Category: Personal Finance Inspiration

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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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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...

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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. 😉 This has been a great year for the Cash Dad! I started the blog back...

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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 the 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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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...

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Success With Money is All About Changing Your Behavior.

The Most Important Tenet of Personal Finance is Your Behavior Not Your Knowledge of Math or Numbers. There’s a common perception out there in the internets that uses math and numbers to “sell” personal finance fundamentals. And while I don’t have any problem with numbers and math per se (I’m an engineer after-all), it doesn’t tell the whole story. There’s...