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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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Aspiring Goal to Shoot For: Spending More on *Donations* Than *Wants*

March 13, 2020
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Morning! Before we get started on this, just have to say I really enjoyed all your feedback the other day on our Fortnite post. And many of you brought up an excellent point on it that I completely missed: Gaming is a great way to spend *time* with friends and others! And it’s not unlike other ways we spend money to hang out with each […]

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Have you ever spent money INSIDE a video game?

March 10, 2020
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Just caught this survey about Fortnite spending and I’m blown away… Didn’t even know this was a thing, did you?! Per LendEdu: 77% of respondents have spent money on Fortnite in-game purchases, which was up from 69% in 2018. The average amount spent was $102.42, which was an increase of 21% from 2018’s figure of $84.67. In 2020, 35% of Fortnite spenders were unaware that […]

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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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Are you cool with stores going cashless?!

February 27, 2020
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Morning! Lots of talk lately about stores going completely cashless, and wondering where you stand on this? Are you a big cash and coin lover like me, or do you say good riddance to it all?! Here are some of the major pros and cons that are making businesses think twice: Pros to abolishing cash: It’s more convenient for everyone It’s faster to process transactions […]

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Something ALL stores should do!

February 20, 2020
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Guys!! Just found out that my favorite local bookstore will accept ANY gift card from ANY place in lieu of cash, so long as it’s active and they can verify how much is on it! How incredible is that?? I even asked if they’d take my 5 year old Red Lobster card that I’ll never ever (ever!) use, and they said yup! Hand it on […]

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When I tried to be an adult and it backfired…

February 4, 2020
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Was talking to my sister about how I still rock my cracked phone and broken laptop every day, and she hit me back with some of the stuff she hasn’t gotten around to replacing either. Like: underwear (most of hers has holes!) pillowcases (they’re all fraying) broken mugs… (she re-uses them for paintbrush holders, which is actually pretty clever!) I find that in most cases […]

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6 Different Wealth Levels and How They Affect Your Decisions

January 21, 2020
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A friend passed me this article thinking I’d enjoy it, and she was dead right so I now pass it onto you! Climbing the Wealth Ladder by Nick Maggiulli If you’re wondering why you treat money differently now than you did back in the day, this is the article for you :) Especially those who have gone UP the ladder over the years! From Nick: […]

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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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When does it make sense to spend more on your looks?!

January 14, 2020
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Didn’t think I’d be blogging about *looks* today, but I’d be lying if I said this stuff hasn’t crossed my mind in the past either :) Maybe you’re the same? Here’s a convo I recently had with a reader, and would love to get your take on it too… Is it all a bunch of malarkey, or are there certain times when spending more on […]

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Product of The Month –> Debit Card Sleeves with Ledger!

January 6, 2020
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I know the month’s only got started, but I’m calling it now – this is The Product of The Month! Debit/credit card sleeves that come with mini ledgers! So you can track stuff on the go!! Love this $hit, haha… And if that’s not exciting on its own, check out the price: $2.75 WITH FREE SHIPPING!! Got turned on to these by Dan B. and […]

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What were your most memorable purchases this year?

December 31, 2019
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Happy New Year’s Eve!! Anyone partying it up a la 1999 tonight? I was pulling an all-nighter with my college friends back then, which is a far cry from what we’ll be doing tonight – SLEEPING IN ALL NIGHT after a cup or two of hot cocoa with our kids, depending on how wild we want to get ;) Before we get to all that […]

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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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Are you done with your Christmas shopping already?!

December 16, 2019
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Are you done with your Christmas shopping already?! If so… Haha… But seriously though, well done you!! Impressive! Personally, I’m just getting started on it all as my wife tends to take on the Gift Fairy role in our family, but wanted to chime in with some of our “rules” of gift giving over the years, as well as two *new* ones we’re trying out […]

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