9 Lessons You Need to Teach Your Teenager About Investing

9 Lessons to Teach Your Teenager About Investing #stocks #bonds #passiveincome #kidsinvesting #personalfinance

Hi, Team! Today I have a treat for all of us parents! Sure, you may have covered budgeting or income protection when talking with your kids… But how does your at home “Investing for Kids” curriculum look these days?   If you’ve been wanting some guidance to help educate your teenager about different investing options – look no further. This post is perfect for all of us parents who know we need to have this conversation with our kids – but just don’t have the expertise. And here’s our high-powered backup:   Chelsea Brennan is the founder of Mama Fish Saves, a personal finance blog that focuses on family finance, investing, and reducing money stress. Chelsea is an ex-hedge fund investor whose work has appeared in a wide array of publications, including Forbes, Business Insider, Haven Life, and more.   I’m thrilled that Chelsea agreed to stop by and share some […]

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Why YOU Need to Start a Side Hustle – NOW

I Need a Hustle - Why You Need To Start a Side Hustle #SideHustle #earning #income #debt #passion #skills

Hi, Team! I’m excited to bring you the post below from Peter Koch – a serial entrepreneur and founder of SellerAtHeart.com blog. “He’s a hustla, baby…” And he’s chock full of wisdom about why YOU need to start a side hustle – like right now. Have you been thinking, “I need a hustle?” Well, Peter has your motivation. This guy’s a rock star and I’m thrilled that he’s agreed to write for us today. Take it away, Peter:     Allow me to take you back to your childhood   If you’re anything like me, you were probably involved in some side hustles from an early age, but you just weren’t aware of it.   For instance, I never mowed the lawns or delivered newspapers for pocket money, I had an entrepreneurial spirit and I used to sell candies in school to my classmates. The money I then received for my services was pretty miserable […]

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What Is A Beachbody Coach? A Former Coach Explains MLM

What Is A Beachbody Coach? A Former Coach Explains MLM #fitness #multilevelmarketing #beachbody #business #sidehustle #workfromhome

The following is an interview between Melissa Blevins and Michael Dinich. Melissa offers practical money tips to the free-spirited nerd. She is also a former Beachbody coach, and her posts and Youtube videos on the subject have blown up on social media. I saw this first published on Michael’s site and republished it here with their permission. I thought her experience may resonate with, or even caution, some readers.     What Is A Beachbody Coach? Melissa Blevins Explains Multi-Level Marketing And Why You Should Avoid It!     What caused you to become a Beachbody Coach?   I’ve always looked for ways to grow my income, and actually, Beachbody coaching wasn’t my first multi-level marketing attempt. About 15 years ago, I signed on to be a Mary Kay representative. The local “Director” drove a pretty pink Cadillac and talked a good game about the “opportunity” to make money while helping […]

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Baby Steps Can Lead to Big Time Money Results

Baby Steps Can Lead To Big Time Money Results #debtfree #networth #studentloans #debtpayoff

Hi, Team! I’m thrilled to bring you this story of how Dr. Jeff (the Debt Free Doctor) and his wife used their hybrid version of Dave Ramsey’s baby steps to pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans on his way to a 7-figure net worth. Dr. Jeff is an impressive guy, and with my wife and I owning and operating our own dental practice – I’ve already learned a great deal from Jeff. But the best part about this story – you don’t have to be a doctor to take some great debt payoff lessons with you! If you’re looking for more stories about how tough, hard-working people have paid off tons of debt, I have this one about Jon and Heather and this one about my first client. But today isn’t about my posts, it’s about an inspirational family achieving great results through discipline and hard […]

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Wins and Losses Series: Drew from FI Introvert – “You’re broke. You have nothing”

Wins and Losses Series: Drew from FI Introvert "You're Broke and You Have Nothing"

Hi, Team!   Welcome to another edition of MikedUp Blog’s Wins and Losses Series, where we interview a generous participant about 4 of the best and worst moments of their life. The point? To learn from the past so that we can improve in the future!   If you are are interested in participating in the series, please send me an email and we can talk details.    This week’s participant is: Drew from FI Introvert   Drew has recently become a blogging friend of mine and I’m so glad that he agreed to take part in this series. Why? Because everything I read from him carries with it either a great lesson or some solid information. Drew went all-out with what’s below and I’m so excited to share this with you now! Take it away, Drew!   (Photo courtesy of MKulp Photography)   Background   I struggled for years to decode […]

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Is Your Family Prepared for an Emergency?

