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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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When Are Your 2013 Taxes Due? Tax Filing Deadline in 2014

If you are like 40% of the population, you will file your tax return as soon as you possibly can in order to A) get it over with and/or B) receive your refund more quickly. More than thirty-eight million taxpayers in the United States file by the end of February. However, if you are one […]

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GF¢ 022: How to REALLY Invest In Yourself with Liz Dialto

Podcast: Play in new window | Download I love hearing stories of people that are willing to take risks to follow their dream. Especially when they make it.   That’s when the goosebumps kick in! Liz Dialto is a dreamer, an action taker, and risk taker extraordinaire. My wife and I interviewed Liz for our […]

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5 Financial Lessons I Learned from CrossFit

This post come to you from Ryan Michler from www.wealthantomy.com. Turns out Ryan is just as obsessed with Crossfit as I am.  I’ve been doing Crossfit since 2005 when I was deployed to Iraq and absolutely love it. It has helped improve my overall fitness and also carried over positive influence into other areas of […]

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GF¢ 021: My Investing Journey – How I Got Started Investing

Podcast: Play in new window | Download How I got started investing. People get overwhelmed with investing because they don’t know how; they’ve never had an example, or parents, family, or friends who have shown them how. This podcast will show just how easy it is to invest.

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How to Get Out of a Bad Annuity (without breaking the bank)

See if this situation sounds familiar… I recently had a call from an individual who had left his job, and he needed to roll over his 401(k). Not having a financial advisor, he relied on the referral of a neighbor on who he should work with. Without doing any more research, he met with the […]

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401k Contribution Limits for 2014

There are reasons for relief in some quarters since the IRS release its official 2012 regulations for 401k, 403b, and other retirement plan contribution limits. This information is renewed annually based the 2012 cost of living adjustment figures. The good news is that the cost of living adjustment (COLA) numbers have increased a bit. This […]

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GF¢ 020: How to Be an Eventual Millionaire with Jaime Tardy

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s always fun to hear a “rags to riches” story, but even more fun is to learn of one still in the process.  Jaime Tardy of EventualMillionaire.com was $70,000 in debt. She was able to pay that amount of debt off in a crazy amount of time and shortly thereafter […]

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Grow Your Dough Throwdown (March Update)

The Grow Your Dough Throw-Down is starting to heat up. The later part of 2013, I challenged 15 other personal finance bloggers to see who could grow $1000 the most at the end of this year and named it the Grow Your Dough Throwdown. Every blogger is giving me a month-by-month update, which I’m going […]

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GF¢ 019: How to Change Your Financial Mindset For Ultimate Success

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Sometimes it’s the little things in lives that can have a huge impact for the rest of your life. I constantly meet with people regarding your their finances that fail to grasp that simple concept. Here’s a reader question that involves having to rethink your financial mindset: Love […]

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Why You Must Start Investing Now

This is a guest post to to help kick off Operation: #investNOW where I’m inspiring 1 million people to start investing in themselves. This post comes from Barbara Friedberg of BarbaraFriedbergPersonalFinance.com Never Before Told Personal Investing Story When my husband and I were first married we were on an extremely tight budget. We relocated from Ohio […]

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