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An Easy How-to For Creating a Simple Budget in Excel.

Learn How to Create a Simple Budget in Excel. So you need a budget? You’ve read many an article about budgeting. Maybe even one or two on this very site. Like this one. Or this one from last week? And now you’ve finally decided to take the plunge and create your very first budget. Happy New Year! But how do...

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Here’s to New Beginnings!

As We Start 2019, What’s More Exciting Than Starting Something New? Beginnings are always exciting. Whether it’s a job change, a new house, or a new relationship, starting something new has a suspense and mystique about it. Maybe it’s because we wonder what’s going to happen? Or we think about what could happen. At the start there is always limitless...

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2018: The Cash Dad Year in Review

The Cash Dad had a Great Year! How About You? Before I go through this year in review, I just wanted to thank you, my reader, for being here. I would still have a blog without you, but no one would be reading it. šŸ˜‰ This has been a great year for the Cash Dad! I started the blog back...

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Are You Ready For Retirement?

Prioritizing Retirement Savings and the Basics of Retirement savings Plans. Are you ready for retirement? Have you even thought about it? Financially, I mean. Do you have a plan that you’re contributing to regularly that will be able to sustain you and your family when you reach the end of your working life? It’s a serious question. Are you ready?...

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Money Funnies. (Not) A Comprehensive List of Money Jokes.

Check Out these 65 Money Funnies from Around the Web. I thought I would take a little break from serious money related posts. Instead I decided to scour the web for all the money funnies that I could find. No seriously, all of them. Ok, ok, maybe not all them. I’m not that motivated. But I do like a good...

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Would You Recognize a Get Rich Quick Scheme if You Saw It?

Get Rich Quick Opportunities Through History and Current Back on January 24, 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill in California. And so began theĀ California Gold Rush. Hundreds of thousands of people immigrated from all over North America for the chance to get rich quick. You might remember from history class, the people who eventually ended up in California...

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Forget Paycheck to Paycheck! Are You Living Payment to Payment?

Do You Find it Hard to Keep Track of Your Many Payments? You’ve heard the common phrase, “Living paycheck to paycheck”. I would submit that for most of us it’s not the paycheck that’s the problem. It’s on the other side of the balance sheet where we get into trouble. You see, we’re living payment-to-payment. Related: The Payment Syndrome is...

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Is a Debt Free Life Really the Ultimate Goal?

While You’re Chasing Your Money Goals, are You Still Living Your Life? I’ve written fairly extensively about becoming debt free. My family still has a mortgage remaining. And we have no other consumer debt of any kind. We have more than 50% equity in our house, and our net worth is trending up. We’re well on our way towards a...