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Want to be Financially Successful? Read More than Personal Finance Books

When most of us sit down to learn about personal finance, we head for the personal finance aisle of the bookstore or library (or the top personal finance websites). We read the books by Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman, Jean Chatzky, … Continue reading

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Spend Money Where It Matters Most

One problem people have when it comes to money is prioritizing. They either don’t have the ability to sort out what matters most, or they simply can’t decide what’s most important. It’s a skill people need to master because achieving … Continue reading

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Money Lessons Learned From Home Construction

Many years ago I worked in a municipal permits and inspections department. Builders came in and applied for permits, we issued them and then took care of the inspections to make sure that homes and business were being built according … Continue reading

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Can Envy Be a Good Thing for Your Finances?

Financial gurus usually tell people not to envy the financial successes of their family and friends. Don’t envy their nice cars or big houses. Don’t envy their great vacations or their early retirement. After all, you may not have their … Continue reading

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The Secret to Financial Success: Be an Independent Thinker

Over the years I’ve discovered that the single greatest thing you can do to help your finances is to be an independent thinker. You need to make your own choices and live according to what you know is right for … Continue reading

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Don’t Just Show Up for Life, Participate

I know quite a few people who seem to think that life owes them a good job and income simply for getting out of bed every day. They go to work and do the bare minimum, yet wonder why they … Continue reading

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Financial Success Shame?

On a message board that I routinely hang out on, there was recently a discussion of people’s finances and whether or not they could afford certain items. As with all discussions of this type, there were some people who stated … Continue reading

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Don

When I was in high school I was a “smart kid.” I got great grades and studied hard. I chose to make school a priority rather than going out partying every night. I got called a nerd, dork, or geek, … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility Is The Key to Financial Success

I think if I hear the words “bail out” once more I might scream. It seems that everywhere I turn these days someone, some company, or some institution is getting bailed out of their bad financial decisions. As someone who … Continue reading

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