Financial Independence is About Controlling Your Own Destiny

Financial Independence is About Controlling Your Own Destiny

  I recently watched the HBO documentary Panic: The Untold Story of the 2008 Financial Crisis. The documentary discusses the events surrounding the cause of the 2008 crisis. And the sequence of events that the government took to prevent an economic collapse. It’s a great documentary that provides new information and sheds light on the […]

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Lower Your Taxes and Start Investing by Opening a Traditional IRA Account For Retirement

  Throughout the year, but most often during tax season, the subject of contributing to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) comes up. IRAs are in the news, advertised on T.V., in print and of course on the Internet. Banks, credit unions and brokerage firms promoting the tax benefits of opening a Traditional IRA account with […]

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Cutting Cable, Saving Money and Getting Comfortable with Feeling Uncomfortable

  It’s been eight months since I cut the proverbial cable cord. That’s right, no more Fox News, no TNT, History channel or HBO. Actually, it was DirecTV, so I guess you could say I cut the satellite signal to eliminate premium TV services. (Cutting cable, cutting DirecTV to save money – same difference right?) […]

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Online Fraud and Your Checking Account – How to Minimize Credit Card Fraud

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  Prior to the 2016 Christmas holiday, I received a notification from my credit card company that they were tracking some suspicious card activity on my account. I immediately logged into my account and found over $500 in unauthorized charges being made for everything from household decorations to shoes. I contacted the online fraud department […]

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Paying Off Debt, Saving Money and Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities.

Paying Off Debt, Saving Money and Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities

I am often asked about the Filling The Pig mantra “Creating a Lifestyle of Opportunities”, what does it really mean? The dictionary defines Lifestyle and Opportunities like this. Lifestyle – the way in which a person or group lives. Opportunity (plural opportunities), – a set of circumstances that makes something possible. From a FTP perspective […]

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Best Identity Theft Protection Services

Best Identity Theft Protection Services

Who has the best identity theft protection services? I have written previously about my experiences with credit card fraud and provided my recommendations on how you can actively monitor your credit card transactions by lowering your transaction threshold to receive email alerts. Although credit card fraud is one area of concern when you think about […]

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Do You Have Self-Limiting Beliefs about Money?

Do You Have Self-Limiting Beliefs about Money?

  In my eBook 4 Steps, I talk about our emotions being a critical factor in shaping our behaviors about money.  How you feel when you are spending, budgeting or saving can create positive or negative behaviors.  If the behaviors are negative, then it’s likely you will make short-term decisions regarding money that certainly lead to […]

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How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Out of Debt, Are You Carrying Sandbags?

  Are you struggling with debt? Not sure how to take the first step and manage your way out. Here are three steps you can take to stop procrastinating and create your plan for success.         Sandbags I hate cleaning the shower! I despise it. The strong smell of bathroom cleaner The […]

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