Capitol One Epic Sign On Bonus

Capital One Credit Card -- Heck Of A Deal

For those of you who play the frequent flier / cash back points game, Capital One has a pretty epic deal going right now.  If you qualify for the card and meet the initial spending requirements, you can lock in 75,000 miles.  That’s a heck of a deal! If you want more deets on this one, […]

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Are You Cheap, Or Just Smart???

You're Not Cheap, Just Smart

“Cheap……  Frugal……  Tightwad……” It’s fascinating how much people debate the wisdom of saving money on small items. There is no one answer. Do you savor the Starbucks experience? Then, great, go get your Starbucks. But if you are broke or in debt, it is just plain stupid to spend $5 on a Starbucks drive-through every day on the […]

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Are You Smart About Your Emergency Fund?

Are You Smart About Your Emergency Fund?

So you have set up your emergency fund.  Maybe you have even built out your financial buffer.  I have a question for you:Are you maximizing the returns on your emergency fund? If you have a stable job and career, there is no reason not to invest your emergency fund assets in a certificate of deposit (CD) to […]

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Save Money – The $100 Per Day Challenge

Save Money - The $100 Per Day Challenge

Once you get serious about achieving financial independence, you will quickly shift how you relate to the money flowing through life.  You will realize that you need to save money if you ever hope to accumulate assets.Save Money – The $100 Per Day ChallengeHere is an example from my own life.  When I finally decided […]

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Strategic Thinking Vs. Hard Work

Strategic Thinking vs. Hard Work

Have you ever worked construction at the entry level?  I spent part of a summer working for a general contractor, getting paid $8 per hour to pour concrete, hammer nails, and do whatever else they needed.  That was hard work.  I don’t regret my time working in construction, and the main reason is that it […]

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Slightly Used = Millionaire….

Why, if you have credit card debt, would you buy a new pair of skis and bindings for over $1000 if you can buy demo skis (that have been used about five times) for $400? If you don’t have at least $1 million in assets, why would you spend $50,000 on a new truck when you […]

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