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Tim Jordan

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Atypical Finance
Debt, Frugality/Saving
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Reversing lifestyle inflation can help your finances out a great deal. But what if there was a way to stop lifestyle inflation even before it starts? In the medical field, it is widely known that preventing a sickness or disease is preferable to trying to treat or reverse one. Similarly, if you can stop lifestyle inflation... The post 5 Ways to Stop Lifestyle Inflation Before it Starts appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: May 12 2017 @ 9:00 AM
A while back, while cleaning up some of the stuff I left at my mom’s house years ago, I found an old spreadsheet I created with all of my bills on it. It served as a big reminder of how easy lifestyle inflation can creep up on an unsuspecting budget. The spreadsheet was created around... The post How to Reverse Lifestyle Inflation appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: May 05 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Fear. Fear sucks. I don’t know of one person that actually likes to be afraid. We’d all much rather be confident in what we’re doing and not afraid of anything. I’ve started to notice fears in my own life. Some are normal, like having a fear that something will happen to my children. Others are... The post Fear: What it Does and How to Overcome it appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Apr 28 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Note: None of this should be taken as legal advice. In addition, life changes, such as raises, promotions, marriage, or kids, may result in a higher or lower taxable income. It’s best to consult a professional to see what is best for your individual situation. See my disclaimer for more information. “In this world nothing... The post If You Enjoy Getting a Tax Refund, Try this Instead appeared first on Atypical ...
Posted: Apr 21 2017 @ 9:00 AM
At the end of this month my manager is going to be leaving the company I work for. I’ve worked under him for almost all of the more-than-two-years I’ve been with my current company, and he’s probably the best manager I’ve ever had. I’m excited for him to take on the next leg of his... The post 6 things I Learned from My Manager About Personal Finance appeared first on Atypical ...
Posted: Apr 14 2017 @ 9:00 AM
This past week I turned 33 years old. I’m starting to become aware of the fact that I am no longer a young man. I’m definitely not old by any means, but having another birthday made me reflect a little on retirement. I only have 32 years of working life left until the traditional retirement... The post What is Your Worst-Case Retirement Age? appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Apr 07 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Are you trying to pay off your debt? I’m planning on finally eradicating all of my non-mortgage debt this year. I’ve written before how I completely derailed my get out of debt train at one point. It was silly of me and could have been avoided. In my experience, most credit card debt can be avoided.... The post The 5 Quickest Ways to Go into More Debt appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Mar 31 2017 @ 9:00 AM
If you’re anything like me then you have been mad at yourself at one time or twelve for acquiring so much debt. You have thoughts of regret mixed with a bunch of “if only’s.” “If only I didn’t have so much debt, then I would be able to afford a nice vacation.” It could be something... The post Debt Payoff – Celebrate the Small Wins appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Mar 24 2017 @ 9:00 AM
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join two people (things) in holy matrimony. They are very different things and can directly clash with one another; but when brought together, they can make managing your finances an incredible journey. Sound like your marriage? The two things I’m talking about are the abundance mindset and... The post The Marriage Between an Abundance Mindset and Managing Your Money Well appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 17 2017 @ 8:50 AM
A budget and pop music. Two things that are usually not compared together. Have you listened to any pop music recently? Some songs can sound very much the same so you can’t really tell what artist is singing it. Other songs sound vastly different even though it’s still considered pop music. Pop music these days... The post Four Must-Haves for Every Budget appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Mar 10 2017 @ 8:50 AM


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