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9 Money Tips Every College Student Should Know So They Don’t Graduate Broke

I knew nothing about managing money in college. Even though I was a finance major, I was horrible at actually managing money. How horrible?   How about unnecessary student loan debt, 2 credit cards nearly maxed out, and literally nothing in my savings account even though I had two part-time jobs and National Guard money […]

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GF¢ 025: Top 6 Mistakes That Will Screw Up Your Retirement

Podcast: Play in new window | Download No one likes to get screwed. It’s not a fun feeling and personally it irritates the crap out of me. But what happens when you screw yourself? That’s definitely not cool! I’ve been a financial advisor for over 12 years now and I’ve seen plenty of people screw […]

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IRS Gifting Rules for 2014

The holiday season is already behind us but that doesn’t mean you still can’t give the perfect gift. In the financial world, the term gift has a whole new meaning as it pertains to estate planning. Many investors look to “gift” a portion of their estate to prevent having to pay a hefty estate tax […]

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Changes to the Child Tax Credit for 2014

If you’re like me, you like to get every tax credit that you can. Why not, right? It’s like buying something that you know you are going to have to buy, and having a coupon for it. It would be silly not to use it. The only problem with tax credits is that it’s hard […]

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GF¢ 024: How to Buy Back More of Your Time With Outsourcing

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Chris Ducker is the outsourcing king. He runs an outsourcing company that helps small business owners grow their business, and has also automated his own business to “buy back” more of his time, so he can spend it doing what he loves. In short, Chris Ducker is my […]

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50 Experts Share Their First Investment Ever

“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” ~ Zig Ziglar To be good at anything, you have to first get started.  This applies to investing as well. Before I made my first investment, I knew nothing about investing.   Heck, I really couldn’t even explain what […]

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GF¢ 023: How Do Financial Advisors {REALLY} Get Paid

Podcast: Play in new window | Download What’s the #1 Question You Should Ask a Financial Advisor before You Hire Them? Hint: It has everything to do about money. In particular – your money. In this podcast, I address the #1 question you should ask your financial advisor before you agree to hire them. I […]

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