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Nick True

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Mapped Out Money
Budgeting, Investing
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)

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I read a lot of personal finance books and books in general. Some are lackluster, some are meh, some are good, and some are incredible. Broke Millennial is a top freaking notch personal finance book and I haven’t read one quite like this in a long time. It’s a refreshing read that deals with a […] The post Broke Millennial Book Review – New Finance Book 2017 appeared first on Mapped ...
Posted: May 18 2017 @ 4:11 AM
Hey, folks! This is a sweet guest post from Kayla over at Frugal Rules. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about investing while in debt and whether or not to do it. Everyone’s situation is different, but I wanted to give you another person to compare when you’re trying to answer this question. So listen […] The post Why I’m Investing Even Though I’m Still in Debt appeared first on Mapped ...
Posted: Apr 13 2017 @ 5:00 AM
This is the most comprehensive review of You Need A Budget (YNAB) online. In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about YNAB, whether or not it’s right for you, how to set it up, and common pitfalls people face when starting YNAB. If you’ve ever been: Frustrated by trying to make a budget […] The post Ultimate YNAB Review and How To Start: Best Budgeting App 2017 appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 16 2017 @ 4:00 AM
It’s Thursday night. You just got home from a long day at work. You were running around like crazy and just when you thought things were going well, your boss made a snide comment about last week’s meeting. “If he wanted you to be better prepared,” you think to yourself, “maybe he should have given […] The post How To Stay On Budget By Never Using This One Word appeared first ...
Posted: Jan 26 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Just start a budget they said. It’ll be easy they said. All you gotta do is start a budget. Then all of your money problems will be solved and you’ll ride off into the sunset in romantic money bliss. So you try it out. You start a budget. And then you barely get two weeks in […] The post 3 Reasons You Should Stop Budgeting By The Month appeared first on Mapped ...
Posted: Oct 19 2016 @ 6:00 AM
I was 21. I had just graduated from college; Hanna and I were pumped. We were excited for me to start my career and finally make some real money. With Hanna still in grad school, a full-time salary would be extremely helpful. But just as soon as I started, the weight of “what you’re supposed to do” […] The post Questioning Everything With Money Is The Best Thing We’ve Done appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 05 2016 @ 6:00 AM
Last week a friend and I were talking about what to do when you want to pay back your student loans fast, but you also have a 401K that you want to use. He’s going to be graduating soon and is wondering what to do with his excess cash. Should he use everything he can […] The post Your 401K Is Way More Important Than Your Student Debt appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 28 2016 @ 6:00 AM
A few weeks ago I was sitting in the lobby of a hotel in Houston TX. I had been working on my laptop for a few hours when the 20-something girl behind the desk asked me what I was working on. I told her that I help young people believe they can actually choose financial freedom. We […] The post Financial Freedom Is A Choice, Not A Gift appeared first on Mapped Out ...
Posted: Sep 21 2016 @ 6:00 AM
When I was first learning about finance I wanted to focus on investing. Investing seemed to be a world of possibilities where I could gain untold riches and rapidly grow my net worth. I didn’t know much, so I read every book I could get my hands on about investing for a couple of years. […] The post Why 20somethings Should Stop Worrying About Investing appeared first on Mapped Out Money. ...
Posted: Sep 14 2016 @ 6:00 AM
Imagine you’re in the middle of your second semester Junior year and you’re taking 5 courses. In order to keep a GPA of 3.25, you really need to pull off at two A’s and 3 B’s this semester. You’re stressing out because that’s gonna be pretty tough, especially with your one professor Mr. ithinkthisistheonlyclassyouaretaking. So […] The post The Best Way To Deal With All Your Retirement Accounts appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 07 2016 @ 6:00 AM


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