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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...

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Have You Ever Been Debt Free?

Our Culture Has Been Brainwashed to Think Debt is Ok. Being in debt is normal. And a debt free person is an anomaly.  There. I said it. And you hear. . . err . . . or read it. You’re in debt, and I’m in debt. It’s the definition of normal. Some of us have more or less debt than...

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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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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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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...

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How to Eliminate Your Student Loans for Good!

Left Alone, Student Loans Will Destroy Your Finances. So you have student loans? Don’t worry, you’re certainly not alone. There are 44 million other Americans who have an average debt of just over $37,000 in student loan debt also. But unlike many, who are resigned to their seemingly miserable fate of payments until they die, you actually want to get...

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Are You Driving Your Retirement?

Is Your Retirement More Important than Any Car or Car Payment? Is retirement investing on your radar? Or are you living in the moment with the thought that you’ll just work forever? But at least you’ll be driving a sweet car? Amirite? Before we get to how your car payment fits into this narrative, let’s discuss retirement in general. If...