Is Your Family Prepared For An Emergency #Prepping #Prepared #EmergencyResponse #Safe

Hi Team! I am stoked to share the below post with you today! This one is all about how to best prepare your family in case of an emergency and it comes to us courtesy of Othala Fehu: Two government lawyers with 2 kids, rolling towards FIRE (Financial Independence / Retire Early). The only pagan Net Worth Blog around, I think. I also delve into Prepping and Precious Metals because I am otherwise worried I would become too popular.   I have been asked several times now to provide a piece on prepping in relation to personal finance blogs. For me, I am always glad to provide the piece. There is no reason these two passions are not linked more often. I find many of the same traits abound in each niche; Frugality, Minimalism, Self-Reliance, and Independence. It’s hard to gauge just where I should start a post about different concepts and ideas […]

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This is What Perseverance Looks Like

What Perseverance Looks Like #Adversity #Goals

Hi, Team!   I’m incredibly excited to share this post below with you today. The moment I heard Camilo’s story for the first time, I reached out and asked if he would be kind enough to share it with the MikedUp Blog Team. He obliged and I’m thrilled. Are you ready to see what perseverance and drive can do for you? GOOD.   Hi everyone! My name is Camilo and I run the personal finance site The Finance Twins with my identical twin brother. Our site is focused on providing our thousands of regular readers with all of the basic personal finance information they need to effectively manage their money. This means not having to pay someone else tons of fees to do it for you, unless you want to. And once you get the hang of it, managing your money won’t even be that time-consuming. From building your first […]

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I Found True Happiness on the Far Side of the World

Finding True Happiness On The Far Side of the World #Joy #Happiness

It was “go outside and start sweating instantly” hot with 100% humidity.   We had finally made it to a suitable campsite at about 4:00pm and I was quickly running out of water. The 4 liters I had packed in the morning were all bone dry, save for a few drops in one of my bottles.   The rum was still half full though… But that wasn’t going to do my dehydration much good. I glanced at my two friends, both dropping their packs and seemingly exhausted. We were the only 3 humans within 50 miles on the uncivilized edge of a Costa Rican rainforest. Ocean to our west and deadly rainforest to our east. The options were few.   I knew we had to take care of a few priorities. Quickly. Darkness was coming and we needed to set up our tents, start a fire, and find water. All […]

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What To Do When You Inherit One. Million. Dollars.

What to Do With An Inheritance #ReduceDebt #Save

What would you do if you Inherited a Million Dollars? Here is what it would feel like if you won a million dollars… or at least how I see it going down. You wake up, turn on the coffee pot, grab some breakfast and flip open your laptop. As you are logging in you decide to grab your phone and look at your checking account because it is payday. However, when you pull up the account you notice a 7 digit number instead of the normal 4. You spit coffee all over your laptop but who cares, you are officially a millionaire! After the shock wears off (if it ever does) you are now confronted with one question: what are you going to do with your new fortune? So now what do you do? Opposing Viewpoints Blog Battle! Hey, so before you read any further this is a dueling blog […]

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67 Great Frugal Tips to Make you Wealthier Today

67 Great Frugal Tips to Make you Wealthier Today

There was a point in my life when I’d ask my college roommates to bring me back ketchup packets from their lunches out (#1). I wasn’t about to pay full price for the Heinz when they’re just giving that stuff away at some local establishments… I mean, C’mon.   I say the above to let you know that I’ve sat for hours contemplating different ways to save a buck here or earn a buck there. All in a combined frugal effort to fight the staggeringly large 6-figure student loan debt over our heads.   And now that I’ve been to the frugal mountaintop and we’re nearing the end of our student loan repayment, my personal finance nerd friends and I will occasionally search the web for frugal tips that we haven’t heard of or tried in a while.   But I haven’t found a comprehensive list that details all the […]

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