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{Travel Hacking}: How to Get a Family of 5 to Hawaii All With Reward Points

There’s still so many places that I want to visit in the world: Hawaii, Bora Bora, Australia, Europe, Turks and Caicos. The list goes on and on. What appeals to me more when I read these amazing travel hacking stories of people touring the globe while paying little fees because they were able to use […]

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GF¢ 013: Operation: #investNOW – Inspiring You and 1 Million Other People to Invest in Themselves

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is the kickoff post for my next blog movement Operation: #investNOW. This is just the beginning with much more to come. Your Parents Were Right Don’t worry. I didn’t listen either. How many times did your parents or some grownup tell you “You need to start investing“? […]

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GF¢ 012: How Much Do You Really Need to Retire?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Have you ever wondered how much you really need to retire? As a financial planner I get this question asked to me all the time. Instead of boring you with my response, I thought it would be fun to hear it from someone who has literally wrote the […]

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Grow Your Dough Throwdown Part 1 – Revealing My Stock Picks

Welcome Savvy Investor I am excited to share with you the first installment of the Grow Your Dough Throwdown. If you missed what this is all about, be sure to check out our recap post where I share the rules and the players involved in the throwdown. In this post, I am going to dive […]

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GF¢ 011: The 5 Worst Investments I’ve Ever Made

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome!   This podcast is the introduction to my next big blog movement:  Operation: #investNOW. There’s much more to come on this so stay tuned.    To kick it off I wanted to share with you the 5 worst investments I’ve ever made. Think every investment I’ve made […]

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GF¢ 010: How to Retire at the Age of 30 (and not think twice about it)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Retiring at the age of 30. It doesn’t seem imaginable does it? Pete, also known as Mr. Money Mustache. was able to defy odds and retire right before his 31st b’day. While that may seem insanely crazy to achieve, what might be even crazier is that he thinks […]

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GF¢ 009: How Newlyweds paid off $52,000 of Debt in 18 Months

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Debt sucks. Deacon Hayes and his new wife found themselves with a mountain of debt and were stressed how they were going to get their lives on the right financial track. Because they wanted a better life they buckled down and managed to pay off $52,000 of debt […]

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The Prosper Vs. Lending Club Experiment

In late 2012 I made my contribution to my Solo 401(k). As a business owner there is nothing sweeter than getting a nice big fat tax deduction. After I deposited it into my account it sat there in cash for a considerable amount of time. It sat there WAY too long…. The funny thing about […]

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GF¢ 008: Tips on How You Can Increase Your Daily Productivity by 7000%

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Click here to subscribe to the “Good Financial Cents” Podcast in iTunes. I have a confession.  I suffer from a slight case of ADHD. In addition to that, I am scatterbrained to the umpteenth degree. From the outside looking in, many people perceive me as a successful individual. […]

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GF¢ 007: Interview With 17 Year-Old Personal Finance Blogger Eva Baker

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Click here to subscribe to the “Good Financial Cents” Podcast in iTunes. When I was 17 years old all I cared about was eating at Taco Bell and rocking out to Pearl Jam. Priorities people. When I learned that a 17 year-old girl started a blog I was […]

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The Grow Your Dough Throwdown

Who doesn’t appreciate a good throwdown? Snake Eyes vs. Storm Shadow Han Solo vs. Boba Fett Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfied Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant Kanye West vs. Taylor Swift, Jimmy Kimmel, the CEO of Zappos and the entire world… These are some of the best throwdowns in history!  Well, at least to […]

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GF¢ 006: How 5 Seconds (could have) Changed My Life (and still did)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Click here to subscribe to the “Good Financial Cents” Podcast in iTunes. The other day 5 seconds made all the difference in the world. I was heading back home from a meeting I had with a client near the St. Louis area traveling south on Route 127 – […]

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