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Old Gold. Sold. For Cash

Posted by Marko on January 25, 2020 in Off Topic |

I’ve been thinking about selling some of my old gold jewelry I never wear anymore for cash while gold prices are still high (today they’re $1,036.60 per oz for 24ct gold).

After doing some research online and reading this Wall Street Journal article, I decided to call USGoldBuyers.

At first I was a little nervous when the phone representative told me that because I was a first time caller, I would receive 96% rather than 90% of the value on the gold I was sending. I’m always a skeptic when anything remotely gimmicky sounding enters my world. Read more…

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Mystery pain is the worst kind of pain

Posted by Marko on January 17, 2020 in Off Topic |

I feel like I’ve been punched in the jaw. I noticed the pain yesterday. It’s not quite my throat but not quite my jaw. At first I thought it might be wisdom tooth pain, but it doesn’t hurt when I chew on that side or poke my gums. The area right underneath my jaw bone, […]

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New Year, New Focus

Posted by Marko on January 5, 2020 in Off Topic |

Since the new year has begun, I have a renewed — and even obsessive — focus on my financial goals. Much has happened in the latter part of 2019 to get my financial wheels turning. In December my husband landed a new full-time job, which ended up being a 62% pay increase. Needless to say, […]

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Rolling up the Dough

Posted by Marko on December 29, 2019 in Off Topic |

Last night and tonight I rolled most of the coins from a cup my husband keeps in the drawer of his night stand. I have to say, he was shocked when I told him how much I was able to roll up from the cup. $50.50! It’s hard to believe that much loose change was […]

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Spending Less of Our Spending Money

Posted by Marko on November 30, 2019 in Off Topic |

We’re trying something new with our extra spending money. My husband and I usually transfer $500.00 each pay period into a separate checking account that we use solely for anything that isn’t savings or a fixed expense. For us this means things like groceries, personal care items, entertainment, eating out, etc. While trying to find […]

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Dream of Dying?

Posted by Marko on November 16, 2019 in Off Topic |

Last night I had the most bizarre dream. I dreamed I met with a psychic that told me this was my last incarnation on this planet. And that I only had 12 days left to live. In my dream, I told the fortune teller that another psychic had recently told me that this was my […]

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Are Personal Finance and Minimalism the Same?

Posted by Marko on October 29, 2019 in Off Topic |

So, I’ve been thinking. I recently realized that for me, personal finance and minimalism are closely related. Maybe even one and the same. Before you curse my interpretation, let me explain. Personal finance allows me to simplify my life and create more space for the the things I value and care about. It helps me […]

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Goodbye Debt. Hello Hawaii.

Posted by Marko on October 9, 2019 in Off Topic |

Earlier this week I was chatting through the comments section with Gena from Ha Nui Loa regarding a really humorous guest post from Gip Plaster from So Much More Life about the false stereotypes people have about Texans. Since Gena lives in Hawaii with her husband Jeff, I was sharing with her a couple of […]

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Multitasking = Scattered Energies

Posted by Marko on September 17, 2019 in Off Topic |

This morning I was reading a post written by Selena from This Contented Life. It was an entry from her Life Lessons series titled Do One Thing at a Time. Her post really got me thinking about the downfalls of scattering our energies. Not only does multitasking cause unneeded stress in our lives, it also […]

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The More (Open) Minds the Merrier

Posted by Marko on August 25, 2019 in Off Topic |

This may be an unpopular post, but there is something that’s been bothering me lately. Why are so many minimalist bloggers encouraging others to stop reading blogs while also refusing to associate with new people outside of THEIR space (blog)? Isn’t that like saying, “Oh no. I won’t come to your party – it’s not […]

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