Category: Money Talk

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What Do You Cheap Out On?

I hate clothes shopping. I just hate it. I’ve started doing a lot of it online because I hate it so much. But one of the things I hate about it is how expensive...

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Know Your Net Worth

New month! New net worth calculation! I’ve only recently started tracking my net worth. I was inspired by J. Money over at Budgets Are Sexy to really start tracking this number. He’s been in...

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Need More Blogs?

So… this is kind of cool. I am on a list of top finance blogs. Top Finance Blogs by Modest Money I mean, I’m number 853 as of this posting – but that’s not...

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It’s Tax Season!

Have I mentioned how I find February to be the shittiest month of all the months? I’m sure it’s fine if you live anywhere other than the frozen tundra of the midwest, but in...

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Six Months With No Cable!

It’s been almost 6 months since we cut cable and I thought now might be a good time to revisit this topic and see how we’re faring. Especially since it’s winter and gross and...

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Holiday Wrap-Up

It’s January. The holidays are behind us and we’re into the New Year. I know lots of people will say “Look forward! Don’t look back! Forget 2017!” While I mostly agree with that sentiment...

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Side Hustlin’

One of the things I’ve noticed since delving into the world of personal finance blogs and FIRE and all that jazz is that almost everyone has a side hustle. That is, these people LOVE...

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3 Tips for Saying No To Lifestyle Creep

Lifestyle creep is when your income increases and things that you used to look at as luxuries now seem to be necessities. This is a very real phenomena. And it probably affects you to...