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The Risky Business of Your First Investment

Once More With Feeling: Get it Together I cannot stress enough the importance of starting from where you are, and in my previous finance posts, I have approached that idea from the perspective of someone like myself, before I took those first steps. I am not writing a finance series for people that have money […]

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Before Going Zero to Sixty, Get Out of the Negative

Let us imagine you’re fifteen years old and you have a drivers permit. Your parents are middle-class and they have two cars: a Ford Mustang GT Shelby revival series with a six-speed manual transmission, a 250hp V8 motor, but the other is a Ford Focus 125hp 4-cylinder automatic with safety alerts. As a new driver, […]

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Setting Your Stride from Rock Bottom

A Look at Personal Struggle and Social Inequity in Finance. In my first two posts in this series of short articles grappling with the preparatory steps required to embark on the path of financial planning and investment, my personal story was revealed for the purpose of discussing how we get ourselves into the rut of […]

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Start From Where You Are

Image of Newberry Road taken on my iPhone, January 2017. Nobody has an identical story. This applies to every human being and their finances. Even though we share a common system, currency, and world, your story is your own, so you have to start from where you are. It may be that you were born […]

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Democracy and Personal Freedom in Big Finance

I am a great example of what is possible for a low-income person. Here is the short of it: I went from, at the beginning of 2017, flat broke, on food stamps, bad credit, and crashing in someone’s basement for free, to…