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Investing with Options – The Covered Call

In Options by Gen Y Finance Guy23 Comments

Reading Time: 7 minutesOver the years I have taught many friends and co-workers about stocks and options. This was actually one of many impetuses for me to start this blog. Too many people are fooled into believing that options are too risky and complicated. This just isn’t the case and I want to help take your investing to the next level. If you …

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Thursday Rant #3 – Dear Boss, You Suck!

In Featured, Rants by Gen Y Finance Guy44 Comments

Reading Time: 10 minutesIt’s been two months to the day since the office time-keeper threw me under the bus. I guess it should be no surprise that she strikes again. The first time bothered me, but this one absolutely pissed me off. They say, “It is better to be pissed off, than pissed on.” But I am not so sure I agree (since I feel like it …

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March 2015 – Detailed Financial Report #3

In Monthly Financial Reports by Gen Y Finance Guy38 Comments

Reading Time: 10 minutesThe year is officially 25% complete.  I can honestly say this is the post I get most excited about writing each and every month. These reports are a way for me to track my progress and stay accountable to my goals. But it’s also one of the many ways I try to humanize finance for all of you reading this …

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March 2015 – Content Curation

In Curated LInks by Gen Y Finance Guy32 Comments

Reading Time: 3 minutesThis monthly series is my attempt to curate the web for you. I probably consume more content than one person should, but I am kind of a knowledge junkie. I don’t just consume content for the sake of consumption. The goal is always to learn something, gain a new perspective, contribute to the conversation, and fuel the idea factory. Reading is exercise …

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Anatomy of a Side Hustle: How I made $18,000 at an effective rate of $100/hour

In Featured, Income Streams, Side Hustle by Gen Y Finance Guy32 Comments

Reading Time: 7 minutesYour 9 to 5 will make you a living, but your 5 to 9 will make you alive. -Nick Loper, Side Hustle Nation A side hustle is anything you do outside of your main hustle (your JOB) to earn money. I personally think that everyone should have a side hustle, even if only for the tax benefits. The extra income is …

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Paying Off Your Mortgage Early vs. Investing The Extra Payments In Stocks

In Mortgage Snowball by Gen Y Finance Guy43 Comments

Reading Time: 8 minutesOver the last several months I have written about how I plan to pay off my 30 year mortgage in 7 years and also debunked the whole loss of the tax deduction. In the post about losing out on the tax deduction I presented the math that proved the interest savings over the 7 years was far greater than the loss in the tax …

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February 2015 – Detailed Financial Report #2

In Monthly Financial Reports by Gen Y Finance Guy27 Comments

Reading Time: 11 minutesWow! Where does the time go? I can’t believe that it’s already time for my 2nd detailed financial report.  I can honestly say this is the post I get most excited about writing each and every month. These reports are a way for me to track my progress and stay accountable to my goals. But it’s also one of the …