Getting Out of Debt
10 Essential Factors of a Retirement Planning Checklist
If there’s one thing that you don’t want to do twice, that would be retiring. Imagine having to go back to work after you’ve called it quits. Yuck!! I’ve heard horror stories of this happening and the most common culprit is lack of planning. Planning your retirement is something you do not want to take […]
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Getting Rich with Science
An angry man by the name of Jared stopped by the blog the other day and left this beauty of a comment on myÂ old A/C article: Now, my first inclination was probably the same as yours – a deep sigh as you pull on the 20 ounce XL bloxing gloves and prepare to Deliver […]
How to Master the Art of Delayed Gratification
When it comes right down to it, what is the true key to financial success? You could argue that the key is getting enough marketable skills to be able to earn a decent income. Or that the key is to consistently track your monthly spending in a budget spreadsheet. Or you could even argue the […]
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How I budget with a variable income
It seems like everybody’s goal lately is to leave their job and become a freelancer. And that’s great! Freelancing gives you flexibility and control — and, plus, you get to work from home in your yoga pants.
But as someone who has transitioned into that role full-time, there are certain things I do miss about having an employer:
We Paid Cash: A Month-Long European Family Vacation
A testimony from Jessica who blogs at Life as MOM and Good Cheap Eats My husband and I honeymooned in France and assumed we would return every year. Then life happened. Graduate school, unemployment, a baby, a house, miscarriages, more babies, more debt, more stuff got in the way of our newlywed dreams of travel.Read More
The Danger Of Normalizing Your Debt – Stop Living Like Everyone Else
Instead of living debt free, we’re currently in a debt crisis, and I’m not being political when I say that. I’m talking about a personal debt crisis in which the average person pays for many purchases, both small and large, with money they don’t actually have, therefore taking on more and more debt. And, the […]
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How to Invest $500: 13 Ways to Grow Your Money
Many multi-millionaires started investing small sums, even $10 or $25 per month! The key to making your money grow is putting it in an investment that suits your risk tolerance and goals and adding more regularly. If you have $500 to spare, here are 13 ways you invest it for the short-term or long haul.
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15 Reasons You’re Broke And Can’t Save Money
I know the title of this blog post and talking about the reasons for why a person would have no money is pretty straightforward, but sometimes that approach is needed if you are going to face your financial situation more realistically. After all, one of the top reasons for why a person lands on this […]
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Career strategies of high earners
I mentioned in myÂ last post that I read BarbaraÂ Stanny’s “Secrets of Six-Figure Women.” StannyÂ interviewed 150 women who earn more than $100,000 annually and sought to find what traits, experiences and motivators they shared in common.
Unlike most books, this one didn’t take me three months to finish. It’s a fast read, and I think that has a lot to do with howÂ relatableÂ it is. I’m not saying I fit the bill for every six-figure traitÂ StannyÂ has outlined; but you can’t help but compare yourself to the high-earning women she’s interviewed.
Although the book is meant to empower women, I think much ofÂ Stanny’s research is every bit as helpful to men. Here are the strategies and milestones of high earnersÂ StannyÂ outlines in the book. Some of them hit home; others I questioned. Tell me what you think.