Category: Finances

What Would Your Ideal Retirement Look Like?

Big pie in the sky question for you today. What does retirement look like for you? Maybe you are sitting here reading this blog post at 25 years old and $45,000 in college student loans, and you just put 0% down on a $250,000 house and you are thinking retirement is a far off dream. …

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Passive Income Streams: Sept 2016 Report

Changes! Changes! Changes! (Insert the 2pac – changes theme song) That is what life has had in store for me and my family as we finished out the month of September. This past month I switched jobs after being in my previous position for 5.5 years! It was hard to make the switch with all …

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The Most Valuable Coins in the World

In 2007, I first stepped into the world of investing in rare coins, because I thought that they were undervalued at the time. Fast forward a few years, and the coin markets have gone through a lot of fluctuations. More recently, I’ve started to focus on buying rarer and lower minted coins. I’ve found that these …

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How Much I Earned From My Secret Shopping Excursion

I’ve always dreamed of being a secret shopper. It’s the closest I’ll ever come to seeing my fantasy of being an undercover spy like Jason Bourne come to fruition. Going undercover to infiltrate foreign governments…going to Runza and checking restroom cleanliness…pretty similar right? Since I’ve recently upgraded to a smartphone (yes, the date on this …

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How to Modify Your Personal Finance Behavior

“But mom…I really need that new toy!” “Dad everyone at school has a new pair of Air Jordans and I won’t be cool unless I have them!” “The next door neighbors just bought a puppy and I want one too!” As a young kid these are some common statements you will hear your kids or maybe even …

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Top 5 Reasons to Open Your Next Bank Account Online

In 2003, I first heard about online banks and how they were offering so much better interest than all the brick-n-mortar banks. At the time, I felt extremely uncertain about investing my hard earned money in a bank that I couldn’t see and touch if I wanted to get my money out. Fast forward 13 …

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Why I Purchased Life Insurance

Thirteen years ago, I was in the midst of reorganizing my financial life after accumulating a boat-load of debt and coming to terms with the terrible financial decisions that had put me in that position. It wasn’t a great time in my life – but it was probably one of the most important moments in …

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10 Principles for Handling Money in Marriage

Some alarming statistics I came across recently got me thinking about how handling finances well within a marriage is so important. For example, according to Dr.Phil.com, money is the number one problem in marriages and the number one cause of divorce. Jeffrey Dew’s paper titled Bank on it: Thrifty Couples are the Happiest, claims that …

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