September 2018

This Month’s Favorite $$$ Reads (And Listens!)

September 28, 2018
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Hidey-ho, neighbors! Your boy’s out at FinCon today – our yearly financial blogging conference – so instead of using my brain to conjure up some wise words of financery for y’all, I’ll be temporarily shutting it down and sharing other peoples’ wise words of financery instead. (Real word) But if you come find me at the pool or in the halls over the weekend, I […]

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A Life Insurance Mad Lib!

September 26, 2018
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I don’t know if I mentioned this, but that Best Man’s speech I gave the other weekend included a pretty epic Mad Lib in the middle of it. One which greatly helped me overcome my nerves and complete the mission :) I’ll tell you how it applies to today’s topic in a bit, but first – the mad lib (with the help of my kids […]

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Who handles the $$$ in your household?

September 24, 2018
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Every now and then we receive boxes at our doorsteps, and my sons and I hurry outside to see what new item we’ve got. These were in one of the latest boxes we opened: [Puma + Minions! Baller!] I shared this on Twitter when we got ’em, and when I was asked if it was a gift to us, I said yup! A gift from […]

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It’s Not About The Money, It’s About The *Lifestyle*

September 21, 2018
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I don’t know if you caught it, but in our last net worth update I slipped in something pretty nonchalantly that really should have been more chalant ;) We’ll see if we reach [a million dollars] before the downturn, but either way it really doesn’t matter as it’s not the *amount* that counts, but the *lifestyle* it gives you. It took me a good 6 […]

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“I make $90,000/year on the side tutoring people for standardized tests”

September 19, 2018
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[Welcome to Side Hustle #74! Where expert test taker, Trevor Klee stops by to share his experience – and tips – on how to start your own tutoring business if it piques your interest. We’ve covered your basic tutoring as a side hustle before on this site (#14), as well as getting paid to write questions for standardized tests (#23), but this one takes it […]

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The 4 Flavors of FIRE – Which Are You Shooting For?

September 17, 2018
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Hey guys! So we all know that FIRE stands for Financial Independence Retire Early here, but did you know that there were actually different *types* of FIRE that you could shoot for? Depending on how comfortable you want to be in retirement, as well as how long you’re willing to wait to get there? I caught these in that recent NY Times article that’s been […]

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What everyone wants to do before they die!

September 14, 2018
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Hey guys!! So I wasn’t going to blog about the ICE Binder stuff again, but after seeing the explosion of emails and comments from everyone the last two days, it’s pretty evident how not only *important* this stuff is, but also how many awesome DREAMS y’all are going after!! Thank you for participating! They were so fun to read! I wanna share all the responses […]

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Resource of The Month: The ICE Binder!

September 12, 2018
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Remember our post last year on the Legacy Binder idea? Where you put all the important details about your money/life/etc into one main spot in case someone ever needs it one day? After of course telling that special person where it’s located?? ;) Well, Chelsea from MamaFishSaves.com just made this super easy for people to do, and just compiled a whopping 90+ page PDF where […]

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35 Mini-Missions To Improve Your Life and Money! ✨

September 10, 2018
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If you love challenges but hate doing the extended ones like we’ve been featuring here lately, you might like today’s ideas better ;) Instead of doing the *same* thing day in and day out for 30+ days, what about doing 30+ *tiny* little challenges – all varied up – so by the end of the month you’ve still accomplished something pretty great? I started sending […]

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What to Do When You Have Pangs of Spendthriftery

September 7, 2018
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[Hey guys! Welcome back to the site our friend Cubert from AbandonedCubicle.com, who’ll be dishing the dirt on his recent travels, and how he had to curb himself from spending an extra $100,000 upon his return ;) Something I’m sure we could all relate to at multiple times of our lives! Hope you enjoy, and find this helpful!] ******** In late June, I traveled to […]

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Net Worth Voyeur Time: $894,310.86 (+$27,188.90)

September 5, 2018
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What up, what up! Welcome to another net worth report! For those new to the site, every month we share our finances with the world here to drum up some good convos around $$$, and to show people what a lot of this stuff looks like in “real life” (since we suck at talking about it in society!!). Some months we’re up here, and others […]

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What Money Fixes…

September 3, 2018
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Hey guys! Found this outline in my draft posts to expand upon one day, but after re-reading it I think it speaks pretty well for itself :) ******* What money fixes: Anxiety Safety Stability Worry Comfortability Desperation What money does not fix: Love Self-worth ******* Happy Labor Day! Keep on hustling, but don’t let it consume you!! What Money Fixes… was last modified: September 3rd, […]

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