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5 Reasons Why We Still Love Our Small Home

our small home

My wife and I took possession of our current home 13 years ago this month. October 10th, 2006, to be precise. We moved in with three very young kids in tow, our youngest was not even 3 months at the time. I’ll never forget that first night in our new home. After everyone was asleep, and with all of the …

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WHY YOU SHOULD CELEBRATE SMALL VICTORIES

I’m going to ask you to do something today. Take your biggest dreams, and lay them down.  The very things that propel you forward, that fuel the fire inside you.  That’s right.  For today, I want you to set them aside. Just for today. Your money or career goals.  Early retirement.  Dreams for your relationships. Lay them down. Your fitness …

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Here’s One Less Excuse for Buying a New Car

Much to the chagrin, I’m sure, of a segment of my audience, I’ve written a lot of blog posts about cars. There are probably two reasons for this. Number one? I love cars. I’m a car guy, though not in the way most people think of when they refer to someone as a ‘car guy’. My mechanical skills are limited …

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Blog Update – The Future Of Mystery Money Man

Blog update - The Future of Mystery Money Man

About a year ago, the company I work for embarked on a multi-year journey to rebuild the organization from the ground up. The message delivered was that, although the ecosystem as we knew it was instrumental in transforming the company into a global leader, it was also more than 20 years old. And what had worked so well in the …

How to Invest While Paying Off Student Loans

paying down your student loans

By Andrew Rombach – Guest Author The struggle is real for many recent college graduates. The cost of college is outpacing inflation, and the national student loan debt toll is at an all-time high in the trillions. Spread over 40 million college students and graduates in the United States, many borrowers find themselves in a difficult position after they graduate. …

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Why I’m Launching My First Ever Interview Series

interview series

This coming Friday, I’m launching my first ever interview series here on the blog. While it may not carry the same fanfare as another recent launch, it’s something I’m super excited about!  I’ve named the interview series, “Freelancer Success Stories”. Once a week (on Friday’s for now), I’ll publish an interview with someone who has made the leap into freelance …

How to Sell Your Property Without a Real Estate Broker

Selling your house without a real estate broker sounds like an unnecessary inconvenience. The Balance explains that you generally make more when you sell with an agent —almost 22% more, depending on the real estate market. Yet there are certain advantages to selling your property on your own, one of them being that you cut out the middleman. If you …

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WOULD YOU BUY YOUR CHILD THEIR FIRST CAR?

first car

***Update 05/26/19*** It’s a question many parents ask themselves.  Should you purchase a first car for your child, versus having them save the money on their own. My son turned 16 about six months ago, and is currently shopping for his first car. Naturally, this has led to many conversations with other parents about their own experiences. What I’ve found, …

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WHY I’M CLIMBING DOWN THE CORPORATE LADDER

the corporate ladder

***UPDATE 05/25/19*** Earlier today, I wrote a post, titled “Failure or Resounding Success: Lessons On The Road To Financial Independence“. In it, I provide an update on my journey to “climb down the corporate ladder”. Hard to believe it’s been a year and a half since I set out on this path. It’s a journey that I’m still on. If …

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Failure Or Resounding Success? Lessons On The Road To Financial Independence

Recently, in my monthly newsletter, I veered from my normal format, and shared an update on a journey I began 15 months ago, one that hasn’t gone quite as I’d planned. For the backstory, check out this post from December 2017. I’m referring to my plan of walking away from my 9-5 by August 2019, in part, by turning side …