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For the last 8 years, my wife Nicole and I have merged our finances. Our joint checking account has been the holding place for all of my paychecks and all of hers. It’s also been the account where all of our spending has come from. Overall, that system has worked pretty well over the duration … Continue reading “3 Smart Alternatives to Merging Money in Marriage”
More and more Americans are embracing the side hustle lately. The massive amount of debt in our country is forcing people to get a second or even a third gig to make ends meet. But what if you start to really dig your gig? Maybe you see this gig turning into a real “grown up” … Continue reading “Grow Your Side Hustle into a Full-Time Family Business – with Tom and Ariana Sylvester”
Have you ever encouraged someone to do something positive in their lives for a long time and then FINALLY they do it? This happened to me recently and I could not be happier with the result. Last month, I checked Facebook and discovered this message from my sister: “Look what I found when I opened … Continue reading “When An 18-Year Old Learns How to Become a Millionaire”
One fall night in 2010, my wife Nicole and I were watching the Suze Orman Show. (Yes, I used to DVR it). There was this fun segment where someone would call in and Suze would analyze that person’s financial health and give them a grade. It was called How Am I Doing? One term that … Continue reading “How to Increase Your Net Worth by $700,000 in 7 Years”
On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid. I had an incredibly important purchase I was about to make. After breezing through the sliding doors, I headed straight back to the pharmacy area. I was beaming. I was grinning ear-to-ear. Given my … Continue reading “How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Freedom”
During late 2013 while I was traveling out-of-town for work, my wife Nicole found our “forever house”. This home had everything she was looking for including an attached garage, open floor plan, updated kitchen, walk-in closet and a big backyard on a half-acre lot. She told me that this was THE ONE and as soon as I … Continue reading “15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years”