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This post is part of my ongoing Military Scholarships series. Be sure to check back, because I am always finding new scholarships. Council of College and Military Educators Scholarship Deadline: October 31st, 2019 Description: United States Service Members, both active duty and veterans, as well as spouses are eligible for this scholarship while trying to… | Read More… The post October Military Scholarships for Service Members, Veterans, Spouses and Kids appeared first on KateHorrell.

What can you get FREE on your birthday? Your birthday is a special day, but what makes it even better are all of the birthday freebies! Depending on what free birthday stuff is in your area, it might even be worthwhile to take the whole day off to get as much free stuff on your birthday as you can! There are a lot of things to take advantage of on your birthday so I’ve sorted […]

Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. Time-tested advice in (and not in) The Millionaire Next Door The Millionaire Next Door (1996) by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko was one of the first books, in a long list of books I read, about accumulating wealth. While lots has changed since the original publication in 1996, including tools across the financial industry… Join the million dollar portfolio journey. The article Time-tested advice in (and not […]

On a total return basis, the S&P 500 is up almost 22% on the year.1 To state the obvious, this means the underlying securities included in the S&P 500 are having a good year as well. But there’s still a wide range in outcomes for the performance of the individual stocks in the S&P. For instance, the best performer through this past Friday was Chipotle (CMG), which is up nearly 87% on the year. That’… […]

Have you ever found yourself short on cash? Raises hand. 🙋‍♀️ If so, you know how frustrating it can be to need extra money, but have no viable way of actually earning it. Fortunately, things have changed a lot in the past decade. The gig economy has exploded, and with it, the need for millions of people to complete the “micro jobs” the newly evolved economy demands. What are micro jobs you ask? Most simply, […]

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Today I took the first step to spending some free money.  The “free money” is via gift cards Hubs earns from his hotel rewards, so a perk of his job. When the gift cards arrive, I’m going to spend them on a new TV.  Why, oh why, do I feel so guilty about doing this, especially since the tv will be free?  Pretty dumb, huh? Hubs has been after me for quite some time to […]

HOME Learn and Grow Our Portfolio DGI Analysis About Us Menu HOME Learn and Grow Our Portfolio DGI Analysis About Us Dividend Growth Investing: Why You Should Never Buy a Fish! Doug September 15, 2019 Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on pinterest Pinterest Share on reddit Reddit Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Welcome to our weekly passive-income portfolio (PIP) update—#14 in the series! Before […]

The problem of buying things you need is that you can’t buy things that you want. It seems that I want a lot of things. That is the dilemma that I am facing as my stove saga drags on. Basically, my stove broke and we thought that we would be able to fix it. However, after a visit from a stove guy and a guy from the gas company, we are facing the realization that […]

There’s an interesting thing that happens when you stop paying attention to what the market is doing . . . nothing.  I gave up on following market news a while ago because, frankly, it made me way too angry. Every article would always be the same – some guy predicting a big market crash for whatever year was coming up. It seems like the best way to make a name for yourself is to just […]

Saving up an emergency fund is the first step in becoming financially successful. Having money in the bank will help you sleep better at night knowing you can pay your bills. Many financial experts recommend saving and having at least $1,000 in the bank. While $1,000 is a great starting point, I believe this is just a small baby step towards creating the ultimate emergency fund for you and your family. The ultimate emergency fund […]

A 401(k) is one of the most popular investment accounts available, but many of us are not utilizing it to it’s full advantage. That’s where Blooom comes into play, and I’ve got a full review of this 401(k) optimization company below. Look, I get it, there are a lot of things that are more fun than optimizing your 401(k). I’m sure you’d rather be: Playing frisbee. Baking cookies. Watching a movie. Taking a hard look […]

The flower pot covered in sap I was in my backyard preparing my garden for the upcoming fall weather when I noticed a beautiful flower pot that I had purchased a year ago was now covered in little bits of sap from the trees that line our property. I’m attaching a picture so you can see the planter in all its dotted glory. I had paid about twenty dollars for this flower pot at a […]

When you finally sit down to go over your monthly statements and work on your budget, you may be shocked at how many expenses you have. ( I know I was!) Part of creating a workable budget and getting out of debt is combing through all the outgoing money and stopping it at the source. Below are some everyday things… The post Big Expenses You Can Easily Get Rid Of appeared first on And Then […]