Author: Eddie

A school teacher, he is reaping the rewards of implementing an effective financial plan. He lives worry-free and is excited about the future. In his spare time he enjoys pending time with his wife and baby, going for walks around the neighborhood, and learning about REI.

How I Purchased My First Real Estate Investment Property

I decided to invest in real estate because my wife and I were discussing how to fund our first baby’s college. She was only a few months old when we started a 529 Plan. However, I felt uncomfortable with that because it seems to me that the stock market is like a casino and values …

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Our guest post over at Christian Personal Finance

Recently Aaron came across christianpf.com’s writer auditions and thought he’d enter his name and see what might happen. Christian Personal Finance is a top 20 personal finance blog – and is holding auditions to add two more paying writers to their roster. They received 100 entrants, then narrowed it down to 10. Of these 10, ChristianPF …

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How to network to find a new job

I consider myself an introvert so when people told me that I should network to find my next job, I felt like I had to learn a foreign language.  I thought networking was for extroverts who are salespeople but I am a teacher and a painter.  How could I network?  Well I did, and it …

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The Envelope System

When I first decided to take steps to manage my money rather than let my money manage me, I performed some concrete actions that unmistakably increased my awareness of money as a tool at my disposal.  One of the first steps I took was to get on the envelope system.  I had to decide how …

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Three keys to financial peace – part 5

This post continues my three keys to financial peace.  The first two keys were discernment and faith.  Discernment helps me decide what to spend my money on and what not to spend money on and it allows me to identify voices that can help me in my finances while screening out other unhelpful voices.  Faith …

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Eddie’s three keys to financial peace – part 4

In my recent posts I said my first two of three keys to financial peace are discernment and faith.  Here you will find my third key but first I will review.  Discernment means I evaluate all my financial options so I can make decisions that help me meet my financial goals.  The prerequisite to discernment …

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Eddie’s three keys to financial peace – Part 3

This is part three of a series of posts on my three keys to financial peace.  My first key, which I previously explained, is discernment.  My second key is faith.  I identify people who are better than me in finances.  I listen to what they say about finances.  I put those ideas through my discernment …

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Eddie’s three keys to financial peace – Part 2

This is the second in a series of three posts.  In the first post I said discernment has been a key to my financial peace.  Dave Ramsey, a popular financial expert, uses the term “Financial peace” extensively.  He has helped me tremendously by creating a procedure to obtain financial peace, which he calls baby steps.  …

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Eddie’s three keys to financial peace

The first key to financial peace is Discernment.  In church on Sunday I heard a pastor say that some people feel distant from God. Why is that?  It’s because some people don’t read their Bible or pray.  Then those people look around and see others who seem to have their act together and they wonder,  …

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