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A Christian’s Perspective on Debt-Free Living

March 25, 2020
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[Morning! Please welcome to the site today, Larry Thomas, who shares his financial recovery going through Dave Ramsey’s baby steps program. If you can believe it this was actually a *comment* left in response to our post on 6 things Dave Ramsey is Wrong About, but had to share it here in the form of a blog post as I thought it made for an […]

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Stay fierce and focused!

March 16, 2020
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Morning! Lots of scary and anxiety-filled news going around us right now, but there’s also a lot of POSITIVE stuff happening in our community too! Here’s a bunch of notes I’ve saved up from people killing it these past handful of months, and I just know there will be MORE coming because y’all are fierce and focused! Don’t let this madness beat you!! Your freedom […]

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“I crossed $1M in 2016, and then $2M in 2019!”

March 9, 2020
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Mornin’! Here’s a snapshot of someone’s money who recently emailed me, along with some pretty graphs and spreadsheets to gawk over ;) Been a while since we featured one of these, and always fun to peer into someone else’s $$$! Especially when we’re talking at levels like this! The first part here is all about the numbers, and the 2nd part is the *how* of […]

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A cool way to use your tax refunds

February 19, 2020
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Morning! Saw this comment come through and it reminded me to get my a$$ in gear and finally wrap up my own taxes ;) How are you doing with yours? Getting any refunds back? Here’s an idea of what you could do with it if you are: Thanks to earned income I get a tax refund of anywhere from $4k to $7k per year. I […]

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10 Ways to Help You Get Closer To Your Best Life

February 6, 2020
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Morning!! So continuing our trend of sharing great ideas from the community this week, here’s a handful more tips and ways to *think* about things differently today. More so around life and being a better person than finances, but of course they’re all intertwined when it comes to Living Your Best Life. I hope you find something here that resonates with you!! If you missed […]

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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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When does it make sense to spend more on your looks?!

January 14, 2020
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Didn’t think I’d be blogging about *looks* today, but I’d be lying if I said this stuff hasn’t crossed my mind in the past either :) Maybe you’re the same? Here’s a convo I recently had with a reader, and would love to get your take on it too… Is it all a bunch of malarkey, or are there certain times when spending more on […]

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A Financial PowerPoint Presentation That Screams “I Love You!”

January 8, 2020
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Remember our guy last year who put together a 19 slide PowerPoint presentation to woo the socks off his beautiful wife? Well he’s at it again this year! And upped the game by adding an additional 15 slides for good measure ;) If I didn’t know better I’d say he’s just out to grab another Husband of The Year nod, but going through these slides […]

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“If he doesn’t make some progress I will have to end our 6 year relationship.”

January 7, 2020
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Got this email last week and it sure took a different turn than I was expecting! Are any of you feeling like this in your relationship too?! Could you be on the OPPOSITE side of the equation and blissfully ignoring the trouble that’s brewing ahead?! Was waiting to hear what happened so I didn’t leave you with a cliffhanger, and just got the update so […]

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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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12 More #Money Ideas to Try

December 3, 2019
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Morning, beautiful people!! Got a handful of new tips to share with y’all from our community this morning :) I keep a running document over the year that I copy/paste the gems into as I come across them, and then every few months I dump them all out for others to (hopefully) be motivated by too. So here’s the latest dumping! Courtesy of your fellow […]

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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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If I received $1,000 what would I do with it?

November 7, 2019
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Here’s a fun exercise to add to your net worth reports every month :) (Or just RIGHT NOW – because who doesn’t like playing this game??) Hey J$, Today is the day for me to track my net worth (up 5% from last month!), and I started a little exercise where I think about what I would do if I just received $1,000. How would […]

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Started at the bottom, now we’re 1/20th of the way there!

November 4, 2019
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This one’s for all you Aussies today ;) Alaya stops by the blog to share her journey tracking her net worth so far, which is once again a testament of how powerful doing this one simple thing can be! And she’s only two years into it! Thanks for taking the time to spill it all for us, Alaya. And I caught your Drake reference there, […]

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