Check out these 5 lessons I learned about life and money after having played semi-professional poker for the last 5 years

5 Lessons Semi-Professional Poker Taught Me About Life and Money

Given the stigma around gambling, it’s pretty easy to see why people give me the side-eye whenever I say playing poker was one of the smartest financial decisions I’ve ever made. For the longest time I was never really comfortable even talking about it. It was disheartening to see the game I enjoyed so heavily criticized by so many people. During a 5 year run from 2006-2011 I was able to amass over six-figures in earnings by grinding cash games online (grinding is a slang poker term used to describe players who use risk-averse methods to churn out a slow, […]

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The Ultimate List of Financial Goals to Crush It in 2018

Achieving financial success usually takes a little more than just luck. It takes extreme discipline, dedication and repeated sacrifice. It takes setting short and long term financial goals and then following through on promises to yourself. All things the majority of Americans seem to struggle with. Fortunately, research suggests that simply jotting down a list of financial goals makes you 42% more likely to achieve them. Not bad for merely putting pen on paper. Every once in a while Lady Luck steps in and changes someones life…odds are that person won’t be you. Don’t be the person who indefinitely waits […]

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This frugal couple found creative ways to start living on one income and went back to school for another degree.

8 Tips for Living on One Income When Money is Tight

Have you ever felt trapped by your circumstances? You know, that feeling you get when you’d like to do something different with your life but you can’t miss work because that means missing a paycheck (even if its undersized). Or maybe you or your spouse would like to go back to school but know that affording it is next to impossible? Living on one income while trying to support others is difficult but it can be done. Whether its just you and your significant other or there are two (or more) little mouths to feed, there is a lot to […]

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6 Surprisingly Simple Hacks for Achieving Financial Freedom

We all want financial freedom. Are you tired of worrying about bills, not knowing where your money is going each month, or making less than you want? In this article, I share 6 actionable steps you can take today to put yourself in a better financial position. No more wishing things were better. No more blaming others. No more excuses and inaction. You can do this. I’ve made the time to do all 6, and my life is better because of it. There’s no reason why you can’t do the same. Alright, here we go! 6 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom 1. Automate […]

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Personal finance lessons learned during self reflection and mowing my lawn

Personal Finance Lessons I Learned by Mowing My Lawn

Have you ever mowed a lawn before? Do you mow one now? How about when you were younger? With a wife and two little girls in the house, sometimes I go out and mow the lawn whether it needs it or not.  😉 All joking aside, it’s nice to get out there on a beautiful day and cut the lawn. It takes me about an hour to do my lawn. That translates to a lot of thinking time almost weekly during roughly half the year. And what do I think about? Well, since I’m a a big nerd (just ask […]

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