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15 Important Things Money Can’t Buy

Money could easily be considered one of the most consuming aspects of our lives. We are constantly worrying about money issues: how to earn it, where to spend it, how to spend it and how to save it. Considering how … Continue reading

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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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Successful People Don’t Whine

I’m always amazed when, in real life conversations or article comment trails about money related topics, someone inevitably says, “That [insert behavior that is not the norm] will never work for me. It simply cannot be done.” Either that or … Continue reading

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How to Succeed at the 52 Week Money Challenge

When it comes to the 52 week money challenge, the ultimate goal is to succeed by saving that $1,378 by the end of the year. While the challenge appears simple in theory, it’s actually a little more difficult to complete … Continue reading

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Wealth Tips from the Real Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort is the real Wolf of Wall Street. He’s the one who wrote the book that has been turned into the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Neither paints a pretty picture of him, but they do show that he was … Continue reading

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Why You Should Skip Making New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. My guess is that you’re beginning to think about putting together a list of New Year’s resolutions if you haven’t already begun to do so. If you have started and you’re planning to … Continue reading

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10 Bill Gates Money Tips Everyone Should Follow

Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest people in the world and while he doesn’t often speak about money, stocks, or investments, he’s given some pretty great advice over the years. Much of his advice applies to business ventures, personal … Continue reading

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Sometimes Quitting Equals Winning

People like to refer to life as a game or a competition. The winners are the ones who accumulate the most or best things, achieve the most success, or get the most power. That’s the conventional wisdom, anyway, which means … Continue reading

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Become What You Envy

I have a relative who does nothing but whine about how she doesn’t have certain things, how she never gets to travel, she doesn’t have any money, and she’ll never own a nice car. Well, while I tend to think … 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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How To Self Promote For More Success

Charles Baudelaire once said, “Anybody, as long as he knows how to be amusing, has a right to talk about himself”. Orson Welles advised that “Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest”. Anti-tax agitator … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: A Different Kind of Judgement

I’m a huge Star Wars nerd and many of my favorite quotes come from the Jedi Master, Yoda. My personal favorite is the following: “Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And … Continue reading

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The High School Class Reunion

Oh, the joy of a high school reunion. The time when you get to see that most of your former classmates have done better than you, at least on the surface. My reunion was last week (let’s not discuss how … Continue reading

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Journaling for Financial Health

Over the years I have used many techniques to keep my finances in order and work toward my goals. Some methods have worked better than others, but I’m always on the lookout for new ideas and I’m willing to try … Continue reading

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Ten Things Money Can’t Buy

We talk a lot about money: How to get it, how to spend it, where to spend it, and how to save it. For all the time we devote to talking about, worrying about, and dealing with money, you’d think … Continue reading

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Does Financial Success Equal A Decline in Civility?

Maybe it’s just where I live or the places I go, but I have noticed in the past several years that, no matter the situation, the level of rudeness has increased. Whether it’s a the grocery store or an athletic … Continue reading

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Successful Finances Require More than Just Learning

I once heard Dave Ramsey say that when it comes to getting out of debt and staying out of debt, it is 20% knowledge and 80% behavior. Just look at anyone who’s ever said “I know I shouldn’t (insert bad … Continue reading

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