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My name is Kalen and I write short, simple articles on money and productivity. I’m a finance nerd and a productivity junkie. I’ve been told I defy millennial laws by being happily married, having four children and no debt. If you’re ready to take control of your money, become insanely productive and create positive habits, you’re in the right place.

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The 2 Main Ideas From “The Little Book That Beats the Market”

The 2 Main Ideas From “The Little Book That Beats the Market”

The Little Book That Beats the Market is a classic book on investing in the stock market.

Author Joel Greenblatt gives an innovative method for choosing stocks.

It’s pretty impressive, honestly.

Here are his main ideas, and the “magical formula” he uses.

He actually refers to it as “the magic formula,” and it just may be.

Money and Productivity: Weekend Reading

Money and Productivity: Weekend Reading

I have some great reads for you.

I’ve also been making some updates to a few pages.

I made the blog page and the free guides easier to navigate by adding new menus.

I also completely revamped the free guides and added all kinds of new resources.

Don’t Waste the Little Minutes

Don’t Waste the Little Minutes

You’re going to love this. Why? Because it’s easy, and it works. Two of my favorite things.

So what are “the little minutes” anyways? They’re the few minutes here and there that you forget you have, and you never account for. Because of that, these are the minutes you end up wasting. Not just you, it happens to all of us, but here’s the good news: you can stop wasting the little minutes!
I’m going to give you five steps to help you take full advantage of the little minutes.

5 Profound Truths That Newbies Must Know About Online Trading

5 Profound Truths That Newbies Must Know About Online Trading

Online trading could be a smart way to supplement your income and you can actually fire your boss and become a full time day trader.

One of the advantages of making money through online trading is the relative freedom that it offers you in relation to other moneymaking ventures.

However, tales abound about many people who have delved into online trading with great expectations but who ended up losing all of their trading capital.

6 Steps You Can Take to Retire Extremely Young

6 Steps You Can Take to Retire Extremely Young

Retiring early is not for the faint of heart, but it should be the goal of everyone out there.

By working hard and living frugally, you can save and invest enough money to retire in your 30s or 40s.

There are several advantages to this.

Money and Productivity: Weekend Reading

Money and Productivity: Weekend Reading

I’ve been getting calls from the IRS.

Except they aren’t really the IRS. Because they are calling me.

And because the one time I called them back, they answered. The IRS doesn’t answer.

If they do answer, it’s going to take a while. If you’re getting calls from the IRS, it’s not really the IRS, it’s a scam.

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Recent Weekend Reading

Money and Productivity: Weekend Reading

I have some great reads for you.

I’ve also been making some updates to a few pages.

I made the blog page and the free guides easier to navigate by adding new menus.

I also completely revamped the free guides and added all kinds of new resources.

Understanding Life Series

Consumerism has turned into an addiction.

As a society, we are addicted to consumption. We consume products, food, things…at an alarming rate.

I’m starting this “Understanding Series” with consumerism for a reason. I’m going to go in-depth with every area of your finances throughout this series, but it all starts right here.

Understand Consumerism

You’ve heard both extremes: “debt is a tool” and “debt is pure evil”.

I’m not that extreme, but I do lean towards the second option.

Debt can be used for leverage, but I’m going to make an argument for eliminating it and living with out. I’ll show you how to do that.

Understand Debt

Retirement is always an interesting topic.

It may be so far in the future that you haven’t really thought about it, it could be closer than you care to admit, or you could technically be retired right now.

It doesn’t matter how old or young you are. The fact is, you need to start thinking about retirement now. Today.

Understand Retirement

There are many questions surrounding mortgages.

To rent or to buy? Should you pay off you mortgage early or invest the money?

What if you could make both work for a superior option? Maybe you can.

Understand Mortgages

Let’s get this out of the way: it’s only called life insurance to make you feel better. It’s death insurance, folks.

Now that we understand what it’s actually for, what exactly does it do?

And who needs life insurance anyways? Just employees? Stay-at-home spouses? Children?

Understand Life Insurance

There are around 1,000,000 bankruptcies every year in the US.

Obviously, it’s a problem. A problem that can be avoided, but if you’re past the avoiding stage, it may be your best option.

Let’s dive in and discuss the different types of bankruptcy, when to file, when not to file, and the effects of filing.

Understand Bankruptcy

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