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You Are Wrong About College

And no, this is not an article about the cost of college compared to the salary you will make. Nor is it the one that compares the income of college graduates to high school graduates.

This piece is about the hard to define value of college that is worth its weight in gold.

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How to Buy a House in 12 Weeks

So whether your home buying journey takes 12 weeks or 6 months, once you understand step-by-step how to plan properly, it demystifies the entire process and provides a clear road-map on how to become a homeowner!

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Lessons From a $30,000 Cat Scratch

People often say “not to sweat the small things” when trying to save money. That the $5 daily Starbucks will not make a dent in your savings and retirement outlook. However, these little expenses do add up and eventually can cause a big problem.

For me, what started out as an innocent looking scratch, turned into a $30,000, six night stay in the hospital.

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Financial Independence Means Following Your Passions

With my history of settling for jobs to pay the bills, I had bought into a mindset that following your dreams was impossible. It didn’t happen all at once either. Because I am the type of person to fully commit to what I am doing, I slowly formed underlying beliefs that following my passions was a fool’s errand.

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My Reminder That Job Security is a Fantasy

This incident reminded me that when it comes to a job, no one cares about your qualifications or dedication to the organization. There are rules and procedures to be adhered to, and if you step outside of those, your employer holds the power to end your livelihood in a matter of days—or less.

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Financial Independence… Is It For Me?

As a fellow social justice warrior, I do love my career in the non-profit sector. Sure, I don’t make a lot but I love helping others. I believe it’s my life’s mission to help youth who have or have had similar circumstances that I did growing up. As corny as that sounds, it’s what I fully believed and still do to this day. I’m happy at my day job, and unlike so many others. I don’t actually hate Mondays.

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Downsizing Isn’t Right for Everyone

Forget the numbers, forget the idea that you NEED more or NEED less for that matter. Step back and look at what’s important to you, TALK to your partner, and make a decision based on your values, goals and financial plan

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