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How Can There Be Freedom With Boundaries?

How Using a Budget Can Give You Freedom You Never Realized. Have you ever thought about a budget as being restrictive? Like maybe if you had to use one you would feel controlled and penned in like a domesticated animal? Do you see boundaries or a budget as limiting your freedom? Maybe you need to discover what a budget actually...

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How Much Do You Spend on Junk Food?

Spending Money on “Junk Food” not Only Isn’t Good For You, But it’s also Tough on Your Budget. So how did you spend your money today? My oldest son started listing off the items he had purchased. 3 sodas 1 bottle of water brownies 2 bags of M&Ms 1 donut 1 bag of chips “So . . . what did...

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Sick of Living in the Fast Lane? Welcome to Freedom!

Life in the Fast Lane is Exciting, but filled with Stress and Risk. Driving in the fast lane can be a white-knuckle thrill ride on certain highways – if you’re into that sort of thing. Weaving in and out of traffic, and keeping a sharp eye out for that cop sitting just out of sight. The adrenaline rush that comes...

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Making Your Money Work For You. (The Parable of the Talents)

The Bible Teaches that Investing and Putting Your Money to Work is Good Stewardship. In an ideal situation, you have all the money you need to live your life the way you desire. All your needs are covered and even most of your wants. You only work on things that bring meaning and purpose to your life. You don’t go...

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Do You Know When to Hold ‘Em, or Do You Just Buy, Buy, Buy?

You Need Time on Your Side for Compounding to Work Its Magic. Too many song references in the title? . . . Anyway, in a previous article, I explored compound interest and how amazing it can be for your investments. In that article we discovered an example where you could choose to receive $25,000 each day for a month. Or,...

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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...