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

mone“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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The Best $50 I’ve Ever Spent

It was the spring of 2009 and I was feeling lonely. Just a year earlier, I had paid off the remaining balance on my student loan (becoming debt-free*), purchased my first home, was generally content at my full-time job and meeting new friends at a new church home. (*except for the house I just purchased). I really had all …

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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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