4 Books That Can Make You Rich

The books listed below truly changed my financial life and set me up for success. I believe they can still change people’s lives today. The 4-Hour Work Week The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris had some amazing ideas and a mindset that resonated with many in the work culture that read it. Some of …

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Stock Market “Experts” are Full of It.

Any time there are big market moves in the stock market, the talking heads come out and always confidently proclaim things as if they have a crystal ball. The recent stock market dip that happened on December 24th, 2018 brought them out as usual. “This isn’t the bottom. There’s another 10 to 15 percent left …

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Making a Budget That’s Actually Helpful

You’ll often hear Mint touted as a good free budgeting tool within the personal finance community and in my opinion, it is a very nice free tool.   But I think to get the most use from it, requires a bit of customization.   Let me share my strategy for how to use budgeting software to actually …

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Is Betterment’s New “Smart Saver” Plan Really Smart? How to Beat It.

Disclaimer:  I have an affiliate relationship with M1 Finance and may earn a commission on referred new accounts over a certain amount. I’m not a professional financial advisor so always consult with a professional before making any investment decisions to make sure you do what is right for you. In August of 2018, Betterment rolled out …

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Mint vs Personal Capital: Why you actually want BOTH.

Budget App

Disclaimer: I’m an affiliate of Personal Capital so I may receive a commission if you sign up and link an investment accounts over a certain amount.   You may receive a call from Personal Capital soliciting you to try their paid services but you’re not required to sign up. If you’ve followed many money management sites …

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The Easiest Quick $20 You Can Possibly Make.

Piggy Bank

This is simply too easy to pass up.    If you sign up for Personal Capital FREE service and link an investment account, you get a $20 Amazon gift card the next day.  That’s it. There’s more to say but it’s almost not even necessary.   Personal Capital is a nice free service I’ve used for …

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Earnings from Three Months of Blogging

Growing Money

Tell anyone you’ve started a blog and you’ll inevitably get the question about how much money you’re making blogging. It’s pretty straightforward to answer how much money I made THIS MONTH.  But it’s not easy to determine how much money you CAN make from blogging or how much you’re likely to earn in the future. …

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Is M1 Finance the Betterment Killer?

M1 Finance compared to alternative robo-advisors

Disclosure:  I have an affiliate partnership with M1 Finance and may earn a commission on new signups over a certain threshold. If you signup for M1 Finance through the links on this page, you’ll get a $25 credit. I am an actual customer and wouldn’t recommend the service if I didn’t use it. Signs are …

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Getting Pickpocketed by your Employer’s Retirement Plan?

After leaving a previous employer, it’s going to be tempting to just kick back and relax for a while. The 9 to 5 weighs on your soul and after a termination your brain probably needs to unwind. It’s healthy to unwind a bit. But after a week or two of relaxation, travel, Netflix binging, or …

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