10 Financial musts before age 20 (3 of 5)

This is the third of five posts (in our Financial Must series) where we’re aiming to provide you with a tremendous foundation to achieve your financial goals. We will be posting 2 musts every Friday until the list is complete. If you are enjoying the posts, please take a minute to subscribe to MikedUp Blog. Just click on the ‘subscribe’ button in the bottom right corner, enter your email, and you will get every post as soon as it’s published.   We have the previous four Musts listed below to remind you what we’ve covered. If you’d like to read about those in detail, check out Must Post 1 or Must Post 2. Thanks for reading!   1) Find a way to earn an income and do it at an early age. 2) Set goals for yourself financially, and make sure at least one is attainable in the short term. 3) Open a […]

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The real survival guide for new dads (Part 1)

  Do you remember that time you were watching that movie with the Navy Seals and you were thinking – “man these guys are tough. They never lose, they’re all rock solid, and they always kill the bad guy. I mean, I know it’s the movies but still… probably true, right? These guys are always on the go or in a fight and yet, somehow, they find a way to function at optimal performance constantly and never seem to sleep. How do they do it?” Well my friend, you’re about to find out. Here’s what you need to know about being the Navy Seal of new dads. Spoiler: it’s what you need to know but can’t possibly prepare for.   A bit about us – to put things in perspective   I was honored and completely humbled to find out that I have become a bit of an authority on […]

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Welcome Video

Hi Team! We want to welcome you to the site and let you know what’s coming in the near future. Check out our welcome video and see what’s to come. If you enjoy this video or look forward to the posts, please subscribe to the blog so that every new post comes straight to your inbox. You can also check out the YouTube channel (MikedUp Blog) or follow Mike on Twitter (@RealMikedUp). Have a question or comment? Let us know by commenting on the post or emailing Mike at MikedUpBlog@gmail.com. We’re glad you’re here. Thanks again and talk soon!   – Mike

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When getting started with exercise, anything is better than nothing – Step 1, never miss a Monday

Do you know what percentage of your week is equal to 3 half hour workouts? 0.9%.   Let’s go bold and say we’re going to tackle four hour long workouts. Throw in 15 minutes a piece for drive time. That’s 5 solid hours devoted to exercise and your overall health. Ok, 5 hours is a huge chunk of time, right? We couldn’t take that away from the kids, work, cocktail hour, Facebook, election coverage, or The Bachelor. That’d be ridiculous. What if I told you that is only 3% of your week? Could you sacrifice 3% – for you? Let’s come back to this.   I equate achieving some level of fitness to pushing a boulder up and over a hill. Standing at the bottom looking up seems daunting, insurmountable, and like a waste of time, I get it – but it’s possible. Also, once you reach the top it’s […]

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10 Financial Musts Before Age 20

Is your ideal dream to retire at age 35? Would you like to eliminate your debt? Or do you just want to avoid the reality of living paycheck-to-paycheck that plagues about 75% of Americans? Whatever end game you desire requires discipline, hard work, and a bit of a financial education. These 10 financial musts before age 20 are designed to provide you with a tremendous foundation to achieve your financial goals.   The title implies that this article is intended for someone not yet in their 20’s, which is true, but these methods can and should be applied throughout life. The sooner you start though, the closer that financial freedom comes. It is my intention that implementing these 10 musts will help you develop good financial habits, eliminate debt, and increase savings so that no matter your dreams, they are achievable. We will be posting 2 musts every Financially Fit Friday […]

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About Mike

  Welcome! Who is this ‘MikedUp’ guy? Hi Team! My name is Mike Monfredi, creator of MikedUp Blog, and I am truly grateful and excited that you have found your way to this site! The content you’ll find here is aimed at adding some aspect of value to your life, whether that be through some new piece of information to you or hopefully some entertaining moments.   My family and closest friends have referred to me as an interesting character to say the least. They’ve called me everything from a caring best friend, a thoughtful and understanding confidant, a great husband and parent, to incredibly incessant, exhausting, overly competitive, and complicated… Really running the gamut here. It’s their qualifications (slightly) and past and present life experiences I will call on to cover the topics of Fitness, Finance, and Family.     Let’s start with Fitness –          I have […]

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