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The BEST Job in the World and Why I Quit

By: FiveSensesLiving.com I’ve always had an appetite for travel. I remember when I got my first car and how I couldn’t wait to hit the...

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Why you should not lend friends and family money

By: Leon | MakeSaveInvestMoney.com Some people might read this and wonder why you should not lend friends and family money. Especially if you love them and care for them, you should lend them money, right? Wrong. It can be considered as helping, but it can also lead to being an enabler and doing...

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How to use video games to teach kids about money

By: Michael Dinich on MelissaBlevins.com This post is inspired by a discussion I had with Melissa Blevins about the power of using analogies to teach kids about money through different financial lessons, including out-of-the-box methods. I appreciate her lending me her platform to help you use...

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Life Lessons From My Father’s Grave

By: Lisa | Mad Money Monster The year was 2006 and my life was in turmoil. I was breaking up with my long-term boyfriend and leaving our big suburban house with the in-ground pool to move into an empty apartment with 4 lawn chairs and my 2 cats. Up until that moment, I had everything – …...

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Here’s the Problem With ‘Emergency’ Funds

By: Tim Stobierski | Grow It’s classic money 101 advice: Save three to six months’ worth of expenses in an emergency fund. That way, when an unexpected bill comes your way, you’ll avoid going into debt or, worse, tapping your retirement account (thus triggering penalties and taxes). Yet...

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I Left Corporate America to Be My Own Boss—Then Went Back 2.5 Years Later

By: Lauren Bowling | Grow You could say I stumbled into entrepreneurship. Back in 2012, I started a blog to document, for my own accountability, how I was stretching my savings during a career transition. To my surprise, the blog gained traction quickly, which helped me land a content and...

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4 Big Financial Mistakes We Made on Our Road to FIRE (& 4 Things We Got Right)

By: Retire by 45 Sure, my wife, Allison, and I were able to retire in our early 40s.  And yes, that was a pretty big accomplishment for us (and anyone, really).  We were working toward retirement by our mid-50s, so we were pleasantly surprised to be able to do it 10+ years ahead of schedule....

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No Credit? Don’t Sweat It. Here’s How to Build It From Scratch

By: Cathie Ericson | Grow Everybody loves a bargain. Whether you’re saving a little money by sleuthing out drink specials or big bucks by renegotiating your cable bill, a penny saved is a penny earned. But what if there was a way to save huge on upcoming big-ticket expenses like a car...

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Financial Mistakes: It (mis)takes one to know one!

By: The Physician Philosopher I have given up on my personal facebook account (you can find me on twitter, though @physphilosopher). I am sick of it.  The biggest reason is that I was tired of people pretending to have these “put together” lives on Facebook.  Life can be ugly, messy, and...

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How to Conquer Your Evil, Financial-Sabotaging Alter Ego

The following is a guest post by Aaron from Personal Finance for Beginners, a site that focuses on basic principles and strategies that can help you build a brighter financial future. Do you ever find yourself caught in the middle of the argument between the proverbial angel and the devil hovering...