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Why People Should Be Thrown in Jail For Sharing Fake News
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Coronavirus Pandemic: Why People Should Be Thrown in Jail For Sharing Fake News

Unless you live in a cave, the coronavirus, COVID-19, has affected the way you live in many ways. Mine sure has. Some good, others bad. For starters, I no longer have to commute to work. My physical office has been closed for two weeks now, indefinitely. So I’ve been working …

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Coronavirus stock market crash
Investing

How to Survive and Thrive from the Coronavirus Stock Market Crash

As I’m writing this, the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the globe, causing the U.S. stock market to plunge more than 20% in a few weeks. The rush to safety accelerated to unseen levels since the Black Monday of 1987. Thanks to the uncertainty. As if that’s …

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American dream
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What 20 Years in America has Taught Me About Money

Today is my 20th anniversary living in America— the land of milk and honey. The place where pretty much anything that I’m accustomed to seeing is bigger. Bigger houses, bigger cars, bigger TVs., bigger you name it. I can vividly remember what my reaction was

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Avoid 30-year mortgage like the plague
American dream

Why You Should Avoid a 30-Year Mortgage Like the Plague (and how the coronavirus paid off our mortgage)

For many people, owning their own home, as opposed to renting and paying someone else’s bond, is a dream come true. And the dream usually starts as soon as your realtor hands you the keys— you suddenly have more room, greater privacy, and in our case, a spacious backyard where …

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Net worth update
Financial Planning
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The Road to Riches Starts Here: Track Your Net Worth

It may not be a surprise to my readers, but I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with tracking our net worth. Every month, I update a spreadsheet to keep track of our numbers, in addition to logging into various sites that aggregate our financial data over the web. I’ve …

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Beating The Street By Peter Lynch
Books

Book Review: Beating the Street by Peter Lynch (How He Conquered the Stock Market)

This post is about Peter Lynch’s successful exploits to conquer the stock market. I’ve happened to get hold of a copy of his book, Beating the Street, which I enjoyed thoroughly.

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Why building your muscle is one of the best investments you can make
Health
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Why Building Your Muscles is One of the Best Investments You Can Make

Here are the top reasons why I think developing your muscles is one of the best investments that you can make.

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Insurance
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Open Enrollment: Why I Switched to an HSA

Do you know what’s the biggest expense that you will incur in your lifetime? Nope. It’s not your home. I remember my hand was shaking when I handed my agent a $43,000 cashier’s check as a down payment for our house, 15 years ago. But like I said, it’s not …

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Art Ability
Motivation
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Art Ability: Overcoming Disability Through Art

As someone married to a rehab nurse, dinners often consist of sad stories of people in dire circumstances— from someone who was debilitated by a mild stroke, to someone who needs multiple surgeries because of a traumatic brain injury, or a concussion. If you’re contemplating losing weight, it’s a great way …

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Book Review: Everyday Millionaires
Books

Book Review: Everyday Millionaires By Chris Hogan

If you search for images of millionaires over the web, what do you see? People in nice black suits, tall hats, and fancy cars. Maybe pictures of your favorite celebrities or athletes? A millionaire is someone with net assets of at least seven digits— that’s assets minus liabilities. In contrast, …

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