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November 2013

Winner of Last Week’s Chippmunk Giveaway!

November 20, 2013

So as I’m sitting here working on ANOTHER awesome $200 giveaway for y’all – which you’ll see here in a handful of minutes – it just dawned on me that we never announced the winner of our last one from Chippmunk! I’m so sorry! One of you has, indeed, won, and I shall announce it right this very second… The winner of our last $200 […]

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Proof It’s Possible to Become a Millionaire

November 19, 2013
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Last week we featured a handful of ordinary people who paid off ALL their debt (and by ordinary, of course I mean “EXTRAordinary” ;)), so this week I thought we’d focus on those who have hit the next crazy milestone: Hitting a million dollars of net worth. I’ve always thought it would be fun to interview a few millionaires and pull out all their “secrets” […]

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“So, I’m hiding something from my husband….”

November 18, 2013
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Okay, so my wife has been reading all these baby message boards lately, and usually nothing exciting is ever going on in there. At least to me – a guy – who hasn’t a clue about the female body and all its twists and turns it goes through to produce such amazing little angels in the end. (Now I’m a *master* of the body BEFORE […]

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The Mayonnaise Jar

November 15, 2013
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When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and its two cups of coffee: “The Mayonnaise Jar” A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and fills […]

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5 Things I Learned Doing Financial Planning

November 14, 2013
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[Guest author today, Ben Luthi, of The Wealth Gospel] During my last year and a half as a college student, I did an internship with one of the top firms in the financial services industry. And lucky for me, it wasn’t one of those coffee/donut/make copies kind of internships. I actually had my own financial planning practice and did everything the full-time guys did. I […]

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Help a Reader: “How can I maximize my money when I feel like there’s never enough leftover to save?”

November 13, 2013
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I got a pretty common (and in depth) email shot my way this week on something most of us are trying to get better at ourselves – having money left over every month. So I thought it was worth sharing today and getting your take on it as well. My advice to her was pretty much what you’d expect from reading this blog for more […]

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Proof That Getting Out of Debt is VERY Possible

November 12, 2013
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I’m not going to pretend I know anything about debt since I’ve been fortunate enough to avoid it for most of my life (outside of mortgages, ugh…), BUT, I’m 100% convinced that anyone who truly wants to get out of debt can do it. It may not be tomorrow, or the next year, but it’s VERY much possible to do if you prioritize and hustle […]

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What “Stealth Wealth” Are You Hiding?

November 11, 2013
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The other week Sam from Financial Samurai stopped by my blog and left a comment in response to me selling those sites for $50k last month. He probably never thought it would inspire an entire blog post out of it, but I couldn’t get it out of my head as I found it somewhat intriguing :) Here’s what he said: “Baller. Nice to have $50K […]

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