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[Repost] Pursuing a Dream to Live by the Ocean in California

I published this post over 3 years ago on another blog I used to own.  I kept the article and read through it again and am simply amazed that it’s been 3 years since we moved to California. We love it and our only regret is that we didn’t move 10 years earlier.  We’ve met wonderful […]

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How to Avoid Identify Theft

Are you concerned your identity could get stolen?  If not, perhaps you should pay more attention.  According to a Bankrate survey, about 41 million people in the US have had their identity stolen and another 49 million know someone who has.  Gasp! My wife and I are paying for a monthly identity theft protection service that […]

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How to Budget Variable Income

Budgeting for variable income may seem challenging but it’s really not difficult.  It just requires a little more planning.  A variable income budget can be just as effective as a fixed income budget. I suppose variable income is most common in sales-oriented or commission based positions, personally owned businesses and seasonal work. For such jobs the income each […]

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6 Simple Ideas to Help with Planning Financial Goals

We all have dreams, right?  You might dream of a job, career or even entrepreneurship.  Perhaps one day you dream to be debt free.  Or, you dream to travel the world.  Whatever the dream is, it’s not achievable without establishing goals to get there. I’ve written about goal planning before because it’s so important.  However, […]

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How Social Media Can Hurt Your Bank Account

Apparently, social media does have an impact on America’s purchasing decisions. We’re a society that compares with each other and is still chasing after the Joneses. Although, no one has ever caught them yet. MarketWatch shares how your Facebook and Twitter account can slowly destroy your finances. Consider this the next time you open up […]