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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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The Little Trampoline Inside All of Us

October 31, 2016
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You know what’s funny? Our political candidates. You know what’s funny in a GOOD way? Bill Murray :) (20 mins before show time at The Kennedy Center) I had a chance to watch him be honored at this year’s annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor sponsored by Capital One (thanks for the tix, guys!), and with all the guest comedians that showed up I […]

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Some Tricks That Help Me Be Better at Life

October 12, 2016
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In college I used to do this thing where I’d treat myself to a new t-shirt anytime I’d take a test. It didn’t matter if I did well on the test or not (as long as I fully completed it, the perk was activated!), but as crazy as it sounds, it actually did wonders to my psyche! Not that I wasn’t going to take the […]

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The Retired Greyhound

September 5, 2016
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A fitting story for this fine Labor Day :) Found on my friend Brent’s blog, The Micawber Principle (one of my favorites, btw): ***** Preacher and theologian Fred Craddock tells the story of visiting his niece whose family had adopted a retired racing greyhound. The dog seemed happy and content in retirement. Finding himself alone with the hound Craddock took the opportunity to interview him: […]

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What Do You Wish You Would Have Known at 17?

August 29, 2016
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Got another juicy email from a reader and thought you’d enjoy the Q&A :) What would you tell this guy if you could?* (*you can – just leave your thoughts in the comments below! ;)) Hello… My name is Jonathan (stalk my Facebook if you like) and I need to get my life together. I have recently turned 17, reside in the UK and have […]

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