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Jon Dulin

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Debt, Building Wealth
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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For as long as I can remember, I have always supplemented my income with side hustles. I’m not sure how it started. My guess is that I wanted something as a kid and didn’t have enough money for it at the time, so I had to be creative and find ways to earn more money. I still do it today because I’ve realized that to get to where I want to ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 7:26 AM
How many times have you set a goal for yourself and failed miserably? If you are being honest, the answer is probably more than you want to admit. But don’t feel embarrassed. We all are in the same boat. Including me. I’ve failed at things so many times, I’ve lost track. But I’ve learned a secret trick to be successful when reaching goals. And ever since I learned of it, I ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 10:35 AM
There is nothing tougher than handling money as a couple. You both have your own interests and incomes and must somehow straddle the line of helping to keep the family afloat while also meeting your personal interests. It’s no wonder then that money is the leading cause of divorce in the US. With all of the missteps you can make managing your money, it might seem overwhelming. But fear not. In ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 7:15 AM
Longtime readers of this site know how much of an excel nerd I am. I have been tracking my finances using spreadsheets for close to 20 years now. While there are some things that I outsource, like tracking my investments with Personal Capital, budgeting is something I want more control over. That I why I created my own spreadsheet budget and shared with you 10 great free spreadsheet budgets. But I’ve ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 4:00 PM
The thought of someone breaking into our house and stealing our prized possessions is a real fear that many people deal with. But most people don’t worry about their personal information getting stolen and having their credit ruined. The reality is, identity theft is growing and it needs to be taken seriously. As more and more people turn to the internet to do their banking, investing and shopping, and as more ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 7:22 AM
Investing is all about risk versus reward. And for passive index investors, this often comes down to asset allocation. By tweaking your exposure between equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes, you can trade in some potential upside for reduced volatility. But risk management doesn’t have to end there! So in this article, I want to take a closer look at so-called passive index investing. And as you’ll see, these strategies ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 7:07 AM
If you are like many other readers of this blog, you are looking for ways to get a handle on your money so that you can save more money and live the life you want. While this might seem like a fantasy, it can be done thanks to Personal Capital. Before I explain how Personal Capital can help you reach your goals, I want tell you how it has made a ...
Posted: Aug 23 2017 @ 6:42 AM
If you want to experience financial independence or live the life of your dreams, you are going to have to avoid going into debt. Put simply, when you are in debt, you are working for someone else. Every dollar you earn is done so to pay someone else to satisfy your debt. As a result, you can never reach your goal of financial independence when you are saddled with debt. The ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 7:03 AM
The last time you looked at the enormous pile of receipts and financial statements you have, did you ever think to yourself, “how long should I keep these financial statements” or “do I need to keep this for any reason”? Because of the confusing nature of what to keep, what to toss, and how long to keep financial statements, I’ve decided to write a post on how long to keep financial ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 10:26 AM
Do you ever wonder what life is like for the rich and not-so famous? Do you wonder how they invest their money? Do you wonder about how they made their millions or what secrets they might have for you to benefit from? Well today is your lucky day as I am going to share the insider details. For a few years, I worked for a high net worth investment planning firm. To ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 9:43 AM


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