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When You Feel ‘Outclassed’ by the Financial Situation of Others, Consider This
Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Oct 23, 2018
Questions About Credit Scores, Account Security, Philosophy Books, TIPS, and More!
Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Oct 22, 2018
Need Some Money Motivation? Try the Buddy System

On and off over the years I’ve had gym buddies I could rely upon to keep me showing up for…

Jon Gorey
Jon Gorey
Oct 23, 2018
Trying to Time the Market? Missing Just a Handful of the Best Days Can Tank Your Returns

Advocates of buy-and-hold stock investing make a strong case as to why it can be disastrous for a novice investor…

Drew Housman
Drew Housman
Oct 22, 2018
The Fight for the Right to Repair: Why It’s Getting Harder to Fix Your Own Stuff

Major technology manufacturers have been making it increasingly difficult for the average person to repair the items they produce. This…

Drew Housman
Drew Housman
Oct 21, 2018
Connecting Money Management and Time Management

I’m going to share the gist of a conversation I had with a reader a couple of weeks ago. This…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Oct 20, 2018
Friendships and the Financial Turnaround

Back when I was at the peak of my foolish spending days, I had a set of three good friends…

Trent Hamm
Trent Hamm
Oct 19, 2018
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