Category: Finances

Can Kids Invest in Stocks or Mutual Funds?

At 13 years old I asked my parents if I could start investing money in the stock market through a mutual fund. I’d saved about $1500 from starting my own hog selling business, and through working in the fields during the summer. My small nest egg was the result of 4-5 years of hard work, …

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How to Make Extra Money as a School Teacher

I am always interested to hear about new ways folks are finding to make extra money online today. Add to that list: teacher lesson plans. I found this story on Huff Post – about a elementary school teacher who found an online community where she could sell her teaching plans to other teachers. The site …

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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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Money Management Tips for College Freshmen

The following article is a guest post from my college freshman brother, Ryan. He provides some great insight into how to manage your money on your own during your college years. When I was ready to start my freshman year of college this year, there were so many things that I was worried about. Where …

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Mister Rogers and Money

One of my favorite tv shows growing up was Mr. Rogers. I remember watching the program after getting home from kindergarten and chomping on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich my mom had just made. There was something about his gentle demeanor and way with others that endeared him to so many – including myself. …

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Passive Income Streams: June 2018 Report

Now that the house is paid off we’ve put our savings on autopilot. It is nice to have our multiple income streams go towards something other than the mortgage company! Lately, we’ve been saving up for buying a new car and going on a big family vacation in October. Our car has lasted 9 years, …

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What’s Your Biggest Financial Regret?

I had just gotten a new job and my car broke down. I felt like I needed to replace it quickly and was running out of options. I knew a fella from the golf course I frequented who worked at a car dealership. I ended up visiting him there – and quickly fell in love …

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Why We Purchased a Business

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for some time now after my wife and I purchased a business this spring. I’ve been holding on sharing too much as my wife and I are have worked through the details and (to be honest) been a little overwhelmed in taking on this “living” entity. There’s a …

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