Guest Post! An Incomplete List of Birthday Freebies

Today we have a very unique guest post, which I think will serve as a great reference for anyone who has a birthday! Megan, a personal friend and M+M supporter, is an expert in acquiring free stuff on birthdays. Below, she provides an extensive list of tasty food that you too can enjoy, free of charge, on … Continue reading "Guest Post! An Incomplete List of Birthday Freebies"

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Investing: the most boring part of personal finance

For many, putting money in the stock market remains a black box. You put money in and who knows–you could get lucky! It feels like a trip to Vegas, where you’ll probably leave disappointed but in rare cases you’ll come out with a few extra bucks and a satisfied smirk on your face. In reality, … Continue reading "Investing: the most boring part of personal finance"

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That Way We Have It: A lesson in how not to buy things

  He has won two expensive Mercedes motorcars because of his gold medal performances in the World Championships. He can’t drive! They’re both sitting in the garage back home. But my word can he run! — Alan Parry, commentating while watching Haile Gebrselassie obliterate the 5k world record in 1995. It’s funny how things don’t … Continue reading "That Way We Have It: A lesson in how not to buy things"

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Guest Post! Pre-Family and Post-Family Financial Thoughts

Today, we are fortunate to hear from a good friend of mine and a big Money and Megabytes supporter. Haskell shares some nuggets of pure wisdom and poses some important questions. I think you’ll agree he’s a great writer whose experience we can all learn from! Thanks to Joey for the opportunity to write this guest post. … Continue reading "Guest Post! Pre-Family and Post-Family Financial Thoughts"

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June Expenses: I’ve spent a lot of money on my teeth

Another month has passed, and I have just a little more money and a couple fewer teeth. Before we get into that, here’s my balance sheet for the month: Income This included my stipend and a little bit of side income. Despite its inconsistency and relatively low amount, I’m really starting to appreciate side income. … Continue reading "June Expenses: I’ve spent a lot of money on my teeth"

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