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The Goal: Financial Independence Retire Early and what you need to know to get there. Articles cover generating a monthly surplus, budgeting, and investing.

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19 Ways to Use Your Tax Refund to Build Wealth

For the fiscal year 2019, the IRS issued over $452 billion in tax refunds to nearly 122 million Americans. Who largely spent it on passing pleasures rather than investing toward improving their lives long term. With tax day rapidly approaching on May 17, many Americans have already filed and started receiving their refunds. So, what’s the best way …

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5 Best Personal Finance Tips From The Man Who Helps Financial Advisors

If you ask ten financial advisors for a financial plan, you’ll probably get ten different responses. Only a handful of people in the world have interacted with thousands of financial advisors. I’m one of those people, and I’d like to share the most important finance tips I’ve learned from them. Who Am I?  My name is James …

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18 Ways to Retire Early by House Hacking

House hacking has been taking place way before the phrase “house hacking” existed. House hacking is when someone buys a primary residence and rents it to tenants who cover a portion or all of the mortgage. So, instead of covering the entire mortgage payment to gain equity in the home, the tenants pay rent towards …

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How to Become Financially Independent

Congratulations! You’ve made the most critical step in the entire process – searching out how to become financially independent. In my book, I explain how I made several money mistakes over and over before finally making the decision that enough is enough. To be sure, achieving financial independence has to be a priority if you …

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Financial Independence with Rentals in 3 Years: How Becky Did It

Three years ago, Becky Nova had no interest in even owning a home, much less becoming a real estate investor. Today she owns ten units and teaches women how to invest in real estate and build passive income from rental properties. “I’m a traveler, the free spirit type – I never saw myself settling down. …

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19 Blue Chip Stocks For Incredibly Reliable Dividends

Generally, blue chip stocks are those of the highest quality, and many provide reliable dividends. Investors may be familiar with the term blue chip stock. This is because blue chips were traditionally the most valuable at a casino. And while investors should never associate the stock market with gambling, blue-chip stocks refer to the best …

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How To Invest In Dividend Stocks For Income

There are plenty of different ways to invest, and which one is ‘best’ will depend upon the individual investor’s personal situation. There has been one particular investing strategy that has afforded investors upside participation when markets are rising, modest downside protection when markets are falling, and steady dividend income throughout, making it a winning strategy …

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Curious What To Do When You’re Bored? Here Are 19 Things to Try

In today’s fast-paced world, everybody seems to have something to do at all times. However, when we get a little bit of downtime, we may sometimes get lost and feel bored. Here are 20 things to do so you can say goodbye to boredom. Let’s begin! Pick out gifts for your loved ones. Are there …

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