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Finance

This Is the Power of FU Money (and How I Was Escorted Out)

FU money gives you control over your own destiny. It lets you take risks and act with confidence & patience to become even wealthier while protecting yourself.

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Psychology

Enjoy the Small Things in Life (Avoid the Connoisseur Effect)

If our goal is to live a fulfilled life and spend money effectively, protect your ability to enjoy the small things in life—avoid the dreaded Connoisseur Effect!

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Finance

ETF vs Stock: Invest to Be Bill Gates (or Just Be in the Bar)?

Investment strategy can make you rich at the risk of losing it all or offer average returns (which might be enough!). What’s better for you? Read ETF vs stock.

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Psychology

The Circle of Control Is a Myth (Choose to Wield Influence!)

The problems you care about fall within a circle of concern, some of which you can influence. But is there also a circle of control in your life?

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Psychology

Live Below Your Means: Your Path to Financial Freedom

Creating financial freedom in your life takes a conscious effort to live below your means. It’s not deprivation, it’s a concerted choice—and you can make it.

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Psychology

How Comparison Is the Thief of Joy and Your Superpower

Is comparison the thief of joy? Comparing yourself to others has mixed results and you can wield it to your advantage. It can be your weakness or superpower!

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Finance

Buy vs Rent and Invest: Planning for Financial Independence

Here’s how to analyze your own buy vs rent and invest scenario, deciding to invest in either needs to be part of your financial independence plan!

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Finance

When to Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest Extra Capital

Should you pay off your mortgage or invest extra money? Besides the return on investment difference, sometimes you want to reduce your income.

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Psychology

3 Steps to Conquer Your Fears of DIY Mistakes (And More!)

After 7 years of holding back, I conquered my fears and finished my DIY project. Start now with my 3 steps to get past your fear of making mistakes!

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Finance

Be a Disciplined Investor: Avoid the Behavior Gap

A diversified portfolio isn’t enough: learn to be a disciplined investor to avoid the behavior gap. Behavioral finance teaches us about investment biases.