Money Management

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 4 Types of *Expenses* (Of Which Only One is Bad?)

May 16, 2018
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On Monday we covered the four pillars of freedom, and then lo and behold I get a press release this morning on the four types of expenses! So of course naturally we have to talk about those today ;) And according to Nik Halik, the person behind this press release and the co-author of “5 Day Weekend: Freedom To Make Your Life And Work Rich […]

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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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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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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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Is Net Worth Tracking The New Budgeting?

March 30, 2018
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I caught myself blurting something out the other day while on a podcast: “Net Worth is the new budgeting” I don’t know where it came from as I’ve never said that before – or even thought it? – but once it came out I started racking my brain for a list of comparisons to see how right or not I was ;) Does tracking your […]

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Three *New* Financial Apps & Services You Might Like (Plus Some You Might Not? ;))

March 28, 2018
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Heyo! Got a few new financial apps to pass by you this fine beautiful hump day (HUMP DAY!!!!). Some of these I recently took on as new consulting clients because I love what they’re about, and others I have no relationship with but just think are dope. Take a look and see if any of them might help you! I’ll add some other companies we’ve […]

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How Much Is In Your Checking Account Right Now?

March 26, 2018
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Got a quiz in my email this morning and thought we’d have some fun with it :) Hi Jay, We’ve used checking account balance data to develop a quiz that ranks your checking account balance relative to your peers in the US. We also tell you know how much banks are earning from you. Check it out: https://www.hibenjamin.com/blog/quiz-rank-checking-account-balance-vs-peers/ I thought your readers would find this interesting. […]

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“You might get a kick out of our recent financial journey”

March 21, 2018
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Morning! Been emailing with a new reader of this blog, and in the middle of it he shot me his entire financial/career life story which I thought you’d love to see too as voyeurs ;) Always something so raw and beautiful about this type of stuff – no one ever shares in the real word! The clip’s below, along with some follow up questions I […]

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“A library is one of the few remaining places that cares more about you than your wallet.”

March 9, 2018
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Truth nuggets dropping today, boy! That library is a frugal man and woman’s best friend! And that passage comes from a thoroughly fantastic article in itself linked below, as well as a handful of other great reads I’ve enjoyed over the months… Lots of great writers and ideas out there, and hopefully these just add to the beauty of the weekend coming up :) Let […]

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Net Worth Voyeur Time: $811,570.54 (-$28,673.45)

March 5, 2018
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Aaaaaand just like that we take a tumble, haha… Our first loss since August of last year, but the first major loss since January of 2016.  In fact, it clocks in at #3 on the Greatest Losses of All Time – a new record! Haha… And probably much needed to put things in better perspective again ;) Here’s a list of the major losses over […]

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Is It Ever Okay To Lie To Your Spouse About Money?

February 9, 2018
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[Hey guys! Another Friday, another great post by a fine blogger out there! Up today is nomad friend of mine, Laura Grace Tarpley, who blogs about travel hacking over at LetsGoTarpley.com and shares her experience lying/not lying to her husband ;) Perhaps you have found yourself in this situation as well over the years? Let us know how you cope with it in the comments!] […]

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The Hybrid Budgeting / Zombie System

January 22, 2018
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Alright guys, I think we found our happy medium with the cashless society debate ;) A guy I met at FinCon last year chimed into our convo here, and he officially wins the award for being the most creative, haha… But also super USEFUL too! Because not only does this take the pros of both sides of the equation (cash vs digital), but also solves […]

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A List of The Most Popular Money Problems From Our Community + Side Hustles. We’re Def. Not Alone In This!

January 19, 2018
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So I just spent two hours tracking allllll the entries that came in from our journal giveaway the other week (winners announced in a second), and thought you’d enjoy seeing some of the comments :) If only to help you feel better that YOU ARE NOT ALONE with this $$$ stuff! We’ve all got our problems! Here are the tallies of everyone’s biggest trouble areas […]

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