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3 reasons why we upped and quit our careers without being millionaires

By: Steve Adcock | Think Save Retire What if I told you that my wife and I both quit our high-paying careers without a million bucks to our names? Well, that’s the deal. We didn’t wait around for a million before we called it quits, and there’s a good reason for that…three, in fact. There’s no question […]

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11 Important Lessons I’ve Learned from Working with the Homeless

By: Marc | Vital Dollar In the fall of 2017, after reading the book The Hole in Our Gospel, I started volunteering at a local homeless shelter as a way to give back and help people in need within my own community. I had served meals at a different homeless shelter during my freshman year of college […]

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If you think financial advisors are a waste, here are six reasons why they aren’t

Managing finances properly is a crucial life skill. Everyone needs to know how to balance a checkbook, pay their bills on time, keep their credit rating in good order and create an overall life fiscal plan. Many people have a basic financial education. However, specific circumstances often require an understanding of complicated details. This is […]

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How to get started real estate investing in expensive cities

By: Real Finance Guy Getting started with real estate investing can be tough. Real estate is generally quite expensive, so the price of entry is high. Even a modest single family home in a relatively low cost of living city like Indianapolis or Spokane start in the $150-250k range, meaning a 20% down payment would […]

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10 Lessons I Learned by Losing Money on My First Home

By: Marc | Vital Dollar Many of us grew up hearing that owning a home is a great investment and renting is just like throwing money away. Because I heard that a lot, I never really questioned it or took the time to look at the numbers for myself. Owning a home just seemed like […]

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How to choose an early retirement simulation tool like a boss

By: Feeding Our Fire Retirement planning is really a risk analysis exercise trying to predict the future. In planning for retirement, we are faced with uncertainty, ambiguity, and variability in what the future will bring, and we can’t accurately predict the future. There are many different online tools available to simulate your retirement (including our […]

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If you’re not tracking your net worth, here are 9 reasons why you should

By: Marc | Vital Dollar There are a lot of different numbers and metrics involved in personal finance. Income, net worth, savings rate, credit score, and many others. While they all have a place, net worth is often overlooked and not emphasized. But really, in terms of finances, what matters more than net worth? Tracking your […]

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It Is Time To Start Acting Like A Wealthy Person

By: Real Finance Guy on The Finance Twins Recently, I was at the Exploratorium in San Francisco and I saw an exhibit that was a little out of the ordinary. The Exploratorium is a kind of science museum filled with experiments and practical learning tools, but this exhibit was on the human mind, and it […]

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How to Save $100k: The Journey to This Incredible Milestone

By: Invested Wallet How to save $100,000. Yes, the covenant six-figures. It’s one of the hardest things to do in your personal finances but is also a revolutionary financial milestone. It’s a lot of damn money. It also can take years to get to this point, but it is well worth it when you have […]

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Want to change your life? You can’t be afraid of making money

By: Whitney Nicely | Think Save Retire Only a handful of years ago, I was working in my parent’s trucking business making a mere $500 each week, living for the adventure of weekends away (that I could hardly afford), and hating most days of my existence. This was not the life I signed up for. […]