October 2014

What Would Happen If Everyone Could See Your Wealth?

October 31, 2014
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A genius by the name of Carl Richards recently posed this question in a New York Times piece, and I can’t stop thinking about it: What would happen, I asked, if we had to walk around with our true wealth flashing as a number above our heads? It would be the end of consumerism, he replied. Why would you need to buy something to represent […]

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WTF Wednesday: Five-Finger Fresheners

October 29, 2014
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What up what up! And welcome to the first post of a new series I like to call “WTF Wednesdays.” Now you might be thinking to yourself, “WTF are WTF Wednesdays?” If so, allow me to enlighten you. WTF Wednesdays will be dedicated to the random, the wacky, or the straight up weird stuff that people do (or that’s done to them) – all in […]

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10 Habits That Made Me a Millionaire at 27

October 27, 2014
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[Happy Monday guys :) Thought we’d start it off right this week with a pretty kick-ass article from my old friend Anton. Last time he shared with us his money lessons from growing up in the former USSR, and now – a year later – he’s officially a millionaire and shares how he achieved this. How many of these habits are you currently doing?] ************ […]

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Having Enough

October 24, 2014
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Every few weeks I’ll lean in to my wife and whisper, “If I were to die tomorrow, I’d be a happy man.” It freaks her the hell out (and rightfully so) but it’s a reminder to her, and more importantly to myself, that as of this day in time I have enough. I have enough love. I have enough things. And I (almost) have enough […]

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Republic Wireless Motorola E Giveaway! (x2)

October 22, 2014
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What up what up frugal gangsters! My new favorite wireless carrier just released their latest (cheap-as-hell) smart phone, and because they think budgets are sexy too they’re shipping me two to give away to y’all today :) Along with 3 months of free service! (How’s that for frugal?) I know I’ve been mentioning Republic Wireless a lot over the months, but that really is only […]

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The “Challenge” Savings Account Total: Month #1

October 20, 2014
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Yo. What’s good y’all? Get into anything juicy over the weekend? We hit up a fair yesterday where Baby Penny and I both slid down the tallest slide we’ve ever seen in our lives. And I won’t tell you which of us was the most frightened ;) But let’s get down to business, shall we… Last we checked on our expense shredding mission (aka Challenge […]

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“Retiring Early” REALLY Means “Being Financially Free”

October 17, 2014
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Inevitably any time you mention you’re working on “retiring early” to someone, you’re met with comments like, “that’s not possible,” and “won’t you get bored???” (Gag me) The first one I can understand because, well, it’s hard as $hit to pull off and you have to want it bad enough to accomplish it. The second, however, boggles my mind. You don’t have any interests or […]

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That Time We Inherited $3,200

October 15, 2014
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Getting an inheritance is always bitter sweet. On one hand you’re getting a chunk of money for free for doing nothing at all, and on the other someone has to pass away in order for you to receive it. It’s very much bitter, with a tinge of sweet. Then you have the times when it’s 99% sweet and only 1% bitter – like when you […]

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10 Things Americans Waste Money On?

October 13, 2014
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The average life of a personal finance blog is pretty small in the grand scheme of things. Most bloggers can make it past the first two months without burning out/giving up, but many will stop way before they hit their first anniversary. Then you have the hustlers that make it to years 2 and 3 and even 4, putting them in the top 5% of […]

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Overheard at The Coffee Shop

October 10, 2014
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For three months now I’ve been blogging at different coffee shops almost every day of the week. Most times I’m head down paying attention to my own stuff, but every now and then I get bored and “accidentally” listen to what others are discussing around me ;) I wouldn’t call it eaves-dropping necessarily because people are so loud!, but I also don’t go out of […]

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Side Hustle #53: I Self-Publish Children’s Books

October 8, 2014
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[Got a killer hustle for y’all today! My man Tim Johnson has created, and sold, thousands of copies of children’s books around the world… Hope you enjoy!] I’ve always had a keen interest in learning foreign languages. Maybe it started with my mother teaching me silly French songs growing up or my interest in Japanese karate. At any rate, I mustered up some cash selling […]

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Ignore Everyone.

October 6, 2014
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I got this email over the weekend, and it reminded me of why it is I ignore everyone… Or, should I say, those investing “experts.” Not my friends who email me ;) So back in June of 2013 the market scared me and I chose to move most of my funds to a safer option with Vanguard (401k). Moved it to a fund that has […]

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7 Cheap [and Clever!] Ways to Entertain Your Kids

October 3, 2014
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As I sit here staring at my son’s dead bug collection (that’s right, dead bug collection – thanks a lot grandma!!), I can’t help but think of all the other activities we do that give my son endless joy on the cheap. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s often the simpler things in life that excites him vs any fancy pants toys or games […]

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Net Worth Update: $456,140.18 [Down $3k]

October 1, 2014
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Happy October, hustlers! You ready for the pumpkins and beautiful fall leaves to start hitting ya?? And that perfect whether for jeans and hoodies??? (Mmmmmm….) My all-time favorite season, and what better way to bring it on w/ a little net worth update action :) I wish it were an *increase* to celebrate the turning of tides, here, but nonetheless it’s fun as $hit to […]

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