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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 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 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 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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GF¢ 018: How Steve Chou’s Wife Replaced Her $100k Income With an Online Store

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Steve Chou’s wife wanted to quit her job so she could be a stay at home mom.  There was only one problem: she had a job making over $100k per year. They had to figure out a way to replace her salary and for them, that was starting an […]

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GF¢ 017: How I *Almost* Lost My Butt Dabbling in Real Estate

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is another post to to help kick off Operation: #investNOW where I’m inspiring 1 million people to start investing in themselves. Donald Trump has made a killing investing in real estate. There was a time when I thought I was going to be the next Donald. That dream […]

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Real Life Tips: 68 Experts Share Their Best Investments Ever

There’s two ways that people learn: through personal experience or through someone else’s experience. That holds true in investing. I previously shared some of the absolute worst investments I’ve ever made. While, yes, they were absolutely horrendous (dang penny stock!), those personal investing experiences eventually contributed to the best investments I’ve ever made. Seeking the […]

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