Striving For Early Retirement May Silently Kill You

By Financial Samurai on January 26th 2015 in Career 1 comment

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The early retirement movement is awesome because it takes a lot of discipline to consistently save a large percentage of your paycheck and then walk away from a paycheck completely during your prime income earning years. When people ask me why I bother to consult post-early retirement, now I can unequivocally say “For the experience, […]

How To Tell If Someone Is Lying

By Sydney on January 19th 2015 in Relationships 4 comments

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Remember being confused as a kid trying to figure out when it’s okay to tell a white lie, but not okay to tell other types of lies? I remember laughing a lot when I watched the Jim Carrey movie Liar Liar, when the main character played by Jim has a magical wish cast on him by […]

How I Save Money On Travel Without Getting Stressed Out

By Sydney on January 12th 2015 in Mobile Lifestyle Leave a comment!

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This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here. * Plus enter to win a free copy of TaxACT Deluxe at the bottom […]

A Fresh Start For Exciting And Challenging Changes

By Sydney on January 5th 2015 in Self Improvement 4 comments

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I’ve become quite accustom to setting goals at the start of every new year, and unlike some people who dread resolutions, I absolutely love them. I’ve averaged around 70% success on my goals for the past couple years and I want to keep that momentum going. Life is too precious to accept mediocrity and plateauing. […]

Wins And Losses Of 2014

By Sydney on December 30th 2014 in Untemplate 6 comments

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The second half of 2014 was a total blur for me. Overall it was a decent year, but I definitely had some struggles with stress and its challenging side effects. This time last year, I calculated that I had achieved 70% of my 2013 goals, and wanted to beat that percentage in 2014. The good news […]

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Managing Debt In Your 30s and 40s

By Sydney on December 28th 2014 in Personal Finance Leave a comment!

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Managing debt can be a struggle at any age and it can have a major impact on your life. It’s unfortunately pretty common now for young adults to graduate and start their careers with a lot of debt. Limited resources, burgeoning expenses entering the real world, and receiving the low end income range of entry level jobs are a […]

Untemplater Highlights Of 2014

By Sydney on December 21st 2014 in Untemplate 4 comments

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Another year is quickly coming to a close. I didn’t even realize it’s almost Christmas until someone asked me a few days ago if I’d done all of my shopping (I hadn’t!). 2014 has been a challenging year for me, and although I think I did okay, I do feel that I could have done […]