I Met You Today

i met you today

Morning, friends!

Happy New(ish) Year! Finally getting used to writing “2024” on checks and coming to terms with being a year older now…

OK just kidding – I haven’t written a check since 2014! 🤣

I did finally remember to tell you about a new project I created though! It’s called “I Met You Today“, and I just blogged about it over at BudgetsAreSexy:

A New Project To Say “Thank You.”

It’s the first time my friend (Nate) and I built something for a single person instead of the whole *world*… But it’s been great so far! Check it out and let me know what you think!

I was also recently on a podcast as well if you miss hearing my voice*:

From $60k to MillionaireMoney O2

In other news, I’m still flowing/veggie drinking/yoga’ing and all that other good stuff! I think after a handful of months they can all now officially be called “habits” – woo! The power of compounding actions!! Gotta get them going and then it’s just *one day at a time* from there!

And hopefully your string of days are treating you great as well :) If I can ever help with anything, just let me know! I got plenty of room for coaching or brainstorming or just talking with an online friend this month. You know where to reach me 👊

Your friend in money (and life),

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*Remember when I had that podcast for approximately 2.3 months?? Crazy to think that was almost 10 years ago now, but awesome to see Paula still doing her thing and killing it! You can hear any of these old shows here if you’re ever feeling nostalgic or missed them the first go around: budgetsaresexy.com/podcasts (midway down the page)


Favorite Reads Around The Web Lately:

Activity Spinner @ Ghotib — “I am a creature of habit. Work, sleep (sometimes), eat, waste time staring at screens, etc. So once in a while, I like to motivate myself with a dose of randomness. And putting anything into the context of a game makes it more palatable for me too. :) If you too want to shake things up, whether as part of a New Year’s resolution, or just to keep life from getting mundane, you may enjoy this game.”

My Biggest Investing Takeaway For 2023 @ 1500 Days — “VTSAX goes up and to the right mostly because of productivity increases. AI will be the biggest generator of productivity the world has seen… AI is a really great reason to pursue financial independence! That computer or robot can’t take your job if you don’t have one!”

The Surprise Rise of Excel Esports (and How It’s Wowing Fans) @ INTHEBLACK — “Did you know sports TV network ESPN broadcasts Excel Esports? It’s a fast-paced, battle-based competition that pushes participants’ spreadsheet skills to the limit.”

The Best Gift-Giving Advice I’ve Ever Received @ Small Potatoes — “Buy a special version of an everyday thing.” (h/t Apex Money)

100 Ways to Slightly Improve Your Life Without Really Trying @ The Guardian — “Whether it’s taking fruit to work (and to the bedroom!), being polite to rude strangers or taking up skinny-dipping, here’s a century of ways to make life better, with little effort involved …”

The Stock Market is Our Mona Lisa @ A Wealth of Common Sense — “I don’t know if we’re going to be able to keep this up but the stock market is one of the more impressive structures ever built.”

Migrating from Mint to Credit Karma: It Was Not Good @ My Money Blog — “It’s still early (Mint doesn’t shut down until March 2024) but don’t migrate to Credit Karma if you think it’s going to give you the Mint experience. It’s not. It’s very very far from Mint and so if you migrate now, you will be in for a shock. I think it will take a few months for various features to get pulled into Mint (if Intuit is serious about Credit Karma being a Mint successor) but if this is its final form, you need to look elsewhere.”


Hope you found some gems! 💎


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