Saving is Sexy!

Here’s a bunch of articles on saving money below :) And that title up there was the original one for this blog before I realized it was taken! haha… so Budges Are Sexy it is ;)

Budgets are Sexy? Budgets are NECESSARY!

March 30, 2020
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[Morning! My man 5 AM Joel stops by the blog again today to share his recent thoughts on budgeting through these wild times we’re living in… Maybe it’s a good time for you to touch base with your long lost budget too?!] ******* I’ll be the first to admit… I’ve been slacking off on my budgeting the past few years. J. Money would be very […]

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Quarantine check-in and savings, you?

March 26, 2020
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Morning! Here’s a quick corona check-in over here: # of days self-quarantined now: 13 # of people infected in our household: 0 # of days it took to feel “normal”: 5 (amazing how fast you adapt!) # of times I’ve screamed “OH HELL NO!” after hearing the news: 387 # of times I’ve shut down the news and promised to never look again: 387 ;) […]

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A Christian’s Perspective on Debt-Free Living

March 25, 2020
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[Morning! Please welcome to the site today, Larry Thomas, who shares his financial recovery going through Dave Ramsey’s baby steps program. If you can believe it this was actually a *comment* left in response to our post on 6 things Dave Ramsey is Wrong About, but had to share it here in the form of a blog post as I thought it made for an […]

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Do you feel more prepared having lived through 2008?

March 23, 2020
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Caught this stat in my draft folder and it hit me harder re-reading it now than it did in November! From a survey by real estate investing startup, Concreit: “Over half of millennials feel “more prepared” for next recession having lived through 2008″ Over half! Not bad! It would be interesting to see how these same people are feeling NOW as we’re currently in the […]

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Some awesome things I learned recently

March 18, 2020
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Here are a few things I learned lately that might excite your wallet :) Lemme know if you try any of them – especially #2! It won’t be weird at all if I stare at you while you sleep, right?! ***** #1. PATCHING THINGS UP IS BECOMING TRENDY AGAIN! It’s being dubbed “visible mending“, and been taken up by those protesting “fast fashion” and disposable […]

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Stay fierce and focused!

March 16, 2020
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Morning! Lots of scary and anxiety-filled news going around us right now, but there’s also a lot of POSITIVE stuff happening in our community too! Here’s a bunch of notes I’ve saved up from people killing it these past handful of months, and I just know there will be MORE coming because y’all are fierce and focused! Don’t let this madness beat you!! Your freedom […]

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I’m just as happy….

March 12, 2020
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A short list of things that make me just as happy in life: I’m just as happy… going for walks as I am to the movies I’m just as happy… wearing used clothes as I am new clothes I’m just as happy… eating pb&js as I am going to restaurants I’m just as happy… going to a friend’s house as I am a concert I’m […]

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“I crossed $1M in 2016, and then $2M in 2019!”

March 9, 2020
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Mornin’! Here’s a snapshot of someone’s money who recently emailed me, along with some pretty graphs and spreadsheets to gawk over ;) Been a while since we featured one of these, and always fun to peer into someone else’s $$$! Especially when we’re talking at levels like this! The first part here is all about the numbers, and the 2nd part is the *how* of […]

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The ol’ “Picture in The Wallet” Trick

March 2, 2020
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I don’t know who made this, but they’re my favorite person of the month: Haha… So ridiculous and genius at the same time! :) And it probably WORKS!! Because it gets you to STOP and think for a second before whipping out that card and spending away out of habit vs intention. Others might prefer pictures of beaches or dream homes/careers to remind them to […]

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Your mission this week: Save an extra $100!

February 24, 2020
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What up, what up! It’s America Saves Week – Ahhhhhhhh!! That time of year when all us $$$ nerds hold hands and sing budgety songs throughout the internet! ;) Which I actually tried to record for you this morning, but wouldn’t you know it the dang mic broke midway through and we lost the recordings, womp womp… So instead you’ll just have to read these […]

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10 Ways to Woo on Budget 💙

February 13, 2020
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Happy almost Valentine’s Day! If you’re a scrambler like me and don’t like doing the more traditional stuff on this day, I’ve got you covered :)  After all, The difference between a $20 steak and a $55 steak? February 14th! Haha… We’re no suckers! Fun (and frugal) ways to woo your significant other this V-Day: Set up camp in your living room! Pop a tent, […]

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Saving up for something? Buy the stock first!

January 20, 2020
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Today’s a quickie but goodie for you ;) I’ve heard of buying stocks from places you love and use every day (in fact, I did this myself back in the day!), but never thought of buying the stocks *instead* of the product before. Or at least while you’re saving up for it… From Chandrashekhar on our post about controversial finance beliefs: If you’re planning a […]

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What are some of your controversial personal finance beliefs?

January 13, 2020
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Answered this question on Twitter last year, then got re-sucked back into it all again when it bubbled back up randomly this morning ;) Now passing it on to you to give your brain a work out! Haha… Here were my answers to it, and then I’ll list out some others from the community I found interesting as well… Maybe you have some controversial beliefs […]

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Cheat Sheet on “The Automatic Millionaire”

January 9, 2020
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Mornin’! So if you’ve never read the classic $$$ book, “The Automatic Millionaire” by David Bach, today you luck out and get a cheat sheet on it to tide you over until you wise up ;) The winner of it from our giveaway just emailed me saying she devoured it in two days and it’s now one of her top 3 favorite finance books (as […]

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