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Would you rather have your student loan debt wiped away or FREE healthcare forever??

February 3, 2020
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Happppy Monday everyone!! You’re in luck as I heard a Financial Fairy was going around granting people wishes today – free of charge! – but you could only pick one of two options… Would you rather…. Have ALL your student loans completely wiped away?! (If you don’t have student loans, you can choose your mortgages/cars/credit card/etc) – OR – Get free healthcare from now until […]

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My friend Agatha needs our help 🙏🙏

January 31, 2020
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Hey guys! I rarely ask for anything on this site, but I’m compelled to do it today as I just found out a friend of mine has been suffering in silence and I feel like I have to use this platform to help. Even though she’d probably kill me right now knowing I’m about to share this with the world! I don’t know how many […]

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How is YOUR pleasure index going? (Hubba hubba)

January 30, 2020
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The AICPA just came out with their latest Personal Financial Satisfaction index (PFSi), and looks like it reached an all-time high of 40.2, suggesting that people are generally *happier* with their finances compared to the past 10 years of tracking. Do you find the same is true for you? I’ll hit you with my own set of indexing questions in a bit so you can […]

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Love your 401(k)? Enter this competition to win $1,000!

January 29, 2020
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Just got this press release in my inbox and almost peed my pants: Applications are now open for the second annual 401(k) Champion Award, the only award of its kind given to individuals who demonstrate the importance of retirement saving. Three $1,000 prizes will be awarded to 401(k) participants who complete an application and essay about their 401(k) experiences by Feb. 14. $1,000 cash!! For […]

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How do you compare with your retirement savings?

January 28, 2020
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TD Ameritrade just came out with their “Road to Retirement” report, and it’s always fun to compare and see how we’re doing against others ;) In this case, 2,000 others who are 40 and older with at least $25,000 or more in their accounts for some reason… Maybe since they’re still stuck on “traditional” retirement? So if you’re a millennial (or even better – a […]

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19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do…

January 27, 2020
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Stumbled across this listicle and wondered if we’re all on the right trajectory or not ;) 19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do in Their 20s via Inc. How many of these can you confidently check off?? They develop multiple income sources They take action (and sometimes, they fail) They make sure that they own their time They network, a lot. (And they do it both ways) […]

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The time will pass anyway

January 24, 2020
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A quick reminder today: Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. – Earl Nightingale The next week, month, year is going to come no matter what we do – might as well go after what we really want in life!! Take one small step towards it this weekend and get […]

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3 Tricks I Do That Helps Me Be More Charitable

January 23, 2020
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You know what really impresses me? Unicorns. You know what impresses me 10x more? People who naturally think of others before themselves :) Unfortunately for me I’m closer to being a unicorn than I am someone who thinks of others first, haha, but over the years I have learned that you can trick yourself into being a better person just by incorporating a few daily […]

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Giveaway: “The Richest Man in Babylon” and “Small Is the New Big” by Seth Godin

January 22, 2020
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Found two new books at the thrift store if anyone wants them :) “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason  “Small Is The New Big” by Seth Godin A classic money one belonging in all PF nerds’ home libraries!, and a businessy/entrepreneurship one for all those who land on the “love” side of people’s “love/hate” relationship with Seth’s work ;) I admittedly couldn’t […]

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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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Did you know you have to pay taxes on all winnings?!

January 17, 2020
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It’s true… Winnings are considered “income” and you can get in some serious doo-doo if you try to hide it. Though reputable places will at least remind you of it when they send you a nice tax doc at the end of the year informing you they’re reporting it to the IRS :) And it’s not only applicable to things like winning the lottery or […]

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It’s official – I’m a Minivan Dad!!

January 16, 2020
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And boy, do I feel like a dad haha… One of the first things I actually noticed, but it’s kinda cool! I AM a dad, and I’m proud to be one! :) I’m not sure it’s my favorite car yet, but after a week of driving it so far it isn’t the worst thing in the world… And my kids are obsessed with it! They […]

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Side Hustle #78: Being a TV / Film Extra! [$200+/day]

January 15, 2020
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[Welcome to another edition of our Side Hustle Series! This time around one of my FAVORITE gigs I’ve always wanted to try but still haven’t – yet ;) Peggy Bree stops by the blog today to share her experience being in over 200 shows/films over the past 6 years, and what you can expect to be paid from it all… Seems like the perfect gig […]

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