A Professor’s Advice: College Students You Need an Internship

A Professor’s Advice: College Students You Need an Internship

As I reflect on how this blog has grown over the past three years I think about my own financial journey and I wonder if anyone is reading. Thanks to an article in Rockstar Finance a few months ago my blog traffic has doubled and stayed pretty steady since then. I still don’t monetize the blog very well (and maybe someday I will learn more) but I value all of the comments and feedback I receive. This blog started out…

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A Little Financial Planning Goes a Long Way

A Little Financial Planning Goes a Long Way

Happy Wednesday everybody. I write this as I am recovering from a touch of the flu. I was kissing the porcelain gods over the weekend, but I definitely feel better. Anyway, I received an article from a friend of mine and felt like it would be a perfect post. Some of you might have seen the account of the young 24 and 26-year-old couple who sold all of their belongings, fixed up a 49-year-old boat, and the boat sunk two…

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Getting Rid of the Paycheck to Paycheck Lifestyle

Getting Rid of the Paycheck to Paycheck Lifestyle

*This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to sign up for a product or service from this blog I may receive a small referral fee at NO charge to you. I am sure many of you have heard that almost 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. I have discussed on this blog before about how we live paycheck to paycheck, in part, on purpose. I want to begin to break that cycle because, even though we have been…

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Curtailing Limiting Beliefs

Curtailing Limiting Beliefs

Over the past couple of days I have noticed a couple of posts in the personal finance blogosphere about whether or not people in this space are relatable to others. For example, there is probably not a week that goes by where there isn’t some article featuring someone who obtained financial independence at the age of 40 and/or retired. One reaction is applaud these people for their hard work and diligence and savings or whatever they did to achieve a…

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What Are You Selectively Hardcore About?

What Are You Selectively Hardcore About?

A few months ago I started to really get into podcasts. Mrs. ROB was initially the one that really turned me onto the idea of listening to more programming. However, I had always been resistant until about Thanksgiving of last year. For whatever reason, I started to download some podcasts that I had heard about, particularly, regarding personal finance. Since that time I have been hooked. I probably listen to 2-3 episodes a day when I am in the car…

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I Made $100 From My Blog and It Only Took 42 Months

I Made $100 From My Blog and It Only Took 42 Months

This post may contain affiliate links where I might obtain a small fee (at no charge to you) for a product or service that you sign up for. I am sure there are a lot of you out there who have read up on different side hustles. On Wednesday, I included a post about some unconventional side hustles. There are certainly other ones, including starting a blog and writing about content that you are passionate about it. I am sure…

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An Unconventional Side Hustle: Become a Lab Rat

An Unconventional Side Hustle: Become a Lab Rat

The economy seems to be doing pretty well at the moment. Unemployment is at a low-point. We added 200,000 jobs in January. Wages are beginning to break out and of course the stock market continues to climb, which is great for our portfolio. Even though the economy is doing well it seem like everywhere you turn nowadays people talk about side hustles. There is a constant barrage of advertisements to earn extra income by driving for Lyft or Uber. You can…

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The Stock Market Sky is Falling?

The Stock Market Sky is Falling?

In the past couple of weeks the Dow Jones has dropped from its all-time high. The last 3 days it has dropped almost 1800 points. That is almost 8% off of its highs in just 2 weeks. Some people are panicking. Some people are heading for the exits. Some people are rethinking about investing. My message to all of those people. STOP WATCHING THE STOCK MARKET. Last week, I wrote a blog post about how to not time the stock…

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Another Financial Experiment: Giving Myself an Allowance

Another Financial Experiment: Giving Myself an Allowance

I have to admit something. I am not very good at obeying important conventions when it comes to budgeting. I mean we have a budget and we allocate a certain amount to it. I try to stay within those limits per month, but I don’t do a zero base budget. I like the idea of it, but don’t have as much discipline as I need too. So I am one of those people that needs to be taught discipline in…

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A Cryptocurrency Experiment

A Cryptocurrency Experiment

*This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on one of those links and sign up for a service or product this blog receives a small referral fee at NO charge to you. A few weeks ago I wrote about the hottest investment out there: Cryptocurrency. In that post I argued that cryptocurrencies were dangerous, unpredictable and really can cause some serious damage if you put all of your eggs in that basket. When answering the question “should you…

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