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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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52 Week Money Challenge – How to Easily Boost Your Savings to $1,378

Raise your hand if you know you should have more in your savings account. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Bankrate earlier reported that over 75% of Americans don’t have enough cash savings to cover their expenses for 6 months. 27% don’t have any savings at all!! #ouch Before I got married, I had […]

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Decisions That Can Make You Bankrupt

Have you ever made a mistake with money? Probably. Did you make multiple bad financial decisions? I did. In fact, I made so many bad money decisions in a row that it almost bankrupted me and almost cost me my marriage. What I’ve learned since I woke up and stopped being so careless with my […]

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GF¢ 005 – How to Add Awesome Habits to Your Daily Routine with James Clear

Podcast: Play in new window | Download I’m obsessed with habits right now. Like super obsessed. I earlier wrote about how to go about breaking a bad habit and replacing it with a good one. You can read that post here. In that post I challenged my readers to join me in attempting to add […]

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I’m Drowning in Medical Debt. Help! (Reader Q&A)

When I was younger I struggled with debt racking up credit cards and student loans like no one’s business. I couldn’t ask for sympathy because I was the one to blame for my financial plight. One debt that I’ve been fortunate to avoid is medical debt. For those that have it realize how much of […]

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GF¢ 004 – 5 Ways to Reboot Your Financial Life

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Click here to subscribe to the “Good Financial Cents” Podcast in iTunes. Are you finances struggling to stay above water? Many Americans deal with this very struggle daily. My mission is to try and help. Karyn Lisk from Future Purpose Coaching asked that I come on her webinar […]

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GF¢ 003: How The Rose’s Get Down With Their Money

Podcast: Play in new window | Download “There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It’s called marriage.” – Oscar Wilde A common question that my wife and I routinely get on our blogs is “How do you manage your finances as a couple?” The one thing that you need […]

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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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