some fun today ;) So please to enjoy: things I’ve overheard at the coffee shop lately! Courtesy of unsuspecting – but very interesting – people unlucky enough to sit near me, haha… […]

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What do you need more of in your life right now? [poll]

September 17, 2019
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Every now and then I like to randomly poll people on Twitter. Here was the latest one I pasted up purely out of curiosity :) I assumed “money” would hit the top ring there, but nope! It was “time”!! Which ironically money helps get you more of :) On the flip side, one out of every 5 people said they were “actually good” on all […]

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Limited Edition FIRE Stickers! [Giveaway]

September 11, 2019
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What up, what up!!! Was handed a package of these KILLER new stickers at FinCon this week, and couldn’t help but spread the love even though I know we’ve been doing like a million giveaways here lately, haha… (Are you enjoying them all?? Annoyed already? Rather I switch to passing out cash money???! ;)) They come from the brilliant mind of MilitaryDollar.com, who’s only printed […]

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Would you pay for your favorite free apps??

August 21, 2019
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Saw a fun study in my inbox this morning and thought I’d play along ;) Maybe one day companies WILL charge us for some of these apps?! Have you ever considered the value you place on your favorite free apps? Many services remain free thanks to advertising. But what if things changed? …In a recent study, we set out to measure the value regular users […]

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How much do you spend on lottery tickets every year?

June 24, 2019
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Just saw this stat from the folks at LendEDU and found it interesting: “Americans spend an average of $219.54 on the lottery per year” At first it didn’t seem like that much, but after comparing it to my own past of picking up maybe 1 ticket a week, it certainly trumps my $52/year. And is almost like picking up a ticket every day of the […]

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