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DownsizingFinancial FreedomFinancial Independence

Avoid the Graying of Student Loan Debt…Downsize

Over the past 10 years, student loan debt in the U.S. ballooned from less than $600 billion – which was already out of control – to more than $1.25 trillion. But beware of the student loan debt trap...

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Seize Control Of Your Finances…Buy Bitcoin

There's an old expression, attributed to the Chinese, that goes, "may you live in interesting times." We certainly do. I grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, the largest city in one...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Five Great U.S. Cities to Retire to in 2017

Cost of living is on the rise, while social security benefits remain unchanged. This can pose a problem for those looking to retire in the near future. Fortunately, there are still plenty of...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Your Word against the Bank

I'm not a conspiracy theorist and I don't keep my life savings stuffed inside my mattress...like some folks I've known over the years. But maybe they're right and I'm clueless...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Earn Extra Income…Mill Your Own Wood

When I was a kid my mom had a large pecan tree that grew in our side yard. During harvest season you could pick enough pecans to fill a gallon jug or paper bag in no time at all...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Trade on a Handshake…and Enjoy the Good Life

There is a long history of Wall Street types sniping profits right out from under your nose, through insider trading. But it's not always a hot tip from a company executive or politician that...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

The Shocking Truth About Your Financial Information

If there is anything I value more than freedom from debt, it's my right to privacy. But as crazy as it sounds, I have simultaneously forfeited both of those willingly...hundreds of times in my life...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Your Step-by-Step Strategy for Wealth Building

For about 50 years, starting from the mid-1960s, the average hard-working American has been getting poorer. In real terms his wages have stagnated as prices gradually rose...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Four Services That Give You Free Money To Sign Up

The next time someone tells you “there’s no such thing as free money”, you can smile smugly, armed with the knowledge that this is no longer true. Businesses are constantly giving away cash