-$114,000 Net Worth: Creating a Plan to Get Out of Debt

A friend of mine, “Doug,” came to me last week asking for some financial advice. He lives in New York City, has a stable job at a fortune 500 company paying $60,000/year, and we have very similar educational backgrounds. Except that he has $117,000 in student loan debt, $1,300 in credit card debt (maxed out the credit […]
-$114,000 Net Worth: Creating a Plan to Get Out of Debt

Real Estate Search – Marble Restoration Edition

Lately, I’ve been pretty busy! So what am I doing that is dominating my time?  2 words… Real Estate! I’m both looking for a slightly bigger house and/or a decent piece of rental property to purchase. So why is this called the “Marble Restoration” Edition?  Well basically I found a pretty decent house, but the […]
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Setting up a Business in Another Country: 5 Things You Need to Know

Entrepreneurs are notoriously nomadic, and you may well be just the same. If you’ve got visions of being your own business in another country, then you’re probably well aware of the challenges that you’re going to face, but it’s good to get all the help you can. Setting up a company outside your home nation
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Money Pros Summer Time Carnival

Hi All, welcome to the Money Pros Summer Time Carnival

Hank @ Money Q&A writes Not Sure Which Business Is Right For You? – you may be unsure as to the specific type of business you’re going to start. Deciding which business is right for you can be made a little easier with planning.

Mike @ Personal Finance Journey writes Are Your Paper Books Costing You More than eBooks? – With the spread of handheld devices including electronic readers, is it financially wise to still buy paper books?

Crystal @ Married (with Debt) writes My Cousin Thinks I’m Cheap – Have you ever gotten into a fight with a family member over money? I did, and it may have cost me a relationship with a cousin who lives overseas.

Mr. Frenzy @ Frenzied Finances writes Cultural Spending: Finance Etiquette Around the World – Traveling? Financial customs in different countries can be a lot different than those of your own. Read here for more information on cultural etiquette.

Don @ MoneySmartGuides writes Benefits Of Online Education – There are many benefits to online education. The one I found most enjoyable was the flexibility it offered. Learn more about online education here.

IMB @ Investing Money writes Europe Goes to Negative Interest Rates-Investors Beware – Europe’s going to “Negative Interest Rates.” Negative interest rates go below zero. The new rate will be (minus) -.1%. What does all this mean? Read here.

SavingMentor @ How To Save Money writes The RDSP: IF You Qualify, Don’t Leave Money On The Table – At the start of 2009, Canada’s financial world experienced a tremendous buzz when the Tax Free Savings Account was rolled out. But just one month earlier, there was another program unveiled that has not been given its proper due. If you’re eligible for it and you haven’t acted on it yet, I encourage you to read on.

Kyle @ The Penny Hoarder writes 4 Crazy Money-Making Ideas: Have You Tried Any of These? – Sometimes the craziest ways to make money end up being the most effective. Here are four interesting ways to make a buck. Have you tried any of them?

Dominique Brown @ YourFinancesSimplified writes Why We Have So Many College Educated Under and Unemployed – The bad news just keeps on coming! Recently, we learned that economic growth for 2014’s first quarter is in negative territory-negative 2.9% to be exact.

CAPI @ Creating a Passive Income writes Higher Management: What Big Business Moves Can Teach You About Running Your Life – Many of life’s lessons can be learned from leaders. We can learn these lessons even at work, from those who are in our higher management.

Debt Guru @ Debt Free Blog writes How to Open an IRA Without Pesky Fees – IRAs often come with pesky fees that drive us crazy. Is there any avoiding this? Read here for all the tips you need on IRAs.

Ted Jenkin @ Your Smart Money Moves writes Five Cheap Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer – If your children aren’t off at camps or their job is only part time, a few weeks into summer they might just be driving you up the wall.

Wayne @ Young Family Finance writes Travel Spending: Yet More Tips to Save Money on Vacation – Going on vacation? Read here! We touch on some more tips to save money on your vacation for your young family.

SBB @ Simple Budget Blog writes eDating: How to Budget Online Relationships – Looking for love via computer? Here are some tips on how to budget your time and money for online dating.

Mrs. Accountability @ Out of Debt Again writes Why Can’t We Just Print More Money? – Did you ever wonder why countries or people for that matter, can’t just print more money? With today’s printers becoming so sophisticated, it’s a wonder more | Out of Debt Again

Don @ Money Reasons writes The Young Entrepreneurs of Finance and Trading – Young entrepreneurs of finance and trading are everywhere! Read about these new finance and trading entrepreneurs!

Emily @ Evolving Personal Finance writes Why We Aren’t Contributing to Our New 401(k) – For the first time, we have access to a workplace-based retirement plan. But we’re not going to sign up because we have enough contribution room in our IRAs this year.

Harry Campbell @ Your PF Pro writes Update: Racking Up 100,000 Miles & $200 Cash with Loyal3 – I wrote an article a few months ago about a new company called Loyal3 and how you can use a credit card to purchase stocks for free. Now I don’t really invest in many individual stocks due to the uncompensated risk, but I do like exploring new ways of ‘manufactured spending’. MS as it’s known in the travel hacking industry is the technique of spending money on a credit card without actually spending the money. Sometimes there are fees associated with certain MS techniques but the best

Mr. 4HWD @ The Four Hour Work Day writes Building a Side Income? You Need a SEP IRA – Have you chosen to balance your time with a “best of both worlds” approach to employment and entrepreneurship? This means you’re holding down a full-time job working for someone else while running a side hustle or side business in your off hours.

