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20 Passive Income Ideas To Consider In 2018

Normal people earn a paycheck and spend most of it every month. Wealthy people invest their money and time into income producing assets and business ideas that make money. What better way to start 2018 than by creating new passive income streams to help free your time and build wealth? To get you motivated, I’ve compiled a […]

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8 Investments I Made Last Quarter

The Portfolio page on my blog has been updated as of December 31st, 2017. This page outlines my portfolio of taxable investments and the income generated on a yearly and average monthly basis. Click here to see all previous updates. I’ve tracked my investment income (aka passive income) in my non-retirement accounts on this website since October of 2013. Sharing my passive income […]

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Investing, Blogging, and Nine-To-Fiving – The Year In Review

2017 was an exciting year for me as an investor, blogger, and professional nine-to-fiver. The year started off as expected. But in the last quarter, I was let go from my job putting a halt to most new investments. The extra time has provided the opportunity to focus on my family and to work on […]

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Is Your 401(k) Naughty Or Nice?

Thanks to all the extra time away from work, our family is taking a few days of vacation before seeing relatives for Christmas. I wasn’t planning to publish anything this week until one of my affiliate partners* shared a cool holiday-themed infographic about 401(k)s. Before reading the infographic (below), check out this free deal they’re offering […]

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M1 Finance Review: The Future Of Personal Finance Is Free

This M1 Finance review was last updated on 04/02/2018. We learned of some game-changing news in the online brokerage industry recently. One of the most innovative modern online brokers in the space, M1 Finance, announced they have eliminated all fees for all investors. So I wrote this M1 Finance review to introduce readers to the platform and […]

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Santa Claus vs. Warren Buffett – The Final Unwrapping

This is the fifth annual review of Santa’s stock portfolio. Since I started this website in 2013, I’ve been tracking the investment portfolio of Santa Claus, the foremost expert on Christmas and the holiday shopping season. He’s such a prolific investor he even has a stock market rally named after him. Santa’s stock portfolio is a […]

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What If I Don’t Go Back To Work?

Around friends and neighbors, I’m using the phrase “in between jobs” to describe my current employment situation. That’s a convenient euphemism to make it sound less bad. Most people aren’t familiar with my business so they only see a jobless Dad of three kids married to a non-working Mom, dealing with a mortgage and the same […]

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PeerStreet Review: Low-Risk Real Estate Investing

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Here’s a review I recently wrote that I haven’t shared with subscribers yet. I’m investing on the PeerStreet platform and really like the user experience and returns so far. It’s similar to Lending Club but for real estate. It’s for accredited investors only at this point so not everyone can invest. But if […]

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If I Were Getting Started With Investing Today, Here’s What I’d Do

Sometimes I assume my blog audience is a bunch of 42-year-old Dads like me balancing work and kids while building income streams. But the emails I get tell a different story. Many readers are beginner investors only recently finding my website and getting started with investing. Some are young. Some are not so young. With all […]

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6 Steps To A Debt-Free Retirement

Imagine a life free of obligations to anyone. Sounds great, right? That may never come true when it comes to family, friends, and work life. But you can choose to be free of obligations to banks and lenders by being debt-free. The temptation to borrow is ever-present in our society. Some retirees choose to be […]

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Financial Pitfalls Of Suburban Life

Six years ago, we moved to the suburbs from a one-bedroom condo in a densely populated and walkable area. We wanted more space, risk-free parking, better schools, a yard for kids to play in, and a friendly neighborhood. We got all of those things. But moving to the suburbs came with a bunch of financial […]

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Will You Retire Before A Human Walks On Mars?

Elon Musk and his company SpaceX plan to put a human on Mars by the year 2024. If successful, it will be the most extraordinary accomplishment in the history of the known universe. It will take a team of thousands of scientists tackling complicated engineering tasks that most of us can’t fathom. Each piece of […]

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7 Income Streams I Earn While Unemployed

Of all the financial advice I read and practice, the one nugget that continues to drive my decisions is to build multiple income streams. Having experienced two major economic downturns (2000, 2008) as a salary earner and investor, and watching ordinary people get hit hard by the impact of each, I’ve learned to build moats to […]

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My Employer Just Liberated Me From My Job! Now What?

In the intro to a recently published blog post, I mentioned that there’s been some turbulence at my nine-to-five workplace. Funding was tight, but it looked as though I’d survive any downsizing. Well, things got worse. My project was hit hard, and the surrounding projects were hit even harder. I found out two weeks ago […]

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