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Net Worth Update: $513,016.99 (+$1,000)

September 2, 2016
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Happy best day of the month: Net Worth Day! How many of y’all have already updated yours? How many saw an increase from last month? We eeked out a little gain compared to previous months, mainly due to the markets being flat (where most our money is), but we did start seeing a few welcomed changes now that my wife is working again: #1. We […]

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Debt is Like Kissing Your Sister… and Liking It

August 31, 2016
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In honor of my brother’s birthday, I’m re-sharing a post he wrote here over 7 years ago. It needs to see the light of day again because it’s so freakin’ hilarious! You’re totally going to like him more at the end of this too – and that’s okay. He gets a break once a year ;) ******* I used to be a squirrel – a […]

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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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Avoiding Debt Is More Important Than Your Credit Score!

August 26, 2016
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What would you rather have? No debt or a better credit score? If you’re the folks at TD Bank, apparently you take the score. Their PR department just shot me a pretty lame press release, and after asking if I was going to share it with my audience twice within 24 hours (impatient, much?) , I decided to give them what they want. Though it […]

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How Do You Get Comfortable Investing Your Savings?

August 24, 2016
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Are you really good at saving, but not so much investing? If so, you’re not alone :) Meet Dave – our new friend who asked for some help in this area, and to whom I shot some thoughts over. Putting this out there for anyone else it may help too! Here’s what Dave sent in: I am new to your podcast and hear you guys […]

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What I Learned Tracking Every Last Penny For 6 Years

August 22, 2016
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[Hey y’all! I found out that one of my favorite podcasters has been tracking ALL of his expenses for over 6 years now, and asked him if he’d give us an inside look at them. You know, cuz we’re nerds like that ;) Apparently he’s never looked at the overall picture before, so we’re the first people to see what’s hiding in the numbers! Enjoy!] […]

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Take Advice From People Who Have What You Want!

August 19, 2016
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Happy Friday!! Getting into anything good this weekend? This is an extension to Wednesday’s post on kick-ass money ideas that I wanted to separate out just because it’s so chalk-full of great pointers. Especially if you’re interested in the real estate game – though it applies to ALL areas of life and business/career growth. You gotta surround yourself with people DOING the stuff you want […]

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11 Awesome Money Ideas

August 17, 2016
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‘Sup money lovers? My “awesome ideas” folder is piling up over here,  so I thought I’d release some of them on you today to help turbocharge your goals ;) All these come from emails and comments that YOU ALL have sent over the months, so big thanks for dumping out your smarts on us! It all helps! See if any of these ideas stick with […]

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9 Great Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a House

August 15, 2016
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Business Insider recently came out with a flowchart on whether or not you’re financially ready to buy a house. And while I’ve never known anyone to make a decision off a diagram before, my older self could have greatly benefited from it :) Here are the 9 questions it forces you to think about, along with how I would have answered them myself back in […]

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What’s Harder: Saving Money or Paying off Debt?

August 12, 2016
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I asked some friends the other day what was harder – paying off debt or saving – and here were the results after 144 people responded: (Love twitter polls!) 39% thought saving was the hardest, and paying off debt clocking in at 33% – six percentage points lower. But on the plus side, it means 72% of you find “being awesome” comes easy! And this […]

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Make America “IOU” Free Again!

August 10, 2016
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That was the subject line of a PR email I just got. Which of course I had to click and then copy as my own subject line because how could you not?? It came from the folks at Circle.com – a mobile app that’s trying to change how people pay each other around the world (you can send money internationally for free!), and within the […]

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What a Million Dollars Looks Like

August 8, 2016
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People say a million dollars “isn’t much” anymore. You know, because of inflation, how expensive lifestyles have gotten, how it’s not enough to retire on, blah blah blah… Well, here is what one million dollars looks like. You tell me if it’s a lot :) $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Net Worth Update: $511,782.60 (+$17k – Regained Title!)

August 5, 2016
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What up, what up! That time again to update ye old net worth and do some checking in on our money! Y’all have a good month over there? Anyone cross some epic milestones? I’d like to say that I was a straight up hustler and re-crossed that Half-A-Millionaire status all by myself, but truth be told it was the market’s doing though I did plant […]

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Are Your Friends Worth $100,000 to You??

August 3, 2016
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Every now and then I type “How to stay happy?” into Google looking for some good tips. I’m naturally a pretty cheerful guy, but like anyone I can have my moments and often need help reminding myself to appreciate things more. You know, like my kids, wife, that thing we call breath ;) I usually find the same suggestions over and over again so not […]

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