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December 22, 2019

In order to make improvements to our financial positions, it's necessary to sometimes take a step back and understand where we should be focusing. This time of year provides a great time to evaluate which areas we want to improve in the coming year. Here's a list of it...

August 29, 2019

The average monthly lease payment in 2019 is about $450 per month for a three year lease.This is less than the $554 per month that is paid for the average new car purchase. So leasing a car is cheaper than buying, right? Wrong. Leasing costs you more than buying. In fa...

August 9, 2019

Personal debt burdens are at record highs and have become a major focal point of businesses and governments. Debt has become such a major issue in our society that even presidential candidates are basing they're election platforms on how to handle the crisis. Cancellin...

April 8, 2018

There's a concept familiar to many in the personal finance community that allows us to find the real cost of any purchase. It's the idea first introduced in the book, "Your Money or Your LIfe" that says the

true cost of a purchase is how much life we exchange for it. T...

March 18, 2018

Why do so many people struggle financially? In the wealthiest country in the world, the vast majority of people, including most of the lower and middle class, struggle to merely pay their bills. Very few have the ability to build any real wealth at all.

Despite what mos...

February 19, 2018

A large part of building wealth is seeing things through a different lens than the world around you. Whether it's income, a material possession, a loan, or something else that exists in your financial life, it's important to see all of those things with a wealth mindse...

January 28, 2018

People work hard. Very hard. It doesn't matter if someone sweeps floors, cleans toilets or is a brain surgeon. Talk to anyone about their career and you'll learn they all have major challenges, difficult people to deal with and long days. We all work hard and most of u...

January 14, 2018

Is your house an investment?

There are differing opinions about whether a house is an actually an investment. Some argue that a house makes you money by increasing in value and building your equity as you payoff principal with each mortgage payment. Others say that hous...

January 7, 2018

You've heard a million times about diversifying your investment portfolio. The idea of not putting all of your eggs in one basket by diversifying across a number of stocks or mutual funds, and then further

diversifying across asset classes by owning things like bon...

December 24, 2017

Would you rather look rich or be rich?

There are very few people that can do both, so most of us must choose one or the other. The answer should be obvious, and most of us would answer it the same way. We'd much rather BE rich. After all having wealth would provide more...

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