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John

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Name:
The Money Sprout
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Hustling, Investing
Start Year:
2011

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Location:
North Carolina, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
IT / Systems Analyst
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Latest Blog Posts

Saving money is one of the most important steps you can take in personal finance to build wealth. While it may seem difficult to do at times, the benefits of paying yourself first every month are too great to ignore. For example, a person who saves (and invests) $5,000 per year at the age of […] The post One Reason to Give Yourself a Loan appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 4:07 AM
If you happened to have read our retirement investing strategy post for this year, then you already know we have set some lofty goals. For example, we are contributing $6,000 to my pension, planning to add another $5,500 to a spousal Roth IRA, and another $5,300 to my Roth IRA. All of that is in […] The post Pay Yourself First – When You Cut Monthly Spending appeared first on The ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 7:35 AM
I don’t have all the answers when it comes to teaching children how to invest in the stock market. Having 3 kids of my own, I often struggle trying to figure out how to spark their interest and make investing fun. There are so many concepts I want to teach them about personal finance. Investing […] The post Teaching Children How to Invest in the Stock Market appeared first on The ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 12:06 PM
As I sit here now writing this almost half way through February (2018), the stock markets have been on a wild roller coaster. Some investors who were not around in 2008 to 2010 have never witnessed this type of volatility and correction. Others may have forgotten that … yes the market does go down. I’ll […] The post Retirement Investing: Our Strategy for 2018 appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 10:00 AM
As I sit here now writing this almost half way through February (2018), the stock markets have been on a wild roller coaster. Some investors who were not around in 2008 to 2010 have never witnessed this type of volatility and correction. Others may have forgotten that … yes the market does go down. I’ll […] The post Retirement Investing: Our Strategy for 2018 appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 10:00 AM
My wife and I have a goal of paying $0 in federal taxes this year. There is nothing illegal about it. We are not trying to cheat the system. Instead, we are trying to optimize how we earn our income and where it all ends up by using current tax laws. Our goal is to […] The post Why Are We Optimizing Our Roth Contributions Now' appeared first on The Money ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 10:03 AM
My wife and I have a goal of paying $0 in federal taxes this year. There is nothing illegal about it. We are not trying to cheat the system. Instead, we are trying to optimize how we earn our income and where it all ends up by using current tax laws. Our goal is to […] The post Why Are We Optimizing Our Roth Contributions Now' appeared first on The Money ...
Posted: Feb 07 2018 @ 10:03 AM
I have a full-time job that pays our family well. The W2 income that we earn from that job pays for things like our monthly mortgage, food, utilities, cell phone bills, car payments, etc. Basically it is a good paying job that covers our monthly expenses with a little bit of savings leftover that is […] The post January 2018 Blogging for Income Recap appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 12:14 PM
I have a full-time job that pays our family well. The W2 income that we earn from that job pays for things like our monthly mortgage, food, utilities, cell phone bills, car payments, etc. Basically it is a good paying job that covers our monthly expenses with a little bit of savings leftover that is […] The post January 2018 Blogging for Income Recap appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Feb 05 2018 @ 12:14 PM
One of my favorite things about personal finance (besides investing in dividend stocks) is calculating our net worth. We have been tracking our net worth and posting updates here on The Money Sprout for almost 3 years now. During that time, we have only seen our net worth drop one time. How crazy awesome is […] The post How We are Growing Our Net Worth – January 2018 appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 8:48 AM

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