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My *Favorite* Blog Posts From 2018!

January 18, 2019
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Alright, so last week we covered the MOST POPULAR blog posts from the year, and this time around I want to cover my *favorite* blog posts from the year. Basically the ones that had the biggest impact for me, along with some I just genuinely enjoyed writing :) Here they are below, in no particular order… (And this will be the last of the “best […]

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A Fun Money Quiz ✨

January 17, 2019
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I don’t know why I put “fun” in there since aren’t ALL money quizzes inherently fun?, however I did really enjoy the few minutes testing out my skills with this one ;) And even more so that I got my score without having to enter my email in the end!! I’m not sure how active this site is anymore as it was in my notes […]

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Product of The Month: The Avid Investor Daily Planner!

January 16, 2019
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Hey guys! Have a fun little planner to share your way today, created by a fellow reader of the blog, Michael Murphy :) I’m not a huge stock trader/picker myself, but I do know the power of tracking your finances, and thought some of you might really like the idea behind this bad boy. If so, use the promo code at the end to get […]

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I want you to love your money like this guy!

January 15, 2019
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There’s a saying that if you really want something bad enough you’ll find a way to make it happen. Kinda like when you’re a broke ass college student, yet always manage to score booze every weekend ;) I don’t know how badly you want freedom right now, but I can tell you this guy below sure wants it! I just spent ~10-12 hours analyzing our […]

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The Best Banks and Financial Products of 2019

January 14, 2019
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Morning, friends! If you’re on the hunt for a new bank or credit card or financial app right now, this post is for you. MyBankTracker.com just came out with their annual “Best of Banking Awards,” and while I don’t typically share lists like this, I’m trying to be a better blogger about it as I know y’all are always looking for good recommendations ;) Peruse […]

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Our Most Popular Blog Posts From 2018

January 11, 2019
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Happy Friday!! Here are the most popular articles from the blog across all of 2018, ranked by *most clicked*. And not surprisingly, almost half of them are guest posts we featured! Hah! Guess my life isn’t juicy enough for you guys???! 😂 As always, you can find links to these “best of” lists in the sidebar here, and I’ll also post them down at the […]

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PS: We now have a *weekly* newsletter!

January 10, 2019
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What up what up! Day #6 of daily blogging and we’re still going strong! You enjoying them so far? Like the change? Wish I’d go back to M,W,F posting? Can’t do that last one just yet as I’m having too much fun (!), but I did just create a *weekly* digest if you’re getting these articles in email and prefer to not have your inbox […]

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Your mission today: send $50 to that elusive goal of yours!

January 9, 2019
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I was asked the other day what my biggest lesson learned in 2018 was, and the answer to that was a pretty simple one: I learned that I was doing a lot more THINKING than I was DOING. With my goals, with my ideas, with small stupid things that would have only taken 20 minutes to test, etc. I was in my head over analyzing […]

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A useless but fun perspective on money.

January 8, 2019
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That was the subject line of a note I just got in response to yesterday’s net worth post, and the contents did not disappoint ;) Here’s what my new favorite person shared: J, Sometimes I do this to get a new, fun perspective on money: a.) Convert the length of your dollars (6”) to feet, $791,150 = 395,575 ft. b.) Convert 395,575 feet to miles = […]

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A New Net Worth Record: $791,150.37 [Down $61,000!!]

January 7, 2019
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Joke: What has two legs, spikey hair, a charming personality, and has lost $110,000 in the past three months? Oh, it’s this guy! 👈👈 Haha… And the cherry on top? We now have a new world record for the biggest drop in a month – $61,000, BOOM. Way to beat out the $60k loss from two months earlier! Here’s a look at how this year’s […]

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6 great new financial resources 💪💪

January 4, 2019
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I did a LOT of reading over the break and came across a ton of new resources in the process. Here are a smattering of them which should hopefully point you in the right direction depending on your current journey :) If you found any good ones lately I’d love to hear about them too! ****** #1. A free budgeting spreadsheet! This ones comes from TheMeasureOfaPlan.com, […]

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Back and ready to rock! Who’s with me??

January 3, 2019
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Boy – a guy goes away for a few weeks and the stock markets crash, the government shuts down, and my beloved Redskins go on to crash and burn! I’m never leaving again!!! ;) Not gonna lie though – it was a great escape for a few weeks spending time with my thoughts and family, and I’m finally ready to pretend I have a real […]

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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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