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GF¢ 035: How to Invest a Million Dollars (without blowing it like a rockstar)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download They say you have a 1 in 10,000,000 chance of winning the lottery. Well, today is my lucky day, because I just won – yeah baby!! Okay….maybe I didn’t actually win. We’re just going to pretend I did for the sake of this post.  I once had a […]

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16 Surefire Ways to Not Outlive Your Money

You’re officially retired.  You don’t have to wake up to that annoying alarm clock anymore. The sun is shining, and the only thing you have to worry about is when you get to take your afternoon siesta. Then it hits you… Can I really afford this lifestyle? Did I save enough? Do I have the […]

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Why You Should (Absolutely) Hire a Certified Financial Planner

It’s time to toot my own horn. Toot, toot! If you’re going to hire a financial advisor then they better have these marks after their name: CFP®. Am I biased?  Absolutely.  And proud of it.  So what makes a CFP better than a regular financial advisor? This short video should explain all:

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7 Action Steps to Uncover Your Life’s Possibilities

The following is a guest post from Bert Purdy of IntentionalEmployee.com. I had the privilege of meeting Bert for coffee earlier this year since he was working with some of his clients that are in my area. Bert was very excited to share his message with me and I’m equally excited to have him share […]

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GF¢ 034: I Hate Budgeting. YNAB to the Rescue!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In case I have not made this abundantly clear on the blog – I HATE budgeting. Did I make that clear enough yet? Seriously, I would rather change 24 poopy diapers than to sit down and hammer budget. Luckily, there are guys like Jesse Mecham who aim to […]

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Crushing My 3rd Quarter Goals (like a purple dinosaur)

I am a goal setting freak. I didn’t always used to be this way. Ever since I joined the Strategic Coach three years ago, I’ve been more diligent about creating quarterly goals. Once I started implementing these goals, my productivity and my revenue have shot way up. I initially posted my goals for the year in my original […]

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How Much Does it Really Cost to Rent a RV?

“That There’s an RV” – Cousin Eddie, Christmas Vacation As a child my mom and step-dad would take me on RV trips all across northern California and Nevada during the summer. I remember it being some of the best memories of my childhood. I knew that when I got older that a RV trip was […]

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GF¢ 033: 15 Reasons Why You Won’t Be Able to Retire Early

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Who doesn’t want to retire early? Unfortunately, many people won’t be able to. Even worse, many people don’t have a clue that they won’t be able to retire early. Such was the case with this couple in their mid-30’s that planned on retiring in their 50’s even though […]

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Grow Your Dough Throwdown (Mid-Year Update)

It’s time for another Grow Your Dough Throwdown update. We’ve reached the midway point, and the competition is definitely heating up. The Dow Jones shows no sign of letting go, hitting that phenomenal 17,000 mark. Side note – isn’t that freaking crazy? It seems like yesterday that it was March of 2009 and the Dow […]

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GF¢ 032: How Betterment Grew From Zero to $500 Million in Under 4 Years

Podcast: Play in new window | Download “There has to be a simpler way to invest.” That’s what the Jon Stein, the CEO of Betterment thought to himself not too long ago when he was beginning his investing journey. Well that thought has turned into a $500 million dollar investment company in just under 4 […]

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14 Reasons to Not Listen to Suze Orman

Oh Suze…. You either love her, hate her or really hate her. In truth, a lot of her advice is really good stuff. But some of it is teetering on the edge, and some advice is just plain bad. Even though I questioned some of her advice I still respected what she’s been able to […]

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My “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” Experience

We all have them, those moments in our lives where we are presented with a crossroad. Where each path has the potential to lead us into a totally different result. We all wish that we could fast forward to see which path is the best option, but, unfortunately, the only way to find out is […]

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