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The Money Sprout
Early Retirement
Hustling, Investing
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North Carolina, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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For the past 5 years, we have been tracking our net worth and periodically posting the results here on The Money Sprout. In that time, we have grown our net worth by over $300,000! A ton of that growth is a result of the stock market and the huge gains everyone has seen with their […] The post How We are Growing Our Net Worth – December 2019 appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 21 2020 @ 7:30 AM
​I recently had an issue with my credit score dropping by a lot ... almost overnight.  In less than 2 months time, ​two of my credit scores both dropped by 40 points!Before I get too worried about this huge drop ... I wanted to point out a few things. First, at this time in my life […] The post How to Destroy Your Credit Score Overnight appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Feb 18 2020 @ 7:30 AM
​If you have children and are anything like my wife and I, then you've probably had some sleepless nights thinking about how to pay for college.   And the more kids that you have ... the more I'm sure ​the cost of college is on your mind.  I know ​that I think about the rising costs […] The post What is Dual Enrollment? How We are Saving on College Tuition for ...
Posted: Feb 14 2020 @ 7:26 AM
For the past 3 years, I have made it a tradition to publish a post detailing our annual housing expenses. I have found that these summary posts have several benefits. For example, I like to know how much our family is actually spending each year to live in our home. I have a general idea […] The post How Much Does It Really Cost to Own a Home in 2019? appeared ...
Posted: Feb 11 2020 @ 7:27 AM
Typically at the end of every month, I like to publish an update on our dividend income portfolio. We have been tracking the amount of dividend income we earn each month since 2008. Way back in 2008 … my wife and I started our investment journey with blue chip dividend stocks. Each month since then […] The post How Much Dividend Income Did We Earn in January 2020? appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 07 2020 @ 9:03 AM
Many of us in the personal finance world seem to get so caught up on maximizing our savings, earning more income, investing, growing our net worth, and finding ways to optimize every aspect about our finances. I am guilty of doing this. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t either log into an investment […] The post My Favorite Life Hack appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Jan 03 2020 @ 9:18 AM
​Happy New Year!  I hope everyone is eager to start off the new decade on a good note.  I know that my family and I are looking forward to 2020 and the best that it can bring.Today I wanted to keep things short and provide a list of my top 10 health goals for 2020. […] The post My Top 10 Health and Fitness Goals for 2020 appeared first on The ...
Posted: Jan 01 2020 @ 3:27 AM
​This isn't one of those posts that tells you to cut your cable to save an extra $1,000 a year.  Nor is this post going to give you 100+ ways to increase your income by signing up for online survey sites.Today I'm going to talk to you instead about a sustainable way to put more […] The post How to Calculate Your 2020 FREE Money appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Dec 17 2019 @ 1:19 PM
This post is a bit late, but I wanted to give a recap of my oldest son’s (15 years old at the time of this writing) first year of high school … and how we (our son, my wife, and I) are beginning to take some steps to hack college for him. As I write this, […] The post List of College Hacks for High School Freshman appeared first on The Money ...
Posted: Oct 29 2019 @ 7:52 AM
Most experts would agree - starting an emergency fund is a critical step in managing your personal finances.  Without a solid emergency fund, you (and your family) could be at risk for financial ruin in the event of a job loss, medical emergency, or something worse. If you are just getting started in adulthood or haven’t […] The post How to Start an Emergency Fund appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Oct 22 2019 @ 7:49 AM


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