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I QUIT! HOW TO QUIT YOUR JOB AND NOT LOOK BACK money management personal finance Jun 05, 2018

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If I had $1 for every person that I talked to that was unhappy at their job I would be a millionaire (ok maybe a thousandaire) but nevertheless we go in day after day usually living paycheck to paycheck.  Recently, I quit my job.  It was abrupt and no, I didn't have another job to go...

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5 MISTAKES YOU COULD BE MAKING IN YOUR RETIREMENT ACCOUNT retirement planning Jun 03, 2018

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If you haven’t read my posts Retirement 101 and Retirement 102, I highly recommend starting there first. It will give you a decent foundation on retirement accounts and all of the different options available. Now, I want to focus on the potential pitfalls you could encounter...

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RETIREMENT 102: ROTH VS TRADITIONAL retirement planning May 01, 2018

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You have options!  As we discussed in the Retirement 101 article, there are many different retirement accounts to choose from when you are planning for the future.  You also probably noticed that I said "available in traditional and roth".  Our next step is to define what...

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SHE'S GONE personal debt Apr 12, 2018

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I just sold my 2016 Honda CR-V!  I bought it brand new and still owed about $21,650 but I felt like it was time.  Car payments make a huge difference in any debt free journey especially when they are around $400 a month!  That's not taking into consideration the taxes,...

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RETIREMENT 101 retirement planning Apr 07, 2018

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One word: underrated.  Retirement is key to your wealth building.  Yes, you can be frugal and save as much as possible.  Yes, you can aim to be debt free and be intensely paying off your accounts but what are you doing for your future self.  Is your future self broke while...

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A MINOR SETBACK personal debt Mar 28, 2018

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If you have been following my blog and social media, you know that I am on a journey to be debt free by 30. This is going to take a lot of work but I am up for the challenge! 3 more years and counting!

Well, this week I had to get about $2000 worth of housework done and trust me the contractor...

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THINGS I LEARNED FROM MY DC TRIP personal finance Mar 25, 2018

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I just came back from traveling Monday.  I hope you all did not miss me too much!  I decided to take a trip to DC.  Visiting the many museums has been on my bucket list since high school.  I am a true nerd!  So, for this birthday, I decided to go ahead and cross it off!...

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FILING TAXES money management Mar 10, 2018

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I have been filing my own taxes since I got my first job at the age 16.  It blows my mind when friends and family members tell me how they pay an arm and a leg to get their taxes done.  Most people can file their taxes completely free thanks to the federal government!  Did you...

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A NEW APPRECIATION FOR LIFE personal finance Mar 01, 2018

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I have been diagnosed with asthma my entire life.  I never really had any issues with it flaring up.  I can count the times I've had issues on one hand (literally).  This past Friday caught me by surprise.  

I had a severe asthma attack and because I never have issues, I did...

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IT'S TAX SEASON money management Feb 07, 2018

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During this time of year, Americans usually fall into one of two camps.  Either they are excited because they are expecting a big tax refund or sad because they know they will end up going.  No matter what camp you fall into, I want to explain why neither scenario is ideal and some...

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