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Net worth update #5: Its all about the savings

Another month is in the books. They always seem to go a bit faster towards the end of the year as there is Santa to visit, decorations to put up inside, and a roof to scale to put up Christmas lights. My net worth in November increased its slow track up. New metric this month: …

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Net Worth Update #4: Going down with the markets!

Another month has gone by which means its time for another net worth update. If you recall last month was a pretty solid month. When it comes to net worth, this month wasn’t quite as good as the markets decided to go on a roller coaster. While this didn’t really bother me it was ALL …

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4 simple (but not easy) steps to start your retirement savings

I read the article “Why People Aren’t Motivated to Address Climate Change” the other day on some recent developments in climate change research and it got me thinking. I’m not sure how much you know about climate change but the world is facing a long term threat. The report essentially said that if we get our …

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Emulating Walt Disney to develop my life plan

We’ve all heard of Walt Disney whether it be because of movies, theme parks, characters or all of the above. The more I read about Walt Disney this was not an accident. Lately I’ve been writing about having a life plan. Does anyone actually do this? The image above was put together by Walt Disney …

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What I learned from my grandfather’s passing

This past weekend my grandfather passed away. Anytime something like this happens its never fun. There are certainly memories shared and lots of tears. I’m sitting here writing this about 36 hours after he passed away and a mere 72 hours before anything was really wrong. It went too fast. It always does in situations …

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3 Keys I used to add 250k in net worth over 7 years

I track a few items each month related to my personal finances but the one that I look to most often is my net worth. I started back in 2015 and its gratifying to take the 10 minutes on the 1st of every month to see if my family and I took positive steps towards …

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Writing about Earning, Automating and Tracking

The “eat” part of eat.money is an acronym that stands for Earn, Automate, and Track. As I was thinking about the keys that got me to where I’m at today in life, not just financially, I believe these are it. I wanted to give a little insight into the types of things I’ll be writing …

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3 Things I want you to know about eat.money

The older I get the more and more I realize that my most valuable asset is time. I look at CEOs, presidents, and other super successful people and something think that they have a magic remote like Adam Sandler does in Click that lets them pause time. How else would they be able to get …