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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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Johnny told his wife about his debt! (Also: sock mittens)

June 1, 2018
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Hey guys!! So get this – our guy “Johnny” from the other day took everyone’s advice and TOLD HIS WIFE about all his debt!! Despite how scared he was about it all! And I’m happy to say he’s alive and still married, haha… In fact, his wife even commented on our blog post and sounds like a blessing of a person: Hey everyone, An update […]

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Financial Feng Shui?

May 30, 2018
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If you ever wanted to talk about toilets on this blog, today’s your day! Got this text from my dear Auntie who asked if I’ve ever shared something like this before on the site, and I could confidently tell her that no – I had not, haha… But that changes today ;) Here’s her text that opened up my eyes in more ways than one: […]

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The Dipper and The Bucket

May 28, 2018
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I came across a new blog this week (Bucking The Trend), and one of the articles on it really hit home. It was about living a more meaningful and deliberate life, where the blogger listed out about 15 or so DO’s and DON’Ts to live by. Keeping his family and kids in the forefront of his thinking. Here were some of my favorite lines from […]

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Juicy #Money Reads From The Month

May 25, 2018
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Hey Hey! Been doing a lot of good reading lately while caring for the new babe, and below are some of the more interesting articles from the batch :) Hope they help tide you over during the long Memorial weekend! Be sure to scan the bottom links too for some of the juicier gossip I also came across! ******* “Bunks” via Debt Files — Great […]

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The King Has Arrived!

May 23, 2018
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Introducing my new baby boy! (Because apparently I don’t know how to make girls ;)) Baby Dime gives our growing family a nice sum of 16 whole cents now, and I’m pleased to announce he’s just as healthy as he is cute :) *Say hi to everyone, little guy!!!!* And compared to his older two brothers so far, he has been a dream! Super relaxed […]

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The “Debt vs. Savings” Trump Card

May 21, 2018
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Y’all know by now my answer to most financial debates is that the emotions beat out the math, but there’s one thing that always trumps that which I haven’t been the greatest about voicing. Partly because I thought it was obvious, but also because I forget just how nasty the debt industry can be! This Q&A I just had with a reader covers it pretty […]

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