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Oct 31, 2016

Joshua Becker shares how you can start saving money today, even if you think you can't.

Episode 176: A Simple Guide to Start Saving Money by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Quick & Dirty Financial Tips to Save Cash).

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/how-to-start-saving-money

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Oct 28, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his tips on creating your own dream job. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 175: Can't Find a Dream Job? Create Your Own - Part 2 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (StartUp: Smart Residual Passive Income).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/job

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Oct 27, 2016

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares his tips on creating your own dream job. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 174: Can't Find a Dream Job? Create Your Own - Part 1 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (The Design of Business Starts with Passion).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/job

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Oct 26, 2016

Steve Pavlina talks about making that first dollar from doing things you love, as opposed to working a job you hate. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 173: How to Earn Your First Love Dollar - Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (Easy Residual Income Starts with Discovering Your Life Purpose).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/07/how-to-earn-your-first-love-dollar

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Oct 25, 2016

Steve Pavlina talks about making that first dollar from doing things you love, as opposed to working a job you hate. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 172: How to Earn Your First Love Dollar - Part 1 by Steve Pavlina (From Passion to Easy Residual Income in Smart Passive Ways).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/07/how-to-earn-your-first-love-dollar

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Oct 24, 2016

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares the best way to sell your stuff to pay off your debts.

Episode 171: Sell Your Stuff to Pay Off Debt by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Financial Independence Begins with Tiny Leaps).

After decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all and have it all, a scary MS diagnosis stopped Courtney Carver in her tracks. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original post is located here: http://bemorewithless.com/sell-your-stuff-to-pay-off-debt

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Oct 21, 2016

Mr. Money Mustache shares exactly how he tells when it's prime time to invest in the stock market.

Episode 170: How to Tell When the Stock Market is on Sale by Mr. Money Mustache (Quick & Dirty Tips Like Mad Money Jim Cramer).

Mr. Money Mustache is a thirty-something retiree who now writes about how we can all live a frugal, yet awesome, life of leisure.
He and his wife studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Then they retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of their peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two.

The original post is located here: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/06/09/how-to-tell-when-the-stock-market-is-on-sale

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Oct 20, 2016

J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy shares a super simple tip that he wishes he took advantage of earlier.

Episode 169: Tip: Treat Savings as a Bill by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (Quick and Dirty Money Tips Like Suze Orman & Dave Ramsey).

J. Money is a 6’1, hyperactive, rock a ‘hawk who loves drinking beer, blaring hip-hop, talking about money, and now playing with his two adorable baby boys.
He tracked his expenses for 3 months, made a budget, read some books, and stumbled into personal finance blogging and idea sharing, randomly turning BudgetsAreSexy.com into his full time “real job” a few short years later--14 million views later!

The original post is located here: http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2014/01/tip-treat-savings-as-monthly-bill

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Oct 19, 2016

Ramit Sethi shares a big tip on how to save $1,000 in 30 days.

Episode 168: Tip #17: Buy Generic for the Stuff You Don't Care About by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich (We Study Billionaires).

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, Ramit wants to use money to say YES. He knew there was a better way to live a rich life—if we could use psychology to focus on what actually works. Not just for personal finance, but all aspects of life: money, careers, relationships, business, fitness and more.
Since then, he's been testing and sharing his findings with the world via I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
He's also written a New York Times bestselling book, been profiled in a 6-page Fortune article and pictured next to Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine, and have been featured by a long list of media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NPR, Fox Business, PBS, CNBC and more. He also has tons of documented success stories—more than 20,000.

The original post is located here: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/tip-17-buy-generic-for-the-stuff-you-dont-care-about

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Oct 18, 2016

Joshua Becker conducts an interview with Daniel Suelo, who gave up money and lives off the land (Part 2 of 2).

Episode 167: The Man Who Quit Money: An Interview with Daniel Suelo - Part 2 by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Living Free).

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/the-man-who-quit-money-an-interview-with-daniel-suelo

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Oct 17, 2016

Joshua Becker conducts an interview with Daniel Suelo, who gave up money and lives off the land.

Episode 166: The Man Who Quit Money: An Interview with Daniel Suelo - Part 1 by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (A Unique Life).

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/the-man-who-quit-money-an-interview-with-daniel-suelo

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Oct 14, 2016

Money Mini Blog's Kalen Bruce shares 3 (or 4, actually) simple ways to start investing for retirement with little money.

Episode 165: 3 Ways to Start Investing for Retirement with $100 or Less by Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog (Similar to Jim Cramer).

Kalen Bruce is the founder of MoneyMiniBlog. His story is simple… he and his wife were $24,000 in debt and became a student of finances to get out. They are now debt-free and building wealth. Kalen shares everything he has learned on his blog, writing informative, entertaining, mini blogs to help you with your finances. Finances can be intimidating, so he keeps his posts short, sweet, and simple.

