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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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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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GF¢ 016: Personal Finance Expert Farnoosh Torabi Shares Her Investing Experience

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. Farnoosh Torabi is a published author, speaker and TV personality that has been featured on Forbes, The Today Show, New York and times and is currently a […]

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A Behind the Scenes Look of Getting Out of Debt

This is a guest post from Dr. Jason Cabler from Celebrating Financial Freedom.  In this post he’ll tell you his personal get out of debt story, and let you in on a great new resource that can help you do it, too. Early in our marriage, my wife Angie and I struggled with being on […]

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GF¢ 015: (Bragging Rights) The Best Investments I’ve Ever Made

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. I previously shared some of the worst investments I’ve ever made. Man were they horrible. Especially the business venture that my wife still gives me crap to […]

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