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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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GF¢ 031: Is Universal Life Insurance a Ripoff?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Sell them what you want, not what they need. Unfortunately, this happens A LOT in our industry. Shady financial advisors will sell mutual funds, annuities, REIT’s, cash value life insurance — basically anything that might make more sense for them (in the form of making a commission) instead of […]

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Happy Father’s Day – Wife Hijack

Hello everyone! This is the wife reporting in. I’m not here to give you any personal finance advice…in fact, I get all of mine from the man behind this blog. But, I AM HERE to tell you that he’s MUCH more than just a guy who knows a lot about money and investing. He’s the king […]

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GF¢ 030: What You MUST Know Before Hiring Your First Coach

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This podcast episode is a continuation to support Operation: #investNOW where I’m inspiring 1 million people to invest in themselves.  Check it out here.  This podcast is all about one of the best investments I’ve ever made, but I’m not just rehashing Episode 15. I’m going to be […]

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15 {Surpisingly Simple} Money Saving Tips for Families

Before we had our first son I was terrified on how much it was going to increase our monthly expenses. We were decent at managing our finances, but I suddenly felt that I holes in all my pockets and all our money would just fall off into the new baby abyss. I’m sure other families […]

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