August 2018

My Favorite #Money Reads This Month (PLUS: FinCon Is Coming!!)

August 31, 2018
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Happy Friday, y’all! I’m off to a wedding today, but wanted to leave you with a handful of my favorite reads over the month in case they inspire you as much as they did me :) But first – a quick announcement: If you haven’t bought your tickets to FinCon yet, time is running out! It’s less than a month away now and I want […]

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Some Q&A’s: Retiring, Resting, Investing, Coin Collecting!

August 29, 2018
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What up, what up! Been getting a lot of great questions in my inbox lately, so thought I’d showcase a handful of them here in case you were wondering similar things… If you like these, check out our last round we did too on a variety of other topics: A Bunch of Questions on Debt, Investing, and Blogging. Keep the curiosity flowing! “The wise man […]

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What I’ve Learned Getting Rid of *1 Thing* Every Day! (Going on 48 Days Now!)

August 27, 2018
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So we’re now 48 days into our daily decluttering experiment! Woo! And spoiler alert – I’m never stopping :) I get a high every time I throw something into that donation box! Haha… And I keep finding stuff too, despite being a practicing minimalist. Here’s a list of everything I’ve removed from my house so far: (“removed” = gave away, sold, donated, gifted, or if […]

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15 Things We Like to Tell Kids (That We Don’t Listen to Ourselves)

August 24, 2018
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[Hey guys! Matt from MethodToYourMoney.com is stopping by the site today to remind us of all those sayings our parents used to tell us growing up (that we hated), yet we still turn around and forward over to our own kids ;) But perhaps they should be redirected to ourselves, instead? Take a look and see how many of these you need to be better […]

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Proof that this MONEY stuff is possible!

August 22, 2018
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Hey hey! Time to feature a bunch of y’all who are killing it lately! Gotta show everyone that this stuff we talk about every day here is possible and that we’re not just blabbering on for nothing :) So please to enjoy – a bunch of wins sent over to me across the year from readers of this site accomplishing things big and small, whether […]

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What I Learned Tracking My “Wants” For 30 Days!

August 20, 2018
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In a nutshell: I spent a lot of money on coffee and bagels, haha… But also books and history* stuff! Here’s a list of everything I spent on “wants” for the past 30 days. I decided to keep it to only the stuff I spend on *myself* vs others (kids, charities, etc) since that’s what I was most wondering about, and since I’m not looking […]

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Want these books and goodies before I donate them?

August 17, 2018
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Good morning beautiful people! We’re going hard still with our one-a-day decluttering challenge, and it’s time now to physically remove these items from our house before none of it counts! ;) Half of them will be going to our local thrift store here, but wanted to see if some of them you guys would like as they’re pretty on target with what we talk about […]

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Financial Stats Bomb!

August 15, 2018
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Just got a note about TD Bank’s 4th annual “Love and Money” survey, and it reminded me we haven’t done a good Stats Bombing around here lately :) Here’s a plethora of data I’ve collected over the past handful of months from press releases and surveys sent over… I’ve tried to pick out the more juicy parts for your enjoyment ;) Quotes and sources are […]

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3 Years Waking Up Early Like Benjamin Franklin!

August 13, 2018
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Any of you around when I tried living like Benjamin Franklin for an entire week? Failing miserably at half his routine, but rocking the 5 am wake-ups? I don’t know how the man did it (oh wait, yes I did – he never took care of his kids or house!!), but I give him credit for being completely obsessed with his trade. And hey, the […]

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“Simple money questions I ask myself”

August 10, 2018
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Check out this email I got in response to our post on Mr. Wendal the other day. So many great questions to reflect on! Money is a tool, something we need, and has only what value society ascribes to it. Too often, we forget this. Society, as a whole, doesn’t always remember to value all life, or even all humans. Society is made of the […]

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Personal Finance Around The World – Round II

August 8, 2018
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I started a series a while back on what money’s like in different parts of the world, but then promptly forgot about it until this morning when I received a note about life in Australia :) You can’t base an entire country’s perception on just one financial sliver, of course, but it sure does make for some interesting reading/learning, and thus we revive the series […]

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Another Fun Challenge Idea –> $1,000 in 100 Days!

August 6, 2018
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Here’s another great challenge to try if you’re looking to up the game! >> Save an extra $1,000 over the next 100 days! << Think you could do it? :) Torrie’s going for it over at ToLoveAndToLearn.com, and thought it made for an excellent short term goal no matter what your plans for the money are. Particularly if you’re aiming to hit an even larger […]

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Great Reads For Your Wallet’s Pleasure 💸💸

August 3, 2018
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Hey hey! Got another helping of financial knowledge to serve you today, this time from other great people doing great things online :) Below are my favorite articles/videos/sites I came across in July… If you find something you like, pass it along to your own communities afterwards! ******* Dollar Street [Interactive project] via GapMinder.org — “Imagine the world as a street. All houses are lined […]

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Net Worth Report #127: $867,121.96 (+$23,554.74)

August 1, 2018
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What up what up! It’s a good day to sit down and finally start tracking that money if you haven’t already! I’m looking at you, Anthony H.! 👀 Haven’t been paying attention to the markets lately, but apparently it did pretty well this month eh? I used to log on every day and obsess over it, but over time I realized it was completely out […]

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