From Finances

What Chicken Farming Teaches Me About Passive Income

As I write this post, D.C. is getting pounded with 30″ of snow, and I’m sure it will have the entire city on lock-down for days! In my neck of the woods (the Midwest), we probably have about 3-5 inches of accumulated snow residing on the ground, and our temps have been varying between -8 …

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What To Do About Unexpected Car Expenses?

As the Christmas season moves in, like a thief in the night (not really but it sounds cool), it puts pressure on our budget. To mount even more on top of the holiday season, we are having problems with our car. Doh!!! Ya we have 140,000 miles on our 2005 Honda Odyssey and we have …

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Passive Income Streams: Nov 2015 Report

Word up TTG readers! December is upon us and its the start of my first monthly report on how my multiple streams of income is coming. I hope to not only provide myself with a little extra motivation and accountability, but also to motivate some of our readers in being open with how I’m making …

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How Land is a Better Investment Than Gold or Silver

For the past 7 or 8 years I have been a big proponent of gold and silver investing. I am a big opponent of paper money and our fiat currency. Plus, the ever increasing national and global debts doesn’t make me optimistic about where things are headed and does not comfort me at night. Regardless, …

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What Harvest Teaches Me About Managing Finances

Last weekend, my family and I took the trip back home to northwest Iowa to help my family with harvest. Dad let me run the combine for two days, and he hauled the corn into town and put it away in the bins for the winter. As I rode up and down the corn rows …

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Should Parents Affect Their Kids Perception of Money?

When I was in 4th grade my parents scared the living daylights out of me. I was crying/complaining on the way home from not getting a toy at the store, and my mom slams on the car breaks. Immediately she burst into tears, and says, “Charlie! We can’t afford the toy! The farm isn’t doing …

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Financial Moves That Will Give You Peace of Mind

Over the past month or so, we’ve incurred some larger expenses related to unexpected car repairs and other miscellaneous things. But, I really wasn’t overly concerned and managed to keep my peace through it all. None of these expenses caused us to stress over being able to pay the bills or caused us great worry. The …

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How Long Should You Keep a Car?

I’ve come to a fork in the road with my beat-up, 210,000 mile, 2004 Saturn Ion. I wrote about her awhile back, when I duct-taped the passenger-side door (I’ve had to tape ‘er several times since then – and the door is still hanging on!). The issue: how long should I keep driving it? Here’s my default, thrifty …

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