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Amanda Holden

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The Dumpster Dog Blog
General Finance
Millennial, Women, Investing, Budgeting, Real Estate, Debt, Funny
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Because I never shut the fuck up about investing, I have a lot of conversations with a lot of different people on the topic. Whether these conversations be with barstool strangers, friends, acquaintances, or a patron of one of my Invested Development workshops, I hear a few common misconceptions repeated over and over. I can understand why! […] The post Investing is Confusing: 3 Things You Might Be Getting Wrong (But I Still ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 2:22 PM
Most all popular online publications, especially those geared towards women, are reliable for one thing if nothing else: Listicles. Listicles are like the fireweed of online literature. They are pretty and appealing and are the first things to pop up after all other journalistic options are burned through. At least monthly, you’ll stumble across a […] The post Is Traveling Just Materialism in a Clever Guise' appeared first on The Dumpster ...
Posted: Apr 06 2018 @ 3:08 PM
If I had the time, production budget, or any muscial skill whatsoever, I would create one of those Saturday Night Live-style music video parodies about the state of the self-care industry. (You know the videos I’m talking about, like this one about re-gifting candles and this one about mooching off your parents on holiday breaks.) […] The post The Self-Care Industry is Ripe for Parody; Let’s Talk About Real Self-Care appeared ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 2:17 AM
Floss, wear sunscreen, spend maximum time with loved ones, limit your social media time, eat kale EAT SO MUCH FUCKING KALE, boink as many people as possible before getting married, diversify your investment holdings. What do all of these things have in common' They’re things we do now to avoid the wicked pangs of Future Regret. […] The post Avoiding Financial Regret: Grannies Give $$ Advice to Their Younger Selves appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 1:19 PM
Do you understand how powerful your youth is' And no, I am not referring to the free Long Islands bought for you at bars and your adorable pussy. I am talking about something of far more gravity than your unfair abundance of collagen or capacity to evade hangovers (can you tell I’m jealous'). I am […] The post Save Now, Party Later: Your Youth is Your Super Power and the Voodoo ...
Posted: Feb 06 2018 @ 2:11 PM
Planning for retirement is no one’s favorite financial task. You can do everything right—spend less than you earn, build up an emergency fund, ask for a raise at work—and then' Then you have to save and invest money to spend 40+ years from now. Only monsters* enjoy saving money now so they can buy orthopedic […] The post Save Now, Party Later: How Much Do I Need to Save for Retirement' ...
Posted: Jan 26 2018 @ 4:24 AM
Ladies, listen!! You don’t have to wanna be a Bad Granny!* No way!!! You can be a Tenderhearted Granny, a Crotchety Granny, an Introverted Granny, I don’t care! Hell, you don’t even have to be a Granny. All I care about is Old Lady You, and your ability to make the last years of her […] The post BAD GRANNIES appeared first on The Dumpster Dog Blog. ...
Posted: Jan 17 2018 @ 6:54 PM
Can money buy happiness' ‘Tis the age-old question, with no shortage of anecdotes cited as proof that money does or does not buy contentment. Think about it. Have you ever heard someone say “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness has never eaten at [expensive restaurant]!!” or something equally as douchey' I’m envisioning a snobby, Upper East […] The post The Surprising Way Money Can Buy Happiness (Hint: It’s Not “Treat Yo’ Self”) ...
Posted: Dec 14 2017 @ 11:31 PM
Ladies, you know you need to “DO MONEY.” Are you integrating money learnies into your internet grazing schedule, like you totally know you should' If you’re not, I understand. It’s a veritable shit-storm of financial content out there. Log onto Forbes or Wall Street Journal once and you’re swept into a hurricane of troubling headlines […] The post Year In Review Part 2: My Favorite Money Writing and Podcasts appeared first ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 6:51 PM
I finally did it. I told my mom I had a blog, and it was called The Dumpster Dog Blog. In the silence that awaited me on the other side of that statement, I could have taken a trip to Mars and back. And had my oil changed. And watched every episode of GoT. But I got […] The post Happy 1st Blog Birthday To Me! A Year In Review appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 02 2017 @ 3:03 AM


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