Know These 3 Things Before you Post on Reddit

  This post originally appeared on The Money Mix (TMM) and is republished here with TMM’s permission.     The following post is by ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). Itís written by an early 50ís retiree who achieved financial independence, shares whatís worked for him, and details how others can implement those successes in their lives. He is also the author of a free ebook titled Three Steps to Financial Independence and spends a lot of his time interviewing millionaires.   Know These 3 Things Before you Post on Reddit   Several months ago, a friend recommended I give reddit a try. He said there was lots going on at the site and I would enjoy it. “Enjoy” was not the first word I thought of when he mentioned it. I think I was more in the “fear” camp […]

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Shout-out: The Most Important Pillars of our Financial Lives

Shout-out: The Most Important Pillars of our Financial Lives

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: The Most Important Pillars of our Financial Lives   Click here to check out the episode!   First off – I had a blast recording this podcast episode! Denis and Katie do a great job in their podcast of discussing some great financial topics and asking questions designed to elicit thoughtful answers. In this episode, we talked about a few of my “Financial Pillars for us Millennials” posts where I cover the most important topics that form the foundation of our financial lives.   But, if there’s one thing I love about podcasts, it’s that there are always […]

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Shout-out: Should I Refinance My Student Loans?

Shout-out: Should I Refinance My Student Loans?

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: Should I Refinance My Student Loans by The Finance Twins   Click here to check out “Should I Refinance My Student Loans”   First off, The Finance Twins (TFT) know what they’re talking about… If you remember back a few months, Camilo (1 of the twins) wrote an amazing and gripping story about three rags-to-riches brothers who mourned the loss of their father at a young age, were raised by a single mother in a foreign country, and only went on to be either a doctor, retired from a Wall Street career and now entrepreneur, and an Investor… In […]

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Shout-out: Why You’re Not Stupid If You Purchase A New Car

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: Why You’re Not Stupid If You Purchase A New Car by Michael Dinich at Your Money Geek   Click here to check out the post!   Well, if you’re a regular reader, you know that we recently purchased a new car. And during my research leading up to that decision, I came across this article from Michael. I was surprised to see the headline, as a starter, but then as I dove further into the facts of the article, I was pretty surprised with the current auto market.   For so long I had subscribed to the “Never buy […]

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Shout-out: Growing Up Abused – A Story Of Tragedy And Triumph

Shout-out: Growing Up Abused - A Story Of Tragedy And Triumph

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: Growing Up Abused – A Story Of Tragedy And Triumph (via Andrea of Saving Joyfully – posted on Money With a Purpose)   Click here to check out the post!   I’ve come to know Andrea via Twitter as a fellow personal finance blogger, and her demeanor is 100% happy and helpful to all she interacts with. She’s also from Ohio, which is how we started talking in the first place, and honestly – I could’ve gone forever thinking that she had come from a great home with a stable upbringing… All because of how she acts today. […]

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Shout-out: 8 Things you Need to Do Before Leaving Maui

Shout-out: 8 Things you Need to Do Before Leaving Maui

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: 8 Things you Need to Do Before Leaving Maui (Mike via The Rich Miser)   Click here to check out the post!   This is one of my favorite posts that I’ve ever written. That is the case for a few reasons. 1) I lived and worked in Maui for a collective 7-months over a decade ago, 2) Our daughter was born 9-months after my wife and I visited for the first time together…, and 3) Our best family vacations and many of our greatest family memories come from this island. To say that it holds a sentimental […]

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Shout-out: I’m a dad and a business owner in my 30s with a 6-figure income — here’s how I spent my money during a recent week

(Photo via Business Insider)   Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: I’m a dad and a business owner in my 30s with a 6-figure income — here’s how I spent my money during a recent week   Click here to check out the post!   Last Friday, MikedUp Blog saw probably it’s most significant moment since inception. I’ve been incredibly lucky to have some posts featured on amazing and well-read blogs. I’ve even had a post that got picked up on Marketwatch – and, believe me, we have celebrated each and every one of those wins! But last week, I had the fortunate opportunity to […]

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Shout-out: 10 Signs You Have An Exceptionally Good Boss

Shout-out: 10 Signs You Have An Exceptionally Good Boss #leadership #personaldevelopment #businessowner #improve

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: 10 Signs You Have An Exceptionally Good Boss (Jessica Kay via The Financial Diet)   Click here to check out the post!   As we’ve worked to get our family business off the ground, I’ve been seeing bosses from multiple angles. I have one at my day job and I am one at night and on the weekends… It’s kind of been a meta experience to this point and ultimately I think it’s helped me a metric ton on both ends (although I still have a long ways to go…). I’m seeing things my boss does well and applying […]

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Shout-out: You Want Happy Customers? Take Care of your Staff

Shout-out: You Want Happy Customers? Take Care of your Staff

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: You Want Happy Customers? Take Care of your Staff   Click here to check out the post!   Last month I wrote about what we did as a business to grow 18.5% in our first year while earning over 150 reviews. I’ve been on a podcast to discuss our process and another that hasn’t aired yet, and in each of these cases, I detail the 7 steps we used to achieve those awesome results.   Well recently, someone wasn’t satisfied with my glazing over of the first couple of steps in that process and wanted some additional details about […]

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Shout-out: Why I stopped listening to music while I shower

Hello all!   Our Saturday morning shout-outs highlight a post/article/book/other that I’ve come across lately that deserves exactly that: a ‘shout-out.’ The goal here is to hopefully introduce my readers to other authors or bloggers that have had an impact on me, my writing, and my life.   This week’s shout-out is: “Why I stopped listening to music while I shower” by Gonzalo at Win/Despair   Click here to check out the post!   It’s not too difficult to see all the noise around us in the world. With cell phones constantly available, notifications buzzing, podcasts playing, and God forbid an actual human trying to talk with you, the inputs can get overwhelming. This article does a great job at identifying those points, but then also giving us some actionable advice on what to do about it.   I’ve actually stopped listening to music when I shower and I’ve noticed […]

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