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Playing with FIRE Documentary Review – Eye Opening

A movie about personal finance.   Maybe not exciting to everyone….   I talked my wife into joining me.   I know what you are thinking, pick the most mundane/argument inspiring topic in most married couples lives and watch a documentary about it… In the theatre no less!   How did I really think this…

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What Mr Money Mustache is so right about….

This is something that it is so easy in today’s world to lose sight of, and while he doesn’t say it verbatim – I’m confident that MMM gets it more than most!     Recently my family and I have been going through a very difficult time, I can’t discuss details publicly but suffice to…

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75 Hard – An exercise in widespread discipline

#75HARD – If you search Instagram you’ll immediately see what it’s about.     I know what you are thinking…. What does this have to do with personal finance? I’ll get there, but first, let me share my opinion and experience with the program.   This program has everything to do with creating more discipline…

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The intangible necessity for growth – Compounding.

It’s so obvious.   Simple. Really.   Anybody can do it.   Why not you?   This is how the conversation starts to sound after you have been investing for some time and doing fairly well with it. Wether we are discussing Real Estate or Business/Equities/Alternatives, once you have a good understanding of what is…

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Expanding the mindset for true financial freedom

“A penny saved is a penny earned”   True. But terrible to focus on.     I will never forget hearaing this over and over again during my childhood and thinking how much sense it made back then. Never waste money, never step over a penny without picking it up, every little bit counts, etc….…

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Financial literacy month. Why Mad Wealth?

Why the name MadWealth?   Let me start by saying, it isn’t about the slang term “mad” as taken in a positive way, just to clear that up. One reason, of course, is that in my opinion, it’s easily memorable. But beyond that and more importantly, is it makes me mad the way wealth is…

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Single ply FI – A sad race to the bottom

FI, commonly known in the personal finance world is a term that is short for “financial independence”. This has become a movement full of people who want to get in control of their financial lives and through that, day to day schedules. In my opinion, it is absolutely awesome in theory.   To clearly mark…

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Dead Equity – The silent wealth killer you never saw coming.

  Dramatic title I know, but once you understand this concept your wealth can take a dramatic shift moving forward – so it is actually justified. For explanation purposes I’ll assume this is the case of an experienced/savvy real estate investor, even if that isn’t you today the premise shouldn’t be lost or overlooked all…

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The importance of “Just doing it”

Do you have any friends or family who always talk about their big ideas but never execute?     I do and would be willing to wager you have encountered the same thing.   Maybe it’s the uncle Jim who wants to flip houses?   Aunt Sally who “would make millions selling grandmas spaghetti sauce recipe”.…

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