January 2010

4 Old School Money Hacks – A Trip Down Memory Lane.

January 29, 2010

I had a flashback yesterday of all the ways I used to find money back in the day. I’d probably still do some of them if they crossed my mind at the time, but for the most part I’m gonna leave it to the younger generation to keep alive. I’m a little too old (and lazy) now to pull some of these off. That being […]

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Budgeting with Sammy the Rabbit!

January 28, 2010

Did I get your attention? ;) I hope so, cuz this hip-hoppin’ rabbit is awesome. And even more so if you’re a little kid! (which, let’s face it, is like 1/2 of us.) So today’s post is a bit of budgeting, a bit of fun, and bit of a cool giveaway. And no I’m not getting paid to say any of this, I genuinely think […]

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6 Questions to Financially Get to Know Each Other

January 27, 2010

Let’s get to know each other some more :) I filled out this questionnaire for a series Automatic Finances put together recently (he interviewed a few of us bloggers), but I thought it would be a great discussion tool for us too. After all, we see each other almost every day, yes? If you’d like to participate (and I hope you do), list your answers […]

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How Conan O’Brien Wants You to Succeed

January 26, 2010

This is a guest article by Flexo from Consumerism Commentary. Flexo is currently on a ten-day, ten-venue tour. Please do not be cynical. I hate cynicism. For the record, it’s my least favorite quality. It doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get, but if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. I’m […]

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The $20 Discount that Shouldn’t Have Been.

January 25, 2010

You know the times when you’ve got something wayyyy cheaper than it should have been? And not because there was a discount, but more like a mistake? Well, we had another of these last weekend and wondering what you would have done ;) We can’t could go back and change it or anything, but it’s always a fun topic to discuss on personal finance blogs. […]

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The Best Time to Buy Things… (with info-graphic)

January 22, 2010

On Fridays, it’s beer ;) haha…okay okay, it’s really pizza. BUT, if you were ever wondering when to buy other important things (say, like houses, cars, electronics) then it’s a good thing you’re here! But only if you’re good at planning and waiting for when the time’s right. Check out this sweet graphic I was forwarded by one of my newsletter readers (thx Kelly!): According […]

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Pay off Student Loans, or Save for House?

January 21, 2010

Ahhhh, the good old “pay off debt vs. save for X” debate. Gets me teary eyed every time ;) Got an email from a reader, and thought it would be better to hear from all of you rather than just me – esp. since I’m sorta anti-home owning at the present time. Well, kinda, but not really… Anyways, here’s what Mrs. Debater asks: “I am […]

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Haiti Relief Efforts – How You Can Help.

January 20, 2010

As you know, Haiti’s in a very sad state of affairs and they need all the help they can get. I don’t like asking people to donate much because it feels kinda weird, so I won’t, BUT I did want to spread the word in case you *are* looking to give back. As a blogger we have the awesome ability to reach more people than […]

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If a millionaire told you how to be rich, would you listen?

January 20, 2010

Even if it’s the most boring advice ever? I was talking to my boy Brad the other night and somehow we got on the topic of simple easy advice, and he used millionaires as a perfect example of this. And it’s so true! Most millionaires make their money slowly, over time. Getting Rich Slowly, if you will, yet not many care to put it into […]

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Blogger Showdown #9: Clever Dude vs. Frugal Dad

January 19, 2010

PF Blogger Showdown #9: Clever Dude vs. Frugal Dad! This might be one of my favorites as it features my long-time mentor, and now friend!, Clever Dude :) I met him at one of our happy hours during month 2 of starting this blog, and he’s steered me in the right direction ever since. I am forever grateful to that guy…even if he does like […]

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The Best of BudgetsAreSexy – 2009

January 18, 2010

Today I’m caving into peer pressure and doing a BudgetsAreSexy “Best of ’09” edition. I know it’s a little late, but it’s not like I follow the rules anyways :) We’ve got a lot of new readers on the site, and I think it would be cool to dive in and see what the most read stories were last year. A great way to catch […]

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Live from the internets, it’s Untemplater!

January 18, 2010

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve got my phalanges in a variety of projects around town, and one of these has just launched! I’m no founding father, but I do believe it’s going to change a lot of lives so I’m excited to be a contributing writer :) Baker over at Man vs. Debt summed up the site perfectly, so I am stealing from him: Untemplater.com […]

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Credit Card Debt Rising Like a Mother.

January 15, 2010

It seems credit card debt has risen 18% in the last 6 months! This does and doesn’t surprise me. It does cuz it seemed the public was getting better at managing their finances due to the jacked up economy, but it doesn’t in that jobs are still going out the window and we had the holidays to deal with. Plus, people revert to their old […]

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Who cares if you saved money by spending money?!

January 14, 2010

This is a guest post by Daniel Packer “I walked home to save bus fare.”“Gee, you could have saved a lot more by not taking a taxi.” – old joke We make a huge deal about the amount we save on ordinary items. “I bought this $4,000 TV for only $2,800. I saved $1,200!” I hate hearing that. Big deal. In that case I saved […]

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