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#Overheard at The Coffee Shop – Volume V

April 17, 2019
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Time for another dumping of all the secrets I hear people say!! It really is amazing the variety of discussions going on every day at coffee shops, from people talking about God to alpacas to book clubs, bikinis, mustaches, pajamas, EpiPens, fertility, mackerels, nap taking, and even the relevance of Michael Bublé, haha… All of which is featured in today’s post – woo! And which […]

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How to Sell Your Inherited Coin Collection

April 16, 2019
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Morning guys! Been getting a lot of emails about how to liquidate coin collections lately, so thought I’d finally put out a piece on it in case it helps anyone else out there too :) In a PERFECT world whoever inherits these blessings would continue building out the collection and passing it down through the generations!, however we all know it’s not the most sexiest […]

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4 questions to ask before you buy that next “thing”

April 15, 2019
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Morning! Found this draft in my inbox this morning and realized I never finished it!! Not sure if that was done on purpose because it was lame, or if I was just being way too lazy/forgetful, but either way we’re about to find out! ;) It was inspired by an article on Vice’s new personal finance site, FREE, that covered the 6 questions everyone should […]

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35 excellent money quotes you’ve never heard of before

April 12, 2019
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I was going to paste up a bunch of the most popular money quotes here today, but then figured it might be more fun to share some of the more obscure ones :) And I know many of these are obscure because I’ve plucked them mainly from rappers and finance bloggers!! Haha… So please to enjoy, 35 new one-liners you can add to your motivational […]

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How To Never Retire

April 11, 2019
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A reader passed this over to me yesterday and thought it was pretty good :) (Thanks Richard!) “A 20-Step Guide to a Horrible Retirement” via MarketWatch Would have made for an excellent April Fool’s post had I seen it earlier! Haha… Here are my favorites from the list: Keep thinking retirement is so far in the future that there’s no need to act now Bank […]

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Should we go for a 15 year or 30 year mortgage?

April 10, 2019
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Morning! Wanna ask your advice in a moment, but let me hit you with a quick status of where we are in our home purchasing journey so far as I know you’re on the edge of your seats over there ;) The Mrs. has abolished the back up idea of renting so we’re now 100% on for owning! Which I *think* I’m okay with now, […]

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New Book (and Giveaway): “Broke Millennial Takes on Investing” by Erin Lowry

April 9, 2019
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Morning!! Another new $$$ book from our community hits the shelves today! “Broke Millennial Takes On Investing: A Beginner’s Guide to Leveling Up Your Money” The 2nd book out now from Broke Millennial who started out as a financial blogger and now securing her place in the author world too :) (And probably not nearly as broke anymore – hah!) Summary and giveaway details as […]

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Are you an asset or a liability to your state?! ;)

April 8, 2019
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Morning! Who’s up for some early morning stats?! :) A report just came out by WalletHub on the most financially literate – and least financially literate – states, and I was proud to see two of those I’ve called home over recent years land in the top 6. How about yours? The Most Financially Literate States: Virginia <— Aww yeahh! Utah New Hampshire New Jersey […]

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How far have you come since 2012?!

April 5, 2019
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Goooood Fridayyyyy! Had a fun comment posted on the blog this morning and it shot me down memory lane… Yo J Money. I’m a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA or Nurse Anesthetist). And I have to say IT’S THE BEST JOB I EVER HAD. I’m in the business to better lives and occasionally save a life so the work can be somewhat stressful at times. […]

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12 Excellent Money Hacks For Ya

April 4, 2019
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My database of tips is filling up again, so time to pour them out! Here are a bunch of notes people have shot me in recent months to better help them speed up their savings or stay motivated… Maybe something here will spark joy in your wallets too? ;) ****** The Scoring System Hack My focus this year has been to really pay attention to […]

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Happy Money vs Unhappy Money

April 3, 2019
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Following our posts last week on mental accounting, here’s another concept I recently came across that you’ll probably love or hate depending on how emotional/logical you are ;) (But you know me – I EAT THIS STUFF UP FOR BREAKFAST!) Happy Money vs Unhappy Money: “Happy Money makes people smile and feel loved and cared for deeply… It is in many ways an active form […]

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An idiot’s guide to money: Stop being broke, start building wealth

April 2, 2019
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Morning, friends!! Hope your $$$’s going well so far this week! Got an interesting email/ebook to share with you that’ll hopefully get it on track if it’s been acting up :) It’s called “An idiot’s guide to money: Stop being broke, start building wealth,” and a link to download it (for free) can be found below… (it’s from a normal person just like you and […]

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Net Worth Report #134: $886,776.74 [+$8,778.54]

April 1, 2019
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Happy Fool’s day!! Except for all of us who pay attention to our money! (HEYO!) Saw these stats come out from Experian, and while it looks like an epic prank it’s anything but: As of the the last quarter of 2018, consumer debt now totals a whopping $13.3 trillion With credit card debt coming in at $834 billion Mortgage debt totaling $9.4 trillion Personal loan […]

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15 of My Favorite Reads This Month ⭐

March 29, 2019
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Happy Friyay! As we do here at the end of every month, here’s a brain dump of all my favorite reads collected over the weeks. Spanning everything from finance to housing to social media, kindness, minimalism, mindfulness and even pennies that were shot at in World War II saving a man’s life! Nothing but the most juiciest for you ;) And don’t forget we have […]

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