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Getting To FI With Google’s Project Fi

Getting To FI With Google’s Project Fi

This article may contain affiliate links. Read our disclaimer. Google loves to try new things constantly (something I can more than get on board with). I love when companies try things for the sake of trying even if it fails. This one is far from a failure. I used to be on a family plan with my parents, in order to save money, but Ms. Blue Ribbon and I were getting sick of the family drama that comes with it….

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Stop Being an Adult and Be a Toddler

Stop Being an Adult and Be a Toddler

I never knew someone could use the word “why” so many times in one day until my son became a toddler… “Car parked on road why?” “Guy running why?” “Dada tired why?” I could go on…why? That is when it hit me, ok a toy hit me but you get the idea, Mini Donut was asking the right questions. Why you ask…exactly! … I’ll elaborate. What your toddler can teach you You have your budget and you have your financial…

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Minnesota State Fair on a Budget

Minnesota State Fair on a Budget

The Minnesota State Fair is one of the most important events in this state. Everyone from across the state come together to see all the wonderful things the fair has to offer. People even visit from other states and countries just to see the spectacles. The state fair has been a tradition of both Ms Blue Ribbon’s and my family since we were kids (her family takes it a little more seriously). When it comes to the state fair the…

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Budget Breakdown

Budget Breakdown

You ask and you shall receive! One of the takeaways from the money map was a breakdown of the budget was warranted. Early Budget Back when it was just me before I started dating Ms Blue Ribbon I was smart enough to at least track my money and have a “budget.” It was pretty light and wasn’t being followed at all but it was something. I kept with that style after we started dating and even after we got married….

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Money Map

Money Map

Time is a wonderful thing isn’t it? It will speed along when you least expect it. You will eventually see the magic that is compound interest. Auto-payments will stack up, sooner or later there are accounts everywhere and you can’t remember them all. WHERE IS YOUR MONEY?! A long time ago I was in the dark when it came to a lot of things: budgets, net worth, and money-maps. Back in the beginning of learning about personal finance there was…

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