9 Great Side-hustles to Start Earning Money Now

9 Great Side-hustles to Start Earning Money Now

I think it’s safe to say that we all know some individuals that juggle a couple of jobs. While some have multiple part-time jobs, most have a side-hustle in addition to their full-time position. Whether it provides extra spending money or allows you to save for a big vacation, side-hustles can be profitable and done in your free time. Read below to see some of […]

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8 Traits Billionaires Have in Common

8 Traits Billionaires Have in Common

I recently read this article which listed the 8 richest men in the world. While I’m definitely disappointed that no women made it on the list, it made me wonder if the rich have anything in common that help make them…well rich. While I have no desire to become a billionaire, I do want to know if there are any tips, habits, or mindsets that […]

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Avoid the Problem with Lending Money to Friends and Family

Avoid the Problem with Lending Money to Friends and Family

From a financial standpoint, lending money to friends and family will be the most cost effective way for them to receive funds that they need. This is because you (probably) won’t be charging fees or interest, where as a bank would surely have them. However, there is a huge risk of potential consequence that usually emerges from doing so. The risk I am talking about […]

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Steal of a Deal: Elegance Solid Border Rug

Steal of a Deal: Elegance Solid Border Rug

Ever since Jake moved into his house back in July, we have slowly been buying furniture and accessories to make it feel more like a home. Although our hardwood floors are in great shape, I knew immediately that I wanted to add rugs to make it feel cozier. I had been casually looking online and in stores for the last couple of months, but never […]

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Get Rid of Your Dinosaur Thermostat and Buy a Nest!

Get Rid of Your Dinosaur Thermostat and Buy a Nest!

Today’s technology is leaps and bounds better than just a few years ago. Phones are getting nearly as powerful as full blown desktop computers and they fit in your pocket! That’s amazing. So what the heck is going on with that dinosaur thermostat in your living room? It has a unique ability to really save you money on your heating and cooling bills if used […]

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Why Cheap Isn’t Always Better – Spirit Airlines

Why Cheap Isn’t Always Better – Spirit Airlines

As I mentioned in My Actual December Budget post, Jake and I flew Spirit Airlines on our way home from Las Vegas. To precursor this post, it was not a bad flight. After hearing all of the negative comments about the airline, I was afraid that I wouldn’t feel safe or that the plane would be uncomfortable. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the […]

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How I Could Afford My House on Less Than $48k Salary

How I Could Afford My House on Less Than $48k Salary

This day and age $48k salary doesn’t seem to make the cut. Banks will tell you that you can afford a massive mortgage but that just isn’t true. When you get a mortgage worth $200k and you make the same amount as I do you are destining yourself to be “house poor”. You can’t really do anything else except pay for this house. That is […]

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My Actual December Budget

My Actual December Budget

In the beginning of December, I shared with you my budget for that month as it was modified to accommodate travel and the holidays. I wanted to share with you how my actual December budget turned out and why it’s important to have wiggle room for unexpected purchases. As you can see from the screen shot, I didn’t stick to my budget very well. Although […]

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How I Bought My House at Auction

How I Bought My House at Auction

Have you ever fancied buying a house at auction? Turns out it’s not a totally far fetched concept! If you put in the hard work in researching you can find a great house for way less than it’s value. I was able to buy a house appraised at $165,000. The really crazy thing is I bought it for only $114,000. That means I gained an […]

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2016 Financial Recap & 2017 Goals

2016 Financial Recap & 2017 Goals

Happy almost New Year, friends! Can you believe it will be 2017 in a couple of days? While 2016 seemed to fly by, last winter seems like such a long time ago. 2016 was a great year – one marked with a lot of change and growth both in terms of our careers and personal lives. As we look to the future and also reflect […]

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