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How to Enjoy Luxury without Sabotaging Your Financial Goals

I have a very clear savings goal: I would like to retire (meaning having enough money to not “need” employment) by the time I am 40 years old. I am 37 1/2 years old and, if I remain disciplined, the dream will become a reality. In order to achieve this goal I am an aggressive […]

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Recommend: Mr Money Mustache Blog

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This blog has been very influential in my thinking: www.mrmoneymustache.com.  Mr Money Mustache (or MMM for short) is living the dream: basically, he is a Canadian who got sick of the corporate world at a young age and dedicated himself to retiring as soon as possible. It’s not just empty advice: He retired in his […]

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The ONLY 3 Books You Need to Read on Investing–PERIOD!

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I have read a lot of books about the corporate world (Blue Ocean Strategy, Execution, Seven Habits, etc.) and personal investment (too many to list) and, to be honest, have walked away unimpressed. It seems like every few months some new, faddish “flavor of the week” pops up and somebody writes a book about it. […]

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How to Create a Budget and Calculate your Net Worth

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As I mentioned in the About Me section, my wife and I have recently relocated from Minnesota to Montreal, Canada as part of a career change. In order to do so, my wife left her stable and well paid job as a sales and pricing analyst at a Fortune 50 company headquartered in Minnesota. Because […]

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There are Only 3 Ways to Get Rich


There are literally thousands of books, websites, magazines, professionals and other “resources” on saving and investing. The topics covered are nearly limitless ranging from the basics (budgeting, dollar cost averaging, buy and hold) to exotic (technical and charting analyses, options trading, derivatives) to the downright fraudulent (pump and dump schemes, penny stocks, unsolicited “hot tip” […]

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You Work Hard for Your Money…Make Your Money Work for YOU

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Those of us in the corporate world know it is an extremely complex place, oscillating between being exasperating, infuriating, boring, political, and (for the rare few of us who “understand the game”) even fulfilling. However, there is a reason we corporate folk grind out the long, thankless hours: Pay, benefits, and stability tend to be […]

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