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What Should I do with My Tax Refund

It's already tax time again, what a pain! I don't know of anyone who enjoys filing their taxes, but one thing is for sure, it makes the process much more enjoyable when you are getting money back. The real question is, what should you do with your tax refund? If...

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What should I do with my tax return

5 Ways to Prepare for the Next Recession

How Financial Uncertainty Affects Families   Where you affected by the government shutdown? Even if you weren’t, there is an important lesson in it for all of us. We all heard about the toll it was taking on families who where affected. Unfortunately, most of...

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4 Steps You Should Take Prior to Starting a Business

Have you ever wondered if you are cut out for being an entrepreneur? The excitement of ditching the 9-5, working from home, or starting a side-hustle is something I’m sure you hear about almost every day. We hear about the digital nomads of the world - who work...

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4 Steps you should take prior to starting a business

How to Stick With Your Goals

I am sure we are all guilty – many times over – of breaking these “life changing” resolutions we set for ourselves each year. We tell ourselves, “this is the year I am going to exercise every day, no matter what.” We even go as far as signing up for a year-long gym...

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What Is Net Worth and How to Track It

Think of the process of tracking your net worth as a report card – but for adults. As a child I dreaded parent teacher conferences because of these report cards. I knew my parents would come home and tell me my teachers had said I need to talk less and do more...

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Why Freedom Matters – Especially With Our Money

History is filled with many examples of individuals fighting for freedom. This battle is as old as time. But why do we care so much about being free? Freedom is the right to choose or act according to one’s own desires – as long as those acts do not hurt or take...

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Are You Living Your Dream?

Some of life’s most valuable lessons often come from unexpected places. This was true for me a couple of days ago when I was visiting the doctor. As we all know, one of the worst parts of visiting the doctor is the dreaded time spent in the waiting room. I always...

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Are You Living Your Dream?

3 Common Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

In life there are many do-overs, unfortunately retirement is not one of them. There are ways we can make up for lost ground, but this can be difficult to do if we get too far behind. That being said there is no better time than the present to make sure you are...

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3 Common Money Mistakes

There are three main debt purchases that can derail our finances if we are not careful. The first two are seemingly necessary, and the last is a result of overall poor money management. 1. Buying an Expensive Car A few years ago, I had a young man who had just...

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Money and Marriage

The truth about managing finances inside of a marriage is that it can be extremely difficult. Even if you and your spouse are particularly good at it, I’m sure there are still times when it causes tension. I recently came across a few interesting statistics that...

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