Tag: financial independence

Dividends: The commonly forgotten source of free money.

In the world of stock investing one of the topics that I believe is most often forgotten is dividend returns. What is most talked about is stock prices and the interest returns that are gained on a yearly basis, with the small chunk of free money that is consistently given known as dividends left by

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Spending $800 to achieve a lifelong goal: Learning Spanish

In last weeks article I brought up the topic of investing in yourself in order to increase your happiness and self worth in life. One way I recently have approached this is by tackling a pretty hefty goal I have had for a long time which is learning Spanish. My Spanish learning journey is pretty

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Having the motivation to invest in yourself

Over the last month or so I’ve thought a lot about motivation and how it affects our lives. We most commonly hear about being motivated right around the beginning of the new year as everyone is starting over in their lives and creating for themselves a “new me”. What’s funny about this, is that as

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If you want to master money: start with the basics

I recently read an article “The top 5 lessons I learned from Tim Grover at the Perfect life retreat”. This article was written by Austin Gillis about a man Tim Grover who is the CEO and founder of Attack Athletics, not to mention he was the former personal trainer of someone you may have heard

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How can money matter so much, yet mean so little?

Money is one of the most important aspects of our lives. It is involved in almost everything we do from the purchases we can or can’t make, the schools we go to, the neighborhoods we grow up in, the success in our relationships, and the status we hold in society. Money is the main driver

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How to approach the Holidays Financially

With Thanksgiving, black friday, and Christmas right around the corner I thought it would be fitting to talk about how these holidays truly effect us. I have always thought deeply about this because these have become very consumeristic. This has always bothered me and put a lot of stress and pressure on me to buy

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What is lifestyle inflation, and how can you avoid it?

Over the years, I have seen my income rise pretty significantly as I transferred out of the part time working world to a full time Police Officer. As a teenager, I was making anywhere from $5-$10 per hour and in addition even had some walking around cash from tips as a busboy and pizza delivery

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Huge Milestone Reached: $250,000 Net worth!

Due to recent all time highs in the stock market, I am proud to announce that my accounts have now reached an all time high and have finally pushed through to the $250,000 mark! This has been a highly anticipated milestone for me for years now and being able to finally hit it at the

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Bringing financial literacy to children

Over the past few years, I’ve had a strong desire to start teaching kids about money. This is one area of our society that fails miserably and it is a complete diservice to the next generation. After speaking to adults who are having money problems in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, one resounding thing that

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I got a check for $50,000 

While the title is a little clickbaity, its true. About three months ago I sold my house and was cut a check from the bank for just over $50,000. Holding this check in my hands I realized it was the largest amount of money I’ve ever held onto at once.  Thoughts began to run through my

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