Tagged: saving

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Make the Most of Your 401k With Free Money.

Are You Leaving Free Money on the Table? When I started my first real job out of college, some of the best advice I received about money was simple. A colleague advised, “Contribute to your retirement 401k plan enough to get the company match.” So without knowing a wit about what I was doing, I started contributing each and every...

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So, Where Do You Stash Your Cash?

So you’re starting to build up that emergency fund. That’s great!! As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, most Americans can’t afford a $400 expense without selling something or going into debt. Which is terrifying and crazy at the same time. Because what if something breaks that you have to fix? Or what if you need tires on your car?...

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Achieving Financial Independence is a Long, Grueling Hike.

Financial Independence Can Give You the Freedom You Desire. Are you stuck in a rut along with the rest of corporate America? Does your routine involve going to work, working hard, coming home exhausted, going to bed, and waking up the next morning to do it all again? Do you wish you had the financial independence to get out of...

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Guest Post: How To Save Your Money.

“How to Save Your Money” from a Kid’s Perspective. Do you find it difficult to save your money. Maybe you need to buy a car, or you’re trying to save for a house or your kid’s college. Whatever the case, saving money can be difficult. It is even more so for kids. They like to see the rewards of their...

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How Basketball Taught My Kids About Saving Money.

Teaching Your Kids About Saving Money and Delaying Gratification. Money and money topics can be tough!! Right?!? We have whole blogs and websites devoted to teaching adults about saving money, and how to not screw up with your finances. And yet, here am I trying to teach these things to my kids too. In some ways kids are easier to...

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You! Even You! Can Become a Millionaire!

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Have you ever seen that show, “Who wants to be a millionaire”? Of course you have, and it’s interesting. Contestants answer questions of increasing difficulty with increasing levels of money attached to them, until the final question has a million dollar value. If they get it right, they win a million dollars. Along the...

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What are Financial Years of Plenty? And Why Should I care?

The stock market is boomin’ and wages are up! When times are good, as they are now, most people tend to inflate their lifestyle to match their added income. In other words, they spend their raises or gains as soon as they hit their bank accounts. And “easy” money is as plentiful as trees in the forest. This reminds me...

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How Can I Use the Secret of the Wealthy 1% for Me?

The top earners (1%) are getting richer!! While the rest are getting poorer? We’ve all heard about the 1%, and how their income is “growing at an alarming rate” compared to the rest of us. Does that make you un-easy? That someone else’s net worth or income is larger than yours? Do you think it’s unfair that they “have” whatever...