February 2010

Would You Pay For Extra Sleep?

February 26, 2010

I’ve been getting jack for sleep this week, and I’m starting to realize how valuable it is. I can’t think straight and all my days are mushing together like some sort of cracked-out dream (and not in a good way). Coffee doesn’t even work on me any more :) The one and only thing I need right now is SLEEP. It’s just not for sale, […]

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It’s Free Starbucks Day!

February 25, 2010

At least here on BudgetsAreSexy ;) It’s not *exactly* personal finance related but it does mean FREE coffee for some of you. And actually, YOU guys will be the frugal rock stars today since you’ll have to drop your coffee-saving tips to win! Everyone knows Starbucks so I’m not gonna pimp what they do, but I will say they expanded their packaged coffee portfolio they […]

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The Plutus Awards are Here!

February 24, 2010

Celebrating the best in personal finance! Flexo from Consumerism Commentary devised up these Plutus Awards, and they encompass everything from the best savings account to the best personal finance blog around. And many of you nominated Beautyofbali for 7 incredible categories!!! Un-fing-believable (you can’t see me right now, but I’m tipping my hat and paying you some major respect). Here are a few […]

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How do you measure the power of money?

February 24, 2010

I had this friend who measured time in cigarettes. Whenever I asked him how far something was, he’d always come back with the number of cigarettes he could smoke in the time it would take to get there :) So if we were hitting up this bar down the street, say 10 blocks away, instead of just saying so he’d tell me it was “2 […]

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No More "I Can’t Afford That"

February 23, 2010

If there’s one phrase I hate more than douchebag (although it’s a close call) it would have to be – “I can’t afford that.” It drives me bonkers! Most people CAN afford “that,” they just choose not to (right Evan?). It’s a big difference if you think about it. Saying you can’t afford something gives all the power to a magical object out there looking […]

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Beautyofbali Turns 2! (holler)

February 19, 2010

I cannot freakin’ believe it. It seems like just the other day I was buggin’ Clever Dude & Mapgirl for some blogging tips at over drinks ;) I even remember my very first commenter – Chicky from Chicky Finance! (remember her?). Two years of writing almost every single day, crazy man. And I’m still just as excited today as I was 2 years ago. A […]

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Life in Grad School Doesn’t Have to Suck…All Your Money

February 18, 2010

Guest post by Mrs. BudgetsAreSexy ;) Life as a graduate student is notoriously tough. Generally, you’re operating on a slim-to-nonexistent source of income, yet with the workload of a full time job and the expenses to go along with it. I consider myself very fortunate to be a married grad student. It’s great to know that I am not forced to work out housing and […]

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The 15 Minutes a Day Idea.

February 17, 2010

I’m reading this killer book by Leo Babauta called The Power of Less, and in it he suggests to spend 15 mins. a day on a new habit to work on. It’s brilliant! Just enough to get you to take action, but not enough to wear you out. I actually look forward to this “work on me” time! I’ve been using it to declutter our […]

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Blogger Showdown #10: MB Hunter vs. PT Money

February 16, 2010

PF Blogger Showdown #10: MB Hunter vs. PT Money! The battle of the abbreviations :) We got John from Mighty Bargain Hunter in one corner, and Phil from Prime Time Money in the other – a close battle today! I’ve been fortunate to know these guys for a while now (even met John in “real life” – very sincere guy!) and I’m incredibly proud to […]

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Why do schools teach about the stock market?

February 15, 2010

Stocks are great to know about, yes, but even BETTER would be basic financial management. Who gets right out of high school and starts investing before landing their first job/credit card/own apartment? I know people do it, I just don’t see the logic (although I’d admit it does seem more fun). Check out this comment by girlwithredballoon on an older post of mine: “You know, […]

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LOVE Everyday: Free e-book!

February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day! This is my present to you – the free LOVEveryday eBook :) But only read if you’re in an awesomely loving mood! haha…that’s your warning V-Day haters. But seriously, 25+ of us bloggers joined together to create it and I really think it came out well. It hits up all facets of “the relationship” (caring for each other, time management, finances, living […]

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The Top 10 Ways to Woo on Budget (or perhaps ever?)

February 12, 2010

Every year I put out a “10 Ways to Woo” post around this time (although once I did it in October?), but it seems like I’ve already given out most of my romantic secrets already. So this year, I thought I’d round up some of my all-time favorites, and then sprinkle in a few new ones to give you the best of the best. I […]

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Getting Financially Naked is Good for You :)

February 11, 2010

And by “financially naked” we mean “financially honest.” After all, if you can’t be straight with your significant other, who can you be straight with? So in honor of Valentine’s day, we’ll be giving away TWO copies of the new hit book – “Get Financially Naked: How to Talk Money with Your Honey” by Manisha Thakor & Sharon Kedar. The winners won’t get them until […]

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Take my Money, just let me keep my Electricity!

February 10, 2010

As I sit here typing this, the DC is getting yet another 10-20 inches of snow – on top of the 2+ feet we just got! I don’t know where you live, but this is craziness for us. I think we got like 5 inches total last year ;) But as I “work from home” for the 4th business day in a row, I’m realizing […]

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