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All Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This
Mon, 07/6/15 | 12 Comments
All Successful Financial Goals Should Start with This

There are an endless variety of financial goals that you can set out to achieve.
Some can be very short term, i.e. “I’m not going to spend a dollar today.”
Some can take a little more planning …

The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)
Mon, 05/4/15 | 35 Comments
The Problem with Mainstream Personal Finance Gurus (and the 10% Rule)

A while back, I was in a job interview for a different role at my present employer. The interviewer, who knew of my personal finance writing background, concluded his round of questioning with this:
“So, what …

40+ Hours a Week Making Money & ZERO on Personal Finance? INSANITY!
Mon, 03/23/15 | 15 Comments
40+ Hours a Week Making Money & ZERO on Personal Finance? INSANITY!

Lets talk about personal finance time investment.
One of the great profound mysteries that I have been completely unable to understand or solve in my 7+ years of personal finance blogging is why the masses invest …

Why there has Never Been a Better Opportunity for Financial Success (Yet we Fail)
Mon, 12/22/14 | 9 Comments
Why there has Never Been a Better Opportunity for Financial Success (Yet we Fail)

Are you feeling down and out about your personal financial situation? Dug yourself a pretty deep hole to get out of? Feel like no matter how hard you work, you just can’t get ahead?
Relax. OK, …

Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn
Tue, 11/25/14 | 13 Comments
Jason Brown Leaves NFL Millions & then the Story Takes a REALLY Odd Turn

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and while you contemplate leaving your friends and family for the consumer madness of Black Friday, I wanted to share a good story that is in the spirit …

Are you Ordinary? Here’s the Secret to Becoming Rich
Tue, 09/2/14 | 24 Comments
Are you Ordinary? Here’s the Secret to Becoming Rich

We’ve all seen the catchy headlines and probably even shamefully clicked on a few of them (no shame with THIS article though):
“Frugal teacher retires with $2 million in savings”.
“Mailman makes millions in the stock market.”
“Librarian …


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