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30 Financial Rules That Every 30 Year-Old Should Know (or risk going broke)

The BIG 3-0.  The age that you’re really an adult.  In your 20′s, you could still swing being a bit immature. Once 30 comes it’s game over.   And now that I’m 35…. Dang! Am I really 35?   <sigh> Halfway through my 30′s and I’ve been rocking it the best way I can. As a result, […]

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GF¢ 002: The Money Uprising Movement Continued

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Episode 2 is in the bag….. Hope you enjoyed the 1st episode of the GF¢ Podcast.   If you did, you’re in luck ’cause here’s the #2. If you didn’t….. well, um….I still love you.  The Money Uprising Movement Continued In the second episode I dive more into what […]

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GF¢ 001: What I’m All About

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s finally here! After wanting to start the GF¢ Podcast for over 11 months it has finally arrived! What can I say… great things take time to mature.  In my defense, I did publish a book and my wife and I started our Dollars and Roses podcast.  That […]

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100 Ways to Make $100 Fast

Free cash rocks! Walking through a parking lot I one time stumbled upon a $20 bill. Before I snatched it up I looked up around almost waiting for the hidden camera crew to jump out from the bushes to yell “Gotcha!”. They didn’t and I was $20 richer. Score! That is the only time that […]

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How to Break a Bad Habit in 21 Days (Reader Challenge)

Download The Bad Habit Destroyer worksheet to replace those bad habits with positive ones. “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” -Benjamin Franklin Have you ever tried to break a bad habit? What about start a good one? Sometimes the […]

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Hey Parents, Don’t Make This Mistake When Saving For Your Kids College

The following is a guest post by Adam Hagerman. To learn more about Adam, you can find his bio at the end of the post. Being a financial coach, I get to hear hundreds of financial stories and each one of them is different. ‘Someone might come to me with $120,000 in credit card debt […]

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My Biggest Regret in Life

Why didn’t I have the courage? I saw how much he struggled and yet I could never muster enough strength to speak out. Would it have helped? Could my voice of reason really have changed a thing? Unfortunately, I’ll never know. I’ve shared before  about my father’s struggles with debt.  I vocally shared how it […]

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How Setting Consistent Goals Increased My Revenue By 100%

“People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.” -Brian Tracy Three years ago, I enrolled in my first coaching program called The Strategic Coach, a program dedicated to helping entrepreneurs achieve exponential growth. I seldom use the expression “game changer,” but this […]

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Personal Capital Review – Managing All Your Investments in One Place

One thing that I have craved for investors is a tool that allows you to sync all your investment accounts in one place that also gives you more investment related analysis. Mint does a fantastic job of giving you numbers, but falls short on giving you a greater insight into your overall portfolio. For my […]

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The Newlywed’s Guide to Budgeting

Do you ever feel like you can only learn things the hard way? That you were told what to expect in certain areas of life but couldn’t fully understand until experiencing it firsthand? I know I do. My most recent first hand lesson was just a few months ago – planning my wedding. I’ve heard […]

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12 Things That You Didn’t Know (But Now Know) About Jeff Rose

As this post goes live, I’m beginning my journey to the most anticipated event of the year. You might be thinking that I’m talking about Christmas or we are going to the Super Bowl. No, this is MUCH more exciting. It is FinCon, otherwise known as the Financial Blogger Conference. Yes, I’m a financial geek! […]

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Dollars and Cents: Should I Invest Into a TSP (Thrift Savings Plan) or a Roth IRA?

Being a Veteran, you are aware of many of the TSP options that exist for us current service members. I am currently enrolled in the Roth TSP and contributing consistently. While the TSP is great and easy to use, it doesn’t offer much in the way of detail. My question to you is – would […]

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