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The Cost of Sentimental Value

April 18, 2018
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You know what guys? I think I’m going to change the name of this blog to ReaderEmailsAreSexy.com because I just can’t stop sharing all these notes I keep getting!!! They’re so juicy! And probably since I keep sharing them over and over, I keep getting more and more and thereby extending the circle of email life even further, haha… I LOVE IT! (Unless you guys […]

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Does Capitalism Actually Create a “Numbers-Driven” Life?

April 16, 2018
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Heyo!! Found another interesting email in my inbox this morning, and even though I had to re-read it twice just to make sure I understood it all the way (which I blame on lack of coffee, not brains!), it was the perfect pairing with another item I wanted to share with you guys today… We’ll start with the brain dump by Wilfred Waters, who if […]

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What Would You Do For a 10% Raise? (Plus a half dozen other “Would You Rathers!”)

April 13, 2018
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Came across this ridiculous study by LendEDU but can’t stop looking at it, haha… They asked 1,200 employed Americans a series of “would you rather” questions to see what they’d give up in exchange for a 10% raise, and their answers were as crazy as they were entertaining ;) Here are some of the results – would you do any of these?? ********* 40.06% would […]

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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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Do You Know Your Insurability?

April 11, 2018
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If you’re currently on the hunt for car insurance, and/or love all things relating to car insurance (and who doesn’t, am I right??), I got something for you that might help :) (If you’re not in the car mood today, avert your eyes now and check out this fun little ditty instead! –> “Smart“, by Shel Silverstein.) I just partnered up with a new (to […]

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Put Savings Towards Mortgage Balance, or Nah?

April 9, 2018
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That was the subject line of an email I just got :) And since we’ve been on a roll dishing out real life #’s and journeys, let’s add another to the mix and help a reader out, shall we? What would you do if you were in her position? (The first thing I’d do is crack open a bottle of champagne and celebrate!!! Check out […]

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How The Pursuit of FIRE Got Me a Girlfriend

April 6, 2018
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[Morning! Have a fun – and super adorable – story for you today by Erik of The Mastermind Within blog. The next time someone tells you you’re not going to find love being a financial nerd, you can just send them right to this post! ;) Happy Friday!] ******** Risk is a funny concept. Many people talk about risk like it’s something tangible and concrete. […]

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Net Worth Voyeur Time: $801,707.30 (Down $10,000 – PLUS: Some Juicy Events This Month…)

April 4, 2018
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That time again! Another month, another net worth report while being another month OLDER as well! Haha… I swear I still feel like the same 28 year old when I first started tracking these, do you??? :) Three juicy things that went down this month: The markets continued its crashing (which you already knew) I had to withdraw our ROTH IRA contributions as it turned […]

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“I’m Semi-Retiring at 43!”

April 2, 2018
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Got another fun email for ya today! Got me grinning from ear to ear over here, and hopefully it inspires you to get out there and make your dreams happen too. Or at least try and get your expenses down even more – this woman is living off $1,000/mo! For a family of four!! How does she do it? Clues – and her budget – […]

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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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What Do You Want More of Right Now?

March 23, 2018
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What do you want more of right now? Sex Beer Sleep Money? I was curious the other day, so I decided to poll my Twitter folks just to see what would happen :) Here’s how 587 of them voted: Probably doesn’t come as a surprise that money came in at #1 with an audience of $$$ enthusiasts, but look at what’s second: SLEEP!!! The thing […]

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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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