That Savings Life

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FICA: Understanding your Check's Payroll Taxes

FICA: Understanding your Check’s Payroll Taxes

Most Americans, after working their first job for a few weeks, are super excited to open their very first paycheck. After all, that’s what they’ve been working for! But then, they open …

Inflation: How Time Eats Your Money for Breakfast

How Much Should I Spend on Groceries?

Book Reviews

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Rich Dad Poor Dad

Rich Dad Poor Dad (A Book Review)

Rich Dad Poor Dad is a popular personal finance book written by Robert Kiyosaki. Today, I’ll review the book and give my initial thoughts from after I read it. What is Rich …

The Richest Man in Babylon (A Review)

The Millionaire Next Door (A Review)

Debt Talk

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Is My House an Asset or Liability? You'd be Surprised!

How Feudalism Proves Your House is a Liability

Some people think their home is an asset, while others will tell them it’s a liability. But which is it? You might be surprised to learn that many people just can’t make …

Debt Avalanche: How to Slide Yourself Out of Debt

Debt Snowball: How to Roll Yourself Out of Debt


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I’m a Cheap Date, and My Wife Is Okay with That

Being a cheap date doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, a cheap date done right can mean doing way more for way less. Today, I’ll go through the history …

How to Become Rich in Your Spare Time

Investment Thoughts

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Consumer Discretionary: When You Want to Live a Little

Consumer Discretionary: When You Want to Live a Little

In the world of stock sectors, consumer discretionary is like the cool older brother of the more safety-inclined consumer staples. When consumer staples stays home, consumer discretionary hits up the clubs and …

What Is the S&P 500, and How Does It Work?

Value Averaging: More Work Than It’s Worth

My Rants

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You're Probably Not Rich Enough for the Next Recession

You’re Probably Not Rich Enough for the Next Recession

In today’s post, I look at why the rich get richer, faster. How does their wealth outpace the wealth of the middle and lower classes? What do they have going for them …

Finding Real Relief in a Refinance