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What Are Your Priorities in Life?

“Action expresses priorities.” ― Mahatma Gandhi What is a discussion about priorities in life doing in a finance blog? Everything. Your priorities in life should be dictating what you’re spending your money on. If you’re not going through your life with intentionality, you won’t be aligning your resources with your priorities. If you’re not budgeting, […]

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Retire Early And Die!

“All men think all men mortal, but themselves.” –Edward Young A recent study of a cohort of Austrian retirees came to the conclusion that retiring early was likely to decrease your life expectancy, particularly if you are a male.  The title of the study even could lead one to believe that the best way to […]

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Personal Finance FAQ Series: What Do I Need to Consider When Purchasing Life Insurance?

Today’s installment of the personal finance frequently asked questions series deals with life insurance. What Do I Need to Consider When Purchasing Life Insurance? Also, if you’re considering purchasing whole life insurance for your infant, I recommend against it. What questions would you like to see me answer? Leave me a comment and let me […]

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Personal Finance FAQ Series: Why Should I Pay My Credit Card Off Each Month When I Can Just Pay the Minimum Balance?

Today’s FAQ series post answers a question that a lot of us have about our credit cards: Why Should I Pay My Credit Card Each Month When I Can Just Pay the Minimum Balance? What questions would you like to see me answer? Leave me a comment and let me know!

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There Are No Financial “Secrets”

“A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, ‘Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.’” –Quentin Tarantino “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.” –Benjamin Franklin Let me let you in on a little secret. There aren’t any financial secrets. Nobody has the secret formula for investing […]

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Personal Finance FAQ Series: What Are the MOST IMPORTANT Items I Should Budget For?

If you really wanted to, you could come up with a budget item for every possible thing that you’ll ever purchase in your life. From cars to cashews, you could create a line item for it. You’d also have no other free time and would lead what would have to be the most boring existence […]