February 2012

Treasure in My Safe, and Soon To Be Yours!

February 29, 2012

(Not the treasure, but the safe ;) Well, not my safe, but A safe.  Just keep reading…) One of my favorite blog posts early on with this site, was rummaging through my metal safe and blogging about all its contents. Mainly cuz I was just as surprised to see what was in there as the 2 readers of my site back then (haha….), but also […]

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‘Tis The Season To Give Something Up!

February 28, 2012
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Yep. It’s that time a year again when us Catholics give up something for Lent! And in true form, I have to relate it to money so I can post about it and keep myself in check here ;) ‘Cuz if there’s one way to do it, it’s blogging about it to thousands of people who are good and will call me out if I […]

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10 Awesomely Manly Un-Piggy Banks

February 27, 2012

I came across this DOPE grenade bank the other day, where you actually have to break it open in order to get your money back (I envision throwing it across the room! Haha…), and figured there must be some other cool banks out there I’ve been missing too. So I started poking around a little more, and came across this entire list presented to you […]

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If You Like BudgetsAreSexy…

February 25, 2012

Here’s where you can find me around the web :) I know there are a lot of newer people hitting the site lately (welcome!!), so here’s my yearly “come let’s be friends everywhere” request, haha… and if you’re a sexy blogger as well, would love it if you could add me to your blogroll too if you enjoy the site! :)  But no worries either […]

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Random Financial Nuggets…

February 24, 2012
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I wore my “I’m Bringing Budgets Back” T-shirt out in the real world for the first time ever, and 2 whole people smiled at me when they saw it :) If you can convince me that you’ll wear one too, I’ll see if Brad can make us some more! [UPDATE: Now for sale!!] I have a Visa Black Card offer sitting on my desk right […]

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Side Hustle Series: I’m a Starbucks Barista

February 23, 2012
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(Guest Post by Lora Kathleen, as part of our Side Hustle Series) When I talk about my side hustle, I always imagine myself as some sort of superhero: Desk jockey by day, coffee ninja by night. Of course, real life isn’t ever quite so glamorous, but I still thought I had it pretty good. I got to work all day at my dream job for […]

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Are All Warranties Warrented?

February 22, 2012
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I asked the wife what to blog about today cuz I was out of money ideas (it’s hard coming up with them every day! :)), and she told me to talk about warranties.  Which wasn’t the most exciting thing to hear if I’m being totally honest, haha, but I did realize I’ve never actually blogged about those before ;) And people are ALWAYS wondering if […]

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Me vs. The Shredder

February 21, 2012
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1,500+ receipts now shredded… Oy. I swear, every season I tell myself I’m gonna do them more frequently but I never do! So I end up having to shred like a bazillion receipts which not only takes me forever (1.5 hours), but cramps up my hands at the same time, haha… It’s not fun. Do you know what’s MORE not fun than that, though? Getting […]

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We’re Having A Boy!!

February 20, 2012
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I can’t believe it! 20 weeks come and gone, and now we’re just about 4 months out from a miracle happening :) I’m so excited!! Truth be told, I secretly wanted a little girl to take care of first, but the wife was quick to point out that it’ll only motivate me even more to continue having kids now ;) And she’s right! I’m gonna […]

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The Love Drop “Highlights” Video!

February 18, 2012

We put together a 4 min clip of the entire year of Love Drop :)  When all was said and done, we helped 12 families with over $90,000 worth of goods and services and money – all through the simple power of micro-giving.  Pretty incredible. This goes out to each and every one of you who participated and made our project successful – THANK YOU! […]

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It’s Official Make Fun of Yourself Day!

February 17, 2012
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If there was one site I rarely looked at, it was FMyLife.com. There was just nothing about it that I found entertaining at all (it’s so depressing!), and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why other people would either. That was, until I came across their “money” section ;) For the first time since that crazy site came out, I found myself […]

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Is The Lottery Really A Tax On The Poor And Stupid?

February 16, 2012
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(Guest post by Tino, a fellow blogger who’s also intrigued by the lottery) I think it’s fair to say that most people have heard the theory that the lottery is a tax on the poor. Some would even go so far to say that it is a tax on the “stupid.” What does this really mean, though? And, is it true? Who wants to win […]

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7 Hilarious Ways to Waste Money

February 15, 2012
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And one of them I’ve already done! Haha… the “old J$” of course ;) But seriously, some of these things down below are just downright off the charts on the silly meter – and I give mad props to SmartMoney for bringing them to our attention all these months too. (They have this section in the back called “Dumb Money” which I’ve taken ’em all […]

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PS: The Wife Told Me Not To Buy Her Anything Today

February 14, 2012

….But I think it’s a trick ;)  So instead I’m gonna make her something and then take her out to dinner and pop in a movie.  Which is kinda not spending money on her as far as “stuff” goes, but it still shows her I’ve got the appreciation.  Think it’s good?  What are you all doing today if you celebrate the V Day?  Have you […]

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