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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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GF¢ 029: 7 Financial Advisors I Would Like to Punch in the Face

Podcast: Play in new window | Download People who know me know I’m not a very violent guy. I’ve never been in a fist fight in my entire life, I very seldom ever yell (except when the St. Louis Cardinals would blow a four run lead in the bottom of the ninth), and I cover […]

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The Top 10 Cities That Your Financial Advisor Approves You To Retire In

You’ve probably seen dozens of lists like this, but let’s admit it – most of them center on locations that are already flooded with retirees for all the usual reasons. On this list, I’m zeroing in on cities that offer tangible financial advantages to retirees. Sure, they’re great places to retire. But each also offers […]

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GF¢ 028: How to Start a Franchise Empire (without going broke)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Opening one franchise and making money is a tall feat. What about opening more than 13? Now that’s legit! Jesse Keyser is a franchise owner based in Southern Illinois. What I love about Jesse’s story is that it’s a perfect reminder of what Operation: #investNOW is all about. […]

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