June 2018

Health vs. Wealth – Which Goes First?

June 29, 2018
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If you had to choose one: health or wealth, which would you go with? According to a new press release I just opened up, if you’re a millennial you go for the health more often than not ;) At least that’s according to TD Bank who sent me these fun stats we’ll be pouring over today (you can download the full report here (powerpoint)). They […]

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School Project of The Year, Right Here!

June 27, 2018
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I get a lot of notes over the years, but every now and then I’m completely blown away by one, and such was the case yesterday when I opened up my email and found this gem waiting for me… If you’re a teacher, or have friends who are teachers, PLEASE PASS THIS TO THEM and let’s get this course into more schools around the world!! […]

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40+ Ways to Save More Money & Optimize Your Life :)

June 25, 2018
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Hey hey! Welcome back to another week of $$$ lovin’ chat fests! Y’all have fun with all those giveaways last week?? Find some new books and tips to check out? If you weren’t paying attention, don’t worry – I was making notes in the background of all my favorite tips people were sharing, and today we’re going to list them all because there were some […]

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Giveaway Grand Finale! *12* Money Books!

June 22, 2018
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It’s the grand finale of our week-long $$$ book giveaway!! AHHH! Been a lot of work putting all this together, not gonna lie, but man does it feel good knowing they’re all finally going into the world again and helping… And remember you can find most of these books fairly easily at your local library too!! So even if you haven’t won any of them […]

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Giveaway Day #4: Package of Career/Productivity Books!

June 21, 2018
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Getting closer to the end of giveaway week! But still two solid days left of spreading great resources back into circulation ;) This time around – we focus on career and productivity books. But first, yesterday’s lucky new owner of those frugality books! –> Lily @ TheFrugalGene.com. Congrats, friend!! Drinks on you if we ever meet up in real life! ;) Onto Giveaway Day #4: Bundle […]

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Giveaway Day #3: Bundle of Frugality Books!

June 20, 2018
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Hey hey! Another day, another package of books to give away! This time around – the ones that can save you money and bring out your inner minimalist/ frugalist :) Two of which come from blogger friends! But first – yesterday’s winner of the investing books…  bum bum bum dee bum bum bum… Ellie Falls! Enjoy!!! Don’t forget about us little people when you hit […]

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Giveaway Day #2: Bundle of Investing Books!

June 19, 2018
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Welcome back! Day #2 of our week of book giveaways, and up for grabs this time around is a bunch of great *investing* and financial planning books. But first, let’s announce the winner of yesterday’s personal finance Classics! The lucky winner is… Mark R.! BOOM! Congrats! Although really everyone won by seeing so many great $$$ tips yesterday, eh? ;) Don’t forget to pass these […]

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A Week of Giving Away #Money Books!

June 18, 2018
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So two years ago I came up with this bright idea of starting a Personal Finance Library where I’d mail books back and forth to whoever wants them (for free), but after further research and certain naysayers telling me it’ll never work, I’ve decided to table it for now until I can prove them all wrong ;) I even had the perfect domain picked out […]

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10 *Downsides* to Early Retirement

June 15, 2018
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[Please welcome back to the site today, John, aka “ESI,” from ESI Money and Rockstar Finance! We’ve lured him back after two years of retirement to share the negative sides of the early retirement coin (big thanks to reader Bill who prompted this!), and we hope this gives you a more fuller perspective on life after pulling the trigger… Since retiring early – or at […]

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Save Your Dimes, Enjoy Better Times!

June 13, 2018
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Check out this gem I just picked up at an antiques store!! A “Thrifty Savers Book” – with slots for adding 30 dimes into! And super clever marketing to boot, haha… When you fill this Dime Saver, visit the FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS and open your account — put those savings to work for a safe profit! Imagine the days when $3.00 was a lot of […]

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A Look at Other People’s Money :)

June 11, 2018
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Today we’re going to feature OTHER PEOPLE’S money on the site as I’m sure you’re tired of seeing mine all the time ;) These are all snapshots sent over to me recently, mostly via email, and they really give you a great look into other people’s lives and financial stages they’re in. I’ve also tried to include some of the backgrounds from our convos to […]

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The Magical Credit Card

June 8, 2018
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So a blogger just emailed me this totally random question, but now I can’t stop thinking about it and curious to see how you guys would answer it ;) Would you play it safe, or try to max the rewards?? Here’s his note: Hey man, Hope you are all well and having a great day, and the little buddy has a good affinity for sleeping […]

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What Does Wealth Mean to You?

June 6, 2018
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A friend of mine passed me this link on how much you need to be “wealthy” in America (shocker: it’s in the millions!), but the stats that were included were the real gems here… It comes from Charles Schwab’s second annual “Modern Wealth Index” survey, and I challenge you to really think about this and then compare to your own lists at home :) But […]

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New Month, New Net Worth! $841,903.39 // +$24,000

June 4, 2018
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That time again to grab those spreadsheets and bank accounts and start calculating!! Gotta know where you been to know where you’re going! And you don’t have to be any Warren Buffett to still live a good life ;) Although I get blown away every damn time I come across this chart – jeez!! That’s some compounding!!! But look how long it took to REALLY […]

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