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Michael Murphy

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Murphy On Money
General Finance
Life, Money, Budgeting
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Last week a group of former classmates from my MBA program and I got together and somehow the topic came around to credit cards.   I think the conversation went like this; Recent Travel –> Travel Hacking –> Travel Points –> Credit Cards to get Travel Rewards While we were going back and forth about travel rewards I made... The post Well That Was Awkward… Coming Clean about Credit Cards appeared first on Murphy On ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 7:21 AM
Step 1: Know Your Numbers The first step to reduce financial stress is to look at the situation in detail.  Sure, it may not be pretty. Heck, you may be trying to ignore the details because you’re afraid to know, but until you look at the whole situation and learn the numbers you won’t be... The post 3 Simple Steps to Reduce Financial Stress and Live Better appeared first on Murphy ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 2:18 PM
 Updated Charts     January Results NET WORTH $391,995 Change + $19,440 % Change in Net Worth + 5.22% Money In Investments $239,855 Change + $15,320 % Change in Investments + 6.82% Benchmark: S&P 500 was up 4.75% Takeaways This is the 5th month of net worth tracking and the 5th month of net worth... The post Net Worth Update – January 2018 appeared first on Murphy On Money. ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 6:38 PM
We have all made mistakes which cost us money.  If you’re a Dave Ramsey fan then you know when someone calls his show and has made a mistake which costs them money he calls it being charged “stupid tax”.  It makes sense. You’re being “taxed” for your stupidity in that situation. The idea is that we’ve... The post Stupid Tax and a Crazy Expensive Bed… appeared first on Murphy On Money. ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 5:06 PM
If you like podcasts, please check mine out wherever you listen to podcasts or you can plug in and listen right here Listen to “Ep12 – Saving For Retirement Just Got Easier” on Spreaker. Alright, first things first.  Yes, I am alive and well.  Thank you to the followers that reached out. I’m glad you’re... The post Saving for Retirement Just Got a Little Easier! appeared first on Murphy On Money. ...
Posted: Oct 20 2017 @ 9:01 AM
Stay or move…  Rent or buy…  ''' You may have found yourself evaluating these options before… if not its likely that one day you will.  This post dives into our family’s evaluation of housing option and what finally decided. In a previous episode of Murphy On Money that my wife and I were saving up... The post Rent or Buy… Evaluating Housing Options appeared first on Murphy On Money. ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 8:41 AM
Like the 4-minute mile, often something feels impossible until someone accomplishes the seemingly impossible.  If you find yourself saddled with credit card debt and wondering what you can do about it, you may find hope in this post. Patty Moore from WorkingMotherLife.com discusses the 4 methods she used to fight her way out of crippling credit... The post 4 Tips for Getting Out of Credit Card Debt appeared first on Murphy On ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 7:34 AM
Like audio' Check out the Podcast!  Listen to “Murphy on Money – Ep11 – Marshmallows and Self-control” on Spreaker. Have you ever heard of the Standford University Marshmallow Experiment on self-control and delayed gratification'  If you haven’t, at the end of this post I put a link to some pretty hilarious videos you should check... The post Marshmallows and Self-control appeared first on Murphy On Money. ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 10:33 PM
Let’s talk about mortgages!   Okay, we all don’t have one but if you do, or ever might, there are some things you should all know. Like audio' Check out the Podcast!  Listen to “Murphy on Money – Ep8 – 3 Things We Should All Know About Mortgages” on Spreaker. Honestly, there is quite a... The post 3 Things We Should All Know About Mortgages appeared first on Murphy On Money. ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 8:48 AM
In a recent post, I mentioned a sacrifice of just $10 a day in your paycheck could stack up to be over $1 million in about 35 years.  Most of the folks that read that article probably thought, “well that’s great Murphy but where am I going to find $300 a month”.   I understand that... The post 2 Effortless Ways to Save $300 a Month appeared first on Murphy On Money. ...
Posted: Aug 03 2017 @ 10:00 AM


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