December 2017

My 10 *Favorite* Posts From 2017

December 29, 2017
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Welcome to the last official business day of 2017!! That went fast, huh? As promised, here’s a list of my all-time favorite posts from the year, to compliment the most popular posts we just featured on Wednesday. You read all of these and not only will your wealth grow exponentially, but your standing here on BudgtsAreSexy will rise to the tippy top too! And there […]

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The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2017

December 27, 2017
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Heyo! Thanks for all my birthday wishes yesterday – still time to get me a gift if you’d like! ;) Time for our yearly round up of the most popular articles from the year… A great way to speed read if you’re new to the site and/or have forgotten all about it :) And boy did we cover a lot! From pensions to prison to […]

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All I Want For My Birthday :)

December 26, 2017
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Happppppppy day after Christmas, y’all! AKA Return-Your-Presents Day! AKA my birthday! AKA Boxing Day for all you Canadians, eh?! :) This is going to be a short and sweet one as I venture off into some unknown adventures today (what do 38 year olds like to do??) but had to pop in real quick to check on you, and then to ask you for a small […]

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Nothing Good Happens After 6pm

December 22, 2017
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Happy almost-holidays, everyone!!! Came across an interesting article on how stupid we can get with our money at night, and wanted to hurry up and pass it over to help save your wallet in the new year ;) Here’s the post –> The Scientific Reason You Shouldn’t Make a Money Decision After 6pm And then here’s a clip from it mentioning a new study that […]

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Do You Remember The Last Time You Were 100% Debt-Free?

December 20, 2017
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So I just came to a pretty shocking realization this morning: This is the first time in my life where I’ve been 100% completely debt-free since I was a kid (!!!). No credit card debt, no car loans, personal loans, Bank of Mom and Dad loans, no mortgages*, nada. Pretty wild to think about, and even more so considering it took 20 years to get […]

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Why I FIRE’d Myself From Rockstar Finance

December 18, 2017
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What if you woke up this morning to the following: 1/2 the emails to respond to in your inbox 1/2 the decisions to make for the day 1/2 the time you need to spend even working today and 1/2 the added stress and pressure And then let’s say someone paid you in the 6 figures to receive all of this. Would you take it? :) […]

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When Your Wife Says “Don’t Buy Me Anything”

December 15, 2017
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I don’t know how you and your family celebrates Christmas or birthdays, but does your other half ever just tell you not to buy them anything ‘cuz they’re perfectly content? And do you believe them?? ;) My wife’s on year #8 now of doing this to me, and I think I’m finally catching on… Year #1: “Don’t buy you anything?? Yeah right!! Not falling for […]

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In Which My Son Loses His First Tooth, And I Freak Out Trying To Figure Out The Going Rate of The Tooth Fairy

December 13, 2017
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According to my 5 y/o, the last two weeks have been the best of his life :) First, he learns of the epic phrase, “Liar liar pants on fire” and cannot get over at how hilarious it is (if only it were true too! The entire DC area here would be a huge ball of flames!), and then this week he loses his very first […]

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How Are You Stealthy With Your Wealthy?

December 11, 2017
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When I started this blog 9 years ago, all I wanted to be was rich and famous so I could buy whatever I wanted and drive my fancy cars to all my fancy houses. I was 27, not married (yet), no kids, and quite honestly had no idea of what true wealth meant :) These days I still very much want to buy and do […]

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A handful of SUPER clever ways to spend $100 this holiday season :) PLUS: Our Christmas Stimulus winners!

December 8, 2017
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‘Sup sup! J. Money Claus here to spread the wealth, both literally and figuratively! ;) Just spent three solid hours reading and responding to all the great entries from last week’s Christmas Stimulus giveaway (over 800+ comments!), and WOW was it fascinating! You guys are so freakin’ creative!! We had the usual “I’d pay down debts” or “I’d bank it/invest it” or “I’d give it […]

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Net Worth Update: $709,372.08 (+$21,000)

December 6, 2017
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Heyo! That time again to check in with your money and see where you’re standing! AKA the best time of the month – NET WORTH DAY! Who’s with me?? :) We personally hit a brand new milestone over here crossing into the $700’s for the first time, but what’s even more exciting if I’m being completely honest, is the rapid growth of our new Spavings […]

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The Triad of Hustling

December 4, 2017
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5 months ago I was on the verge of burning out again. I got sucked right back into all my projects and had my head down grinding away as we do, when one day I look up and my son was there asking if I’d like to go on a “hike” with him. (And by “hike” he meant a “walk” down by the “river” which […]

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Lessons Growing Up In a Multi-Generation FIRE Family

December 1, 2017
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[Happy Friday!! Got a special guest to the site today, Bob Lai from Tawcan.com, who talks about what it’s like growing up in a family with FIRE in their veins. You can’t always help who your family is or how they manage their money, of course, but when you find someone rockin’ it (family, friend, colleague) be sure to latch on and learn from them! […]

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