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What a Millionaire Farmer Taught Me About Money

What a Millionaire Farmer Taught Me About Money

I have a friend who owns a farm in Missouri.

Actually, he owns a whole bunch of farms. Thousands of acres.

We will call him Gary. Because that’s his name.

Gary has taught me so much about money.

Some intentional, but some of most valuable lessons were things that he wasn’t actually trying to teach me.

Here is what I have learned from Gary and how we can all apply it…

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4 Common Mistakes That Investors Make

4 Common Mistakes That Investors Make

Investing is not a science: it is not possible to put your portfolio on autopilot and just watch your money grow, Grow, GROW.

There is no one fixed, guaranteed path that leads to investment success.

However, there are certain paths that will lead to guaranteed failure.

Before you know what to do, you must first know what NOT to do.

I’m going to go over 4 common mistakes the investors make…

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9 Tools to Get the Best Price and Master Shopping on Amazon

9 Tools to Get the Best Price and Master Shopping on Amazon

Who doesn’t love shopping on Amazon?

It’s hard to beat the prices, but what if I told you that you can do better?

I’m not talking about shopping somewhere else.

I’m talking about better deals where you already shop. On Amazon.

Here are 9 tools to become a master shopper on Amazon…

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5 Ways to Lower Student Loan Payments

5 Ways to Lower Student Loan Payments

Are your student loan payments too much to handle?

Don’t worry, because you’re not alone.

As of December 2012, only 54% (20 million) student loan borrowers, out of 37 million were actively repaying their student loans.

If you’re overwhelmed by your student loans and need to lower your monthly payments, here are 5 student loan repayment programs that can help:

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Recent Reviews

Goodbudget Review – The Best Envelope Budgeting App for 2014

Goodbudget Review – The Best Envelope Budgeting App for 2014

I am a huge fan of the envelope budgeting system.

I think it’s a great way to stay organized and keep your budget simple.

I have written several articles on budgeting.

I have even written on how to live without a budget.

Now it’s time that I show you what I personally use for budgeting.

I use Goodbudget (formerly EEBA). This is a website and a smart phone app. A digital envelope budgeting system.

There is a free and a paid version.

Let’s take a look at what Goodbudget has to offer…

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Bountiful Baskets Review – Save Money and Eat Healthier With This Food Co-Op

Bountiful Baskets Review – Save Money and Eat Healthier With This Food Co-Op

My wife recently stumbled upon a great way to save money on produce.

Bountiful Baskets Food Co-Op.

This is a volunteer driven operation that allows you to get fruits, vegetables, bread and more for great prices.

There are no employees, only volunteers! So you get rock bottom prices.

Volunteers organize the food pick-up sites and more volunteers help the site organizers sort the food.

So let me explain a little more about what Bountiful Baskets is…

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Recent Productivity

What’s Stealing Your Time? Here’s How to Take Control

What’s Stealing Your Time? Here’s How to Take Control

The average person spends 9 years of their life watching TV.

​That’s just from watching TV a few hours everyday.

But that’s not you, right? I mean, you don’t spend hours and hours in front of the TV.

That’s unproductive and a waste of your time…and you know it.

But what about Facebook? We spend 700 billion minutes on Facebook every month, across the world.

And then considering that we spend 174 billion minutes on YouTube each month, it’s hard to imagine that there is any time left. I think we all remember the first time we logged onto YouTube. Those suggested videos in the sidebar will get you…and keep you…for days.

As you will see in a moment, I used to waste hours everyday without even realizing it.

Here is how I figured out where my time was going and how I took control of it…

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5 Effective Email Hacks to Organize Your Inbox (and Keep it That Way)

5 Effective Email Hacks to Organize Your Inbox (and Keep it That Way)

​​How much time do you spend dealing with email? Too much?

You really don’t have to. Don’t let email steal your time.

There are ways to get organized and decluttered. And there are great tools out there to help you along the way.

Some things you are doing may be completely unnecessary and you can just cut them out all together.

Read on if you’re tired of letting email steal your time…

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9 Ways to Be More Productive [Infographic]

9 Ways to Be More Productive [Infographic]

If you’re like me, you are always finding ways to be more productive.

Increasing your productivity is one of the quickest ways to accomplish your goals.

If you want to get better or learn about something new, you will need to “buy some time”.

We all have the same amount of time in a day.

It’s about how we use that time…

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5 Simple Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Credit

5 Simple Steps for Spring Cleaning Your Credit

Spring is in the air.

It’s beautiful out, so obviously the first thing you want to do is step outside think about your credit! Right?

Maybe not, but it’s a great time to do a quick spring cleaning.

You’re already spring cleaning “everything else”, why not clean up the thing that you buy “everything else” with. I’m joking, of course. I know you don’t buy everything with credit cards.

​Or at least, if you do, you pay them off every month…don’t you? Sure you do!​

Here are some simple and​, most importantly,​ ​​free​​ steps to cleaning up your credit…

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Recent Infographics

9 Ways to Be More Productive [Infographic]

9 Ways to Be More Productive [Infographic]

If you’re like me, you are always finding ways to be more productive.

Increasing your productivity is one of the quickest ways to accomplish your goals.

If you want to get better or learn about something new, you will need to “buy some time”.

We all have the same amount of time in a day.

It’s about how we use that time…

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10 Ways to Make Money Without a Job [Infographic]

10 Ways to Make Money Without a Job [Infographic]

Making money without a job.

Yeah, that’s a thing.

It’s actually pretty common.

There are many ways to make money without and job and then there are the ways you always hear about (blogging perhaps…) that don’t seem realistic.

Like anything, it depends on how much time and effort you put into it.

Here are more than 10 different ways to make money without a job…

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What 1% Will Save You on Your Mortgage [Infographic]

What 1% Will Save You on Your Mortgage [Infographic]

Should you refinance your home? Is it worth it?

That depends! But should you look into it? Yes!

It’s amazing what 1% can save you over 10, 20 or 30 years.

This is a sweet infographic that breaks down exactly what 1% could mean for a refinance…

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About Me

Kalen Bruce

My name is Kalen Bruce.

I write short, simple articles on money and productivity.

I live a debt-free life with my wife and 4 children.

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