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60 Key Investment Terms That Every Beginner Should Know

60 Key Investment Terms That Every Beginner Should Know

If you are new to investing you might have stumbled across a few (or more) investment terms that seemed confusing or maybe even like a foreign language.   Financial jargon may make you feel scared to take that leap into the investment world.  But educating yourself is the first step to building confidence.   No one expects you to know everything from the start.  Remember that everyone starts out with zero knowledge about the stock market.  Learning about investing is a process.  …

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6 Types of FIRE to Pursue – Financial Independence Retire Early

6 Types of FIRE to Pursue – Financial Independence Retire Early

There are several different paths to FIRE – Financial Independence Retire Early.   And different types of FIRE that may determine which path you choose.  Despite the end goal of FI being the same, no two people take the same approach.   In a world where we have so many different choices, lifestyles, and thought processes, we are able to use various strategies to find our way to our goals There are of course the general “steps to FIRE” and “rules…

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Best Camping Gifts: Under $50

Best Camping Gifts: Under $50

Need to find a gift for someone who loves camping and the outdoors?  The best camping gifts are both useful and practical.  But don’t be afraid to throw a few luxury and comfort items in there too.    At this time more people than ever are getting outdoors, going for a hike, and camping under the stars.   Currently, domestic travel is more popular than international travel.  That means that there has been an increase in the number of people that are…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Best Gifts For People Who Love To Travel

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Gifts For People Who Love To Travel

Are you looking for the ultimate guide to the best travel gifts but don’t want to shell out a ton of money?  Or maybe you need to find a great gift but are unsure of what the traveler in your life really wants?   Then you’ve come to the right place.  Some of the links below are affiliate links.  As an Amazon Associate we will earn a commission from qualifying purchases if you decide to make a purchase through our link,…

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How To Build A Financial Legacy Even When You’re Not Rich

How To Build A Financial Legacy Even When You’re Not Rich

Ever stop to question why you are working so hard?  Is it to live for today?  Or to save for tomorrow?  Maybe it is to leave a financial legacy for your children?  For most of us, it is probably some sort of combination of all of these things.  We all work to put food on the table and a roof over our heads.  Most of us work to save for future expenses and retirement.  And those of us with children…

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The Top 6 Personal Finance Blogs To Inspire You To Reach F.I.R.E.

The Top 6 Personal Finance Blogs To Inspire You To Reach F.I.R.E.

Our journey to Financial Independence was fueled by inspirational stories that we read about on Personal Finance Blogs.  We don’t know anyone personally who shares the same financial goals as us.  So our mentors became those who have already succeeded and have reached FIRE.   In the beginning, the inspirational personal finance blogs that we read and podcasts that we listened to made us feel really excited about our future.  They made us realize that we could have a whole different…

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Chasing FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)

Chasing FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)

FIRE: An Acronym for Financial Independence Retire Early. FIRE is a financial movement that incorporates different strategies of saving and investing money.   The end goal is to be able to retire much earlier than the traditional retirement age. Those who are successful are able to live solely off of small withdrawals from their portfolio.   The end result of “retiring early” can have a different meaning to different people.  Most people who hear the word retire think it means that…

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The 12 Best Financial Podcasts To Listen To In 2020

The 12 Best Financial Podcasts To Listen To In 2020

A great way to expand your knowledge or just to pass the time is to listen to financial podcasts.  These digital audio files provide a wealth of information. And you can find podcasts on pretty much any topic that you are looking for.   It is to no surprise that Personal Finance Leaders have joined in to provide an invaluable source of information and knowledge.  Navigating your own personal finances can sometimes be complicated and hiring a financial planner is not…

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What You Can Do In One Month To Save Money And Transform Your Finances: WEEK 4

What You Can Do In One Month To Save Money And Transform Your Finances: WEEK 4

This is the final week of The One Month Challenge to save money and transform your finances.  In previous weeks we have given tips and recommendations on things that you can do to start to make some changes in your life and see money differently.  Everything that we have listed over the past month are things that we do or have done in order to save and make money.   We have lived the past few years completely free of debt…

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The Effects of COVID-19 on Finance, Travel, and Life

The Effects of COVID-19 on Finance, Travel, and Life

Living through the Coronavirus Pandemic seems almost surreal.  We, as most people, have not experienced anything like this in our lifetime.  I know that we are all feeling the personal effects of COVID-19 through school closures, work disruptions, and social distancing.  But this pandemic goes so far beyond that. It has and will continue to affect our economy and healthcare system.  As healthcare providers ourselves, we can’t help but think about how unprepared we might be at this time.  We…

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