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5 Benefits Of Buying My Last Home With Cash

Almost exactly a year ago, I plunked down $81,000 of cold hard cash and bought my first rental home outright. No mortgage, no bank, no hassles. It was glorious. The first question you might have is, “How on earth did you get yourself into a pos...
by MoneySmartGuides on Dec 2, 2016

Active Investing vs. Passive Investing: The Showdown

When it comes to investing, there are two schools of thought – active investing and passive investing. You will find that many people are of the belief that one or the other of these schools of thought is the way to invest. If you are new to invest...
by Penny Thots on Aug 16, 2016

The Secret To Control Your Spending Habit

Six more days until pay-day and the clock seems not cooperating because you feel like it’s moving too slow. You’re checking your wallet and can’t help but wonder where your money went. Can’t remember where you spent your money? Maybe it’s t...
by CNN Soapbox Laundry Shop on Jul 24, 2016

A Guide To Exercise After Weight Loss Surgery

Exercises to Avoid After Bariatric Surgery Bariatric surgery is considered one of the best ways to lose weight when diet and exercise have failed. But bariatric surgery is not a substitute for diet and exercise. Once you’ve completed your surgery,...
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Jul 13, 2016

Read This Before You Decide to Try AspireAssist

AspireAssist vs. Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass, and Other Bariatric Surgery – How Does it Compare? Recently, the FDA approved a new bariatric surgery and weight loss device. Known as AspireAssist from Aspire Bariatrics, the AspireAssist is one of...
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Jul 11, 2016

An Inside Look At Our Dallas, Texas Seminar From 5/25/2016

Dallas, Texas Seminar, June 25th, 2016 First off, we’d like to extend a genuine thank you to all who attended our Dallas, Texas seminar this month. We always enjoy meeting with people face to face and allowing them to meet our staff in person.
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Jun 29, 2016

Amy Turlington Can Ride Horseback Again!

Amy Can Ride Horseback Again! Amy Turlington underwent weight loss surgery with us here at Mexico Bariatric Center and is one of the first to submit her non-scale victory photos and video for us to share on our website and social media. Here is what...
by Mexico Bariatric Center Blog on Jun 22, 2016

Money Lies We Tell: What Lies Do You Tell?

When I started to get on track financially a few years ago I realized there were money lies that I was telling myself that were keeping me in debt. Some were commonly held societal beliefs and others were convenient things that just seemed to make ma...
by MoneySmartGuides on Jun 22, 2016

FreshBooks Review: Simple Invoice Software for Business Owners

This post is an in-depth review on FreshBooks, based from my own experience and use of the invoicing and accounting software. Here I explain why I began using the software, how I use FreshBooks for my own online business, the benefits of using it, an...
by OddBall Wealth on Jun 11, 2016

What I Learned Paying Off My $400K Mortgage In 6.5 Years

Today’s post comes from Alex. He blogs over at Mutilate The Mortgage and is giving away a few free gifts just for Money Smart Guides readers. Head over to to find out how to pay off your mortgage in under 10 years.
by MoneySmartGuides on Jun 8, 2016

Understanding Child Maintenance With PayPlan

The average cost of raising a child until the age of 21 is a staggering £231,000. This works out at an £11,000 each year. And remember that’s per child! If you have 2 or 3 kids, then you’re looking at upwards of £20 or £30k per year!
by Honest Mum on Jun 8, 2016

The Power of The 5 Minute Budget Check In

Your budget can change quickly. You can plan everything out but sometimes expenses come up and things can change. Or maybe you don’t spend as much as you were planning and have extra money you might be able to save or use to pay down debt. As proac...
by MoneySmartGuides on May 25, 2016

Are There Any Financial Benefits To Owning A Pet?

Fido can be costly, but did you know there are also financial benefits to owning a pet? There is nothing like having a little furbaby to call your own. Dogs with their loyalty; cats with their curiosity; birds with their songs; lizards with their int...
by Debt Free Living Guru on May 18, 2016

The Real Amount You Are Spending Each Year

Do you know how much money you are spending each year? Do you want to know the answer to this question? For some of you, the answer might be “no way”! But knowing how much you spend can really be an eye opener. In fact, it might just be the kick...
by MoneySmartGuides on Apr 27, 2016

6 Tips For How To Achieve Your Goals

How many times have you failed at trying to achieve your goals? For me, the number of times I have failed is higher than I would like to admit. But for the most part, many of my failures were early on. I took some time to figure out why I was failing...
by MoneySmartGuides on Apr 20, 2016

Mission Trips to Ecuador: What is Tax Deductible?

People in Ecuador were devastated after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the South American country on Saturday night. More than 2,500 people have been injured in the quake and during the aftermath. The death toll stands at at least 413 and the numb...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Apr 20, 2016

The Difficulties Of Sharing Bills Between Housemates In London

Did you know that we spend an average of 73 minutes per month managing our bills? Everyone who lives in a flatshare understands the hassle that comes with shared household admin. You need a map to navigate the world of complex spreadsheets, joint ban...
by Moving to London on Apr 18, 2016

15 Common Costs of Doing Business in the Philippines

Are you starting a small business in the Philippines? Starting a business is surely exciting, especially if it’s about your dream and passion. However, being a businessperson or an entrepreneur is not always fun, as it also comes with a lot of expe...
by Business Tips Philippines on Mar 15, 2016

Top 3 Apps To Get Back Control Of Your Finances

In this day and age, keeping track of your finances can be tricky and sticking to a budget seems like a task fit only for the members of Mensa. Whether you’ve been enjoying a few too many down at the pub, frequenting the Casino machine or if you’...
by iPhoneGlance on Mar 10, 2016

7 Life Lessons From The Very Wealthy

If you want to become wealthy one day, what is your best option for getting there? Some might say to play the lottery. While this could provide you with wealth if you hit the jackpot, the odds of actually hitting the jackpot are slim. And let’s not...
by MoneySmartGuides on Mar 9, 2016

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