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Kevin C

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Filling The Pig
General Finance
debt, saving money, investing
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West Salem, Wisconsin, United States
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If you have visited my site before and read any of my personal finance articles or eBooks, you know that much of what I write about are my own experiences with successful money management. I enjoy providing a different perspective on personal finance topics – my own experiences of what works and what doesn’t work. […] The post 10 Successful Money Management Tips to Live By – from a 52 Year ...
Posted: Aug 06 2018 @ 5:50 PM
I have always been interested in the subject of passive income, specifically how to create passive income opportunities – to some degree, you might say I‘m a bit obsessed. Why? because I believe it’s an important aspect of building wealth – kind of like having a 2nd job you don’t have to show up at […] The post How to Create Passive Income Through a Dividend Income Strategy appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 19 2018 @ 4:00 AM
My Opportunity in Pictures/Video – Spring 2018 Update It’s been a long winter with the last snowfall ending in late April. But things are now greening up and I am looking forward to a great summer on the hobby farm. Below are two short videos and one picture. The first video is of the valley […] The post Financial Independence Has Its Benefits – Hobby Farm Life in Wisconsin appeared first ...
Posted: Jun 02 2018 @ 2:38 PM
Most often the discussion surrounding consumer debt focuses on how to get out of debt, why debt is bad, and why saving money is good.  In addition, debt is often a topic of interest for many personal finance books, blogs, and websites, including Filling The Pig.  These perspectives are educational, relevant and important to the […] The post Understanding the Debt Trap from the Outside In – the Marketing of Debt ...
Posted: May 29 2018 @ 6:47 PM
The Snowball Method is one of the most talked about concepts for eliminating debt. For some it’s viewed as the only way to pay off debt (i.e. FTP), for others it’s viewed as an impractical approach because it doesn’t take into consideration the interest rate you’re paying on your debt. However, regardless of what debt […] The post Why the Snowball Method Works – Empowerment, Momentum and Confidence appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 10 2018 @ 11:46 AM
Actually, the real question might be – how many credit cards should you have based on what the credit card companies think' Ever since I started blogging about personal finance topics I have wanted to write an article focused on credit cards, specifically the number of credit cards you should have. Because I believe effective […] The post How Many Credit Cards Should You Have' My Credit Score with One Credit ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 3:00 AM
  Are you strapped for cash living paycheck-to-paycheck' Want to earn some additional cash, without the need to start a second job' Are you looking for another way to make some extra money with a side hustle'     There are literally hundreds of ways that you can create your own side hustle to generate […] The post Make Money Online by Renting the Things You Already Own: Peer-to-Peer Renting with ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 2:14 AM
Are you concerned with how your aging parents will manage their finances' Will you be able to help your parents’ when the time comes' Is managing your parents’ finances on the horizon for you or one of your siblings'       I started managing my parents’ finances over three years ago, they were in […] The post 5 Must Dos Before You Start Managing Your Parents’ Finances appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 3:49 AM
It’s not really well know where the term “Cash is King” came from.  If you Google it most of the references you will find will be in relation to running a business or investing. From my own personal finance experiences I have found the cash is king concept an important perspective when obtaining personal finance success. […] The post A Personal Finance Perspective on Why Cash is King appeared first on . ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 2:00 AM
It’s that feeling of being restricted or confined, like sitting in the middle seat of a commercial airliner knowing you’re going to have to inconvenience someone when you have to use the bathroom. The perspective that you have to give something up. Like wanting to watch your favorite football game or that new episode of Dancing […] The post The Art of Being a Cheapskate – How I Successfully Manage My Budget ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 6:39 AM


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