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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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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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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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Tooth Fairy payouts plunges for a 2nd consecutive year 🧚‍♀️

February 22, 2019
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I know this was at the top of your mind this year, so had to share the second I caught wind ;) “Tooth Fairy Payouts Plunges for Second Consecutive Year!“ According to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll® by Delta Dental, average monetary payouts are down $0.43 from last year, bringing the current rate to $3.70 for a single lost tooth. $3.70 a tooth – can […]

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Model Ts and Immoral Debts

February 13, 2019
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This is going to sound silly, but I spent the better half of two hours yesterday pouring over Ford Model T’s and debating whether it was worth buying one or not, haha… Of course I chose “not” (who needs a Model T these days???) but it came after reading an article in COINAge Magazine where I learned you could pick one up for only $15,000 […]

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Would you live at The Mall for $700/mo?

November 28, 2018
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Just heard about this on the radio this morning and so fascinated by it… Apparently you can – or soon can – rent an apartment at the mall for only $700/mo! Would you do it?? I’ll be honest, if I were single I’d be all over that. First – At only $700 it would be a steal in this area as I currently pay over […]

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