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

4 Great Ways to Spread Investments Around!

February 5, 2020
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Been tagging some great ideas from the community lately, and can’t keep them to myself anymore ;) Today I’ll share some of the more financial/investmenty ones, and then tomorrow some of the lifestyley ones that really hit me. Maybe you’ll find something that improves your life or someone’s you love? ******* The “Dividends” Souvenir Whenever we go on a family vacation (family of 4 — […]

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Love your 401(k)? Enter this competition to win $1,000!

January 29, 2020
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Just got this press release in my inbox and almost peed my pants: Applications are now open for the second annual 401(k) Champion Award, the only award of its kind given to individuals who demonstrate the importance of retirement saving. Three $1,000 prizes will be awarded to 401(k) participants who complete an application and essay about their 401(k) experiences by Feb. 14. $1,000 cash!! For […]

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How do you compare with your retirement savings?

January 28, 2020
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TD Ameritrade just came out with their “Road to Retirement” report, and it’s always fun to compare and see how we’re doing against others ;) In this case, 2,000 others who are 40 and older with at least $25,000 or more in their accounts for some reason… Maybe since they’re still stuck on “traditional” retirement? So if you’re a millennial (or even better – a […]

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19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do…

January 27, 2020
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Stumbled across this listicle and wondered if we’re all on the right trajectory or not ;) 19 Things Future Multimillionaires Do in Their 20s via Inc. How many of these can you confidently check off?? They develop multiple income sources They take action (and sometimes, they fail) They make sure that they own their time They network, a lot. (And they do it both ways) […]

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Saving up for something? Buy the stock first!

January 20, 2020
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Today’s a quickie but goodie for you ;) I’ve heard of buying stocks from places you love and use every day (in fact, I did this myself back in the day!), but never thought of buying the stocks *instead* of the product before. Or at least while you’re saving up for it… From Chandrashekhar on our post about controversial finance beliefs: If you’re planning a […]

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When should someone use a financial advisor? And what is a fair amount to pay for such services?

December 23, 2019
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A reader reached out this morning asking this, so thought I’d open it up to you all today and see if we can help her out :) Many of us are accustomed to managing our *own* investments, but when does it make sense to partner up with an advisor to take the reigns? And when you DO find a good one you like and trust, […]

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#156 on the “Million Dollar Club” makes good on pledge!

December 19, 2019
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That was the subject line of a new email I just got ;) For anyone unfamiliar with the “club”, it was a silly little thing I put together in year #1 of the blog to get people excited – and motivated – about hitting a million dollars, and in order to be added to it you had to share your list of things you’re planning […]

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Hidden Investment Opportunities in Mobile Homes

December 12, 2019
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[Hi guys! I’m SOOO excited to share this piece by a long time internet friend of mine – Rachel Hernandez, aka Mobile Home Gurl – who I’ve been fascinated by for years. She’s made a great income off investing in overlooked properties – specifically mobile homes! – and today stops by the blog to share the ins and outs of the industry, as well as […]

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A wild story on real estate investing, stock picking, and pushing through life’s occasional chaos

November 15, 2019
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Here’s a great tale of the trials and tribulations real estate investing can bring, particularly when you’re overly ambitious ;) Big ups to long time reader of the blog, Doug, here for spilling it all out for us today… You live a wild and exciting life, my man! I admire the boldness! Haha… ******* I bought my first house right after graduating from college. I […]

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New Book (and Giveaway): “The House Hacking Strategy”

October 8, 2019
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Morning!! Got another book for y’all that’s about to drop on the scene: The House Hacking Strategy: How to Use Your Home to Achieve Financial Freedom by Craig Curelop of BiggerPockets.com – one of the best online communities for this stuff. It doesn’t come out until next week, but I snagged a few copies for you :) Before we get to that though, let me […]

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Should have listened to dad…

September 19, 2019
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Saw a funny message yesterday that brought back some memories ;) HAHA… yup! Sounds about right! Cars were right up there along with beers and girls for me and my friends too in the post high school years ;) Who wanted to SAVE their money???! And similar to Brandon, I too had a few #shouldhavelistenedtodad moments in the pre-J. Money days. Which I’ll happily share […]

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The Beauty of Simplicity

September 4, 2019
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Morning, friends!! I’m packing up for our yearly financial blogging conference this morning (FinCon – will you be there??), and every time I reach for my suitcase I’m reminded just how nice it is to be a minimalist :) The old me used to spend hours trying to figure out what to bring and what not to bring (because you need to prepare for ALL […]

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“What should I do with an extra $2,000?” + other fun $$$ questions…

August 23, 2019
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Goooood Friday, everyone!!! Have a good week with your money over there??? Pay off any nasty debts or lingering responsibilities? Score any extra cash that you’re just waiting to put to good use?? If it’s the latter you’re in luck today as I answer a bunch of good Q&A’s from readers, including one around applying extra funds :) Hope this helps! ******* Sup J$! What […]

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New book & giveaway: “Quit Like a Millionaire”

August 20, 2019
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Morning! Another awesome book came out while I was away, and wanted to get it out to y’all real quick while it was still hot off the presses :) It’s called “Quit Like a Millionaire: No Gimmicks, Luck, or Trust Fund Required“, and comes from two of my favorite FIRE bloggers on the scene, Kristy and Bryce from Millennial-Revolution.com. Haven’t had a chance to personally […]

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