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“Oh, you did a great job mowing my lawn sonny-Jim. Here’s a shiny new quarter…” Has this happened to you?…

We humans…we’re amazing. We can climb mountains, fly to outer space, travel faster than sound,  and communicate across the globe…

Why do you need life insurance? Well, I actually have 8 reasons personally…and chances are that you have at least…

I’ve been contemplating this for a while…a 401k allocation change (ie. changing my 401k investment strategy). I kicked tail in…

A 401k is the most common way people invest in their retirement. According to a research survey from Charles Schwab,…

The housing market is hot right now. I mean, it’s freakin’ WHITE HOT! Houses that sold for just $250,000 last…

Want to know how to succeed in life? Don’t we all? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t clear-cut and the action plan…

Did you ever sit around as a kid and dream of something special that you really wanted? You were told…

What is the average US credit score? Is it higher than in past years? Lower? Does it vary by age…

Even before the pandemic, the online education market was poised to reach $350 billion by 2025. You can imagine how that…

The statement, “fast food is killing us” probably isn’t that much of a shocker to you. But, it’s not just…

Are you thinking about making 1 extra mortgage payment a year? Did you hear that it cuts a bazillion years…

Time vs Money – it’s the constant battle for me. If I spent more time working on my day job,…

I’m 35 years old. I’ll admit it. And actually, I’m closing in on 36 here in just a few weeks….

I make my breakfast every morning. Three eggs, two pieces of toast, two slices of cheese. In total, it’s 500…

Day trading, currency trading, puts, shorts, options… All that stuff, it’s just for fools. Don’t worry about it. In fact,…

Think you’re ready to buy a house? Are you sure? Do you have the appropriate funds? Would you be financially…

Stocks fell 35% in 2020. Then they sharply made a comeback, far exceeding the previous year’s market highs. That should…

For the most part, 2020 sucked. I mean, there were certainly bright spots — spending more time at home, seeing…

It seems like everyone is talking about side hustles these days, and there are many. But some side income ideas,…

We bought our house over 2 years ago. It was filled with gold…but not the good kind… Instead, it was…

Now that the 2021 stimulus has passed, President Biden will no-doubt shift his focus toward tax reform. And that simply…

The average American family of 4 spends around $7,729 a year on food. That’s $644 a month. Some of us…

“Hey Derek…How should I spend my stimulus check?…” It’s a question that many of my friends are asking me these…

“My wife is always right” — I’ve seen men sporting these T-shirts lately. They make me chuckle a bit, because…