9 Best Budget Apps for Couples You Need in 2019

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Co-authored with couples & relationship expert Joel Syder.  As with much of life today, there’s an app for budgeting. I (Jeff) have been our family’s budget master for over 10 years, but have always done it on a custom excel sheet (which you can get for free HERE if you want to take a look). And … Read more9 Best Budget Apps for Couples You Need in 2019

How to Increase a Credit Score to 800 – 5 Proven Tips That Work!

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If you’re like most people, you don’t give your credit score much thought. But then you have a big purchase you need to make or get denied credit and then start to worry about it big time. That happened to me a little while back which really got me thinking about how to increase a … Read moreHow to Increase a Credit Score to 800 – 5 Proven Tips That Work!

9 Key Steps to Buying a House for the First Time You Must Know

Co-authored with Realtors Bryan Kolasa and Wade Williams Confused about the home buying process? Have no idea how much you can afford? Want to make sure you don’t buy a lemon? I get it! The steps to buying a house for the first time include: 1. Start the process 3-6 months out 2. Find a … Read more9 Key Steps to Buying a House for the First Time You Must Know

How to Save Money for the Holidays (without going into debt)

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How many of us plan to do Christmas saving throughout the year? Then come November we realize it’s too late and we reach for the almighty credit card? My wife and I did that for many years, but we eventually got tired of the massive bills in January, so we decided to see how to … Read moreHow to Save Money for the Holidays (without going into debt)

53 Clever Ways to Earn Extra Money on the Side in 2019

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I am constantly thinking about ways to earn a little extra money in addition to my regular job. Right now we just had our 3rd baby and my wife is off work for the immediate future. So we’re down to one income (mine!) and expanding our family to 5. You can bet I need to … Read more53 Clever Ways to Earn Extra Money on the Side in 2019

Dave Ramsey’s Envelope System: the Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

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As a faithful follower of Dave Ramsey for almost a decade, my family has paid off tens of thousands in debt and built a sizeable emergency fund and if we can do it, so can you! Wondering if Dave Ramsey’s Envelope System is right for you? If you’re reading this post, I’ll assume you’ve heard … Read moreDave Ramsey’s Envelope System: the Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

Get Real: 6 Important Reasons You Should Buy Commercial Property

Did you know that there’s over $6 trillion worth of commercial real estate in the United States? This type of real estate is broken down into five unique categories, which include retail, hotels, office buildings, apartment buildings, and industrial property. Each year, the construction of commercial real estate contributes about 3 percent to the gross … Read moreGet Real: 6 Important Reasons You Should Buy Commercial Property

3 Steps to Bigger Paychecks You Probably Don’t Know

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Many Americans struggle to get bigger paychecks Since the economy began to struggle in 2008, many segments of society have lost ground or just tread water. But it’s not all bad news and there ARE things you can do to change your habits, expenses, income, and yes, even get bigger paychecks. To get bigger paychecks, … Read more3 Steps to Bigger Paychecks You Probably Don’t Know