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My 10-year prison sentence became my training ground to retire early

I've got a truly remarkable story from a guy that spent 10 years in prison but is still on the path to early retirement. Taking control of your life and working through your challenges can have a remarkable effect on achieving your goals. Here's Bill . Prison is a horrible place. Trust me, I’ve been there. I lived in that concrete world for ten straight years. My journey through the state prison system began when I was 21 years old when I was charged with, “Reckl
May 15·9 min read
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If you work from home, use these 12 crucial tips every day

If you work from home, use these 12 tips to take full control over your working environment and truly excel out of your home office.
May 14·12 min read
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Five things to know after graduating from college

After graduating from college, the learning never stops. I am a 37-year old early retiree who learned that college isn't what I thought it would be.
May 6·6 min read
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How to build a profitable eBay side hustle

Starting an eBay side hustle can be rewarding and lucrative, but you need a few items in place, first. Here is what you need to get started.
May 5·25 min read
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"What do you do?" Are you a plumber, or a hiker?

Why does the question "What do you do?" have to revolve around work? Why can't that question relate more to what you do in your free time? Or, what you do to have fun? In other words, is there any reason why we don't answer that question with what our true passion in life truly is?
May 3·3 min read
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Your complete guide to mastering your early retirement

If you're researching early retirement, this is a fantastic place to start. Check out our complete guide to retiring early!
May 2·8 min read
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How to invest money so you don't go dead broke

Looking for how to invest money so you won't lose everything? There are six proven techniques that smart investors use to build serious wealth.
Apr 29·10 min read
In Retirement

Avoid these common mistakes to secure your "Golden Years"

As the founder of an agency that works with Medicare insurance products, I’ve worked with thousands of people as they are beginning their retirement journey. This should be a time of life when you are excited about the future and perhaps looking forward to more time with loved ones or world travel during your golden years. Unfortunately, for many people, there are often some financial surprises that they didn’t expect and that can derail their plans. Sometimes we even see people who decide to
Apr 25·8 min read
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What happens when you stop caring about what other people think?

We've been called selfish for not wanting children . We've also been accused of "living off the fat of the land" in a "life of destitution" because we chose not to sentence ourselves to frustrating commutes and insane deadlines at full-time work. People either think that we're poor because we live in a trailer or filthy rich because that trailer happens to be an Airstream. Or, we're privileged little dregs who grew up in
Apr 23·5 min read
In Retirement

Is early retirement extreme? Here are 17 ways to make it easier

Is early retirement extreme? It doesn't have to be. In this article, I am telling you the top 17 ways to make early retirement easier.
Apr 20·13 min read
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Confidence is tough, especially when stakes are high

The guy cried right in the middle of the hallway. He walked out of the exam, convinced that he had failed, and never wanted to return again. This is the story of something that I'll never forget. It happened back when I was a software developer, turned Director of IT , at a major medical certifying board. And, we were conducting board certification exams. The building had lots of different rooms, equipped with computers, an exami
Apr 16·5 min read
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Your Financial Past Limits Your Financial Future

Many years ago, I sat in a training taught by the late, great Stephen R. Covey. He spoke about the importance of listening as a leadership tool. In a section of his training about the importance of understanding and compassion for others,  he said something that I’ll never forget: “No one can act honestly outside of their own perceptions.” Acting Honestly This simple sentence hit me like a ton of bricks. No one, not me and not you, is capable of action outside of what we “know” to be true, n
Apr 2·8 min read