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“If he doesn’t make some progress I will have to end our 6 year relationship.”

January 7, 2020
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Got this email last week and it sure took a different turn than I was expecting! Are any of you feeling like this in your relationship too?! Could you be on the OPPOSITE side of the equation and blissfully ignoring the trouble that’s brewing ahead?! Was waiting to hear what happened so I didn’t leave you with a cliffhanger, and just got the update so […]

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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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My *Favorite* Blog Posts of The Year!

January 3, 2020
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Happy Friday!! So yesterday we shared the most popular blog posts from across the year, but today I wanted to highlight some of the ones that were my FAVORITES to publish. Either because they were fun as hell to write, or because they contained some little nugget that got me to think about stuff in a new way. And not relating at all, but today […]

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The Most Popular Posts This Year!

January 2, 2020
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Morning, my dudes! (as said like my 5 y/o) Hope you had a great New Year’s break! Did you see that note the J. Money Fairy left us yesterday??! A true story that’s important to keep in mind as the year ticks on ;) But while we’re still in the spirit of reflecting right now, I thought we’d continue the tradition of sharing the most […]

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A New Year’s Secret

January 1, 2020
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Most people don’t know this, but I promise it’s true. A fairy once told me, Now I pass it on to you! He flew into my bedroom, late one New Year’s Eve, to tell me The Secret, which I was thrilled to receive. He said “when the clock hits 12, and the old year’s replaced, it’s time to start fresh! All fails get erased!” I […]

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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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New Book (and Giveaway): “Napkin Finance: Build Your Wealth in 30 Seconds or Less”

December 30, 2019
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Happy Monday! A new book dropped today, and thought maybe some of you might like a free copy of it ;) It’s called Napkin Finance: Build Your Wealth in 30 Seconds or Less, and comes from the team who started the popular site of the same name a few years back, NapkinFinance.com. Whose main goal is to “clarify, simplify and translate every day complex financial […]

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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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Merry Christmas! From a soon-to-be 40 year old (!!!)

December 24, 2019
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Morning!! Hope you’re ready for a fun-filled holiday week! Did you know it’s the ONE time of year when you’re not allowed to think about your finances at all? It’s true :) Which means more time to just BE and reflect on how lucky we are in this world… Exactly what we’ll be doing ourselves as we take a couple days off from the blog […]

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When should someone use a financial advisor? And what is a fair amount to pay for such services?

December 23, 2019
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A reader reached out this morning asking this, so thought I’d open it up to you all today and see if we can help her out :) Many of us are accustomed to managing our *own* investments, but when does it make sense to partner up with an advisor to take the reigns? And when you DO find a good one you like and trust, […]

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10 Resolution Ideas for 2020

December 20, 2019
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Morning! WalletHub just came out with their 10 financial resolutions they recommend in the new year, and thought some of them were pretty good. Particularly for those just starting out in their journeys. Any of these strike your fancy? #1. Repay 20% of your credit card debt If you have none, and/or are a baller, go for 20% of your mortgage! #2. Add one month’s […]

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#156 on the “Million Dollar Club” makes good on pledge!

December 19, 2019
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That was the subject line of a new email I just got ;) For anyone unfamiliar with the “club”, it was a silly little thing I put together in year #1 of the blog to get people excited – and motivated – about hitting a million dollars, and in order to be added to it you had to share your list of things you’re planning […]

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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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Will this $1,000 matter when I’m financially free?

December 17, 2019
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I’ve saved this note in my emails for a couple years now, and re-stumbled across it again this morning when tidying up: “Will this $1,000 matter when I’m financially free?” I blurted it out in response to a reader getting hit with some unexpected pet bills hoping it would ease the sting a little, and while I’m not sure it did, interestingly it has helped […]

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