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    Time Is…

    I often hear people say time is money. But time is so much more than that. Time is potential and therefore more valuable than money. Time is so precious and so powerful that I thank God it’s not something that can be bought, sold and controlled. The better you get at managing your time, the less […] More

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    Dividend Update: August 2018

    I’m still in the early stages of building my dividend portfolio (a year and nine months to be exact). It was slow going as I struggled to find the money to buy my first few stock shares. Eventually, I found my rhythm and began making real progress with consistent purchases. This August update is evidence […] More

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    August 2018 Net Worth Update

    Would someone please tell me where August went? I think that when you track your finances as closely as I do time goes by a lot faster. And I’m not sure I like living in a realm where the months fly by at quantum speed. Anyway, I hope everyone dug deep this month to pay […] More

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    Be Passive About Your $

    “If you don’t find a way to make money while you sleep you will work until you die.”—Warren Buffett I couldn’t think of a better way to start a blog about passive income than with that great quote from Warren Buffett. Just the idea of working until you die or living in poverty when you […] More

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    Jobs Are For Losers!

    I recently had a conversation with an aspiring entrepreneur. We discussed money, investing and our goals. Then he went on to tell me that jobs are for losers. WTF?! When did having a job and being a loser become synonymous? I was at a loss for words, thinking to myself that I must be a […] More

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    July 2018 Net Worth Update

    I prematurely provided a net worth update last week because I was so excited about crossing the $50,000 milestone. But my excitement had little to do with the amount that I saved and more to do with the confirmation that I was now halfway toward one of the biggest, if not the biggest milestone of FIRE […] More

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    The $50,000 Milestone

    It took a year and seven months for me grow to a $50,000 net worth. Having reached this net worth milestone, which only includes retirement savings, cash, stocks and bonds, I can honestly say the journey has been fun. When I started, I didn’t really know where to start. I didn’t know if I’d be […] More

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    June 2018 Net Worth Update

    June was a bumpy ride for the markets but I didn’t flinch once during the drop. Personally, I was down $500 plus across my accounts when I finally decided to stop looking. We were due for a down market. I expected it. But June wasn’t all grim because despite the rough market, June is also […] More

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    Don’t Allow Family to Keep You Broke

    Growing up in my house it was feast or famine. My mother would get paid on Friday and be broke on Monday. Every paycheck saw her with new clothes and new shoes for church. I was an only child and since I’m being honest, she was also very generous with me. When my mother got […] More

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    Go On A Savings Spree

    Everyone has an opinion on savings rates. Some say, just save three percent and work your way up to 10 percent or 15 percent, which usually means a one-percent annual increase done automatically if you know to check the box on your 401K form. I believe everyone should know the following: how much they want […] More

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    Net Worth Update

    May was a month of change for my personal economy and while I don’t always love change, I work to keep myself mentally ready for it because change is inevitable. This month I moved from Capital One/ Sharebuilder to Ally Investments. While the process was painless, it was still a long process from start to […] More

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    Your Credit Is Your Good Name

    I remember getting my first apartment and needing to turn on the gas and electric. When I showed up with my identification to turn it on I was told I needed a $450 deposit. The reason: Bad credit. My credit score at the time was 528. I had no real credit history, a school loan […] More

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