The original post is located here: http://moneyminiblog.com/investing/investing-for-retirement-with-100-or-less

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Oct 13, 2016

A guest author on Zen Habits discusses how to deal with legal matters in a frugal way.

Episode 164: 8 Frugal Tips for Legal Matters by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Money for the Rest of Us Non Lawyers: Masters in Business).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/8-frugal-tips-for-legal-matters

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Oct 12, 2016

Steve Pavlina shares where the best place to spend your money is and how much to spend.

Episode 163: The Best Place to Invest Your Money by Steve Pavlina (Similar to Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman, Tony Robbins, & Chris Hogan).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/02/the-best-place-to-invest-your-money

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Oct 11, 2016

Mr. Money Mustache does a case study on shopping at Costco vs. Safeway and analyzes if Costco is worth it.

Episode 162: Is a Costco Membership Worth the Cost by Mr. Money Mustache (The Brutal Truth of Spending Money at Grocery Stores).

Mr. Money Mustache is a thirty-something retiree who now writes about how we can all live a frugal, yet awesome, life of leisure.
He and his wife studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Then they retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of their peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two.

The original post is located here: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/09/30/is-a-costco-membership-worth-the-cost

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Oct 10, 2016

2 posts from Courtney Carver of Be More With Less: simple steps to kill debt and the story of her cosmetic obsession.

Episode 161: 4 Simple Steps to Kill Debt and My Cosmetic Obsession by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Minimalism & Money).

After decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all and have it all, a scary MS diagnosis stopped Courtney Carver in her tracks. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original posts are located here:

http://bemorewithless.com/4steps

http://bemorewithless.com/my-cosmetic-obsession

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Oct 7, 2016

J. Money of BudgetsAreSexy.com takes Jim Rohn's quote to the personal finance level.

Episode 160: Are You the Average of Your 5 Friends by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (The Jim Rohn Quote from a Financial Perspective).

J. Money is a 6’1, hyperactive, rock a ‘hawk who loves drinking beer, blaring hip-hop, talking about money, and now playing with his two adorable baby boys. He also has a podcast: M.O.N.E.Y.
He tracked his expenses for 3 months, made a budget, read some books, and stumbled into personal finance blogging and idea sharing, randomly turning BudgetsAreSexy.com into his full time “real job” a few short years later--14 million views later!

The original post is located here: http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2011/03/are-you-the-average-of-your-5-friends

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Oct 6, 2016

Ramit Sethi addresses the new car vs. used car debate. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 159: Cost vs. Value: Should You Buy a New Car or Used Car - Part 2 by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich (Auto Choices).

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, Ramit wants to use money to say YES. He knew there was a better way to live a rich life—if we could use psychology to focus on what actually works. Not just for personal finance, but all aspects of life: money, careers, relationships, business, fitness and more.
Since then, he's been testing and sharing his findings with the world via I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
He's also written a New York Times bestselling book, been profiled in a 6-page Fortune article and pictured next to Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine, and have been featured by a long list of media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NPR, Fox Business, PBS, CNBC and more. He also has tons of documented success stories—more than 20,000.

The original post is located here: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/cost-vs-value-should-you-buy-a-new-or-used-car

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Oct 5, 2016

Ramit Sethi addresses the new car vs. used car debate.

Episode 158: Cost vs. Value: Should You Buy a New Car or Used Car - Part 1 by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich (Financial Advice).

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, Ramit wants to use money to say YES. He knew there was a better way to live a rich life—if we could use psychology to focus on what actually works. Not just for personal finance, but all aspects of life: money, careers, relationships, business, fitness and more.
Since then, he's been testing and sharing his findings with the world via I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
He's also written a New York Times bestselling book, been profiled in a 6-page Fortune article and pictured next to Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine, and have been featured by a long list of media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NPR, Fox Business, PBS, CNBC and more. He also has tons of documented success stories—more than 20,000.

The original post is located here: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/cost-vs-value-should-you-buy-a-new-or-used-car

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Oct 4, 2016

Kristin Wong shares more about the scarcity mindset and how to beat our fear of money.

Episode 157: Why We're Afraid of Money and How to Beat the Fear by Kristin Wong (Money Matters: More Than Easy Residual Income).

Kristin Wong of TheWildWong.com was laid off in 2013. She took on some freelancing gigs to earn extra cash while she searched for a new, full-time job and over time, her freelancing gigs increased. She started writing for sites that she loved reading and produced videos for new clients. Her side gigs began to bring in more income than any potential full-time jobs. She launched a blog all about frugal living and created The Wild Wong to share more about her career, her finances, and all the adventures in between.

The original post is located here: http://www.thewildwong.com/why-were-afraid-of-money-and-how-to-get-past-the-fear

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Oct 3, 2016

A guest couple on Becoming Minimalist shares the exact steps they took to get out of debt.

Episode 156: 33 Proven Ways to Reduce Personal Debt from Becoming Minimalist (Similar to Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan, & Suze Orman).

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/33-proven-ways-to-reduce-personal-debt

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