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OMG My Favorite Personal Finance Blog Posts of the Week

For this week I rounded up the following blog posts that I enjoyed reading. OMG My Money’s favorite personal finance posts of the week How to automate your money by Let’s Automate Your Money  – click here My take – I am a big believer in automating your money. It is one or 10 less things to worry about. Why spend those brain cells remembering to pay yourself first or pay those bills when you can…

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August 2018 Post Recap

Last month (August 2018) I posted 15 total blog posts, slightly lower than the 21 blog posts in July 2018. With so many posts, I thought I would start a monthly post recap to share the most viewed. I do not think I can do a weekly recap so baby steps for now. Most viewed August 2018 posts The lamest excuses I made for not saving money – I share the 9 dumb excuses I…

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My 3 Year Financial Plan

I have to admit, the older I get the less I want to think about long term plans. Similar to how I have been thinking about how the next Olympics is X years away and how old I will be. In 3 years I will be close the big 4-0, which is crazy to think about. Back in high school I used to think 30 was old. Well I am in my mid-30s now and…

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I Reached My Goal of a 6 Figure Salary in My 20s But Who Cares

When I was growing up, I wanted to be a stockbroker because I had the perception that stockbrokers made tons of money. I eventually made a goal to make a 6 figure salary. No age goal, no specific amount. It was simply an arbitrary 6 figures I wanted to make. I achieved the 6 figure salary goal in my 20s. Now in my mid 30s, I continue to earn 6 figures to this day as…

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The 9 Lamest Excuses I Made For Not Saving Money

Throughout this journey I am on as a money moron, self reflection made me realize some of the lame excuses for not saving money. What are some of your reasons you have not saved money? The 9 lamest excuses I told myself for not saving money I don’t make enough – early on in my career during my early-mid 20s, I fell into the trap of telling myself, “if I were to make a little…

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It Must Have Been a Sign When I Failed to Buy a House

I might have been going down the path of another money moron moment that perhaps turned out for the best. What do you think? Since May of this year (2018), I made it a goal to start taking my first steps in buying my first home, an investment property to either flip or turn into a rental property. In order to achieve this house goal, the money would have been with my savings, which would…

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8 Biggest Money Habits to Stop Right Now

What are some of your financial habits you stopped? I am guilty of many of the common financial habits listed in this post. I have used the word “try” so many times in my 20s and even up until I started this personal finance blog back in May (2018). I was inspired by posts made by Cash Money Life, Money Crashers, and The Balance. Here are my 8 biggest financial habits to stop now Not holding…

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The 7 Best Secrets to Retire Early

If you have not yet retired, what are some money secrets you follow to strive for your goal of retiring early? If you retired early, what are some of your favorite money secrets to retire early? Early retirement is not something I ever, ever considered before this year. As I started to create this personal finance blog and posting more, I inevitably started to write down goals. One of those posts was completing my first…

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My First SWOT Financial Strengths and Weaknesses Analysis

This post is inspired by my day job and also a blog post I came across. By day I am a full time digital marketer and one of the market analysis that I have completed is a SWOT analysis. Investopedia has a good overview of what this is in the context of why a company would complete such an analysis. I also know of entrepreneurs who want to start a business and end up completing…

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My 9 Top Money Saving Rules

What are your favorite top money rules that you (try to) follow? I referenced blog posts from NerdWallet, The Simple Dollar, and The Practical Saver to create my top money rules. My 9 top money rules Pay yourself first – a lot of the financial gurus, ninjas, influencers really preach this. Whether you work a traditional 9-5 like I do or work for yourself through your own business, set aside a percentage of your income and…

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5 Financial Literacy Money Lessons I Wish I Learned When I Was A Teenager

If you are a parent, what are some money lessons you have shared to help improve your child’s financial literacy? In college terms, let’s say I was entering “Financial Literacy 101” in my mid to late 20’s. I feel like I then graduated to Financial Literacy 201 in my early 30’s and now in my mid 30’s. I hope for the sake of your children that you start Financial Literacy 101 before your child enters…

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Real Estate Investing Podcast Recommendations

This post lists some of my podcast recommendations on: Real Estate Real Estate Investing Unlike the personal investing or personal finance podcast recommendations, I have not found as many well respected real estate podcasts. Let me know if you have suggestions. I spend a lot of time passive listening and active listening to podcasts, so expect my recommendations to be updated. Real estate is something that I am just getting into so I expect to…

Personal Finance and Personal Investing Podcast Recommendations

This post lists some of my podcast recommendations on: Personal finance investing General investing I spend a lot of time passive listening and active listening to podcasts, so expect my recommendations to be updated. I basically leave it on as background noise. I love to learn. When I subscribe to a podcast, I listen to as far back as possible. If podcasts have their first episode available to listen, then I start there. For some…

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