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Staying annoyed screwed me out of a fortune or how to spot and create (business) opportunities – Limited employment and backward education systems mean that learning to create income by spotting and creating opportunities is vital.

David @ Financial Nerd writes The economic pendulum shifts back to advanced countries – The economic situations in the United States and Europe is improving while the economic growth in the emerging markets and the BRIC countries is slowing down.

Jerry @ Motive Finance writes How to Tell What (Auto Loan) Interest Rate You Deserve – Estimating the interest rate you’ll be charged when buying a car is more difficult than estimating your mortgage rate, as there is less data available. What’s more, most lenders use an industry-specific credit score not available to the public. We look at how to overcome these obstacles and find out what rate you deserve.

Thomas @ i need money ASAP! writes 21 “I Need Money Now” Ideas – Ok. So you need money asap. You need money fast. You need money now! Here are 21 ideas for you to get money in a hurry.

John @ firststep finance writes Your Personal Finances Don’t Get Better Without Action. Get Going With These Tips! – You want to buy all the nice things in life, right? A nice home and car is within your grasp if you learn to handle your money. This article will help you improve your financial situation and help you manage money better. You need to select a broker you can trust when you start to work on your personal finances. Ask for references and be sure that your feel comfortable communicating with them. Being a beginner means you’ll have to take extra care to find a broker who understands your personal

Maria @ The Money Principle writes Staying annoyed screwed me out of a fortune or how to spot and create (business) opportunities – Limited employment and backward education systems mean that learning to create income by spotting and creating opportunities is vital.

Alexa @ Defeat Our Debt writes Should You Take a Vacation if You’re in Debt? – Your debt is stressing you out. Work is stressing you out. And you just need a little break from the normal day to day grind.

Alexa @ Single Moms Income writes Case Study: Can You Make Money Posting Ads Online? – Have you ever wondered if those ads claiming that you can make $100 a day posting ads is legitimate?

Brad @ Enemy of Debt writes Why you should make your pension a priority – You’d be surprised what you can learn in the park while throwing a slimy tennis ball around.

Monica @ Monica On Money writes Broke and Bored? Have A Fun Summer Anyway – Summer used to be more exciting when I was in school and the end of exams meant some weeks off for vacation and fun in the sun.

Natalie @ Debt and The Girl writes The Dangers of Black and White Thinking – I have often done what I call ‘all or nothing’ thinking. This is when you have the tendency to think all one way or nothing.

Daniel @ Make Money Make Cents writes 4 Tips to Sell Your Home Fast – With the housing market looking troublesome and many people still tightening their budgets in the economic recession, finding the best buyers for your house can be tricky.

Thomas @ i need money ASAP! writes Financial Help For Single Mothers And Fathers – Being a parent can be stressful, let alone being a single parent. This post is dedicated to finding all the sources of financial help for single mothers and fathers.

Erastus @ Sprout Wealth writes Building Wealth Starts with Savings – You can’t build your wealth until you start saving your money. Here are some ways to start saving and where to keep your money earning more money.

Jeremy @ Modest Money writes 5 Surefire Ways to Cut Down on Traveling Expenses on Your Next Vacation – Cut the cost of traveling for your next trip by Exploring Your Options, Saving on Summer Travel with Coupon Codes, Accessing Special Discounts, and Earning Cash Back Rewards and by booking a Package Deal.

Erastus @ Wise Dollar writes Four Things to Look for When Buying a House – Buying a house can be a stressful time, making it easy to overlook many things. I share some of the things not to overlook in your home buying process.

Harry @ The Rideshare Guy writes How Much Did I Make Driving For Lyft & Uber on a Saturday Night in the OC/LA? – Even though I’m now a registered Uber and Lyft driver I haven’t had much time to drive for both platforms at the same time. I wrote about my first weekend doing both a couple weeks ago and the rides were overwhelmingly Uber. Even though I’m a part time driver, I really don’t have any set times that I like to drive though. I kind of just head out whenever I feel like it or whenever I’m bored.

Little House @ Little House in the Valley writes Setting and Sticking to Money Goals – This year, instead of making some savings goal that I couldn’t possibly achieve, I started small with a shorter time frame. And you know what? I’m meeting and EXCEEDING those goals!

Brock Kernin @ Clever Dude writes Warning: Inexpensive Adventures Are Hiding In Your Community! – We’ve lived in our community for 20 years and never new what adventures awaited us – we’re going exploring!

That’s all for now.

The Young Entrepreneurs of Finance and Trading

The Young Entrepreneurs of Finance and Trading The new entrepreneurs making an impact in the world of finance and trading offer lessons to us all. Many of these high flyers are well on their way to achieving their dreams of financial freedom. Trading coaching organizations like Knowledge to Action, found here, offers their list of […]
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I am Not Sure How I Feel About the Recent Tax Inversion Activity

If you follow business news at all you’d see an increase in tax inversion stories.  To put it simply tax inversion is when a United States company buys a foreign company and adopts the purchased company’s address to reduce taxes owed to Washington.  A screenshot from google’s search insights shows the increase interest in the
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2014 Goals Midyear Review

Can you believe that 2014 is half over? As usual, it’s amazing how fast time flies. That’s the main reason why I want to retire early. Life is really short, so why spend every weekday doing something I don’t like. Not that I’m just goofing off all day now that I’m semi-retired. This stay at home dad/blogger gig keeps me busier than I ever imagined.
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