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New Beginnings, and The Future of Budgets Are Sexy

September 2, 2019
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Morning guys!! So I have something to announce today that I’m super excited – and super scared!! – to share, but as we always do here on the blog I’ll be as transparent and real as possible with y’all, and hopefully by the end of it you’ll still want to be friends :) This wild and crazy news that I still can’t believe I’m about […]

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3 ideas, 2 quotes, 1 question

August 30, 2019
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Morning! My boy James Clear just came out with a clever new newsletter, and I thought I’d be a bit cheeky today and copy it for a fun little blog post ;) Here’s the idea behind his latest endeavor: “Every Thursday, I send out my “3-2-1” newsletter with 3 ideas from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 question for you. The goal of each […]

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Do you suck at giving gifts like I do?

August 29, 2019
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Hey guys! So I’ve been emailing back and forth with an amazing reader here, and it reminded me just how terrible I am at giving gifts and how I want to be better :) She includes a few good ideas here that I can start working in, but if anyone else would like to chime in and share their tips I’m all ears!!! And I […]

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You don’t need to know exactly how you’re going to make a million dollars…

August 28, 2019
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Here’s a quick thought for you to marinate on today: “You don’t need to know exactly how you’re going to make a million dollars, you just need to figure out how you’re going to make more than you’re making today.” My blogger friend Stefanie O’Connell shared that recently, and thought it was a brilliant reminder to take it step by step and not get so […]

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Cool new product (and giveaway) –> Budgeting Stickers!!

August 27, 2019
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Heyoooo!!! Got a cool new product to pass along your way today, particularly for those who love some journaling/scrapbooking/good ol’ sticker fun ;) They come from my friend Michael Murphy who invented those Investing Journals we featured earlier in the year, and this time around he’s set his focus on helping people get excited about (and actually STICKING TO) their budgets more – quite literally! […]

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When spending money improves your life!

August 26, 2019
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Morning! So I’ve been spending a lot of money on something lately, and after weeks of trying to figure out why I’ve been so perfectly fine with it I’ve finally figured it out :) These things I’ve been dropping money on?? Electric lawnmower Electric hedge trimmer Electric weed wacker (that came with an electric snow blower!) And then most recently – an electric chain saw […]

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“What should I do with an extra $2,000?” + other fun $$$ questions…

August 23, 2019
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Goooood Friday, everyone!!! Have a good week with your money over there??? Pay off any nasty debts or lingering responsibilities? Score any extra cash that you’re just waiting to put to good use?? If it’s the latter you’re in luck today as I answer a bunch of good Q&A’s from readers, including one around applying extra funds :) Hope this helps! ******* Sup J$! What […]

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Do you think we’re about to enter a recession?? Does it matter?

August 22, 2019
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Lots of talks lately on whether we’re about to enter a recession or not, so thought I’d throw it out to y’all and see what your thoughts are on it ;) Personally I’m not smart enough to know whether it’s coming now or later or never, but if I had to guess I’d say it’s definitely NOT never, with my second guess being that it’s […]

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Would you pay for your favorite free apps??

August 21, 2019
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Saw a fun study in my inbox this morning and thought I’d play along ;) Maybe one day companies WILL charge us for some of these apps?! Have you ever considered the value you place on your favorite free apps? Many services remain free thanks to advertising. But what if things changed? …In a recent study, we set out to measure the value regular users […]

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New book & giveaway: “Quit Like a Millionaire”

August 20, 2019
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Morning! Another awesome book came out while I was away, and wanted to get it out to y’all real quick while it was still hot off the presses :) It’s called “Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required“, and comes from two of my favorite FIRE bloggers on the scene, Kristy and Bryce from Millennial-Revolution.com. Haven’t had a chance to personally […]

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What Type of ClutterBug Are You? [Quiz]

August 19, 2019
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Happy Monday! Might I interest you in a fun little quiz this morning before you start the day? :) It was passed to me by a reader of the blog who finally stumbled across an organizational system that works for her, and as someone who’s always intrigued by this sorta stuff I of course had to pop in and check it out for myself too… […]

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This summer’s favorite reads + FinCon Next Month!! 💰

August 16, 2019
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Morning!! So apparently this pneumonia thing is a LOT more serious than I gave it credit for! Just got back from my follow up with the doc, and when I asked her why I wasn’t feeling better yet she literally laughed in my face, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Turns out I need to be doing a bit more resting than “working”, so today I’m just gonna hit you […]

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A silly little trick I started doing to make expenses feel better… ;)

August 15, 2019
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So week one in our new house was pretty fantastic. Our stuff made it all in one piece, our days were filled with sun and exploration, we joined our community pool for 1/2 off the price (woo!), and at one point my wife stopped me to say just how happy she was to finally have a place all to ourselves where we can live peacefully […]

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Net Worth Update: $940,412.06 [+$20,873.72 or +2.27%]

August 14, 2019
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Alriiight, back to the cold hard numbers! Net worth report #138 in a row here without missing a beat – even while on sabbatical :) I took these snapshots at the first of the month before the chaos ensued so the numbers would prob. be lower today, but as we do every month we ignore all that happens in the middle there and focus only […]

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