People who know me know I’m not a very violent guy. I’ve never been in a fist fight in my entire life, I very seldom ever yell (except when the St. Louis Cardinals would blow a four run lead in the bottom of the ninth), and I cover my face with a pillow when there’s... Listen Now-->
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In present day I’m a successful financial advisor and entrepreneur. Based on some of the boneheaded money decisions I made in my 20’s it is a miracle I can even say that. I’ve definitely learned from many of those mistakes, but if I had the chance to hop in a DeLorean and go back in... Listen Now-->
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When it comes to getting ahead financially, finding a way to boost your income can be especially powerful. With more cash at your disposal, you can save more, invest more, and grow wealth on a grander scale. Sounds awesome, right? But, what about saving money? For many people, the thought of saving money makes them... Watch Now-->
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Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of sitting down with financial expert and author David Bach. You probably know David from his amazing personal finance books, which include The Automatic Millionaire, Start Late, Finish Rich, and Smart Couples Finish Rich. As a keynote speaker at FinCon this year, Bach made his way to Dallas to... Watch Now-->
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We’ve all had those fantasies of getting into a DeLorean and going back in time. We think about all the little changes that we’d make in our lives. If you’re like me and have invested in the brain, then maybe you wish you would have gone back in time and started investing earlier. This is exactly... Listen Now-->
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Entrepreneurship isn't easy, and income streams dry up all the time. That's why it's important to have multiple sources of income. But while that sounds great, it can be hard to actually accomplish. My hope is that by sharing my journey, it can help you, too.
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Retirement rarely happens by accident. For most people, finally leaving work for good is the result of a slow climb – a climb where specific moves are made to ensure financial resources are sufficient – and tucked away somewhere safe. If you’re on the fence about retirement and fairly sure you’re ready, now is the time to... Listen Now-->
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Imagine you’re the recipient of an amazing windfall. The catch is, you get to decide how your “winnings” are paid out. For the purpose of this experiment, you can choose from $2,000 cash money or a “magical penny” that doubles in value for 31 days straight. Either option will leave you with more money than... Listen Now-->
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Ready for a challenge? Sign up for my Make 1k Blogging email challenge. It’s a free 10 email series that’s main goal is to help you get your blog setup and make your first $1,000 blogging. Sign up only if you want to make some extra money. 😉 “Can you really make money blogging?” If... Listen Now-->
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I’ll never forget the conference call I had with a client who was getting ready to retire from the company she had worked for 20 plus years. She had saved as much as life had allowed her to and most was invested in the stock of the company which employed her all that time. Almost... Listen Now-->
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It’s fine to crunch numbers as a starting point for deciding how much retirement income you’ll need – and therefore the retirement savings you’ll need to produce it. But that’s just the first step. Projecting yourself now into living on that retirement income will tell you about how it will feel to live on it.... Listen Now-->
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A 2016 study from LinkedIn showed that working professionals who graduated college between 2006 and 2010 have already switched jobs an average of 2.85 times. The same study shows that the number of companies most people work for 5 – 10 years after graduating has increased as well. It’s hard to say why people job hop more... Listen Now-->
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When I first read, Total Money Makeover, back in 2003, I was excited to find another personal finance expert that shared my recommendations regarding saving for retirement. One of Dave’s core tips regarding investing is, Get your free money first with your 401(k) match. After that, take advantage of the Roth IRA to get your... Listen Now-->
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Remember the first day you put money into your retirement account? You have seen your retirement account grow over the years and you have been blessed because you have never had to tap into it. Now the grand-kids are your new focus and you have decided to just pass it on them since you will... Listen Now-->
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Okay, sure. There have been times in my life I could consider myself lazy. You know. Like the time I almost gave up on college because of a $75 parking ticket. But when I came across this article in the New York Post which shares some of the reasons why Americans are too lazy money... Listen Now-->
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Our expert and honest review of Betterment Investing, a robo-advisor that tailors your investments automatically based on your goals and risk preferences.
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By investing heavily in your work-sponsored 401(k) account, adding to your savings with an IRA and/or brokerage account, minimizing debt, and watching your pennies all along, you can set yourself up for retirement success.
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When I finally discovered you can actually make money blogging, I was blown away. While the journey hasn't always been easy, it has been a ton of fun.
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Annuities are by far the most oversold and misrepresented investment product that exists. In this podcast, we discuss 3 scenarios where they don't make sense, and 3 where they do.
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Americans owed astronomical sums on their student loans in early 2017. Unfortunately, even while paying down your student loan debt, there are common pitfalls you should avoid.
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