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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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Hey everyone! I’ve got a great guest post today from Rick Pendykoski. Rick is the owner of Self Directed Retirement Plans LLC, a retirement planning firm based in Goodyear, AZ. He has over three decades of experience working with investments and retirement planning, and over the last 10 years has turned his focus to self-directed […] The post Best Retirement Plan Options: How to Choose the Best One for You appeared ...
Posted: Sep 16 2019 @ 10:00 AM
I’m a big fan of uniqueness. I believe in it so much that I use it as part of the foundation of how I teach people about finances. In fact, I love it so much that I made it one half of the title of my business. The “atypical” in Atypical Finance is all about […] The post Launching TODAY! Financial Coaching Catered to You appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Sep 09 2019 @ 1:31 PM
Ah, the American dream—to be able to live with life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Part of the American Dream has always been owning your own home, but that was set in stone before people were funding their own retirements. For almost all of us, a house is going to be the biggest purchase […] The post 7 Hidden Costs of Buying A House appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Sep 03 2019 @ 10:00 AM
This may not be a newsflash to some of you, but I have plans to retire someday. For that, I need to grow my money and investments to a number that will supply my wife and I with the life that we want in retirement. A 401K is a good option for that. Unfortunately, I […] The post My 401K Had an 80% Return! Here’s How I Did It. appeared first ...
Posted: Aug 26 2019 @ 10:00 AM
I’ve been studying personal finance—and helping people budget—for the better part of 15 years. In that time, the number one reason that people seem to struggle with their finances is their motivation and mindset. Motivation is one of the biggest hurdles we encounter when we want to reach any goal. We’ve all been there. We […] The post Motivation: What Affects it and How to Get Lots More of it appeared ...
Posted: Aug 19 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Budgeting on a variable income can be a beast. There isn’t any normalcy. You aren’t sure if you’re going to make enough money this week to pay your bills. Things can feel really uncomfortable trying to budget when you’re not bringing home the same amount every paycheck. You may have even given up on budgeting because it seems too difficult.  If you’re not getting paid the same amount of money regardless of how many ...
Posted: Aug 12 2019 @ 10:00 AM
We all face financial stress at one point or another. The reality is, is that it's inevitable and uncontrollable in most cases. Taking time to asses and correct our state of well being can make all the difference when persevering through challenging times, which is why in this article, we will be looking at why health should become a priority when trying to deal with financial stress. The post 5 Health Tips ...
Posted: Aug 05 2019 @ 10:00 AM
My family and I just got back from our yearly week-long trip to Colorado. We love going out to Colorado, partially for the amazing views and partially to visit our awesome family. This year the highlight of the trip was hiking a trail called Devil’s Head Lookout. It’s a fire lookout tower on the front range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It has some of the most spectacular views I’ve ever ...
Posted: Jul 30 2019 @ 10:00 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” and “why” questions. Thoughts like “Why did I let myself get into so much debt?” or “I wouldn’t be struggling right […] The post Debt Payoff – Celebrate the Small Wins appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Jul 22 2019 @ 10:00 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. The spreadsheet was created around the second year my wife and I were married. We’re going on year fourteen now, so this was […] The post How to Reverse Lifestyle Inflation appeared first on Atypical Finance. ...
Posted: Jul 15 2019 @ 10:00 AM


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