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What Type of ClutterBug Are You? [Quiz]

August 19, 2019
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Happy Monday! Might I interest you in a fun little quiz this morning before you start the day? :) It was passed to me by a reader of the blog who finally stumbled across an organizational system that works for her, and as someone who’s always intrigued by this sorta stuff I of course had to pop in and check it out for myself too… […]

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This summer’s favorite reads + FinCon Next Month!! 💰

August 16, 2019
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Morning!! So apparently this pneumonia thing is a LOT more serious than I gave it credit for! Just got back from my follow up with the doc, and when I asked her why I wasn’t feeling better yet she literally laughed in my face, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Turns out I need to be doing a bit more resting than “working”, so today I’m just gonna hit you […]

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A silly little trick I started doing to make expenses feel better… ;)

August 15, 2019
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So week one in our new house was pretty fantastic. Our stuff made it all in one piece, our days were filled with sun and exploration, we joined our community pool for 1/2 off the price (woo!), and at one point my wife stopped me to say just how happy she was to finally have a place all to ourselves where we can live peacefully […]

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Net Worth Update: $940,412.06 [+$20,873.72 or +2.27%]

August 14, 2019
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Alriiight, back to the cold hard numbers! Net worth report #138 in a row here without missing a beat – even while on sabbatical :) I took these snapshots at the first of the month before the chaos ensued so the numbers would prob. be lower today, but as we do every month we ignore all that happens in the middle there and focus only […]

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Goood morning!!! I’m back!

August 13, 2019
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It’s been a while, eh? :) Anything wild or crazy happen with y’all lately? Some wild stuff happened here – but unfortunately not all in the “fun” department, haha… I just got back from an ER visit this weekend where I found out I have pneumonia (oops), making it the 2nd time at the hospital this month as we were just there when my son […]

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Taking a Sabbatical for the rest of the month! Don’t miss me too much ;)

July 3, 2019
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Hey guys! So in an effort to be more “present” for our upcoming move and really soak everything in, I’ll be taking a break from blogging for the month of July (and the first week of August while we family vacay) to help slow down life more and enjoy the upcoming changes in our life :) I’ve caught myself trying to rush through everything here […]

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7 more ideas for your arsenal!

July 2, 2019
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Morning! Got a bunch more ideas for your wallet – and life – today, courtesy of some really good looking and smart people – you all :) Hope you find something worth trying out! ***** #1. Double checking all scratched off lottery tickets you find on the ground –> “I don’t spend much out of pocket, but I always check the ones scratched off and […]

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Net Worth Update: $919,538.34 [+$35,627.71 or 4.03%]

July 1, 2019
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Happy July!!! Ready for a new month and new goals??! Got your net worth all tracked up and ready to motivate the pants off you?? If you’re still invested in the market it should help after last month’s blood bath :) Down $40,000 for us, and now back up $35,000 just weeks later! Thank goodness we ignore the hype! Outside of that, nothing too exciting […]

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Favorite articles from around the web this month 📚

June 28, 2019
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Morning!! I’m knee-deep in packing over here for our upcoming move (a few more days now – eek!!), but couldn’t leave you hanging on this fine day, so here’s a list of my favorite reads from across the web this month :) There were some REALLY GOOD ONES out there! Should be more than enough to inspire you over the weekend :) XOXO ****** 145 […]

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“Help! I’ve fallen for a hyper-dedicated FIRE enthusiast.”

June 27, 2019
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Morning! Got an interesting note from a reader of the blog, and thought I’d pass it along here in case it helps anyone else in a similar position :) FIRE is awesome, but it is not *everything*!! At least my personal opinion on it! Here’s her sitch, followed by my response and then hopefully some feedback from y’all since I’m not too sure I addressed […]

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12 Major Decisions and How We Feel About Them Now

June 26, 2019
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Morning! Got a notification that it was my anniversary on a couple things this week (picking up my Lexus from Carmax (3 years), switching to Republic Wireless (5 years!)), and thought it might be helpful to see how we feel about it years later now :) Do I wish I could go back on any of them?! Did any of them completely change my life??! […]

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New Book & Giveaway: “Clever Girl Finance”

June 25, 2019
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Morning y’all! Got another book to share and give away today :) This one comes from Bola Sokunbi of CleverGirlFinance.com, and is aptly titled “Clever Girl Finance: Ditch debt, save money and build real wealth”. I got my hands on two copies to give away, but before we get to that let me real quick give a shout to LeeAnne who won last week’s book […]

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How much do you spend on lottery tickets every year?

June 24, 2019
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Just saw this stat from the folks at LendEDU and found it interesting: “Americans spend an average of $219.54 on the lottery per year” At first it didn’t seem like that much, but after comparing it to my own past of picking up maybe 1 ticket a week, it certainly trumps my $52/year. And is almost like picking up a ticket every day of the […]

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The best FIRE gift I could have given my father

June 21, 2019
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[Happy Friday! Please enjoy this guest article today from fellow reader, and blogger, BC from FrugalWheels.com. I only hope my own sons will give me such a beautiful gift like this come Father’s Day 2035! ;) Congrats on the epiphany, BC!] ******* My gift to my old man whenever a special occasion comes along is almost always a book. I read a lot, and he […]

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