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    Early Retirement Extreme Idea or Reality?

    Tweet     As my first “official” post on FB, I thought of sharing one of my financial goals obsessions. As a father of three at the age of 30, I realized early in life that there are a lot more important things in life […]

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    What’s a Stay-at-Home Mom Worth These Days?

    Tweet Every year Salary.com releases a study detailing what a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) would earn if her duties were outsourced. In 2011, a SAHM was worth about $115K a year. To many a working woman, that figure is abso-fricking-lutely ridiculous. Before I get into why […]

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    The world is full of people making a good living, but living poor lives

    Tweet When I first started out in personal finance, I didn’t understand why everyone kept emphasizing to cut back on daily expenses as the #1 rule to building wealth. I mean, isn’t having a large salary and making pots of money being wealthy? Look at […]

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    Cost-Co Kirkland Makeup Wipes meant an 80% savings for me!

    Tweet I wear makeup mostly only to work, big events, or when I go out, and I let my skin breathe without it on the weekends. As a result, I need to remove it nightly. I used to buy those little liquid bottles of makeup […]

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    5 Powerful Tricks to Save More Money and Like It

    Tweet Although saving money is a form of deprivation, there are steps you can take to make the process more enjoyable. Fun even. While paying off $25,000 of debt within a 12-month time span, there were times I wanted to spend money so badly I suffered […]

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    When TFB Meets FB

    Tweet     Over the past 3 weeks, I’ve been somewhat nervous.   Not nervous like I’m about to apply for a big job.   Not nervous like I’m going to make a speech in front of 2,000 people.   More nervous like I’ve been […]

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    Recipe: Vegan Miso Brussel Sprouts with Portobello Mushrooms

    Tweet I made up a recipe the other day. I was in the store, saw brussel sprouts, remembered how great they are for your health, and had an inkling that portobello mushrooms would taste really great in the dish (plus, make up for the fact […]

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    Annoy yourself into saving.

    Tweet I did this tactic for a bit when I first started trying to cut back on my insanely out of control budget categories. I annoyed myself. Every time I put something I KNEW wasn’t a necessity in my grocery basket, I asked myself it […]

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    Sometimes money isn’t the only cost

    Tweet You can’t only look at your actions and what you choose to buy from a dollars and cents cost perspective. Sometimes, it’s cheaper to just buy new and dispose of it when you’re done: Ziploc baggies Printing any sort of email or paper without […]

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    Names that make you shudder

    Tweet Credit Simba was a pretty good name though. Names with Bad Associations Are there some names out there that make you go “UGH”? I’m not talking about baby names, I am talking about if for example you worked with a co-worker named Victoria (sorry […]

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