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Compound Returns: 2X your Retirement Savings by Starting at 25 vs. 35
Thu, 06/30/16 | 4 Comments
Compound Returns: 2X your Retirement Savings by Starting at 25 vs. 35

One of the biggest sentiments I encounter when chatting about retirement savings with others goes a little something like this,
“Ahhh. I’m young – I’ve got plenty of time to save for retirement in my later …

Earning More Does Not Cure All
Wed, 06/22/16 | 6 Comments
Earning More Does Not Cure All

If you’ve spent any amount of time reading personal finance advice, you’ve surely come across gurus or opinionated individuals with an unwavering faith in the power of income to cure all financial ills.
“Don’t worry about …

Hack your Credit Utilization Ratio to Improve your Credit Score
Mon, 06/13/16 | 3 Comments
Hack your Credit Utilization Ratio to Improve your Credit Score

Let’s talk credit score hacking.
For better or worse, credit scores are important. How you score can impact whether or not you get credit, the rates you get on approved credit, and even whether you get …

Why “No-Spend Days” Don’t Work (& what to Replace them with)
Mon, 05/23/16 | 7 Comments
Why “No-Spend Days” Don’t Work (& what to Replace them with)

As a personal finance blogger, I read a ton of financial content. More than I probably should. And about once every other week or so, I come across the advice to try the enticing and …

Change Credit Card Payment Due Dates to Avoid Late Fees
Thu, 05/19/16 | 13 Comments
Change Credit Card Payment Due Dates to Avoid Late Fees

I’ve become a bit of a credit card collector. I have been using a different credit card for just about every common expense. I have one for fuel, one for groceries, one for restaurants, one …

Loss Incentive: a Jedi Mind Trick to Save & Invest More
Tue, 05/17/16 | 14 Comments
Loss Incentive: a Jedi Mind Trick to Save & Invest More

Motivating oneself to hit big financial goals through saving and investing over the long-term is often a mental game. And it’s a game that many of us lose in favor of spending on day-to-day pleasantries. …


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