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JP Livingston

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The Money Habit
Early Retirement
Early Retirement, Investing
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Reading Time: 5 Min   Companies in the U.S. spend over $187 billion a year trying to insert their opinions into your buying decisions. How can you protect yourself from their influence? One easy trick. Introducing the perspective of the Negative Purchase.   I was playing a game with a few friends the other day. The post $187 Billion vs You: One Trick To Combat Social Pressure In Your Purchases appeared ...
Posted: Aug 08 2017 @ 12:49 PM
Reading Time: 9 Minutes   Ever wondered how much you can make blogging? I’m talking about my favorite income-generating idea today. Here are real numbers from real case studies, plus how to start a blog of your own in under 10 minutes.   When I started this blog about 10 months ago, I was just The post How Much Can You Actually Make Blogging? appeared first on The Money Habit. ...
Posted: Jul 28 2017 @ 1:55 PM
Reading Time: 6 Min   If you think you’re doing all the biggest things you can to build your nest egg, you’re probably wrong. Here’s the system that will prevent you from missing the biggest opportunities.   I am asked often what my biggest mistake was on the road to financial independence. It’s a good The post Your Biggest Mistake Is Ahead Of You: 60% Efficiency And The System To Catch ...
Posted: Jul 27 2017 @ 1:53 PM
Reading Time: 7 Min   Two methods to get the scoop on appreciation in your neighborhood, for an existing home or an investment. Includes a twenty second and a fifteen minute version.   I’ve said many times before that real estate is hyperlocal; it explains why your aunt in Arizona and your brother in California The post How Hot Is Your Neighborhood’s Appreciation? Two Methods To Get Powerful Info About Your ...
Posted: Jul 27 2017 @ 12:42 PM
Reading Time: 7 Min   Below is a guest post from a friend of mine (who wishes to remain anonymous) in rebuttal to my post about A Harvard Education and what an exclusive, private college education can provide. As a new parent, he answers the question of whether sending his child to an elite private The post Guest Post: Harvard and Elite Private Universities – Are They Worth It? appeared first ...
Posted: Jul 25 2017 @ 12:42 PM
Reading Time: 4 Min   The latest in the What It’s Like To Be Retired series, chronicling day to day life as an early retiree. How pregnancy has ushered in a new chapter to retirement life (the good, the bad, and the Cheerios).   When I retired over a year ago, I had plenty of The post What It’s Like To Be Retired: Retired and…Pregnant? Resetting Retirement Expectations appeared first on ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 12:48 PM
Reading Time: 12 Min   A plan of action for those who are approaching retirement age with little saved.   I get some really interesting reader mail through the Contact page. By far the most common question I get is a variant of the below:   I’m 53 years old and through a combination of The post 50 And Nothing Saved For Retirement: What To Do, Where To Start appeared first ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 6:24 PM
Reading Time: 10 Min   Here are the major life lessons I learned at Harvard in one free, 10-minute post.   I took a road trip with some friends of mine this weekend. They are expecting a kiddo soon, and the conversation at some point turned to education. Would they want their kid to attend The post A Harvard Education in 10 Minutes appeared first on The Money Habit. ...
Posted: Jul 16 2017 @ 12:44 PM
Reading Time: 6 Min   I’ve gotten a huge response to the post this week on real income figures from bloggers. Below are three of the major groups/questions I received by email this week from readers on the subject of starting a blog. Whether you’re eager, indecisive, or terrified, there’s something here for you. And The post Starting a Successful Blog (Or Any New Project) – Answers For the Eager, the ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 12:46 PM
Reading Time: 6 Min   The CDC reports that 1 in 5 American adults will visit the emergency room each year. Spend five minutes doing research now to save yourself thousands of dollars if you ever have a health emergency.   Several years ago, I went on a business trip to a developing country. I The post The 5 Minute Plan That Could Save You $1000-$5000 In A Health Emergency appeared ...
Posted: Jul 04 2017 @ 12:55 PM


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