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Kids Answer Difficult Money Questions.

I Asked My Kids Some Questions on Sometimes Difficult Money Topics. This is the 100th post published here on the Cash Dad!! I’m grateful to all you who have faithfully followed, read, and commented on my posts. I appreciate all the feedback I’ve received. It’s also a nice surprise to hear from people I meet or know that they’ve read...

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Should You Get an Apple Credit Card?

Is an Apple Credit Card Worth the Risk? You may wonder, if you’re a regular reader of this site, why I would even discuss the topic of credit cards given my stance on them and debt in general. But there are many others who stumble upon our lovely little part of the interwebs who aren’t aware of the evils of...

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Financial Rules of Thumb

Helpful “Rules” to Quickly and Easily Tell How You’re Doing Financially. Just to be clear, these are my rules of thumb. You may or may not agree with them, but I’ve found these various easy-to-remember things useful in everyday life. Also remember that these are just guidelines. If you are staring at a major life decision, don’t base your decision...

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What Does the Bible Say about Money and Debt?

God has Much to Tell Us About Life and Money in His Word – the Bible. The Bible has a lot to say about money. Actually, the Bible has a lot to say about life in general. In the interest of full disclosure, my wife and I are born-again Christ followers, and we try to pattern our lives as close...

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Don’t Jump Off the Investing Roller Coaster!

Investing in the Stock Market is a Course in Staying Patient. There’s an old saying that goes something . . . . Well, maybe it’s not that old. But it goes something like this. “You only get hurt on a roller coaster if you jump off.” And while you can’t actually jump off of a roller coaster, because you’re strapped...

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Debt is the Burden You don’t Even Realize You Have.

This post was originally published on Rockstar Finance as a part of a “Money Matchup”. You can read this post as well as the other side of the debate here. But if you only care what I think ;-), you can read my side of the matchup here. . . . Debt: The Burden and Lifestyle of the Middle Class...

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In Case of Emergency, Break Glass.

Emergencies Can Derail Your Life and Finances, So Learning How to Manage Them is Crucial. Let’s talk a little bit about emergencies. Emergencies are just a part of life. You can’t control when they come or how often. So what do you do when they happen? Are you prepared? I know I little bit about emergencies, as I’ve been through...

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Why Buying a New Car is Financial Suicide

Don’t Kid Yourself. Your New Car is Costing You More than You Think! I’ve previously written several articles about cars and the financial ramifications that come with buying one new or used. Check out these articles first . . . if you haven’t already read them. Car costs are impeding your ability to invest for retirement. With just your car...