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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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Tuesday Hits: Taking a $22,000 Pay Cut, Replacing My Income with Airbnb

Why I’m Taking a $22,000 Pay Cut “Didn’t I like my current job? and what about the plan to retire in 10 years time? My current job pays amazingly well for a new-ish teacher and it’s with people I love, so why am I leaving?”   Guest Post: How this Combat Veteran replaced his income with Airbnb […]

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Don’t Look Back (You’re Not Going That Way)

Do you live your life in The Past, The Present, or The Future?    My mother-in-law passed away last September.  I remember when she was in her final years, and her short term memory and her future were stolen by the evil disease of Alzheimer’s. She lived in the past. To make her final years […]

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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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Thursday Hits: What Does it Take to be Wealthy?

Extreme Frugality Fatigue “I don’t know about you, but when I scroll through social media and read popular headlines, I often feel obligated to optimize every facet of my life. If I’m not working a side hustle or hacking a better, faster, cheaper way to do everything, I’m obviously not doing it right.”   What Does it […]

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Wednesday Hits: Where in the Real Estate Cycle Are We? Do You Want an Inheritance or a Cruise?

Where in the Real Estate Cycle Are We? “The Case-Shiller index shows national housing prices are increasing at the slowest pace since mid-2012 in February. This suggests the expansion phase is losing steam.”   Do You Want an Inheritance or Do You Want a Cruise “Looking at it coldly, the cost of this holiday would have […]

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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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Monday Hits: Real Estate in Expensive Markets, Learning from Financial Mistakes

How to Get Started in Real Estate in Expensive Cities “You might think that it’s impossible to get started in real estate investing if you live in an expensive coastal city, but that simply isn’t true. There are numerous ways to get your foot in the door.”   The Time for Plan B “So if […]

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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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Friday Hits: Paying off My Cabin, No Longer Trying to Save

Year 2 of My Cabin Payoff Journey “And while we’re not going up as often as we once did, the expenses don’t stop. We dropped $1,900 in January on gravel and road work up at the cabin. That’s in addition to the $3,857.21 we paid towards the mortgage that month.”   Focus on the Present “For […]