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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 repost by Joanne Cleaver (www.dailyfinance.com), she gives us 4 steps that can help you change gears from passive to active management of your 401(k).

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OolaGuru Comment: When you make an impulse purchase or buy something that you just don't need, do you ever feel like blaming your parents for your poor decision making? Thanks to this repost by Llyce Glink (http://www.dailyfinance.com/), he explains how parents are largely responsible for how kids spend their money...

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OolaGuru Comment: Fear is a common reaction to dealing with money, primarily because so many people are uncertain about their personal money situations. Thanks to this repost from Erin Lowry (http://www.dailyfinance.com/), he helps conquer the fear of finances...

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OolaGuru Comment: A government shutdown certainly has a negative affect on the country. News programs and political websites spread messages from each party back and forth while many people find themselves feeling the pain. Government shutdowns hurt. Thanks to this repost from Adam (http://christianpf.com/), he gives us four financial lessons from the National Government shutdown...

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OolaGuru Comment: How many of us look back on our childhood and wish we would’ve been taught more about money? Thanks to this repost from Dave Ramsey (www.daveramsey.com), he gives us 9 ways to teach our kids about money...

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OolaGuru Comment: We've all seen the LendingTree commercials where the guy sarcastically says: "I'm in debt up to my eyeballs. I can barely pay my finance charges. Somebody help me!" If that sounds like you, read on... Thanks to this repost from (dailyfinance.com), here are a few reasons why you're swimming in debt and what you can do about it.


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OolaGuru Comment: Dads, give back to your family by implementing these four financial planning musts that where given to us from Nicole Seghetti (www.dailyfinance.com)...

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OolaGuru Comment: Unfortunately, personal finance has not yet become a required subject in high school or college, so you might be fairly clueless about how to manage your money when you're out in the real world for the first time. Thanks to this repost by (http://www.investopedia.com/), they give us 8 financial tips for young adults...

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OolaGuru Comment: There are some finer points of home buying that can make home owning an even more rewarding experience. Thanks to this reposted blog by Dave Ramsey (http://www.daveramsey.com/), he gives us 3 homebuyer mistakes to avoid...

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OolaGuru Comment: Financial markets have largely recovered from 2008's crash, but the impact of the financial crisis is still being felt. Thanks to this reposted blog by Dan Caplinger (www.dailyfinance.com), he gives us 5 money making lessons from 2008's market crash...


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OolaGuru Comment: I can't tell you how many times I've been thankful we've had an emergency fund. Thanks to this reposted blog by (http://christianpf.com/), they give us 6 ways to save for a "rainy day" fund...

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OolaGuru Comment: Now-a-days, credit seems more prevalent than ever.  At Oola, the financial goal is financial freedom, and freedom is realized as the burden of debt leaves.  I came upon this story on my daily blog readings by Mary R. and felt obligated to share it with you all...

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OolaGuru Comment: If you're in your 20s, retirement can feel like it's a lifetime away. And it is! But that's exactly why you should start thinking about it now. A long time span is the greatest advantage you have as an investor. Thanks to this reposted blog by Chuck Saletta (www.dailyfinance.com), he gives us 5 reasons why you should start saving for retirement right NOW!

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OolaGuru Comment: It is never to early to start preparing for retirement. Thanks to this reposted blog by Nicole (www.dailyfinance.com), she gives us 3 retirement strategies to employ before you hit 40...

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OolaGuru Comment: Starting out your adult financial life should be viewed as an opportunity to create financial security for your future. Thanks to this reposted blog by Michele Lerner (www.dailyfinance.com), she gives us 9 money management tips for the newly employed millennials...


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OolaGuru Comment: For many couples, one of the most important days of their lives can quickly turn into one of the most expensive. Fortunately, it doesn't have to be that way: There are plenty of frugal wedding-planning strategies that can keep your "I dos" from turning into "I wish we hadn'ts." Thanks to this reposted blog by Molly McCluskey (http://www.dailyfinance.com/), she gives us tips on how to plan a dream wedding on a practical budget...

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OolaGuru Comment: So what do the rich do everyday that the poor don't do? Thanks to Tom Corley (RichHabits.net), he outlines a few of the differences between the rich and the poor...

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OolaGuru Comment: "Investing is a complex task with many possible venues for success. There’s always risk involved with investments, but smart investors know how to limit this and move forward with their strategies. You don’t need a formal education in finance and investing to get major returns when you follow these smart and simple tips." - Sheila Thomas. Thanks to this reposted blog by Sheila (http://www.livingsmartgirl.com/), she give us 5 investment tips for the average joe...

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The topic of money can be stressful. In fact, in the US today, money fights and money problems are the number one reason for relationship breakdown and divorce.

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