August 2009

Finance is really not that complicated.

August 31, 2009

Seriously, personal finance is not all that complicated. Sure it can get crazy when you throw in estate planning and charity foundations, but the principles behind personal finance are as easy as they come. You can actually strip it down to just a few points: 1. Spend less than you earn. Make $50k a year? Great, spend $49,999 or less (or whatever your after-tax amount […]

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Would You Rather…Have extra MONEY or extra TIME?

August 28, 2009

It’s time to play another rousing game of Would You Rather! My brain is still reeling from the $50 vs Sex poll I wrote about earlier, but since we already covered that one I thought I’d bring up the ol’ “money vs. time” dilemma. It might not be as sexy, but it’s still interesting to think about: “Would You Rather…Have an extra $100 of income […]

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Look Like a Million Bucks on a Budget

August 27, 2009

This is a guest post from Kim Fusaro. It’s geared toward women, but the principles still apply to us men! I’m probably best known for my bad spending habits – I chronicle them daily as Glamour magazine’s wayward personal-finance blogger, Little Miss Fortune. But in my 100- posts, I’ve managed to pick up some pretty good habits. And those are the ones I’m going to […]

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Saving Money Trumps Sex?

August 26, 2009

As a blogger, I tend to get a lot of random (and boring) PR releases. Most of them I just delete or file away in case I need it for later, but every now and then I get a gem like I did yesterday :) A note to all PR people reading this – I’m a big fan of interesting juicy stuff! Don’t be afraid […]

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Blogger Showdown #2: Stephanie vs. Squawkfox

August 25, 2009

Welcome to PF Blogger Showdown #2! The last one with Trent and J.D. was wildly successful and I’m excited to continue on with our fun little series here :) Up today are two of the most influential female pf bloggers around – Stephanie from Poorer Than You, and Kerry K. Taylor aka Squawkfox. I’m sure most of you have heard of them before, but if […]

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Living The Minimalist Lifestyle – Is it Possible?

August 24, 2009

I feel like I want to be a Minimalist right now :) I know it’s a lot easier said than done, but in theory it sounds awesome! Fewer things to worry about, less clutter in the house, less maintenance costs, less less less! I’ve been thinking about this for over a week now since the Frugal Bachelor started hitting on it. And then even MORE […]

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George Washington: "Don’t Spend Me!"

August 21, 2009

My entry into Poorer Than You’s free laptops giveaway :) If every dollar looked like this I guarantee people would spend less! haha…Drop by her site and leave your own piece of multimedia/art that embodies a sound personal finance concept and get entered. As long as it’s in by noon tomorrow, you’ve got a chance to win TWO free laptops! Then try and beat me […]

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New Charity Project Coming Soon!

August 21, 2009

Hello, hello my good friends! It’s Friday and it’s gonna be a helluva good day :) Some of you might have forgotten, but a few months ago I wrote about charity and giving back, and asked if you’d share some of your own favorite charities with us. Well, I’m happy to tell you that a new project is finally in the works!!! I can’t give […]

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Automation and Forgetting to Brush My Teeth.

August 20, 2009

I forgot to brush my teeth today, can you believe that? It’s something I do twice a day going on 25+ years now, and yet this morning I forget to brush them. I couldn’t tell you why either, all I know is that it sucks. In fact, it makes me wonder how many other times I may have forgotten! And of course, this naturally reminded […]

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A Day In The Life of a Poker Player (Pt. 2 of 2)

August 19, 2009

This is part 2 of 2 in the confessions of an online poker player series by a friend of mine who goes by the name of “NNNobodYYY” in the online poker world. Enjoy! The life of a poker player can range from really boring to really exciting, depending on what you make of it. For me, when it gets too exciting (volatile), I make it […]

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Calculating Net Worth: Does Home Value Belong There?

August 18, 2009

Ever since I started tracking my net worth I’ve had the value of our home in there. I’ve often considered tweaking it and coming up with better methods of calculating it, but the concept of taking OUT your home (or cars for that matter) 100% boggles me. After all, the definition of “net worth” is the total of all your assets minus the total of […]

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Interview w/ Ramit Sethi: NY Times Best Seller & Blogger!

August 14, 2009

I don’t know how I landed this interview, but I’m pretty damn excited about it: Ramit Sethi from I Will Teach You To Be Rich! Aka New York Times best-selling author! Aka blogger extraordinaire! Aka….I’m honored to be posting this ;) For any of you who’ve read my review of I Will Teach You To Be Rich, you know how much of a fan I […]

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Find Out Where Your Spending Leaks Are, and Fix Them.

August 13, 2009

I got a pretty impressive email the other day, and I’m hoping it inspires you! It comes from a reader here at Budgetsaresexy (we’ll call him Smart Budgeter), and he does a wonderful job at summing up a few points that we often don’t hear about – or at least in this way. And what’s even more interesting is that he uses & reloads GIFT […]

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Crushin’ on a PF Blogger?

August 13, 2009

Then swagger on over to Wellheeled and spit it out! Your PF Blog Crush can be any personal finance blog written by a member of the opposite sex (or the same sex) and it doesn’t matter if they are attached or not – it’s just for fun ;) I’ve already left mine, so get on over there and check it out…who knows, maybe she’ll feature […]

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