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Paying off debt or saving: A guide to break out the dilemma

Today’s post is contributed by Amy Nickson, a passionate writer on finance. Amy is a professional blogger whom has started her own blog and also works as a contributor for the Oak View Law Group. Please share your opinions by commenting below. We all have those financial insights like “You …

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Your Financial-Life Balance

THE BALANCING ACT It’s no secret that dialing into a balanced life is no easy feat. Sometimes you are completely unaware of how upside down things are until someone points it out, or an event happens that forces the issue – such as missing a family obligation, or being on …

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Net Worth Aug ’17

SUMMARY: A slight modification in my New Worth schedule that resulted in a restatement for July, for comparability purposes.  I added a “Lease Obligation” line in the liabilities section for my apartment, storage unit, and gym memberships for my wife and I.  These are expenses I am contractually bound to …

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The Financial Art of Saying “Thank You”

Did you know that those who make it a point to practice saying ‘thank you’ also sleep better, exercise more, feel optimistic about Philadelphia sports teams, are less materialistic, more prone to be financially secure, smile relentlessly, and can even have greater mental clarity? Actually, there is absolutely zero scientific …

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Net Worth July ’17

SUMMARY: A big jump this month due to a milestone bonus for meeting certain targets at work and annual growth increases for two life insurance policies –  July anniversary month. I use life insurance cash value as my bank to fund various obligations or investments because of the interest rates …

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The Power of Information: Rockstar Finance Directory Mined

We’ve seen some extremely rare and amazing events these past 10 years.  In 2008, the United States elected Barack Obama as the very first African American president.  In 2014, the world witnessed Kim Kardashian break the internet with a fragile champagne glass.  And in 2017, Rockstar Finance launched the very …

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Money Challenge: Unlink Your Checking and Savings

I have to give credit, where credit is due.  The inspiration for this post came from Big Law Investor’s Make Investing Harder, Not Easier.   It’s a great read about how making advances in life, especially when it comes to saving and investing, shouldn’t be easy.  In fact, the harder things …

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Simple Interest Loan, Funding Compound Returns

Certainly, there is no shortage of financial minds out there who shout from mountain tops that whole life insurance is the worst investment known to man, inappropriate for all.  For the most part, I would agree with them. However, for the right individual, it can function, not as an investment, …

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Net Worth June ’17

SUMMARY: A bit of a low key month in terms of gains, but you won’t hear me ever complain about being in the black.  This month’s increase of ~$2.5k is primarily driven by the stable cash value growth in my life insurance policies with help from debt reductions on my credit …

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Net Worth(less), More Than You Know

Ok, Mike Meyers (Wayne) and Dana Carvey (Garth) may be wealthy, but your Net Worth is not the amount you believe it to be…and here is my little story behind that statement. I got a call the other day from an old colleague I used to work with. He project-managed …

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