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Finance

Jack up your jack. It's not just how much you make, but how well you manage what you make.

The OolaSeeker lovingly gives me a lot of crap about my lifestyle.  More specifically the material successes of my life. He highlights the cars, homes, early retirement, and travel. While it can be interesting to talk about a Maserati, a beach home, or exotic travel, he tends to leave out the bulk of the story. He rarely talks about my first Pinto, or my second Pinto (after the first one caught fire), or my Cavalier. I have never heard him mentioned my wife and I lived in a basement apartment of a vacant home for free to save for a down payment. Or that early in our marriage our family vacation consisted of staying in my parents rented cabin on a lake for a week because we couldn’t afford to rent our own.

The reality is that my financial success isn’t exciting. I didn’t sign a big contract, get gifted millions from a Sheikh, invent Twitter, or become a Trust Fund recipient. I simply followed seven very simple principles and persisted with these principles against a culture that began to embrace debt and immediate gratification as a normal way of life. 

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OolaGuru Comment: Thanks to this amazing repost from Dave Ramsey, we are given tips that anyone can follow to help you become a millionaire by retirement. 

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OolaGuru Comment: Thanks to this re-post from Dave Ramsey, we are given a new way to look at the concept of retirement.

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OolaGuru Comment: Getting out of debt is a difficult process. But thanks to this repost from www.christianpf.com, we are given 4 principles to help us get out of debt easier.

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OolaGuru Comment: A sloppy budget is a lot like a car that won’t start. It may look nice, but if it doesn’t take you where you need to go, what’s the point? Thanks to this repost from www.daveramsey.com, he gives us 7 signs that our budget may need a fresh start.

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