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Avoiding Groupthink With 4 Tips

Avoiding Groupthink With 4 Tips

Why is it that if I know your stance on climate change I more than likely know your stance on abortion?  How is it possible that knowing your stance on the second amendment means I likely know your stance on which bathroom you think a […]

What To Do If Your 401K Plan Sucks

What To Do If Your 401K Plan Sucks

Not all 401K plans are created equal.  Some are okay or even pretty good while others are downright terrible.  Two years ago mine was one of the worst.  I’m talking about a very limited selection of awful funds with expensive fees.  Everything was “A Share” […]

“How Do I Lose Belly Fat??”

“How Do I Lose Belly Fat??”

“How do I lose belly fat?” or “How fast can I lose belly fat?” or “If I work out every day can I have abs by summer?” Some form of this question has got to be the most asked question in gyms all over America. […]

Don’t Trust The Spreadsheet: How We Paid Off $34K Of Debt In Five Months

Don’t Trust The Spreadsheet: How We Paid Off $34K Of Debt In Five Months

It was August 2013 and we had just got home from an amazing, totally not frugal, honeymoon Maui.  We got all of Theresa’s stuff moved into my apartment and we were officially married.  One of the first things on my to-do list was combining our […]

You Don’t Have To Be Frugal To Be Good With Money

You Don’t Have To Be Frugal To Be Good With Money

A good diet and a good budget are similar.  In order to be in good financial or physical health, you need to budget your dollars/calories.  Another hallmark of both is you have to have some room for fun.  There has to be room for pizza and […]

Why I’m Not Buying The Mutual Fund of The Future

Why I’m Not Buying The Mutual Fund of The Future

Has anyone else heard of the new AI (Artificial Intelligence) Equity Fund ETF AIEQ?  It is a fairly standard actively managed fund trying to beat the market.  What makes this fund so unique is that it is managed not by a person but by a computer. […]

Should You Buy A Home Gym

Should You Buy A Home Gym

One of the only requirements I had, when we were house shopping, was it needed an area that could be used for a home gym.  I didn’t care if it was a garage, a basement, a bonus room or a shed outside.  We moved into […]

Money Isn’t Evil

Money Isn’t Evil

“Money is the root of all evil.”  This common quote actually comes from the Bible.  1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves […]

Talk Money While Dating To Avoid Divorce

Talk Money While Dating To Avoid Divorce

I was a little bit nervous the first time I ever brought it up.  Theresa and I had been dating for about two months and I was fairly certain she was the one.  One thing I knew we needed to discuss however was money.  Money […]

Benefits of 24 Hour Fasting

Benefits of 24 Hour Fasting

Fasting simply means to intentionally abstain from calories for some set amount of time.  Up until 5 years ago, the only people who were fasting were doing it for religious reasons.  Recently, however, fasting has gained popularity in the health and fitness industry and is […]