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Category: Earning More

Can you do Better?

Finding a good job is hard. Finding the perfect job is even harder. As part of our Better Self series, I am asking myself if there might be something better out there to not only grow in my career but as a person.

Although I recently changed positions 8 months ago, it was a lateral move. Work is now closer to home, which is great, but there is so much more out there… Sometimes I just wonder how it would be to change careers altogether.
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Blogger Recognition Award

I would like to start by thanking  The Financial Journeyman for nominating me for the Blogger Recognition Award.  We have been blogging for a while now and this recognition is a big deal to us.  With all the personal finance and early retirement blogs out there, it is a true honor see you took the time to read ours and to get a bit of recognition.
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Advice is Costing You

Whether through mutual fund management fees or financial advisor fees, active investing is costing a lot to the average investor. It is no wonder that more and more assets are flowing towards index funds!

 

Investors wasted more than $100 billion over the last decade on expensive advice. – Warren Buffett

 

Over time, the 1 or 2 percent fee charged by money managers really compound to large sums.
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Why Work More?

Whether you want to splurge at that new Tapas bar that just opened down the street or simply invest an extra $100 this week, it is always nice to earn a little extra income without working harder. There is a bunch of tricks to earn a little more without necessarily clocking in more hours at work or grinding away at a side hustle.
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Open Book – How Much Are You Spending?

This is part of our Open Book series, you can start here if you did not read our first post.

 

With today’s online tools such as Mint or Personal Capital, it is super simple to track a budget and hopefully, to follow it. We have been tracking our finances for a few years now and our most recent focus is our savings rate.
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Should You Like Your Job?

I was reading this study about happiness in the workplace and it really surprised me how little of us truly enjoy our job. Yet, so many are working over 40 hours a week until they are over 65.

If so few are enjoying their work, why so few are taking the necessary steps to retire early? I understand that financial independence takes a few sacrifices but it does offer its benefits.
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I Make Money in my Sleep

Income is what sustains us, it is what pays the bills, and knowing that this income will be there tomorrow is truly freeing. Having to stress about money is never fun but there are easy tricks that can make you relax and enjoy life. If you are like most of us and work for income, you are generating active income. You are basically trading your time for money.
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