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A Christmas Sabbatical 🎄🎄🎅

December 7, 2018
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“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott You know those people who quit their jobs and then sell everything they’ve got to go on an epic life-changing adventure? Well, I’ve never had the balls to pull off something like that before, haha, but every now and then I do get glimpses of changes I […]

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A Bunch of Q&A’s on 529s, Cell Phones, Money Coaching, Minimalism, Blogging, Life, and Business

December 5, 2018
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Hey hey! Got a batch of new questions passed my way over the months, and thought I’d share some of them here in case anyone else is wondering the same things… If there’s something you’ve always wondered about, check out our past Q&As to see if we’ve already answered it, or pass me a note here and I’ll hit you back as soon as I’m […]

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Net Worth Report: $851,800.32 (+$9,619.40 // +1.14%)

December 3, 2018
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Well this was a much less exciting month! And I’ll take it every time, haha…. (SlowAndSteadyIsSexy.com!) Good to see all those reds turning back to greens though after last month’s blood bath, and now if we can only find an extra $50,000 laying around we’ll be fully caught up ;) But that’s the way the game goes right? Can’t be UPS all the time, so […]

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Pop Quiz: How do you feel about the money you spent this week?

November 30, 2018
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Are you pleased with it? Horrified? Don’t even want to know so you’re going to click away now? ;) Let’s do an exercise today where we look back at what we spent this week and see how we feel about it all… It’s good to do a surprise check-in every now and then! Fill in the blanks below: Money I loved spending this week: _____________ […]

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Would you live at The Mall for $700/mo?

November 28, 2018
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Just heard about this on the radio this morning and so fascinated by it… Apparently you can – or soon can – rent an apartment at the mall for only $700/mo! Would you do it?? I’ll be honest, if I were single I’d be all over that. First – At only $700 it would be a steal in this area as I currently pay over […]

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Getting Financially Naked – Round IV

November 26, 2018
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Hey guys! Hope you had a nice and warm holiday weekend! :) Thought you might like some more goodness to digest today, so let the festivities continue as we serve up a tasty platter of other peoples’ finances! Featured in this round are: a single 32 y/o woman from Arizona, a pair of high earner engineers out in Baltimore/DC,  a team of lower income SINKs […]

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40 Money Lessons Learned After 40 Years on This Earth

November 23, 2018
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[Hey guys! Hope you’re having a great Thanksgiving holiday so far! For those not out and about shopping on this non-Holiday Black Friday right now, here are some solid tips for you as a reward ;) Courtesy of fellow blogger Marc from VitalDollar.com. My favorites are #31 and #37 and would certainly make it into my own list once I turn the big 4-0 myself […]

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A List of Approved Purchases on #BlackFriday 🛒

November 21, 2018
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Do you know what I saw when I opened up my Google calendar the other day? This: (It even had the green marks on it and all, weird!) Apparently to Google, Black Friday is now a holiday! Only it really isn’t, unless apparently you live in California and some other states: “Black Friday is not an official holiday, but California and some other states observe […]

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7 [Financial] Habits That Have a High Rate of Return

November 19, 2018
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Remember the other week when I posted that tweet about the 7 habits that have a high rate of return in life? Where I rocked almost all of them except for the “exercising 3x a week” one where I appropriately scored an F-? Well, not any longer my friends!! That silly little tweet stirred something in me and I did something that day I haven’t […]

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My Favorite Finds on The Internets This Month 💻

November 16, 2018
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Hey guys! A bit late posting these from the month, but they’re reallyyyyyy good this round and excited to get ’em out to ya. Probably better than anything I wrote myself lately! Haha… Here they are – enjoy! ****** Story Time by Side Hustle Scrubs — “As a father of 3 and a money nerd, I spend a lot of time thinking about how I’m […]

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GIVEAWAY: 6 New Personal Finance & Productivity Books!

November 14, 2018
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Hey guys! Been receiving a bunch of new personal finance and business/productivity books lately, and in the spirit of the holidays I thought I’d pass them forward to one of you beautiful people to check out :) If you want any of these, let me know which one – and why – and you shall be entered to win! Just do me a favor and […]

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10 More #Savings Ideas For Ya

November 12, 2018
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What up, what up! Here are a bunch of savings ideas from our community lately. Hope you find one that turbocharges your wealth! 💰💰💰 ****** The dollar bills trick: “I save one dollar bills with the number 7 on them.  It’s fun, and in 3 months I already have $250.00 cash.” – Tanya W. The quarter roller trick: “What I do to save is I […]

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The Importance of Listening – Especially To *Yourself!*

November 9, 2018
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Hey guys! Remember the other month when I talked about those free money coaching sessions at Capital One Cafe’s? And how I wished we had one here in DC because mixing money and coffee is BRILLIANT?? Well, I just got word that one opened up here in Chinatown – W00T! Specifically, at 732 7th St NW. So if you’re in the area, or want to […]

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Who Do You Think Spends More – iPhone Users or Android Users? ;)

November 7, 2018
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You can probably guess the answer, but here are some fun “facts” you might enjoy from the New York Post and coupon site, SlickDeals ;) iPhone users shell out $117 on average every month on clothes vs $62 for Android users iPhone users spend $83 avg. every month on makeup/beauty products vs $40 for Android users iPhone users spend $101 every month on tech-related purchases […]

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