the Best in Banking

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Whether you’re canned in the COVID economy or hustling to build wealth, it’s prudent to choose the best banking available. Here’s what this means to me. Minimal fees or no fees Rewards or interest that pay you Competitive benefits The Best Checking Account Available I’ve done a good amount of research on checking accounts and …

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Well…I’ve been Canned. Again.

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The inspiration behind this site is my story of what happened to me in the 2008 financial collapse. The long version is here. The “Reader’s Digest” version is below: In 2008, I lost my job during what was the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Despite all my efforts to re-enter …

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How I earned $10,000 on Upwork

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The other day I checked my email and realized I got a congratulations email from Upwork. “You earned your first $10,000 on Upwork!” I hadn’t even really been paying much attention to earnings so I was surprised. These days I work full time and still do freelance on the side with Upwork and Fiverr to earn …

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Stock Market “experts” are full of it

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Any time there are big market moves in the stock market, the talking heads come out and always confidently proclaim things as if they have a crystal ball. The recent stock market dip that happened on December 24th, 2018 brought them out as usual. “This isn’t the bottom. There’s another 10 to 15 percent left …

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Healthcare in America is Simply Extortion

Many people know that the number one cause of US-based bankruptcy is medical expenses. But when talk of fixing this arises, debate typically is focused on who should shoulder the cost of insurance. Is it the individual? Is it the government? Should we have universal coverage? Single payer? I think the conversation needs to change. …

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Did a Mini-Retirement and Traveled the World. So Now What?

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In November of 2018, I decided to sell all my things and travel the world doing what’s commonly referred to in the financial independence community as a “mini-retirement.” Well, I did it and now I’m back in the US going on my second day. I sold my car, and all possessions till everything I owned …

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Contents of a World Traveler’s Bag

If you’re going to sell all your stuff and travel the world, bouncing from country to country, it’s important that you’re prepared with the right stuff. In my opinion, what you don’t need is perhaps more important than what you do. After hitting over 10 countries and traveling fairly extensively, my best travel tip is …

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