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Is This Offer Too Good to Pass Up?

Last week, I got this email from Smashburger (they have excellent burgers and are one of the few casual food joints that I eat at anymore). Never one to pass up what seems to be an interesting deal, I checked out their offer: With the Holiday Smash Pass, you’ll be able to treat yourself to

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Should You Bike to Work to Save Money…and Lose Weight?

If you are at all familiar with the personal finance blog space, then you might have heard of Mr. Money Mustache. He is really big into creating a culture of bucking the norms of culture and retired at the age of 30 years old. His retirement story has been predicated on an extremely high savings rate

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Passive Income Streams: July 2017 Report

Much like June, July was another rocking month for our passive income streams and road to debt freedom. In July, we were able to produce another $1,566 and continue to chip away at our debt. In addition, as part of my monthly/yearly goals, I was able to study for my VMware VCP and pass my

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Passive Income Streams: June 2017 Report

Just when I thought May was starting to heat up, then came along June and totally blew my passive income expectations away. AirBnB has been exploding up in revenue, and we recorded a $1610 income stream through it. For the year, our AirBnB revenue is at $2,468, which is only $32 short of my 2017

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Lessons I Learned in Going Through a Tornado

This past Friday our city went through some pretty tough times! On June 15, our town and neighborhood got hit by two tornadoes. My neighborhood got hit by a category F2 (113-157 mph winds) tornado and our adjacent neighborhood got hit by a F1 tornado (73-112 mph winds). It was extremely surreal and hard to

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When There’s Nothing Left to Cut

The following guest post is from one of my good friends and fellow debt freedom fanatic, Mrs. Picky Pincher. In this post she describes what her and her husband do when they think they can’t trim their budget anymore. I can definitely relate to their story in how I scour over my budget looking for

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Passive Income Streams: Nov 2016 Report

Almost to the end of 2016, and we are pushing hard to finish the year strong. It is amazing at how fast the year has flown by and my labor of passive income streams is producing a plentiful crop. These streams are going a long way to help us payoff our mortgage 17 years early

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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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How Small Processes Are Costing You Big Bucks

In 2009, when I was taking over all my dad’s farming operations, he said something very interesting about efficiency. He said, “Everytime you move grain you lose 2-3% of your grain.” Being the prideful guy I am, I immediately tried to prove him wrong. I know I could think of something that would contradict that.

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