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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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5 random things I’ve learned recently

June 13, 2019
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This is going to be a hodgepodge of thoughts, but couldn’t help share them with you today ;) 5 interesting things I’ve learned recently!! #1. You used to be able to buy human skulls on Ebay! Was checking out a friend’s jewelry designs the other day, when I commented on how much I loved the mammoth skull ring he had made and how cool it […]

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All the interesting stuff people put in their safes ;) Plus: the winner of last week’s giveaway!

June 11, 2019
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Morning, guys!! What a giveaway last week! Sooooo much fun going through all y’all’s entries and getting a sneak peek into your lives!! Felt like such a voyeur, and loved every bit of it! Haha… We now have a winner of the safe and $100 in cash, but before we get to that I wanted to share some of my favorite entries as some of […]

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The worst lullaby songs ever?

June 7, 2019
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Morning! This is going to be totally random, but caught myself humming some lullabies to my kids last night, and didn’t realize just HOW HORRIBLE some of the lyrics were! Wow! Here’s the first one that caught me by surprise, and it didn’t get much better as I went along, haha… Hush, Little Baby Hush, little baby, don’t say a word. Papa’s gonna buy you […]

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A list of the most random jobs I’ve had – how about you?

April 30, 2019
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Morning! A friend just tagged me in a tweet on the different jobs we’ve had, and thought it would be fun to play along here too to get to know each other more :) We’ve all done some interesting things to help pay the bills at some point, right?! Here was the message I was tagged in: Went back to see what others in the […]

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Ode to Pennies

April 23, 2019
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The other day I did something I’m deeply ashamed of. I saw a penny on the ground and I DIDN’T PICK IT UP!!! I don’t know what came over me (my brain told me it was dirty, but I think I was just being lazy?!), so today I’d like to confess my sins and ask for forgiveness… From both you, and those poor pennies still […]

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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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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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