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Not a Single Ab to Show for It

If I were any good with money, people looking to save a few bucks on a new mattress wouldn’t be the only ones visiting my blog. While I’m proud of my current financial situation, that wasn’t always the case. Though I’d like to say that I’ve drastically cut down on the …

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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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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(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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My Social (in)Security Complex

There is only one thing I love more than my current Net Worth,  the future value of my Net Worth.  I created a simple ledger in excel that projects a 5% annual growth rate for individual assets and amortizes liabilities over their contractual life.  I use conservative values in order …

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Personal Budget Spreadsheet by Vertex42

Hi Everyone! I am very excited to introduce you all to Vertex42 who, in my opinion, are second to none when it comes to building financial tools in Excel. If you can think of it, they have a spreadsheet template for it. The usability of each spreadsheet is perfect for …

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Turo: A Reversible Belt of Side-Hustling + Life-Hack

Christmas Day, 1987.  My brothers and I were sprinting out of church towards our shit-brown Ford escort station wagon to get home to the presents we opened earlier that morning.  Only one problem – our father.   He was too busy showcasing his fancy new present we gave him – …

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