Category: Money

What to Do With a Gold Inheritance?

Last week, Laura commented on my monthly income report and was interested in what I was doing with selling gold/silver coins. She had mentioned that she received an inheritance of gold coins, and what she should do with them. To be completely honest with you, my view of gold has significantly changed since I watched …

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My Attempts at Spring Cleaning Our Finances and a Challenge

Here in Minnesota, the spring season brings us green grass and all-out cleaning. Everything from the windows and automobiles, to the porch and our personal finances. Yup, even the finances. While we’re cleaning up everything else – why not our bills and other money matters? With the budget tightening around the house (due to my wife leaving a …

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Why Having More Money Can Make Us Thoughtless Jerks

I had just picked up Frank (a relative) from the airport and we were making our way onto the highway. We soon came upon breaking cars as the two-lane narrowed to one. While there was some room ahead of us, we followed the cars in front as they formed into a single-lane. As we slowly made our way …

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What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed With Your Finances?

With consumer credit debt, mortgage debt, student loan debt, and our ever increasing national debt, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Overwhelmed into not doing anything. It makes a person feel like there is no hope into taking no action at all. Are you just scraping by month to month and are just one or …

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How to Stay Focused On Your Yearly Goals

Ever since I graduated college in 1999, I have set out all my goals from 22 to 85 years old. I met with a financial adviser right out of school, and he said one of the biggest things you can you do to secure your financial future is set goals. Goals from now until when you think you’ll …

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Multiple Income Streams: Five Easy Steps to Map Out Your Money Flow

Merry Christmas to all of our thrifty readers! The chill of winter is upon us, and it makes the motivation to go outside less than appealing!  With that said, it has me thinking a lot about my passive income streams. Thinking about, if I’m concentrating on developing my passive income streams, then I’d like to …

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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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Multiple Income Streams: Five Ways to Make Side Income

As most of our readers know I spend a lot of time focusing on how to save money. Whether it be through reducing your fixed expense, to saving money online, and to saving money by switching your home phone to Ooma. It doesn’t matter. It’s all exciting to this thrifty guy! BOOM! However, there comes …

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Mortgage Payoff and The Road to Debt Freedom- Update #2

In July 2013, I gave an update to our readers on where our family was at in our road to financial freedom. At the time we owed $100k on our mortgage, and were on the final 6.2 miles of our marathon debt pay down journey. Today, as I sit here and write this I’m proud …

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