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Still Growing in Popularity – Goals Update #17

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Whew! It seems like every week is crazier than the last, and this past week has certainly been no different. I traveled to New York on a business trip a week and a half ago, and since then my article, “9 Things the Rich Do That the Poor Do Not” was picked up by Business Insider, and then because of it’s popularity was set up as a featured article on their site! . . . → Read More: Still Growing in Popularity – Goals Update #17

Flipping My First House – 8 Weeks…and Continuing


My friend Joshua has decided to try his hand at flipping houses. He wanted to write about his house flip, and I wanted to learn from it, so I invited him to publish his experiences here. If you haven’t yet read the first two posts, I have provided the links below so you can catch up!

Post 1: Flipping My First House

Post 2: Flipping My First House – 5 Weeks In

The Past 3 Weeks…

Even the best laid plans sometimes don’t work out, but that is no reason to give up on them. I had the goal of . . . → Read More: Flipping My First House – 8 Weeks…and Continuing

Allocate Money to Reflect Your Priorities

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My husband, Dave and I caved in and upgraded our dumb phones to iPhones in 2012. This change doubled our monthly bill, which made us a little uncomfortable, but we were able to tweak our budget to accommodate the upgrade. At the time I also had a gym membership and went quite often because I loved the group classes that were offered. Fast forward a couple of years and I became a stay-at-home mom.

This didn’t change much for us financially since we’ve always lived off of a portion of Dave’s income and paid off student loans or saved/invested anything . . . → Read More: Allocate Money to Reflect Your Priorities

5 Top Ways to Improve Your Financial Mind

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“Sounds like the radiator,” says one of the men. “I bet it’s the alternator,” interjects another. A small group of men huddle around a stalled car, each giving their “expert” opinions while blindly looking under the hood. While each of the men speak as though they were experienced mechanics, one is a laywer, the other is an accountant, and the third a writer. In actuality, these men know absolutely nothing about this car or any other car for that matter. But, rather than admitting their lack of knowledge, they each decide to save face, pretend to know the answer, and . . . → Read More: 5 Top Ways to Improve Your Financial Mind

3 Things Your Business Can Outsource


Outsourcing has become something of a dirty word in the business world. It’s a widespread approach to saving money but many businesses use it to create high-volume call centres in other countries. There are other, better and even local ways to use outsourcing effectively in your business, however. Here are just a few examples of how to do so.

1. Design

For many businesses without a dedicated graphic designer on the team, coming up with a logo, ad or fresh graphic is like pulling teeth (If you’re up for a laugh – take a look at the upper-right of this . . . → Read More: 3 Things Your Business Can Outsource

Growing Yet Again – Featured on Business Insider!

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I simply cannot overemphasize the importance of doing whatever it is that you do to the absolute best of your abilities. I started my blog in 2010. Initially, I wrote my very best content and my site exploded – and then I got greedy and accepted shady ads while writing crappy content. Naturally, my site suffered because of these poor decisions. Then, in late 2014, I decided that I was going to take my site back and write only amazing content. The results have been simply unbelievable.

In the few short months after tirelessly obsessing over each article published on . . . → Read More: Growing Yet Again – Featured on Business Insider!

How Body Language Speaks the Language of Success

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When I find myself presenting information to an important group of people, I often consider the quality of content that I’m presenting, as well as the confidence in my voice, but I rarely consider my body language. Anum, from Current on Currency, has graciously provided a well-researched article on just this: the importance of body language. Enjoy!

Nonverbal communication speaks volumes more than anything we say. Even when we’re not speaking, we’re still communicating. From our posture, to our facial expressions, the things we do are sending a message that others read loud and clear. To have more successful interactions . . . → Read More: How Body Language Speaks the Language of Success

How to Stay Motivated on Your Long Term Financial Goals

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Making the most of your money never stops. Once you tackle a big goal like paying off debt or funding a dream trip, there’s often another goal right behind it. And for long term financial goals like investing for retirement, buying your dream house, or funding your kid’s education, it takes many years of saving to actually reach your goal.

When the reward is so far away, it can be difficult to stay on track. After the initial enthusiasm fades, it’s easy to just order another drink on a night out, even if it will put you over budget and . . . → Read More: How to Stay Motivated on Your Long Term Financial Goals

How to Spend Your Way to Wealth

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Advertisements ensnare us. The purchases of friends tempt us. Society continually tells us to buy today and forget about the consequences of tomorrow. Many of us know that the common American saves less than 5% of their income, but I don’t think that’s really the entire story. Sure, we might have some trouble putting money into our bank account, but the real issue is in the spending. What are we, some of the most wealthy people in the world, doing with our income? Where is our money going? And, is our spending improving our future or detracting from it?

. . . → Read More: How to Spend Your Way to Wealth

My Unbelievable 14,000 Visitor Day!


It was 5:30am Monday morning. It didn’t seem out of the ordinary. It was dark out, I was tired, everything was pretty normal. As is my daily routine, I whipped out my phone and checked my site to make sure my new article had posted correctly and was being reviewed by my readers. At this point, everything looked good and my reader count for the day appeared as usual – something like 20 views by 5:30am. Cool beans – so I went about the rest of my day.

The next time I checked my analytics was when I was at . . . → Read More: My Unbelievable 14,000 Visitor Day!