Seven Awesome Things To Do With Your Extra Money… Without Blowing It

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I’m just going to come right out and say it. Most of the people you know have no idea what to do with their money. They probably have no idea where their money goes. They probably waste money on dumb things while saving very little They’re probably trudging towards a life of poverty in retirement. My hope is that you have good financial influences in your life, because no matter who you are, you will inevitably pick up the habits of those around you. So to that note, I want to address a question I’m asked pretty frequently - what to […]

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Are You Sacrificing Your Financial Freedom?

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Ask anyone if they have a desire for financial freedom in their life. The overwhelming answer will be yes, because answering no to that question… well, basically means you have a desire to be poor, right? But there’s often a big disconnect between what people say, and what they actually do. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 44% of people either plan to postpone their retirement past 65, or never retire at all, meaning they’ll be somehow employed up until the day they die. Um – to hell with that… Working until the day you die? Like, really?! Are […]

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How to Deal With a Financial Crisis, And How I Learned First Hand

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One of the things my dad taught me from an early age was to always be prepared for the events the future might bring, especially from a financial standpoint. My dad was also my biggest inspiration to get my MBA and to continue to better myself well into adulthood (which is one of the reasons Academy Success exists today). He has been one of my biggest influences in my financial life as well. But even as I learned these lessons, I never really knew the importance of being prepared until I experienced why one should do so first hand. There […]

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How to Continually Increase Your Financial Capacity

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My buddy J. Money over at Budgets Are Sexy and Rockstar Finance, published a post last week titled, the Power of Doing Just ONE Thing (I encourage you to check it out). In this post, he talked about several different ways to become a millionaire, and shared a few ways he is using in his own life right now. His progress has been great (queue applause) The main point of the article was to teach you to focus on just ONE thing so you don’t spread yourself too thin. For example, focus on maxing out your 401k first before worrying about […]

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Seven Silly Personal Finance Myths That Are Making You Poor

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If you’ve been a part of Academy Success for any decent amount of time, you’ll know that I tend to think a little bit differently than the masses. Ultimately, the masses are largely ordinary, and if you wanted to be ordinary, you wouldn’t be reading this right now. So today, as part of our goal to create a better financial life for you this year, I challenge you to behave more like the financially successfully by busting open a few myths you may have ingrained into your mind – probably from too much exposure to pop culture over the years. […]

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What It Means to Behave Successfully

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Image by Wonderlane You may have noticed a few recent changes to Academy Success. A cleaner look with easier sharing options, a sharper font that is easier on the eyes, and last but not least,  a very subtle yet very powerful new tagline – just underneath the main logo. “Behave Successfully” A couple of years ago when I started Academy Success, I set out to make a difference in the lives of as many people as I could. It’s been fun and rewarding so far and I’m grateful to have as many readers as I do, but the “as many […]

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