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Money Layers in Society and Relationships

It’s so clear how these principles can affect an entire generation of African Americans. We consider the wealth gap to be a crisis, and we’ve seen firsthand how transparency around money has changed our marriage for the better, and improved our financial outlook. And raising a son in a debt-free household changes the way that we parent, it changes the choices that are available to us.

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Purchasing My Freedom: How I Reclaimed 6 Years of My Life

Looking at the math, he’s absolutely right — my response to spending impulses (hobbies, clothing, electronics…) determines whether I spend my life doggy paddling and gasping for air or become an olympic swimmer.

The mundane choices we make every day reverberate years into the future.

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Best Ways to Track Your Spending

About 78% of full-time workers are living paycheck to paycheck, according to a recent poll, even while earning a decent salary. However, since they do not know what exactly they are spending on, most people end up throwing away money that could have been saved.

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How to Save Money on Food

Based on my quick calculations, if we could save an additional $500 per month from here on out, we could not only lower the amount we need to save to reach FI by $150,000 – $171,000, but also shorten our time period to FI by about 1.5 years of our already aggressive goal of 9-10 years.

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Charlie Munger: The First $100,000 is a B*tch

The first $100k is such a pain because most of it is purely based on how much you save. When you have less than $100k, you have very little investment returns helping propel your net worth higher. It’s all about how much money you can throw in your bank account each month.

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It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

You can become a control freak with your money. But at some point, you have to understand that you cannot control everything. Use your precious energy and time for things that you can actually control. Leave the other stuff for the universe to figure out.

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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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