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Why Income Matters

By on Jun 24, 2014 in Money | 38 comments

My website is called The Broke and Beautiful Life, but some would argue that I am far from “broke”.  Unlike many of my twenty something counterparts who are saddled with massive student loan bills or who have failed to start planning for retirement, at 27 years old, I have a net worth that surpasses 30k.  I, however, still consider myself “broke” as my income is...

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Best Places to Hide Money Around Your Home

By on Sep 9, 2013 in Money | 17 comments

Sometimes you want to have cash around the house so that it easy to access, however, you don’t want just anyone to be able to find it. Perhaps you have found your own hiding places over the years but they are not as safe as you would like them to be. Here is a list of some of the best places to hide money around the house using products that you can purchase...

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Interview with Andrew Schrage from MoneyCrashers.com

By on May 17, 2013 in Money | 9 comments

As most of you who are regular readers know, I will soon be launching the Well Kept Wallet podcast where I will interview people who love what they do for a living. To give you a taste of the questions I will be asking in the podcast, here is an interview that I did with Andrew Schrage, the co-founder of MoneyCrashers.com. Unfortunately, he wasn’t available to...

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Getting Started with Well Kept Wallet

By on Feb 11, 2013 in Money | 22 comments

When my wife Kim and I got married we decided to combine our finances and realized that we had $52,000 in non-mortgage debt. It included student loans, credit cards and even a car loan. We decided that we needed to make a change and we set a goal to pay it off in 18 months. Well, we hit our goal! Since then our story of how we paid off $52,000 in debt in 18 months...

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Continuing Care: Do I Qualify for Financial Help?

By on Jan 23, 2013 in Money | 2 comments

With the average annual bill for a care home room now exceeding £30,000 in some areas of the UK, elderly people and their relatives are facing increasing difficulty in finding funds to support themselves. Sixty-two percent of people now believe that they may face ‘significant financial sacrifice’ in order to secure care for their loved ones’ later life. What is NHS...

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July Giveaway Winners!

By on Aug 1, 2012 in Giving, Money | 1 comment

First off, I want to thank all of the people who nominated their favorite cause. There were a lot of great organizations that were submitted and that are doing incredible things all around the world. We are grateful for all the work that these organizations do and we do anticipate having more Giving Challenges in the future! So keep checking back. Here are the...

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