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Trading useless junk for freedom

By: Financial Mechanic Back in elementary school they did a lot to scare us out of smoking. A huge poster of a woman dominated the...

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The Times When You Want To Go All YOLO With Money

By Amanda | WhyWeMoney.com I’m typically a very money-minded person. I have a history of frugality and debt repayment and a fondness for high savings rates and index funds. But I occasionally fall off the money wagon and don’t even want to think about saving, spending, or investing. I just want...

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11 personal finance things I do each month

By: The Poor Swiss Each month, I am following the same personal finance routine for my budget. You can see most of the results in my monthly finance reports. In this post, I am going to describe the steps I am doing every month. I think it is great to have a routine. This helps to …...

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Is the “American Dream” still a thing?

By: Steve | Think Save Retire When it comes to what the “American Dream” actually means, those definitions are a dime-a-dozen. For my wife and me, it has something to do with quitting work in our 30s and traveling the country in an Airstream travel trailer. But for many, that’ll...

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Why Should We Tithe: The Compound Giving Effect

By: Andrew | Wealthy Nickel In the personal finance realm, a lot of digital ink is spilled on ways to save money and build wealth. But one topic that doesn’t get addressed very often is giving. I can understand why – personal finance is by its very definition “personal”. And avoiding...

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Subscriptions: Death By A Thousand Cuts

By: Brewing FIRE When I was 11 years old, I signed up for the BMG Music Club. If you don’t remember the 90s, BMG and their rival, Columbia House, would offer deals such as “10 CDs for the price of 1” if you signed up for their monthly music subscriptions. So I signed up for …...

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Millennial, Interrupted

By: Young And The Invested On a warm day in September 2008, I found myself studying for an exam when a news flash came across the television hanging in my business school’s lobby.  The news anchor announced Lehman Brothers, a large investment bank and the central culprit to the financial crisis,...

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When Enough is Enough: Why I Refused my Nursing Pay Raise

By: Matt | TheRNMentor.com If you’re like most people, you’re underpaid and underappreciated. Not me. I’m overpaid and over-appreciated. I actually refused my last nursing pay raise. You see, I’m blessed with a reference point that acts as a barometer for my income. Nursing wasn’t my...

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5 Ways Life Changed After Paying Off Our Mortgage (and 3 Ways it Didn’t)

By: Marc | Vital Dollar Every new homeowner dreams of the day that their mortgage will be paid off. Waiting 30 years can seem like an eternity, and getting the opportunity to pay it off early can be a huge relief. But does paying off your mortgage impact your life in the ways that you …...

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Persistence Is The Key To Success And Wealth

By: Millionaire Dojo Something I find myself doing from time to time is looking back on my life and wondering where I’d be right now if I hadn’t given up on things. I don’t think it’s very useful to dwell on the past too much, but it is interesting to think about how things could’ve...