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Are you living paycheck to paycheck? Screw that! If your monthly budget is tight now, just wait until the next recession. You’re gonna be screwed much worse. Now is the time to break the paycheck to paycheck cycle and start building wealth. For years, I’ve assumed most of my readers don’t live month to month. […] The post Screw Living Paycheck To Paycheck appeared first on Retire Before Dad. ...
Posted: Jun 14 2018 @ 7:30 AM
I can describe my ideal retirement in three words. Long and healthy. If my retirement is long and healthy, I’ll have very little to complain about. Beyond that, everything else is icing on top of the cupcake. But like my four-year-old sugar-crazed daughter, I spend a lot of time thinking about the icing. A Healthy […] The post The Changing Realities Of An Ideal Retirement appeared first on Retire Before Dad. ...
Posted: Jun 07 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Most of us aren’t looking for extravagant wealth. We simply want sustainable and long-lasting wealth that provides financial security for our families and enough money to fund the lifestyle we desire. That kind of wealth is more attainable than most people think. But there are no shortcuts. By consistently following a tried and true strategy over […] The post 7 Smart Money Habits To Build Long-Term Wealth appeared first on Retire Before ...
Posted: May 31 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Google announced its purchase of a minority stake in LendingClub in May 2013. That event opened my eyes to the potential of earning passive income via peer lending. Five years after making my first note investment, my LendingClub holdings are back to providing reliable returns after some turbulence over the past 18 months. This LendingClub investor review shares […] The post LendingClub Investor Review 2018 – Five Years Of Solid Returns appeared first on ...
Posted: May 24 2018 @ 7:30 AM
A New York-based company called Construction Robotics has designed and built a bricklaying robot called SAM (Semi-Automated Mason) that can place up to 3,000 bricks during an 8-hour day. That’s about three times the number of bricks that the fastest human bricklayers can set. The machine requires at least two humans to load materials and finish […] The post No Shortcuts For Bricklayers appeared first on Retire Before Dad. ...
Posted: May 17 2018 @ 7:30 AM
One of my goals for the year is to simplify my finances. I’ve made progress and I’m on track to consolidate most of the accounts I’ve targeted. While looking over my various accounts during this process, I realized it’s been a while since I’ve evaluated some recurring expenses to see if our family can save […] The post Does A High Insurability Score Help You Save Money On Premiums? appeared first ...
Posted: May 10 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Having your first child is a truly life-altering event. Far more-so than marriage, a new job, or a trip around the world. Parents make extraordinary sacrifices for their children. But few realize the extent of those sacrifices until becoming a parent themselves. When I think back to my life before kids, I still can’t get […] The post Craft A Better Life Than Your Parents appeared first on Retire Before Dad. ...
Posted: May 03 2018 @ 7:30 AM
Today’s post is in coordination with #FinHealthMatters Day, an awareness campaign spearheaded by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI). CFSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to improve the financial health of Americans, especially the under-served, by shaping a robust and innovative financial services marketplace with increased access to higher quality products and practices. See […] The post A Three-Pronged Approach To Funding Your Child’s College Education appeared first on Retire ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 7:30 AM
This week’s article is a guest post featuring Beau Mueller. Beau is from Hawaii and a proud father of two young boys. He is also the founder of The Moneywise Teacher, a site where educators can find useful information, advice, insights, resources, and inspiration to help them make and save more money.  I’m personally looking […] The post Teach Kids Money Management Skills With These 9 Awesome Tools appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 19 2018 @ 7:30 AM
In 2002, a nineteen-year-old garbage man in the U.K. named Michael Carroll won a lottery jackpot worth $14 million dollars. Instead of making smart money moves with his winnings, he spent his fortune on jewelry and a mansion where he threw lavish parties with drugs and prostitutes. A decade later, he was broke and working […] The post Liquor, Ladies, and Leverage: How Smart People Go Broke appeared first on Retire ...
Posted: Apr 12 2018 @ 7:30 AM


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