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Getting To A 66% Savings Rate

For 2016 I came just shy of hitting our 50% savings rate goal, which we missed due to needing to replace our primary vehicle and choosing to pave our driveway.  Excluding the purchase of our vehicle, we hit a rate of 47%.  For 2017 I want to hit 50%. For …

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The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Save Money

Saving money can be really difficult.  That’s why a full 2/3 of US households can’t cover a $1,000 emergency.  I’ve read hundreds of articles (and written a few) that talk about saving money by switching out your light bulbs, switching phone carriers, and of course skipping that morning latte at …

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Double Your Money…Again and Again.

There’s a famous Will Rogers quote that the easiest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket, which for the most part is true.  When people advocate doubling your money, generally speaking there is a scam afoot and you will end …