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My Take On The Gary Vaynerchuk Belief That Sports Cards Will Explode

The Gary Vaynerchuk aka GaryVee post I am referencing is this one. Let me start by saying that I am a fan of Gary’s. His career journey especially over the past 15+ years is incredible and inspirational. As a full time digital marketer, I experienced the digital evolution of what was happening from the mid-2000s to today. Because of this I believe Gary is a visionary especially when it comes to the digital world. I…

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Are Sports Cards an Alternative to 401k or Roth IRA Investing

An instagram follower, @nickscards, recently asked if sports cards are a legitimate alternative investment to 401k investing. This is a great question because I know from talking with many in the sports cards community that some will forego the 401k or roth IRA in order to put that money back into sports cards. I hope I can make my message clear to the sports cards community. Please do not replace any retirement accounts whether it…

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Why I Choose Sports Cards As My Main Alternative Investment

To start I want to clarify that I do not classify real estate as part of my alternative investment class. Many readers of this blog will most likely relate more to the tangible non traditional assets. These assets include antiques, art, wine, jewelry, precious metals (gold, silver), coins, and sports cards. I would never put money into these alternative investments until I have first focused on traditional assets such as stocks and bonds. In terms…

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What Sports Cards Means To Me Financially and Mentally

In my previous post, I mentioned 3 reasons to niche down on this personal finance blog. Unlike the sports cards blogs out there that talk in depth about the hobby, my focus for the new direction in this blog is to combine my two passions for personal finance and sports cards. Sports cards are my favorite way to make extra income and this hobby has kept my financial portfolio and net worth a bit more…

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My $77,000 Student Loans Are Fully Paid Off After Defaulting!

I fully paid off $77,000 ($76,524.22 to be exact) in student loans! If you want to skip to how I paid it off, scroll to the bottom =) What a weight off my shoulders. One of my many money moron mistakes I made in my 20s can finally be put in the past. I went to an out of state college and I never worked part time. I used my leftover student loans on….stuff. After…

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5 Dumb Excuses I Made For Not Saving Money

I made some dumb financial mistakes in my 20s such as defaulting on my student loans, but it all started with not saving money. This was the catalyst for all my eventual money mistakes. I want to share the excuses I made for not saving money in hopes of encouraging you to start saving money no matter what age you are. It is never too late. 5 excuses I made for not saving money 1….

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4 Simple Money Advice I Gave to a Colleague in Their 20s

Recently I was talking to a colleague in her 20s and we started to talk about interests. I started to bring up my interests in financial independence, investing, and going on my podcast and audiobook binges related to those subjects. Throughout this conversation I realized that her financial mentality is exactly the same as it was for me when I was in my 20s. The biggest differences are she did not have the massive amount…

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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. I am getting closer to 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 it does…

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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. But, now what? All this made me realize is that I was getting comfortable with…

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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 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 throw…

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