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 ;)

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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8 Money Challenges For The New Year!

December 27, 2019
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Morning!! Christmas treat you alright this year? :) Did you do good and NOT think about money at all throughout it? Either way – time to get back to business and up our game in the New Year! To help with that, here are some of my favorite Money Challenges to consider as you’re making plans and setting up goals… Sometimes making a game out […]

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Do you ever USE your Emergency Fund? What for?

December 18, 2019
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We all know it’s smart to have money saved up for emergencies, but what exactly constitutes an “emergency” these days? And do you ever feel bad when pulling from it even when emergencies DO come up? (I do!! Which makes no sense at all since it’s literally what they’re set up for!!) Been thinking about this a lot since my girl Lisa dropped a bomb […]

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Pop Quiz: Are you financially better off *today* than you were at the start of the year?

December 5, 2019
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Came across this test by WorkableWealth.com and thought it was a great exercise to do today :) Are you better off right now than you were when the year started? Answer these 6 questions: Did you increase your net worth? Did you reduce your debt? Are you tracking your spending and keeping a budget? Did you reach a savings goal? Did you ask for and/or […]

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12 More #Money Ideas to Try

December 3, 2019
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Morning, beautiful people!! Got a handful of new tips to share with y’all from our community this morning :) I keep a running document over the year that I copy/paste the gems into as I come across them, and then every few months I dump them all out for others to (hopefully) be motivated by too. So here’s the latest dumping! Courtesy of your fellow […]

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12 Ways to Live More Sustainably / Frugally

November 26, 2019
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Morning! Caught a great list of 101 ways to live more sustainably, and while a lot of them were pretty common ones there were a few that got me to stop and ask myself if I could do better… Here are a handful of them, along with some links they recommended which sent me down a rabbit hole for the past hour and a half, […]

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14 Frugal (and Actually Helpful!) Moving Tips

November 22, 2019
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So I’ve gotten into the habit of checking Twitter #trends in the mornings now, but every now and then I leave pleasantly surprised :) The other day was one of those times, when I came across this list of over 300 awesome moving tips that I’d never thought about before… Like that idea up there of putting your hanged clothes in trash bags! Genius!! You […]

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Our “No Spend” Year

November 19, 2019
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[Morning! Here’s a fantastic journey from Allysgrandma who took on a No Spend Year this year and is now going on indefinitely… Amazing how well we can adapt (and save!!!) when we actually focus and get a little creative! Congrats, Allysgrandma! It totally changed my life years ago too :) (Though I was much less brave and only shot for a month, haha…] ******* We […]

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Started at the bottom, now we’re 1/20th of the way there!

November 4, 2019
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This one’s for all you Aussies today ;) Alaya stops by the blog to share her journey tracking her net worth so far, which is once again a testament of how powerful doing this one simple thing can be! And she’s only two years into it! Thanks for taking the time to spill it all for us, Alaya. And I caught your Drake reference there, […]

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Phrases to use instead of “I Don’t Want to Spend Money”

October 16, 2019
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Caught this on Twitter and had to reshare! Great alternatives! So many of us struggle with saying “no” to stuff, but it’s not because we don’t care or *want* to do a lot of these things, it’s simply ’cause we’re trying to keep our $$$ reigned in! So having an arsenal of lines like this is SMART to have in your pockets for whenever you […]

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READY MONEY.

October 11, 2019
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From a newspaper circa 1909: —————————– READY MONEY. —————————– A dollar gives you confidence, Five makes you walk on air, A ten-spot lets you face the world Without a thought of care. With fifty large ones right away You feel your own true worth, But get a hundred-dollar bill — Ah, well you own the earth. ****** Just let a fellow walk about Without a […]

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