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Utterly Useless Facts About Money & Life

February 21, 2020
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Morning! Picked up this book at my thrift store hoping to find some juicy nuggets, and I wasn’t disappointed ;) [“That’s A Fact Jack!” by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser] Lots more facts on life in general than money, but I plucked out my favorites in an attempt to WOW you this morning, and hopefully you’ll pay it forward by slipping them in normal conversations […]

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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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A cool way to use your tax refunds

February 19, 2020
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Morning! Saw this comment come through and it reminded me to get my a$$ in gear and finally wrap up my own taxes ;) How are you doing with yours? Getting any refunds back? Here’s an idea of what you could do with it if you are: Thanks to earned income I get a tax refund of anywhere from $4k to $7k per year. I […]

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Could you spend Bill Gates’ money?

February 18, 2020
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My friend Nate just passed me this site and told me good luck getting off it ;) Passing over the gift to you now, lol… https://neal.fun/ (From a guy, Neal, who likes building random things online and helping you waste time an eensy weensy bit more productively ;)) A few of the simulations on the site you might enjoy: Printing Money — A way to […]

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What Haters Are Like

February 17, 2020
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Tell me if you don’t know people like this… I just paid off my debt! (You shouldn’t have had any to begin with) I just invested in my first stock! (You need to diversify more) I just saved for retirement! (Why? YOLO!) Budgets are sexy! (No they’re not, they’re boring) I just rode my bike to work! (You’re gonna get hit by a car one […]

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Happy Library Lovers’ Day!

February 14, 2020
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What up, my Valentines!! If today’s a day you typically can’t stand, you might be pleased to know that it’s shared with another – perhaps even more special – day that’s celebrated as well: “Library Lovers’ Day!” A real day! (says the internet) And what better day to celebrate today amongst us frugal nerds ?! :) So before giving the finger to all those giddy […]

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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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Some $$$ Jokes to Cheer Up Your Wallet!

February 12, 2020
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Heard some of your wallets might be feeling a bit down lately? Here are some fun little ditties you might want to pass over to help perk them back up a bit ;) Helps with mine every time 👍 ****** Did you hear about the man who swallowed a coin? There’s no change yet. ****** My landlord says he needs to come talk to me […]

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New Book & Giveaway: “How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?” 2nd Ed by Todd Tresidder

February 11, 2020
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Morning!! My man Todd Tresidder, aka The Financial Mentor, just released the 2nd edition of his popular book, “How Much Money Do I Need to Retire?“, and his publicist was kind enough to pass me a few copies to give out today… If you’ve ever wondered this before (of course you have!), or want to see how it compares to *your* calculations and see if […]

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Side Hustle #79: Flipping Guitars! ($10,000/year)

February 10, 2020
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[Welcome to another installment of our Side Hustle Series!! Daniella from ILikeToDabble.com stops by the blog today to share her and her wife’s experience (and profits!) selling guitars over the past few years… Which matches up nicely with our previous hustles of flipping vintage watches, classic video games, high-fashion clothing, and even collectible sneakers! But today it’s all about the *music gear* and how it […]

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My Fave Reads This Month 📖

February 7, 2020
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Happy Friday!! Been catching a lot of killer articles in the space lately and they’re all dumped below… If they spark something for you over the weekend let me know! And also if there’s anything life changing YOU’VE seen lately :) XOXO ******* How I Made $39,000 on Wheel of Fortune via Dads and Dollars — “Without going into too much detail, I will point […]

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10 Ways to Help You Get Closer To Your Best Life

February 6, 2020
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Morning!! So continuing our trend of sharing great ideas from the community this week, here’s a handful more tips and ways to *think* about things differently today. More so around life and being a better person than finances, but of course they’re all intertwined when it comes to Living Your Best Life. I hope you find something here that resonates with you!! If you missed […]

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4 Great Ways to Spread Investments Around!

February 5, 2020
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Been tagging some great ideas from the community lately, and can’t keep them to myself anymore ;) Today I’ll share some of the more financial/investmenty ones, and then tomorrow some of the lifestyley ones that really hit me. Maybe you’ll find something that improves your life or someone’s you love? ******* The “Dividends” Souvenir Whenever we go on a family vacation (family of 4 — […]

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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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