7 Reasons to Buy a Used Car Over a New Car

reasons to buy used over new

17.2 million new vehicles were sold in 2017, reports USA Today. Whoa. And, at an average price of $36,270 per vehicle, that’s 624 billion dollars that landed in the dealerships’ pockets. Seems like quite a few people are in love with their new cars. Not me. In fact, I can come up with plenty of reasons to buy a used car over a new car — seven to be exact.

7 Reasons to Buy a Used Car Over a New Car

This sounds like another one of those articles, huh? Blah blah blah, you’re dumb if you buy a new vehicle. But I wouldn’t skim over this one if I were you. It’s because of the reasons below that I will never buy a new vehicle for as long as I live…even if I’m a deca-millionaire.

I challenge you to learn the truth about buying used vs. buying used. . . . → Read More: 7 Reasons to Buy a Used Car Over a New Car

What’s Your One Page Financial Plan??

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“What’s your one page financial plan?” — This is the absolute best question that I’ve heard asked in a long time. Instead of talking about your hot stock pick or your fancy investment that shields you from paying taxes, I think it’s time for all of us to step back and ask ourselves the most intelligent question of all, “Why the heck do I care about money anyway??”

What’s Your One Page Financial Plan?

About 10 months ago, Liz and I bought a fixer-upper to fix and flip for a quick profit. Long story short…

the process took forever, all my late nights away really strained our marriage, and in the end it left us questioning what we really want out of this life.

Do we want to keep on living this crazy life, chasing one dollar after the next? All this scrambling around was leaving us drained, irritable, and . . . → Read More: What’s Your One Page Financial Plan??

10 Habits to Reach Financial Freedom in a Hurry!

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It can be difficult to restrain yourself from spending too much with all of the temptations and distractions around you. Marketing campaigns can convince you that you need something you really don’t and before you know it, you have credit card debt, no savings and financial freedom is just an idea that you are unable to reach. Instead of spending and taking on more debt, take on better habits to reach financial freedom in a hurry!

10 Habits to Reach Financial Freedom in a Hurry!

This post has been written by Brenda Berg, a professional with over 15 years of experience in business management, marketing and entrepreneurship. She’s also a consultant and tutor for college students and entrepreneurs. Her belief is that constant learning is the only way to success. Want to learn more? Check her out at her personal blog – Letsgoandlearn.com.

1) Withdraw the cash before you go . . . → Read More: 10 Habits to Reach Financial Freedom in a Hurry!

Top 10 Things to Consider When Buying a House

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How long would it take you to save up $200,000? 4 years? 7 years? 10 years? Heck, maybe 20 years? The average house price in the U.S. is $200,000 and that’s certainly no chump-change. Yet, when it comes to buying a house, many people spend just a few hours trying to figure out what house would be best for them. In the end, they just end up picking the one that looks the biggest from the outside and has the nicest kitchen (as if the average person really stays home and cooks anymore).

If you plan on buying a house within the next two years, you really need to start planning now.

Top 10 Things to Consider When Buying a House

So what are these top things that you need to consider when buying a house? Are there really 10 that are truly important?

Definitely.

In fact, there are probably . . . → Read More: Top 10 Things to Consider When Buying a House

We Sold The Flip House! How to Make $25,000 With Your Next Flip

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Remember that flip that took us 8 months to complete??? Well it’s finally gone (woot woot!!!). We officially sold it on Monday and made a cool $27,400. The papers are signed, the transaction took place, and the money was quickly delivered to the bank (staying warm for our next purchase, an old farm house with acreage :)). So how did we really do it? How did we make thousands with a flip house? And can you do it too?

The short answers:

Simple, buy low, fix it up, sell high, and Yup, anyone can do this stuff!

