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[Guest Post] Key Tips On How To Build Financial Wealth For More Money To Retire On

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Reading Time: 4 minutesMost people don’t want to work forever. At some point in their lives, they hope to retire – or at least have the option to retire. Unfortunately, there are too many people who think that they’ll never accumulate the wealth that they need to retire. Others get wrapped up in gambling or other get-rich-quick schemes, hoping to skip the years …

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[Guest Post] Take it to the Bank: The Best Checking Accounts in 2017

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Reading Time: 4 minutesOver the last decade or so, the banking industry has grappled with all-time low interest rates, a languid economy and tough regulations. Against this backdrop, the going has been tough for most banks. However, banks are now getting proactive and reshaping their financial priorities to enhance their performance. In a nutshell, they are looking to make things “better and “safer” …

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[Guest Post] Welcome to Adulthood

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Reading Time: 4 minutesIt’s summer time and I’m making an active effort to unplug more than I have in the past. So, you will notice a few more guests posts than normal. I appreciate all of the other bloggers, freelance writers, and readers that have raised their hand to help keep the blog alive and well over summer. I hope you’re also taking …

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From the Mailbag #2 – I Want More, Can You Help?

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Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of the biggest joys I get out of this blog is receiving emails from YOU the reader. Sometimes it’s an email thanking me for the inspiration that has led to financial epiphanies in YOUR own life. Other times it’s an email asking for guidance (I don’t give advice, just ideas, a little CYA). Recently a reader (Scott) reached out to …

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[Guest Post] To Lend or Not to Lend: How to Know When to Give Money, Lend It or Say No

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Reading Time: 3 minutesSomeone you’re close to asks you for money. Many of us have found ourselves at this crossroad at some point. These are typically trying times when you’re torn between extending financial help to a loved one or sticking to your guns to avoid an uneasy or strained relationship in the future. They say that money and friendship rarely mix, and …

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Can These Good Times Last Forever? What Happens If The Music Stops?

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Reading Time: 6 minutesMost people who know me well would likely describe me as a super optimist and that’s the way I prefer to live life. The alternative is to be a Negative Nancy and the energy drain to you and everyone else around you is exhausting. I tend to believe that OPTIMISM actually CREATES ENERGY, EXCITEMENT, and PASSION. I would go as far as …

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10 EASY Financial Musts For 2017

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Reading Time: 7 minutesThis blog has not been big on list type posts, but being the new year and all, I thought it would be appropriate to put together a check list of sorts for those that want to improve their financial situation in 2017 and beyond. The reality is that if you don’t take action now, you likely won’t take action later. …

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[Guest Post] Polaris Portfolios – Innovative Investing Towards Financial Freedom

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Reading Time: 6 minutesToday we have a gust post submission form Mike McDermott, cofounder of Polaris Portfolios. Mike reached out to me a few months ago to pick my brain about personal finance and roboadvisors. I admitted to him that I didn’t know much about roboadvisors and haven’t written anything due to my lack of experience putting any money to work with a …

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Helping Family with Financial Issues

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Reading Time: 5 minutesBack in August of last year I published a rant post about co-signing for friends or family on loans. Okay, it was a rant, and going through the details of what went down the time I tried to help my dad out, got me all fired up. By the end of the post I was so angry that I declared …