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I'm ready to be a money boss in the new year. Great actionable tips here for starting the year out strong by getting super organized with your budget!
Organizing Your Finances

My Checklist For Creating a Budget for The New Year

Checklists, new year resolutions, and budgets. Three of my favorite things! And today we’re bringing them all together. As a self-proclaimed money nerd, I enjoy setting up my finances for a brand new year. There’s something about being able to start all over and improve the process

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Focusing on what is already in your life will make you happy, successful and even rich. Gratitude helps you spend less, make more and give!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

3 Quantifiable Ways Being Grateful Will Make You Rich

It’s that time of year. The leaves have fallen off the trees, the weather has turned cold (at least in Michigan!) and the gratitude challenges have started up on Facebook again. The holidays are in full swing. As a millennial, I’m more than familiar with the enemy

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You already have a basic budget, so adding these two is a super quick process. A lean budget = determining what you can cut if there's a financial emergency. A luxury budget = what you would LOVE to spend money on.
Budgeting

Why You Should Have a Lean and a Luxury Budget

Ever since I began to view my money as a tool to provide freedom and choices in my life, I’ve no longer considered a “budget” to be a four-letter word. Instead, I find that it is something that liberates me to actually look more closely at my

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Adjusting Your View Of Money

The Undebatable Best Way to Invest Your Money

The personal finance community talks a lot about investing. We collectively cover the fundamentals, risks, benefits, and logistics. All of this is generally focused on investing money in the stock and bond markets. But is investing in the market the absolute best way to secure your financial

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Your behavior matters WAY more than the historical performances of stocks. Focus on increasing your savings rates and investing for the long-term and you'll be find way more financial success!
Adjusting Your View Of Money

Historical Returns Don’t Predict the Future, But Your Behavior Does

Personal finance is said to be disproportionately more about behavior and significantly less about actually having the necessary knowledge.  It explains why so many people don’t even have $400 to cover a small emergency and also why the majority of investors lag the stock market returns each

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All income is NOT created equal. This is a great summary about how taxes affect how much you really get to keep from your income depending on the income type. Moral of the story: INVEST!
Income Taxes

All Income Is Not Created Equal

One of the most impactful first financial lessons includes the illustration of how compound interest works. Investing your money results in exponential rather than linear growth due to your earnings also earning money. There’s another very important lesson as well, though, that is often overlooked. This lesson

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