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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Why the Snowball Method Works – Empowerment, Momentum and Confidence

Why the Snowball Method Works

The Snowball Method is one of the most talked about concepts for eliminating debt. For some it’s viewed as the only way to pay off debt (i.e. FTP), for others it’s viewed as an impractical approach, because it doesn’t take into consideration the interest rate you’re paying on your debt. However, regardless of what debt […]

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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 long-term […]

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The Time Value of Opportunity – Filling The Pig Personal Finance Books

Time Value of Opportunity

The time value of opportunity is the ability to recognize money saving or money making opportunities (events) that will benefit you over the course of a lifetime. The key word being recognize.  For example, in relationship to vehicle insurance.  Most think of vehicle insurance as a single annual occurrence. You pay your premium every year […]

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3 Reasons You Should Contribute to Your Employer’s 401(k) Plan so You Can Retire Early

Retire Early

Many years ago (many, many) when I started my first “real” job out of college I had the opportunity to contribute to my company’s 401(k) plan. I was young and at the time was more focused on my new paycheck, rent, entertainment systems and of course having a cool car – you know the real important […]

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Pros and Cons of Using Automated Investing as a Main Investment Strategy

Automated Investing

Guest Post Provided by: Andrew Altman w/ Slick Bucks Automated investing solutions can invest small amounts of money for you at a time. From very small investments that trickle out of your account to investments that round up all of your transactions (thereby investing your spare change), these apps make it easier for you to […]

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