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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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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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Q&A on investing, blogging, babies, Louboutins, podcasts, and other random questions asked recently :)

May 30, 2019
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What up, what up! Here’s a bunch of questions I’ve answered over recent months in case anyone’s been dying to ask them as well ;) Always happy to offer up some free advice, but remember you get what you pay for! Haha… You can reach out to me anytime here and will always do my best to hit you back… Or for quicker responses, find […]

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6 more $$$ hacks!

May 9, 2019
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Here are a bunch more hacks to add to that FIRE Spreadsheet ;) I was going to wait until I had a little more saved up, but some of these were just way too good to be hidden for long! Haha… Tips don’t do anyone good just sitting in the inbox :) Hope you find something new to try! ***** The Landfill Trigger Here’s a […]

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More proof this money stuff is possible!!

April 26, 2019
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Good morning! If you’re looking for some extra motivation today, hopefully these snippets I’m about to share from the community will do the trick! So many people just killing it out there, which is proof yet again that every last step you take MATTERS with this $$$ stuff… Sometimes it’s quick, and other times it takes (much!) longer than desired, but if you keep at […]

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17 Hacks to Reach FIRE Faster

February 19, 2019
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Last week I asked y’all what hacks you’re doing right now to reach FIRE faster, and your answers were just as creative as they were helpful ;) Since not everyone scans the comments or reads my inbox though (at least I hope you can’t scan my secrets inbox?!), I wanted to highlight some of my favorite tips here in case you’re looking to speed up […]

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“What are your thoughts on taking a pay cut to land a more dependable job?”

January 31, 2019
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Hey guys! Got our first reader question of the year! Check it out, and then hit her back with some feedback from that beautiful mind of yours if you’re feeling generous today… I’m sure she’s not the only one to ever be put in a situation like this! Hey J$, I’m a longtime reader/lurker of your blog. I love the features where you give someone […]

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Financial Confessional: “I Day Trade Penny Stocks”

January 29, 2019
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Our Financial Confessionals are back! Here’s the latest from a guy who not only day trades, but day trades penny stocks 😱 Not a post you’ll typically see on this blog since I’m a huge buy-and-hold/index guy, but as promised earlier in the year, I want to be better about sharing other perspectives and strategies out there… Plus, some of his “rules” here are actually […]

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A Bunch of #Wins Martin Luther King Would Be Proud of ;)

January 21, 2019
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Happy MLK Day! Did you know he was also a personal finance proponent back in the day? He once wanted to get what he and others called a “Freedom Budget” going that offered up a “practical, step-by-step plan for wiping out poverty in America during the next 10 years.” Which of course we’re still a ways away from these days (hell – we can’t even […]

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I want you to love your money like this guy!

January 15, 2019
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There’s a saying that if you really want something bad enough you’ll find a way to make it happen. Kinda like when you’re a broke ass college student, yet always manage to score booze every weekend ;) I don’t know how badly you want freedom right now, but I can tell you this guy below sure wants it! I just spent ~10-12 hours analyzing our […]

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A useless but fun perspective on money.

January 8, 2019
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That was the subject line of a note I just got in response to yesterday’s net worth post, and the contents did not disappoint ;) Here’s what my new favorite person shared: J, Sometimes I do this to get a new, fun perspective on money: a.) Convert the length of your dollars (6”) to feet, $791,150 = 395,575 ft. b.) Convert 395,575 feet to miles = […]

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A Bunch of Q&A’s on 529s, Cell Phones, Money Coaching, Minimalism, Blogging, Life, and Business

December 5, 2018
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Hey hey! Got a batch of new questions passed my way over the months, and thought I’d share some of them here in case anyone else is wondering the same things… If there’s something you’ve always wondered about, check out our past Q&As to see if we’ve already answered it, or pass me a note here and I’ll hit you back as soon as I’m […]

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Getting Financially Naked – Round IV

November 26, 2018
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Hey guys! Hope you had a nice and warm holiday weekend! :) Thought you might like some more goodness to digest today, so let the festivities continue as we serve up a tasty platter of other peoples’ finances! Featured in this round are: a single 32 y/o woman from Arizona, a pair of high earner engineers out in Baltimore/DC,  a team of lower income SINKs […]

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10 More #Savings Ideas For Ya

November 12, 2018
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What up, what up! Here are a bunch of savings ideas from our community lately. Hope you find one that turbocharges your wealth! 💰💰💰 ****** The dollar bills trick: “I save one dollar bills with the number 7 on them.  It’s fun, and in 3 months I already have $250.00 cash.” – Tanya W. The quarter roller trick: “What I do to save is I […]

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