All Thoughts on Investing

All awesome posts on Investing: IRAs, 401k, retirement, stocks, SEP, ROTHs, you name it.

“I’m gonna live the life I want to live and nobody’s gonna stop me.”

April 27, 2016
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I heard you could use some mid-week motivation? :) Check out these notes from three different people who’ve stopped by this blog recently to share their progress and stories. Just further proof we all have it in us to rock this stuff if we really care enough to make it happen! And it doesn’t matter where you’re starting out either, so long as you actually […]

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Net Worth Voyeur Time: $488,217.20 (+$48,000!!)

April 4, 2016
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Haaaaaappy net worth day, y’all! Who’s in the stock market right now and grinning from the massive comeback? Now who’s grinning even MORE because you scooped up mad stocks on sale and turbo’d your stock pile even more?? :) That’s the beauty of the game right there, my friends… Gotta be “in it to win it!” as Randy Jackson would say! (Whoo whoo whoo! < […]

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How Do You Compare to This “State of Spending” Report?

March 14, 2016
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Hey guys, welcome to a fresh week of saving money! Personal Capital just came out with their inaugural “State of Spending” report, and thought it would be fun to highlight some of their findings and see where we compare :) Because who doesn’t like doing that, right? For those not familiar with Personal Capital, they’re a FinTech company that helps people manage their money/investments better […]

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29 Quick Money Tricks

March 7, 2016
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“Simply making decisions, one after another, can be a form of art.” – John Gruber So the other day I was feeling bored and pretty unproductive, and rather than waste even more of my time I decided to shoot a note to my online friends and see if I could learn something new. What they came back with was pretty juicy, so I thought I’d turn it into a blog […]

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Finally – The Magic Number You Need to Retire!!

February 17, 2016
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I almost vomited a little in my mouth, but that headline needed to be written. How many times have you heard that you need $X million in the bank in order to retire safely? Or that you can’t even think about retiring until you’re XX years old? Now how many times have you then thought about punching yourself in the face because trying to save […]

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Net Worth Nightmare: $437,562.07 (-$51,405.74)

February 3, 2016
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Well that’s a new milestone! $50,000 drop in one month – the biggest on the books since recording these 8 years ago. Egads! What will we ever do???! Answer: Keep doing what we’re doing and not get phased ;) It definitely sucks on paper and looks like a complete $hit show if this is the very first time you’re seeing me present one of these […]

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Working For Money vs. Money Working For You

November 20, 2015
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You know how people say that you should always have your money working for you rather than you working for your money? I.e. passive income? Here’s what that means in the real world :) When I was a kid I’d spend one hour mowing a lawn and earn $10 When I was a teen I’d spend all weekend at a restaurant to earn $50 When […]

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How We Saved $1 Million Dollars and Became Financial Independent at 30

November 9, 2015
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[Welcome special guests Amanda and Travis today! The team behind Freedom With Bruno, one of my new favorite blogs on early retirement. I asked them to share their story with us, and here it is! I hope it motivates you!!] Hi everyone! We’re a young couple in our early thirties and we just saved up $1,000,000, quit our jobs, and began our journey of financial […]

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Warren Buffett Would Be Proud

October 23, 2015
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You know what’s fun? Reading a newspaper again. I randomly picked up a Wall Street Journal yesterday and immediately locked eyes on an article about Warren Buffett and all his financial wizardry. Or rather, the wizardry of all those people who realized he was onto something back in the 60’s and scooped up his stock for a whopping $40!! Can you imagine?? It’s currently trading […]

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