Early Retirement Ahead

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Dangers of Credit Card Rewards

I was updating my credit card spreadsheet last night and noticed that if I did nothing to prevent it I would have to pay over $1,600 in annual fees for all of our credit cards over the course of a year.  Of course that would not happen because we get...

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Liebster Award

Felix Money over at My Moneyfesto nominated me for a Liebster award last week (I know I am slow in putting this together).  It is basically a blogger to blogger recognition tool to get the word out about new blogs and to create more of a sense of community.  I would...

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Keeping Up With The Blogger Joneses

I read several blogs that publish a net worth update each month, including Root of Good, Dividend Mantra, and Budgets are Sexy.  Additionally, J Money publishes a list of blogger net worth figures.  My question is, can I catch someone that has already reach financial independence (retired early) if they...

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February Update

Well it has been a while since my last post.  There has been a lot going on lately.  I had two trips and have been pretty busy at work.  I know I shouldn’t neglect the site like that, but I think the week long vacation in Hawaii really helped me...

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Financial Acumen Can Be Learned

I teach a personal financial acumen class a couple of times each year.  It is split into 3 parts: credit scoring, budgeting, and retirement.  I really enjoy presenting in front of groups, no matter what the topic, and it is always a very interactive session when I talk about personal...