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 ;)

The “Setback” Fund

June 12, 2019
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Caught an interesting idea from a reader of the blog yesterday: Setting up a “setback” fund to help cover all the stupid mistakes you make! Found it buried in her list of 14 goals she’s currently shooting for, but it stood out to me the most since it’s such an easy way to automatically feel better about all future blunders, haha… which of course you […]

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The Gateway Drug to Extreme Savings

June 10, 2019
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If there’s one thing us $$$ bloggers love more than money, it’s the chase of the money. And during this chase we like to get into all kinds of shenanigans which to the outside world seems “ridiculous” :) We do such things as: Cutting out cable Going on No Spend months Selling all our crap Moving into tiny homes Paying off our debts (*gasp*) Juggling […]

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Are you ever frugal by accident?

June 6, 2019
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“There are two ways to be rich: One is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.” – Jackie French Koller That’s one of my favorite quotes, but leaves out another path to wealth – growing rich by accident! :) Was thinking about all the things I do naturally that just happens to save money over time, and thought it would be fun […]

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Got an idea? Give it a name.

May 21, 2019
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That was the subject line of a marketing promo I just got from Go Daddy, and after reading the main point it reminded me how POWERFUL this can be for your *financial goals* too! For many entrepreneurs, a great name sparks the transition between the dream and the reality. Naming a business makes it real. Yup! Once you call it something it becomes “a thing”, […]

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Resource of The Month: Debt Free Coloring Charts!

May 17, 2019
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Just saw these featured in a FinCon newsletter and they are brilliant!! Debt free charts! To color in and keep you motivated! **FOR FREE!!** You can click here to grab them if you’re too excited to read any further (haha…) — DebtFreeCharts.com — or just keep scrolling to get a good peek at them before kissing away your debt ;) There are over 80 sheets […]

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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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*How* we grew our net worth to $900k

May 6, 2019
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It dawned on me the other day that unless you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you probably haven’t a clue *how* we’ve grown our net worth to where it is today. Outside of the boring incremental gains/saving at least ;) So today I thought I’d share a quick background on how we got to where we are now for anyone new to the […]

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7 ways my kids actually SAVE me money

May 2, 2019
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There’s a lot of talk on how much kids COST you over the years (with some bloggers even going as far as tracking it every month before burning out!), but it’s a little known fact that while they do pull from the wallet, they can also *add* to it too. Or at least, *prevent* you from pulling from it because AIN’T NOBODY’S GOT TIME TO SPEND […]

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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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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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6 Ways to Avoid The Diderot Effect

April 22, 2019
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A friend of mine passed me this article on Denis Diderot who I could have sworn we’ve blogged about before, but a quick search told me we hadn’t so I had to make sure we fixed that STAT :) Here’s the article I was passed, by one of my favorite writers online – James Clear: The Diderot Effect: Why We Want Things We Don’t Need […]

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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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Should we go for a 15 year or 30 year mortgage?

April 10, 2019
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Morning! Wanna ask your advice in a moment, but let me hit you with a quick status of where we are in our home purchasing journey so far as I know you’re on the edge of your seats over there ;) The Mrs. has abolished the back up idea of renting so we’re now 100% on for owning! Which I *think* I’m okay with now, […]

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12 Excellent Money Hacks For Ya

April 4, 2019
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My database of tips is filling up again, so time to pour them out! Here are a bunch of notes people have shot me in recent months to better help them speed up their savings or stay motivated… Maybe something here will spark joy in your wallets too? ;) ****** The Scoring System Hack My focus this year has been to really pay attention to […]

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