Abraham Lincoln – The Debtor

I love to read biographies of significant people in history. One of my favorite subjects is Abraham Lincoln. In his book about the Great Emancipator, author Thomas Keneally writes how Lincoln was once a great debtor. Most of his indebtedness revolved around purchasing two New Salem (IL) stores with a partner of his, William Berry. …

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Leaving a Financial Legacy

I don’t remember what my grandparents got me for Christmas two years ago. I’ll never forget what they taught and modeled for our family though. What my wife (Alli) and I, along with every other family member received was an idea, a challenge, and resources. Grandpa and Grandma started a trust that was dedicated solely …

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6 Ways We’re Looking to Cut Expenses in 2019

As we move into another year, I take a look back at how 2018 went and ways I can improve for the new one. Where did we spend too much? Where can we cut back? Do we really need this or that expense? And, can we do better overall? While a main focus of mine …

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Giving Joy

I’ve made a lot of mistakes with my wallet. A dress shirt that didn’t quite fit – mistake. A monthly subscription I hardly used – mistake. A toy that my daughter is not (and probably never will be) interested in – mistake. Extra queso at Qdoba – nah that was worth it, never mind. As …

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How to Create Your Own Pension

Gone are the years of the traditional pensions and 30+ years with one company. Today, people need to be much more reliant on their own means of saving, investing, and planning. It’s definitely a hard task when there is so much data out there, so many “wants” eating at your ability to save, and most …

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What Happens If I Default on My Student Loans?

The following article was written by Brandon Endsley, a Financial Aid Administrator and Purdue Alumni, who administers the MyMoney website at Purdue University. We asked him if he could address some of the issues surrounding student loan defaults – as they are on the rise. Before I discuss the downsides of student loan default, you probably …

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Saatva Mattress Review – Is It a Good Mattress?

The following article is from TTG reader, Jason, who shares his experience with Saatva Mattress (presented at no cost from the manufacturer for this review). Please let us know if you have a product or service you’d like us to review. We were not in the market for a new mattress when the opportunity presented …

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Total Wireless Review – My In-store Experience and Plan Performance

We recently had the chance to take a closer look at Total Wireless and want to share our in-store experience and thoughts on the overall plan performance. Who is Total Wireless? Total Wireless is another MVNO provider whose parent company is Tracfone. They are a low-cost carrier with no contracts, no commitments, and coverage on the …

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