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 ;)

How to Save Money on Air Conditioning … and Fun Tips to Stay Cool This Summer

July 3, 2020
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Summer is here! And we’re all looking for ways to stay cool, save money on air conditioning, and have some fun while doing it! If your home has air conditioning, we’ve got a few tips to reduce your summertime energy costs and maybe even increase the life of your AC unit. For those of you with no air conditioning, don’t fear … I’ve lived without […]

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“My financial journey began when my father passed away 1.5 yrs ago”

May 27, 2020
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Morning, fam! So we got this entry into our giveaway-palooza last week (winners listed here btw), and after reading it I couldn’t help but pry a little and share her story ;) Here’s her original note below, followed by my peppering of questions which led to a bunch of great tips and resources from Kylee. Hope this helps you along your own journey! J-MONAY! Good […]

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The Lifetime-Net Worth-Simulator

May 25, 2020
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Happy Memorial Day everyone!! While you’re out reflecting and celebrating today, let me suggest another fun (and FREE) activity to include for your enjoyment: Filling out this Lifetime-Net Worth-Simulator! From a new blogger on the scene, Money Is a Solved Problem, who wants to help in his own way of giving you freedom :) And considering it’s only his 2nd post on the blog, I’d […]

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Did you get a Stimulus Check? What did you end up doing with it?

May 18, 2020
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Saw some stats on how people are using them, and thought it would be interesting to compare with our own community here :) Here’s what SmartAsset.com found when they polled 1,300+ people: More than half of adults – 52.09% – said they primarily plan to use their stimulus check on needs such as rent and food. Putting the money into savings was the next most […]

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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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