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Arrest Your Debt – The Debt Payoff Playbook

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Paying off debt and building a future you can live off of is the primary focus of this blog. We are not talking about merely surviving in our golden years, but actually thriving! Unfortunately, the world is not geared towards helping you thrive in retirement.

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The 21 Most Dependable Used Cars Made In 2015

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Are you in the market for a new car?  Before you spend a ton of money on a new vehicle that will lose the majority of its worth in the first year, check out one of these dependable used vehicles made in 2015.  Your wallet and retirement account will thank you! Continue reading “The 21 Most Dependable Used Cars Made In 2015”

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My Top 10 Reading List (2018)

Below are my top 10 book recommendations for 2018.

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Several people have recently asked me what books I recommend and what I have read recently. Looking back on the past few years, these are some of my top recommendations in no particular order:

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The Main Ingredient For Growing Your Income

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“Once you stop learning, you start dying”

Are you still growing?

Are you in a rut?  Are you digging yourself out of a financial mess, or are you at a stale point in your life?  These ruts come at inconvenient times and it can be difficult to get out of them.   We haven’t received a raise in forever, we keep getting passed up on promotions, or our home life is more difficult than normal.  When you find yourself in these ruts, what positive habits are you doing to improve your situation?

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How To Feel Good About Christmas In January

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Christmas in January?  You know what I’m talking about – Christmas in February, March, April…. the gift that keeps on giving, through credit card debt. Continue reading “How To Feel Good About Christmas In January”

Is Renting A Waste Of Money?

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Many people have differing opinions on renting or owning their place of residence. In reality, most people have an opinion based on the specific circumstances they have lived through. When I was much younger, I vowed to never rent because I felt it was a waste of money. Why would I pay off another persons mortgage when I could get a loan myself? Let me give you a little insight as to how that viewpoint punched me right in the face.

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The Best Financial Advice for Couples

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Say what you mean, but don’t say it mean – Andrew Wachter

How often have you heard, “it’s not what you say, but how you say it?”  I can remember several times when my “tone” has gotten me in trouble.  Intentional or not, our communication skills, or lack thereof, are responsible for a vast majority of our financial relationship issues.  Often our communication issues come down to a lack of time to properly communicate.  Continue reading “The Best Financial Advice for Couples”

5 Reasons Why You Should Write It Down

How writing it down will get you back on track…

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Here is a quick confession.  I did not start writing down my goals and plans down on paper until I became older.  When I was younger, I was driven and had a much better memory.  As I have grown older, my drive is the same but my memory is not.

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59% of American’s Are Making This HUGE Financial Mistake!

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Can you guess what it is?  If you guessed 59% do not have a monthly budget – you would be right!  Wait! Wait! Keep reading!  I promise this isn’t another boring budget article stating random statistics about why you should budget.  Let’s go over the common misconceptions of a budget to create a believer out of you.  It won’t hurt – I promise. Continue reading “59% of American’s Are Making This HUGE Financial Mistake!”

Stock Market Basics

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The stock market can be confusing, especially when there is so much misinformation out there. In a future post, I will talk more about the different investment strategies and types of mutual funds, but we must first talk about the basics. What exactly is the stock market?

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