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The Tough Decision Whether To Pay Off Low Interest Loans

It was a little over 3 years ago that I made one of my bigger financial mistakes and bought a $20,000 car. I put $2,500 down and financed the rest on a 5 year loan at a 1.9% interest rate. As we’ve talked about, the real cost of that was more like $100,000 if you […]

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Should You Use Retirement Savings To Pay For Grad School?

A little while ago, I wrote about my roommate’s decision to pursue a full time MBA. Of the many discussions we had around the topic, a very interesting one came up. He was looking at the total costs adding up and the amount of student loans he was going to need were going to be […]

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Financial Essentials: Pay Yourself First

I’ve talked before about how my parents were instrumental in setting me up for financial success. One of the best and most important things they taught me was to pay yourself first. “Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving” – Warren Buffett – My Parents This sage-like […]

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Switch To Online Savings Accounts – All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

Ok so maybe that headline is a little misleading. I can’t say for sure that all the cool kids are doing it, but since my mother has told me many times that I’m cool, I know at least one person who has! 😉 That’s right folks, I stuck true to my word from last month’s […]

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Promotions and Projections to FI

Friday mornings are supposed to be filled with good news right? Well, fortunately I’ve got some today! After months of waiting for it (literally), I finally got promoted! That’s not all I’m here to talk about though. Most everyone has some sort of method in which they track their progress to FI. I’m here to […]

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