Self Made Millionaire? There is No Such Thing

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Earlier this month, Yahoo Finance ran a story about a fellow personal finance blogger named Anton Ivanov. I’ve followed Anton since I started blogging over a year ago and I was often envious of his story, which can be best described by Yahoo’s headline: “A 27-year-old millionaire reveals how he built his wealth.” Anton was a… [Keep reading]

How to Earn Thousands a Month Writing

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A year ago today, I received my first offer for a freelance writing gig. When I checked my email that morning, I was ecstatic! But I was also nervous. It’s funny to me now to think about all the fears I had back then. I was afraid I wouldn’t measure up, or that writing for the… [Keep reading]

Losing My Sense of Taste

Losing My Sense of Taste

Last Wednesday I lost my sense of taste. I could feel it coming on early in the day, the pressure of a sinus infection. I could sense my taste buds start to lose their sensitivity as I had a piece of pizza at work. My nose was starting to run a little and my head… [Keep reading]

6-Month Net Worth Update: Up 74%

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Welcome to our semi-annual net worth update voyeur show! Every 6 months, I offer a sneak peak into our current assets and liabilities, allowing you to see an overview of where we’re improving and where we still have work to do on our countdown to a positive net worth. That’s one of the goals I… [Keep reading]

Your Circle of Control

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What up! I’m just chillin’ in the Dallas Love Field airport waiting to board for our flight to LAX. Even though I took a couple of days off of work just a month ago, I feel like I just barely made it to today. Over the next week, we’ll be hanging out with my family… [Keep reading]

What I Learned Getting Turned Down For My Dream Job

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I recently interviewed for what I’d call my dream job–writing at home full-time about all things personal finance. Part of the interview was to write five different writing assignments. I was really nervous. Even though I spend between 2-4 hours a day writing for various clients, I still feel like there’s a lot more room to grow… [Keep reading]

How to Avoid the ATM Double Whammy

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You’ve likely experienced the double whammy before. You’re on vacation or hanging out with friends and need quick cash, so you run to the nearest ATM. Right before you confirm your withdrawal, the screen notifies you of its sinister plan to charge you a fee. Since this particular ATM is not in your bank’s network,… [Keep reading]

My Motivation for Becoming Wealthy

motivation for becoming wealthy

I’ll be honest. I think about money basically 24/7. Whether it’s our current debt situation, how much I’m hoping to bring in from my freelance writing, or how we’re about to get rocked by baby expenses, I got my mind on my money and my money on my mind. But every once in a while,… [Keep reading]

5 Things I Refuse to Buy for My Baby

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Over the last few days, my wife and I have gotten in on a little baby registry action at Babies R Us and Target. In general, it’s been exciting to whip out the scanner like a six shooter and scan whatever suits my fancy (it’s harder to delete items at Babies R Us, though, so I… [Keep reading]

5 New Ways We’re Paying Off Debt

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about how things are going with our debt. I was feeling pretty helpless at the time–one of those freak out moments I hope everyone who has debt goes through every now and then. Since then we’ve been hit by another $1,200 in medical bills from my wife’s trip to… [Keep reading]

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