How I Became a Used Car Dealer, for a little while

how i became a used a car dealer

This is the beginning of our 2003 update.  This update I am doing a little bit different, I am breaking it up into several consecutive posts and on the last one I will post the net worth update for 2003 followed by a glance at our 2003 budget. By doing it this way I can […]

How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

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How much will you spend on your wedding ring? Jewelers recommend you spend 2-3 months of your salary on a wedding ring. Back in the day, when I was a single college student in love, I remember asking myself this question. I was all set to propose to my now wife but I needed to […]

How I Became A Millionaire Yearly Update 2002

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Starting with a net worth of less then zero to having a net worth over a million before I was 30, this series will show you how my family and I did it. This is the first of the series of my journey to becoming a millionaire in eight years, or should I say how I acquired a […]

Maximum 401k Contribution for 2014 Has Been Announced

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Each year the Internal Revenue Service sets the maximum amount of contributions a person can make toward their 401k plan. On Thursday October 31, the IRS announced that the contribution limit will remain unchanged for 2014, here. The amount maximum contribution amount will be $17,500, the same as 2013 maximum 401k contribution limit. The IRS […]

Credit Karma Review

credit karma review

I have had a number of people ask me about Credit Karma. I have used it a number of times to check my credit score and like it, so I figured I would go ahead and write a Credit Karma Review for all of you. When people start to repair bad credit or even if you […]

Save Money by Regularly Obtaining Auto Insurance Quotes

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Auto insurance is one of the necessities in life, and unfortunately it can be quite costly. Of course, you could try to skimp by going without insurance, but you risk losing everything, there are several types of insurance that everyone must have. So, since it is your legal obligation to have adequate coverage, you can […]

How to Sell Your Car for the Most Money

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Next to selling your house, selling a car will be one of the larger sales you’ll make in your lifetime, and you’ll probably do it many times over the years. In many cases this also means there are thousands of dollars on the line so it’s crucial you take the steps necessary in order to […]

Are Precious Metals Good Investments?

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When you are looking for a retirement investment strategy, the options available to you can become overwhelming. An IRA will work for most small business owners (read: individual contractors), but businesses owners and employees will want to start contributing the max they can  to a 401k as soon as possible. The trouble is that, as […]

What Does ETF Stand For?

what does etf stand for

Ever wondered what does ETF stands for? ETF is the abbreviation of exchange traded fund, sometimes people will refer to this as electronic traded fund but the first is more correct. So that is it, that is all you wanted to know, you can click away from the page now. Well I guess I will […]

Saving Too Much For Retirement? Is It Really Possible?

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Conventional wisdom tells us it’s impossible to be saving too much for retirement, but is this really true? We’ve been hearing about the need to save more for retirement, and for good reason. Ask many of the Baby Boomers who are getting ready to retire and you’ll find that many of them have come to […]