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How I Purchased My First Real Estate Investment Property

I decided to invest in real estate because my wife and I were discussing how to fund our first baby’s college. She was only a few months old when we started a 529 Plan. However, I felt uncomfortable with that because it seems to me that the stock market is like a casino and values

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21 Rules for Personal Finance

This past month, I came across an excellent post by Certified Financial Advisor, Ben Carlson, entitled “20 Rules for Personal Finance.” I thought it was so practical and succinct, I asked Ben if we could repost his “rules for personal finance.” 1. Salary is not the same as savings. Your net worth is more important than how

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What Would Your Ideal Retirement Look Like?

Big pie in the sky question for you today. What does retirement look like for you? Maybe you are sitting here reading this blog post at 25 years old and $45,000 in college student loans, and you just put 0% down on a $250,000 house and you are thinking retirement is a far off dream.

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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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What to Do After You Paid Off Your Mortgage?

This week I’ve been looking for some motivating subjects. Some subjects to motivate me and maybe some of our readers. It seems like a month after the New Year’s is when everyone’s motivation starts to slump and we quickly lose track of our resolutions. I too easily fall into that trap like I’d suspect a lot

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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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What Do You Get Out of a Retirement Plan?

The following is a sponsored article. A retirement plan is a wise and profitable way of ensuring your financial security in the future. Despite hundreds of blog posts and articles, some people are still unaware about its existence as well as its advantages. This is mainly because they believe in retirement myths. Industrialists believe that

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