July 2011

What’s in YOUR wallet? (Or Purse?)

July 29, 2011

It’s been a loooong time since you last peered into my wallet (errr, money clip), so I thought it would be fun to divulge all the secrets yet again ;)  I’m one of those people who REALLY enjoys being all voyeuristic w/ this stuff (just like you, right?) so the more people who participate, the more fun we get to have! And then when you’re […]

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Dream as if you’ll live forever, Live as if you’ll die today.

July 28, 2011

There’s been a smarty pants leaving comments on this blog lately, and I thought I’d highlight one of them because the guy knows what he’s talking about :)  And he’s also pretty damn good at conveying his message. (If you’re reading this sir, might I suggest you take up blogging?) He was wrong in assuming I was about to lead a pauper’ish lifestyle — this […]

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The Best $150 I Ever Made.

July 27, 2011

I just got off a phone call talking about blogging :) It lasted 60 minutes and was one of the best “interviews” I ever did! Haha… I may not be good at speaking, but I sure am with giving my opinions ;) And that’s how I earned my quickest, and easiest, $150 ever – by doing a phone survey.  Which is funny considering I just […]

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Couple Spends Nearly $248,000 on Playhouses!

July 26, 2011

So I get this email from my boy Aaron this morning, and I wanna get your opinion on it ;)  I’m gonna copy and paste the exact email exchange back and forth because I find it absolutely hysterical, and maddening!!, at the same time.  Take a read and then tell us how YOU feel about it. It’s safe to say Aaron and I fall on […]

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The Ultimate IRA Test ;)

July 25, 2011

Okay, so you remember how I got all my 401(k) money the other week, and then I rolled it all over into an IRA account? To get it 100% away from my ex-employer? Well, that one account has now turned into THREE accounts.  Which has then turned into the new “Let’s see which account wins” IRA game! Haha… Awwww yeahhhhhh!  Time for a little action, […]

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5 For Friday: Your Nasty Debt!

July 22, 2011

We took a break from last week’s 5 for Friday due to someone WINNING IN COURT action (Booyah!), but we’re back today to learn some more about you guys. In particularly, your grody debt! So dust off your credit card statements and loan details, and announce once and for all just how much debt you’re holding onto! Not only will this make you feel better […]

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Beautyofbali Hits 2 Million Page Views

July 21, 2011

Three and a half years after starting, our little blog has grown up! I can’t believe it. And really, I don’t know what to say other than a hearty THANK YOU. To each and every one of you who has stopped by at some point throughout our existence here. It means a lot. Without readers, this is just another diary :) And like money, it […]

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Borders is Shutting Down?? NOoooOOooooOooo!

July 20, 2011

I freakin’ love that place, man – this is a sad sad day!! I just got an email from Consumer Reports giving some tips, and it makes me want to scream (not about the tips, but that they are closing!!). That just blows. And it’s the second store in my area to now shut its doors that I actually frequented. (The other was Panera Bread, […]

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It Could Always Be Worse…

July 19, 2011

You know how when you were a kid and complained about something, your mom always said “It could be worse. You could be so and so down in such and such land!”? Well, now whenever I hear that phrase I think of Tim who once left this comment down below on my blog. Every now and then one of you says something that really sticks […]

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The Court Has Spoken: J. Money Wins!!!

July 18, 2011

WE WON! WE WON!!!  The judge has ruled, and we officially beat our ex-employer! :)  7 months of waiting and wondering, and the “little guys” come out victorious – W00T! And guess what?  It WAS exactly like the movies!!! Haha… seriously, it was wild.  I got called up to the stand and everything.  Hawk up, shirt and tie on, it felt pretty good.  Even had […]

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It’s Court Time, Bitches!

July 15, 2011

Remember 210 days ago when I was lied to owed my last paycheck? Well guess what, today I go fight for it!  All $2,100 worth.  In fact, I could very well be sitting in court as you’re reading this! :) (I’ll try and send out a tweet if I can get away with it, haha…) We had our briefing the other day on how it’s […]

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I’m a Bottled Water Drinker & I’m Not Afraid to Admit It.

July 14, 2011

(Let the hate mail unleash! Haha… ) Seriously though, I can’t get enough of it. And everyone tells me that I’m wasting away money and harming the environment, but if it weren’t for bottled water I honestly wouldn’t drink any water at all! And that’s just a fact – I won’t do it. I WISH I could do it, and I WISH I didn’t have […]

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Favorite Place for Job Searching: Craigslist’s “Etc” ;)

July 13, 2011

(No, I am not looking for a new one – but I’ll admit I’m tempted to give some of these a shot and report back on them! Haha…) Last night I was in bed trying to get some reading in, but as usual my A.D.D. kicked up a notch and sent me over to my crazy iPhone (because I was an idiot and kept it […]

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I Now Have 16 Accounts at ONE Place. Is that bad? ;)

July 12, 2011

Yup, already opened up a new IRA so my 401(k) will have a home! Sprinted right over to USAA and opened up my 16th account with them ;) You know I don’t waste any time with my money! Haha… It’s gonna be a crazy one too when all that $180,000 gets transferred over like that… gonna be the BIGGEST one of my life! (That’s what […]

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