October 2010

7 Frugally Hot Halloween Costumes

October 29, 2010

I literally JUST realized Halloween was THIS weekend! As in tonight!  As in “OMG I don’t have a Halloween costume yet!” It’s a good thing I wasn’t invited to any great parties or else I’d be a scramblin’. Although it sure woulda felt good opening up all them invites :(  Oh well…they were probably too nervous that I’d drink all their beer… And rightfully so […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Restaurant Server

October 28, 2010

My name is Clare and I’m hustling as a restaurant server on the side. I’m 27 years old and work an awesome full time job in professional development at a university in Colorado. I love my current position and employer but it took me a long time to get to where I am now. My side hustle is serving tables at a restaurant downtown one […]

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Love Drop is coming! Love Drop is coming!

October 27, 2010

So I know I’ve been talking about this forever and ever, but guess what?  Love Drop is actually about to DROP! Yessir… My boy Nate St. Pierre and I finally wrapped our heads together on this thing and found a way to get ‘er done. And to REALLY change some lives! (one family a month, to be exact). It doesn’t officially “launch” until Jan 1st, […]

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Think You Could Live in a Hotel? (I Do!!)

October 26, 2010
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The Mrs. and I went apartment shopping this weekend (more to come on that later), and this place we checked out reminded me of an old-school hotel.  It was billed as a “luxury” apartment building and just walking through the lobby and seeing the concierge and gym & pool, etc got me soooo excited! It really was like a hotel :)  Had coffee downstairs and […]

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Money and Friends.

October 25, 2010

Got an interesting email over the weekend from a fellow B.A.S. reader: What’s your take on friends and their financial situation? Do you tend to hangout with people who have similar salaries, net worth, etc. or does that not matter to you? Well, I’ve never really thought about it before so I guess it doesn’t matter to me! :) I pretty much want 2 things […]

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The Perfect Credit Card.

October 22, 2010

Is there such a thing? :) I’m not sure to be honest with you, BUT today we’re going to pretend and say YES!  There IS a perfect credit card out there, we just haven’t told the world what it is yet!  So let’s do something about that shall we? Here is your form to fill out – which I stole from Dinks Finance because it […]

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How Bank of America Made Me Bald

October 21, 2010

(This is a guest post from my brother,T. Penny.) If I had hair, I’d pull it out. In fistfuls. Until all that’s left is a pink hue and a snow-white scalp freckled with black dots where hair used to be. Mark my words, Sexy readers, a recent experience with the bastardly Bank of America made me want to pull whatever hair I have left out and donate it to the […]

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Let’s Go Dumpster Diving!

October 20, 2010

Haha…  or not ;) But seriously, I have found a LOT in other people’s trashcans – no joke. It’s been a few years since I’ve last gone dumpster diving, but a quick scan around my bedroom this morning reminded me of the sexy FREE items I’ve picked up over the years. In no particular order: New York City Skyline painting! Measuring a good 5 ft […]

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5 Things My Mohawk has Taught me About Money

October 19, 2010

I just wrote this for American Express’ new website: Currency. Don’t think I’m allowed to re-post it here yet, BUT be sure to click over and check it out – I think you’ll like it!! :) 5 Things My Mohawk Taught me About Money. Here’s a snippet: 2. It’s all about patience. Just like commuting to work or painting a picture, getting those spikes up […]

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Things not to do when sad…

October 19, 2010

It’s been a rough few days for me lately. Can’t go into it too much here cuz it’s pretty personal and/or totally my fault (hah!), but needless to say it’s a firm wake up call that not everything can be so perfect & happy all the time.  Reminds me that you really do have to have the lows sometimes to appreciate all the highs. Like […]

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What I’m NOT Saving Up For

October 18, 2010

We always talk about the things we ARE saving for, but what about the things we AREN’T? Have you ever thought about it that way?  It’s actually kinda cool because you already accomplish all of them! ;) Haha… Here are a handful of things I am NOT saving for right now: Bigger house – I never ever plan on living in anything bigger than a […]

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Is $75,000 The “Perfect” Salary?

October 15, 2010

The Wall Street Journal posted about this the other day, and ever since I’ve been seeing it all over the ‘net. And for good measure – it’s a pretty interesting finding!  Have you ever asked yourself what the perfect salary would be for you is?  When it comes to overall happiness? According to the study, “The magic income number is $75,000 a year. As people […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Chicken Farmer

October 14, 2010

Most of you know by now how much I love to hustle. I do it at work, I do it at home, but mainly I do it online ;)  One of the nice things about pf blogging is that you can sometimes make a little side income from it! (Notice all the ads over there on the right). But online ventures are only a SLIVER […]

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Book Giveaway: The Simple Dollar!

October 13, 2010

Hey guys!  Gotta really REALLY cool book to give away today :) Actually, THREE of them! The Simple Dollar: How One Man Wiped Out His Debts and Achieved the Life of His Dreams I’m a bit late here w/ the release of this, but nonetheless I’m happy to pimp it out and give some love to our fellow blogger Trent Hamm (from, of course, the […]

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