Career

How I Survived Prison And Accidentally Found My Path to Wealth

September 22, 2017
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[Hey guys!! I have SUCH a great post for you today, and one that I am beyond honored to be able to feature as our friend “comes out” here to share his incredible journey with us. If you only read one article today, I hope this one is it. Please pass it on afterwards!] ******** My goal is to save one reader’s life out there […]

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I’d Scoop up Poop if it Made Me Happy

September 15, 2017
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That’s a comment I just left on a friend’s blog post – “I’d scoop up poop if it made me happy.” It was in response to her going back to a 9-5 again after trying her hand at entrepreneurship (congrats, Lauren!), and reminded me of how far I’ve come in my own thinking over the years… Back when I quit got laid off of my […]

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6 of My Favorite Money Hacks

September 13, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** Life is good in retirement. I’m thrilled to have a net worth of $1,900,000 which enables me to live my life on my own terms. Instead of answering to Mr. Bossman, I wake up and do whatever I want. On some days, I’ll ride 40 miles into the […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Money and Quit My Job

August 16, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** I left my job about 4 months ago and haven’t regretted it a bit. My career didn’t even last 20 years. I started my first real job in January of 1998 and my last day was April 13th of 2017. Leaving wasn’t an easy decision. I have money security issues and suffered from […]

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How We’re Reaching Financial Freedom On One Income – Mom’s Income.

May 26, 2017
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[Hey guys! Liz, the Chief Mom Officer stops by the blog today to share her journey to financial freedom as the sole breadwinner of her family of 5. If you don’t feel empowered after reading this, I’m shutting down the blog!! (Okay, no I won’t, but I will wonder what’s wrong with you… ;)) Enjoy!] ****** Many people think it’s impossible for a family to […]

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What I Learned Working on Wall Street

April 28, 2017
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[Hey guys! Got a great post for y’all today by Mama Fish Saves who tells us what it’s like to work on Wall Street. And spoiler alert: it’s not as glamorous as it sounds ;) When you’re done reading the article make sure to stop by her blog and say hi! She’s a newer blogger on the scene!] ******** As a lifelong finance nerd, there was […]

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Warren Buffett – The Original Early Retiree?

April 19, 2017
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Just read a pretty fascinating summary on Warren Buffet’s early years, and almost spit out my coffee midway through. Apparently at 25 years old he wanted to retire! And actually turned down a dream opportunity in order to do so!! “The thing is, when I got out of college, I had $9,800, but by the end of 1955, I was up to $127,000. I thought, […]

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Financial Overheards Round III

March 15, 2017
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Lots of juicy convos going on at Starbucks lately :) Thought we’d do another round of financial overheards today since y’all liked the last one we did! So interesting to hear random people talking about money! We’ll start with these two kids: Teen #1: “I want to be a millionaire” Teen #2: “How?” Teen #1: “I’m going to be a business man” Teen #2: “What […]

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Sharing My (Early) Retirement Plans With My Dad!

February 24, 2017
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[Heyo! Got another killer guest post lined up for y’all today, this time from long-time reader JW who now has a blog of his own over at The Green Swan.  He just had one of those amazing conversations about life and money with his father, and thought we’d might enjoy hearing how it all went down. I think he guessed right – check it out […]

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Say Hello to The New Essentialist :)

February 20, 2017
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So a friend sent me a book the other day after reading my story on going “all in” on myself, and I seriously think it’s about to change my life. I haven’t read a book cover to cover in over 5 years now (is that bad?), and I’m a little over half way through it already after day #3! IT’S SO GOOD!!!! AND IT’S NOT […]

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Entrepreneurship, Money, and Donuts

February 13, 2017
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What up what up! Was digging around some emails and came across a little note I sent to myself a year ago that said: “share this around or something – you did a great interview!” Haha… So today I shall comply and do just that. You know, to not let my previous self down :) I’m not sure it’s my best, but I do know […]

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6 Steps to Taking a Year-Long Sabbatical (Every Decade)

February 3, 2017
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[Welcome my friend Ms. Montana today! She recently released a new eBook on the 6 steps to taking a year off every decade, and I asked her if she’d be willing to give us a teaser of it here so we can all learn too ;) She obliged, and now we get to read it today – yay! Hope it helps!] The idea of a […]

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How I Became A 401(k) Millionaire

January 20, 2017
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[Hey guys! If you ever doubted the power of a 401(k), this should help remind you again ;) My man Fritz from The Retirement Manifesto stops by today to share his own story (and love!) for his 401(k), and this might just become my new default article to send to future haters! It’s brilliant!] ******* A few weeks ago, J$ shared a CNN piece on […]

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80 Years of Financial Hindsight

December 22, 2016
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Hey guys! Got an interesting note from a reader of this blog (Larry) who sent the following in the subject line: “A middle of the night thought.” Of course I had to open it up to see what it was about :) “Wondered if you would like a little article written by an old fart (80) about his thoughts and concerns and what he would […]

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