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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...

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Life Lessons From a Server/Dishwasher.

Working a Non-glamorous Job Instilled in Me 3 Specific Life Lessons. My first job was as a paperboy. I learned quite a few lessons about money and life from that experience. You can read more about that job here. My next job, which was more like a real job, was as a dietary worker in our town’s hospital kitchen. Basically,...

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Buying Too Much House Will Make You House Poor!

Can You Be House Poor Without Realizing It? You know all about the “American dream”? A nice house with a nice, modest yard surrounded by a nice, white picket fence. There’s a lot of “nice” in there. It doesn’t always work out that way though does it? Chasing that dream causes some to overextend themselves, and they unintentionally become house...

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Money Mistakes We’ve All Made.

Some Mistakes are in the Past . . . And Some Are Yet to Come We’ve all made money mistakes. Some of us have made more than others. Hopefully you’ve learned from the mistakes that you’ve made. I certainly have learned from mine. You can read more about them here. In most cases, experience is the best teacher. In other...

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How Being Laid Off Became One of the Best Things to Happen to Me.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable in Life Because You Never Know what’s Right Around the Corner. At the end of 2017, the ‘company’ for which I worked let me go. I was laid off. I gave 12 years to that ‘company’. And then it was over. They closed our facility. Others who were laid off as a result of the plant...

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Money is Only a Tool . . . Nothing More.

Money has No Value in Itself, Its Value Lies in Its Ability to Enable . . . Yes, this is primarily a money blog. And yes, I’m telling you that money has no value, and that money is only a tool. What I mean is that money can’t do anything for you while it’s just sitting in your bank account....

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Financial Leverage: Is it the Missing Piece of Your Financial Plan?

Could leveraging your assets to earn even more money be the key to wealth? “In order to get what you want, one has only to apply the proper amount of leverage.” Have you ever heard that before? Usually someone is referring to squeezing information out of someone else. But there are many different kinds of leverage. Financial leverage can be...

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Our Financial Knowledge Alone is Insufficient for Success.

After re-reading this article, I’ll admit that it does come off as a little bit of a rant. I apologize in advance for the getting up on my soapbox, but I think this needs to be said. . . . Just know that I warned you. 😉 ************************ Personal Responsibility and Financial Knowledge Go Hand in Hand. The amount of...