Stop Being Ashamed of Success

One of my all-time favorite “money” movies is The Pursuit of Happyness.  There are many lessons to be learned from the film, but one of the themes I most appreciate missing from the film is animosity for successful people. In fact, the movie’s main character, Chris Gardner (played by Will …

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How To Teach Kids To Budget With Just Four Quarters

One of the reasons it is difficult to teach kids about money is the fact they have none. Sure, you may have started a college savings account for them when they were very young (if you were smart), or bought a couple stocks in their names in hope of future …

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My Problem with FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early)

When I first started blogging back in late 2007 the financial world was coming to an end. People were worried about upside down mortgages, a new recession and collapse of the financial industry, job layoffs and a rapid drop in their retirement balances. Fast forward ten years and things look …

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How To Get a Loan From Your 401(k)

Before going too far with the details of what all getting a loan from a 401(k) entails it is important to note that each plan has its own rules, so be sure to read them carefully. Technically, a 401(k) “loan” is not really a loan – at least not in …

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Ruminations On Turning 40

I turned 40 last month. To some of you that probably seems really old.  To others it may seem still young.  As they say; it’s all relative. I like to think 40 is still young, but I know enough about actuary tables to know the ride is downhill from here.  …

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