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Is M1 Finance Right For You? A Non-biased Review

Is M1 Finance Right For You? A Non-biased Review

M1 Finance is an online platform that is best known for its investing capabilities.  But if you dig a little deeper it has a lot more to offer than just investments.   M1 Finance also offers a checking account with debit card as well as a money borrowing option.   On the investment side, M1 Invest has some pretty amazing and unique features.  This platform allows you to create a highly customizable portfolio in conjunction with an automated investing service.  They are…

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How To Get Out Of Debt Fast

How To Get Out Of Debt Fast

There are a lot of people in this world who are looking to get out of debt fast.  Unfortunately, the statistics tell a sad story of how people in the U.S. are inundated in debt.  Having debt hanging over your head can be overwhelming.  The thought of having to dig yourself out of a big debt hole is daunting to say the least.  Debt can be the cause of unnecessary worry and stress in our lives.   Statistics According to the…

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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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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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5 Rules To Follow For Successful Goal Setting

5 Rules To Follow For Successful Goal Setting

Goal setting is a powerful resource that brings focus to our lives. It is a skill that allows us to take a hold of our future. Goals force us to analyze our existence and decide what we want to accomplish.   So where do you see yourself in 10 years?  The dreaded question that most people don’t really have a good answer to.  I’m pretty sure that employers don’t want the real answer in your head: “Lying on a beach on…

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Living A Debt Free Life

Living A Debt Free Life

I have always been a saver.  My parents would even tell you that as a child I would immediately put any money that I earned or received in the bank and not spend it.  I grew up in a family with parents who worked hard to not just make ends meet but to make sure we had a comfortable life. I think I knew pretty early on that money was important.   After graduating from college in 2003 with a Bachelor’s…

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