April 2018

Take This 2-Minute Financial Assessment!

April 30, 2018
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I saw someone re-share this old quiz we had featured here in the past, and thought it would make for a fun re-posting and seeing how we’ve changed over the years :) If you remember this from back in the day, re-take it and see if you’re doing better now! If this is the first time you’re seeing it, take it too and then see […]

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8 Fascinating Facts About Our Nation’s Currency!

April 27, 2018
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Hey guys! My wife is tired of me telling her about all these facts I keep coming across, so now you get to hear them all and be entertained today ;) But you know what they say – the more you know about our country’s currency, the cooler you get! So be prepared to be the KING of Coolsville today – woot woot! ****** #1. […]

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Stop The #HouseShaming, People!

April 25, 2018
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Last week, 3 different people emailed me asking for advice because they keep getting pressured by friends and family (especially family) *to buy a home* when neither one of them wants to. I got so riled up after the last message that I shot the following tweet out which caused quite the hubbub for a hot minute or so: As it turns out, I wasn’t […]

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PS: The less you spend, the less you need to earn!

April 23, 2018
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Three years ago I stumbled across a passage from Mr. Money Mustache that completely changed how I view my expenses. It came from an article I had read on many occasions prior – and is one of his most popular – but for whatever reason it never hit me as hard as it did then, perhaps because I wasn’t open enough to fully appreciate it […]

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My Favorite Reads From The Month!

April 20, 2018
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Hiyo heyo! Sitting here with my son this morning as he inexplicably has the day off from school, so rather than regale you with another fiscally fascinating tale of finance, I shall present to you the following two things in its stead: A picture of Perry the Platypus, courtesy of this same son who wanted to “make art” while I “make words” (Success!) My favorite […]

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The Cost of Sentimental Value

April 18, 2018
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You know what guys? I think I’m going to change the name of this blog to ReaderEmailsAreSexy.com because I just can’t stop sharing all these notes I keep getting!!! They’re so juicy! And probably since I keep sharing them over and over, I keep getting more and more and thereby extending the circle of email life even further, haha… I LOVE IT! (Unless you guys […]

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Does Capitalism Actually Create a “Numbers-Driven” Life?

April 16, 2018
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Heyo!! Found another interesting email in my inbox this morning, and even though I had to re-read it twice just to make sure I understood it all the way (which I blame on lack of coffee, not brains!), it was the perfect pairing with another item I wanted to share with you guys today… We’ll start with the brain dump by Wilfred Waters, who if […]

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What Would You Do For a 10% Raise? (Plus a half dozen other “Would You Rathers!”)

April 13, 2018
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Came across this ridiculous study by LendEDU but can’t stop looking at it, haha… They asked 1,200 employed Americans a series of “would you rather” questions to see what they’d give up in exchange for a 10% raise, and their answers were as crazy as they were entertaining ;) Here are some of the results – would you do any of these?? ********* 40.06% would […]

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If You Want FREE Money Coaching – Read This Post :)

April 12, 2018
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We interrupt our regularly schedule programming to bring you two pieces of news today: In case you didn’t know, it’s Financial Literacy Month! Be sure to tell all your friends so they know how cool you are!! ;) (And so they finally get your hints to start paying attention to their money – hah) Capital One is offering FREE money coaching services!! TO ANYONE WHO […]

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Do You Know Your Insurability?

April 11, 2018
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If you’re currently on the hunt for car insurance, and/or love all things relating to car insurance (and who doesn’t, am I right??), I got something for you that might help :) (If you’re not in the car mood today, avert your eyes now and check out this fun little ditty instead! –> “Smart“, by Shel Silverstein.) I just partnered up with a new (to […]

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Put Savings Towards Mortgage Balance, or Nah?

April 9, 2018
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That was the subject line of an email I just got :) And since we’ve been on a roll dishing out real life #’s and journeys, let’s add another to the mix and help a reader out, shall we? What would you do if you were in her position? (The first thing I’d do is crack open a bottle of champagne and celebrate!!! Check out […]

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How The Pursuit of FIRE Got Me a Girlfriend

April 6, 2018
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[Morning! Have a fun – and super adorable – story for you today by Erik of The Mastermind Within blog. The next time someone tells you you’re not going to find love being a financial nerd, you can just send them right to this post! ;) Happy Friday!] ******** Risk is a funny concept. Many people talk about risk like it’s something tangible and concrete. […]

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Net Worth Voyeur Time: $801,707.30 (Down $10,000 – PLUS: Some Juicy Events This Month…)

April 4, 2018
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That time again! Another month, another net worth report while being another month OLDER as well! Haha… I swear I still feel like the same 28 year old when I first started tracking these, do you??? :) Three juicy things that went down this month: The markets continued its crashing (which you already knew) I had to withdraw our ROTH IRA contributions as it turned […]

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“I’m Semi-Retiring at 43!”

April 2, 2018
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Got another fun email for ya today! Got me grinning from ear to ear over here, and hopefully it inspires you to get out there and make your dreams happen too. Or at least try and get your expenses down even more – this woman is living off $1,000/mo! For a family of four!! How does she do it? Clues – and her budget – […]

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