The longer answer…have a gander below. 😉

We Sold The Flip House! How to Make Thousands With a Flip House

We finished the house on Tuesday, May 29th and listed it two days later. Over the span of 7 days we had 24 showings and an open house that added another 20 or . . . → Read More: We Sold The Flip House! How to Make $25,000 With Your Next Flip

How to Complete a No-Spend Challenge When You Have a Family

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If you’ve ever heard of a no-spend challenge, you may have run across blog posts that say “Just cut everything out!” or “It’s super easy with the right mindset!”. While these sayings aren’t necessarily false, many of the people who talk about a no-spend challenge are single and don’t have children. So what do you do if you have a family but want to complete a no-spend challenge?

How to Complete a No-Spend Challenge When You Have a Family

This post has been written by our amazing staff writer, Kimberly Studdard.

You’ve got a spouse…and kids. Sure, life can seem expensive at times, but saving money is definitely still a possibility. And, a no-spend challenge can still be done as well. Follow the steps below and you’ll almost certainly find more money in your pocket at the end of the month!

Related: 10 No-Spend Challenges Everyone Should Try

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How Much Do You Actually Make Per Hour??

how much do you actually make per hour

Everybody knows their answer to the question, “How much do you make?” After all, it’s central to everything we do – where we live, what we buy, what types of vacations we go on — it all stems from how much we make. But, what I want to know is, “How much do you actually make per hour?” Let me give you a hint up front, the answer is quite different from what your boss will tell you…

How Much Do You Actually Make Per Hour?

Here’s your typical weekday…

You hear the alarm at 6:00AM, hit snooze, hit snooze again, and again…and then you finally get your butt out of bed You shower, get dressed, hop in the car… And then grab a coffee on the way to work (you really don’t have time to stop…but you can’t live without coffee. That’s just how it is, right?) You continue . . . → Read More: How Much Do You Actually Make Per Hour??

8 Reasons I’m Continuing to Invest in 2018

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In June 2016, the Dow was at $17,736, which was already considered to be over-valued at the time. Two years later, in June of 2018, the Dow is at $25,316 (growth of nearly 20% a year) and people are really starting to wonder, “Is this the top? Should I get out of the market?” For me, I’m continuing to invest in 2018, and after reading all my points below, I’m thinking you’ll probably want to do the same.

8 Reasons I’m Continuing to Invest in 2018

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Liz and I have over $100,000 in the stock market currently. Am I sitting here anxious, watching the stock market every day to spot the early signs of an upcoming collapse?

Absolutely not.

Could it happen? Sure, but I’ve got plenty of reasons why I’m continuing to invest in 2018. Eight to be exact.

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Your Money Or Your Wife

your money or your wife

“You’re going to the project house again? Seriously? This thing has consumed 7 months of our lives…I’m so over it…!” — This is the voice of my wife just last month as I left our house at 7pm (for probably the 100th time) to go fix up our flip house. Ever heard of the book, “Your Money or Your Life“? It’s a good read that has you focus on what’s important to you instead of just piling up money for no reason. In my situation, I felt like a sequel was appropriate….Something like, “Your Money or Your Wife”!

Your Money or Your Wife

Money has always been a bit a game for me. I never struggled to earn it, and I certainly don’t mind watching it stack up in my bank account. You see, making money has never been about buying huge houses or nice cars or even taking crazy . . . → Read More: Your Money Or Your Wife

Step Right Up, Step Right Up and I’ll Guess Your Wage!!

success by the way you walk - top income pyramid

Patti shows up for work every day at 7:45am (15 minutes early). She heads straight to her desk, turns on her computer, and works non-stop until 12:00pm for her lunch break. Gail, on the other hand, comes in a few minutes late each day, chats with people at the coffee pot, and then finally settles in and starts her work around 8:25am. She’s fairly diligent once she gets started, but she certainly isn’t as much of a stickler about working at every waking minute like Patti is.

Guess who earns more money?

Gail.

But why?

Because she knows that you can gain success by how you walk. No joke. Scientific American, BBC, ABC – they all say the same thing. Your walk says something distinctive about you, and it can absolutely have an impact on your wage.

I Can Guess Your Level of Success by How You Walk

It’s absolutely . . . → Read More: Step Right Up, Step Right Up and I’ll Guess Your Wage!!