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Save or Splurge? 30 Bloggers on the 1 Thing They Always (and Never) Spend Money On

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“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” It’s one thing to talk about your financial priorities, but do they actually line up with reality? The proof is in the pudding. If you’re saving for a down payment but spend the majority of your disposable income […]

Earn More Or Spend Less, Which Should You Focus On?

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If you stop and think about it, there are two main parts to your personal money equation: what goes in, and what goes out. Or, in other words, what you make and what you spend. So should you focus on earning more or spending less? The argument for frugality There’s no arguing with the fact […]

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5 Best Ways To Invest $1000 (for a Great Return)

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5 Best Ways to Invest $1000 – 1. Low cost Index Funds, 2. Individual Stocks, 3. Crowdfunded Real Estate, 4. Peer to Peer Lending, 5. Start a Side Hustle

What is Financial Independence?

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What is Financial Independence? Can Anybody Reach It? Very few people can honestly say they don’t need to earn a regular income to pay the bills. If this is you, you know what financial independence is all about. A common myth is that financial independence (FI) is only for the upper class. You know, “the […]

10x Your Finances With These Smart Money Moves

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling particularly motivated for 2019. That might have something to do with the fact I just finished reading The 10x Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure. Essentially, according to author Grant Cardone, real success stems from taking massive action. So don’t settle for small goals. Stretch […]

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Setting Up a budget? Try These Budgeting Formulas To Get On Top Of Your Money

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You know you need a budget. But where do you actually start? How much should you be spending? In this post, I outline three different budgeting formulas so that you can pick one appropriate to your lifestyle. The 50/30/20 budget The Zero-Based Budget The One True Number Budget There are lots of different budgeting approaches […]

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What Are Index Funds, and What Are Their Benefits?

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What Are Index Funds? Should You Invest in Them? One investment option that new and experienced investors both hold are index funds. Many investors consider index funds to be the most efficient way to earn passive income. And, investing in index funds requires minimal skill and time. Whether you’re busy in your career or have […]

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15 Personal Finance Podcasts for Every Stage in Life

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Personal finance podcasts for every stage in life Personal finance podcasts seem to have exploded in recent times (or is it just me?) with more joining the scene all the time. Podcasts are a great way to soak up information on your commute, when you’re pottering around the house or just unwinding before bed. Some […]

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Get Out of Debt Fast: 6 Ways to Tackle That Debt

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Let’s cut straight to the point. Being in debt isn’t fun. Instead of enjoying life to the fullest, you lose sleep at night or work long hours to boost your paycheck. Both activities take a toll on your health and don’t help your situation any. Thankfully, it’s possible to get out of debt fast! Some […]

7 Money Metrics You Should Be Tracking On The Regular

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How do you know if you’re really making progress with your finances? You don’t necessarily need to be across every cent and every market movement, but keeping track of a few key money metrics will tell you if you’re heading in the right direction. Numbers don’t lie! Keeping on top of these stats is pretty […]