5 Smart Reasons to Have An Emergency Fund

Having an Emergency Fund is one of the first and most important steps in creating wealth. This simple act of saving will protect our families from the unexpected events of life and the dreaded ‘rainy day’.

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The Easiest Way to Build Wealth as a Couple

Hello all! Andy Hill here …  We have a new guest post from personal finance author Elle Martinez from Jumpstart Your Marriage and Your Money. Elle’s mission of helping couples improve their money-smart ways is right up my alley. Her article below gives you the skinny on how couples can truly take advantage of a dual income household. Enjoy!

Two incomes are better than one, right?

Marriage can be a beautiful partnership when spouses combine their gifts, talents, and support. Two incomes for a couple can also be a blessing – if used wisely. Let me explain.

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34 | Investing in Rental Real Estate with Cold Hard Cash

Real estate investing has been something I’ve been interested in for a long time. The ability to own a home that provides a monthly passive income and grows in value at a consistent rate over time sounds quite appealing to me.

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33 | Budget Your Way to Wealth (Results) & Protect Your Family’s Future

Last month, I threw down a challenge to start living on a monthly budget. This wealth building habit gives a purpose to every dollar you earn so your money doesn’t go wandering off. That is the essence of a zero-based budget. Every dollar gets a job whether it is for spending, saving, giving or investing. 

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Why More Parents are Getting 529 College Savings Accounts

One sign of hope coming out of the huge student loan crisis lately is that parents are starting to save more for future college expenses. According to Fidelity in 2016, families saving for college has increased from 58% to 72% over the past 10 years. With the cost of college increasing steadily, the more savings we have, the better prepared we’ll all be as parents.

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32 | Crowdfund Your Way into a Hollywood Movie

When I was in high school, I was really into movies. I loved watching them in the theaters. A wall in my room was filled with a collection of my favorite flicks on VHS. I even made my own murder mystery movie (I pretty much ripped off Scream).

All of those memories came flooding back to me last week when I interviewed a couple of real Hollywood movie producers. These are actual professionals that are making movies and putting them up on the big screen for the world to enjoy.

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3 Smart Reasons for New Investors to Choose Index Funds

When you’re in your 20’s and 30’s, planning for retirement doesn’t always end up at the top of your to-do list.

“Hmm… let’s see … check out the lineup for Lollapalooza or learn about my 401k investment options at work?”

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31 | How to Crush $52,000 in Debt in 7 Months

It seems the more we earn, the more we spend. There is always something new to buy, a service we want or an upgrade that is an absolute must-have. We see our neighbor’s new boat. Now, something inside of us “needs” that new boat too! And even if our income isn’t enough to buy it, well that doesn’t stop most of us. We’ll just borrow, put it on credit and go into massive debt trying to maintain a lifestyle that we simply can’t afford. 

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30 | How to Travel the World for a Living

In my endless pursuit to chat with all the most interesting people in the world, I started studying up on travel bloggers. These folks spend their days traveling across the US or globetrotting around the world. They capture their adventures through writing, photography or video. Some of the more popular travel bloggers do this full-time and their vagabond lifestyle is fully funded.

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