The Importance of Health & Fitness

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Health and fitness are a crucial part of life, yet they are often overshadowed by the pursuit of money. I believe that the reason for this is due to the delayed gratification of a healthy lifestyle. People want easy, quick wins that are tangible and quantifiable. Sorry, but you don’t get six-pack abs after one workout or recognize that your daily jogs have prevented you from a heart attack 30 years in the future.… Read More

Credit Card Basics: Credit Scores & Compound Interest

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I felt obligated to write this post because I know too many people who don’t understand how credit cards work. My aim is to clear up any confusion regarding credit cards, credit scores, and credit in general. Misunderstanding and misusing credit can have detrimental impacts on your financial future. Do you know anyone who could benefit from this article?… Read More

The Un-Budget: Say Goodbye to the Traditional Budget

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Sorry to break it to you, but the traditional budget is old news…

I’ll admit, a budget is a great tool for controlling your finances if your spending is wildly out of control. However, the traditional budget pales in comparison to the all-powerful “Un-Budget”. Are you ready to unlock a savings superpower?

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Networking: The Key to Growth and Progress

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Contrary to its generally negative connotation, networking is one of the key elements for growth and progress. No, I’m not referring to the sell-life-insurance-to-your-Facebook-friends type of “networking”.

I am talking about forming real connections, attending relevant events, and garnering genuine, meaningful relationships. I credit networking for a majority of my successes in business, relationships, and life in general.… Read More

The Bonus Effect

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One of the most genius marketing tactics is what I call The Bonus Effect. It’s so simple, yet so powerful. However, like everything good, there is a dark side. The Bonus Effect can trick the mind into a “good deal” and eradicate guilt in the blink of an eye. Have you experienced The Bonus Effect?

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Advice: To Believe or Not to Believe?

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Since the birth of the internet, it has never been easier for people to share information and advice with one another. For the most part, this is great! We now have access to nearly every topic imaginable at the click of a button. However, the credibility of this information is uncertain at best. Always remember to do your research and don’t believe everything you hear!… Read More

Why You Should Never Trust Inflation Numbers

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I’m sure you’ve heard the term inflation before. But what does it mean? How is it calculated? I’m here to break down all the confusion about what inflation actually is. It might surprise you that your inflation number can be vastly different than somebody else’s!

Merriam Webster defines inflation as “a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.” These prices are calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics using a metric called the CPI (Consumer Price Index).… Read More