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Knowing your actual credit score is straight forward. You can sign up for an app like Credit Karma and they’ll give you your credit score. Alternatively, if you apply for a mortgage, the lender will run your credit and they may even tell you your credit score.

Getting your score isn’t the problem. …


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What you need to know. Always check with your accountant/tax counsel because even though you want this to be tax advice, this isn’t tax advice.

One of the first concepts I learned while studying economics is a phrase made popular by the economist Milton Friedman: “There is no free lunch”. An Econ professor once wrote it on the white board in all caps and it’s stuck with me ever since.

Maybe you understand this adage all too well. …


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A lot of smart people before us have stressed the importance of knowing one’s self. Ancient civilizations of our world, thought leaders and philosophers have touted the virtue of this. This still persists today. Depending on who you ask and what school of belief you subscribe to, knowing yourself has been framed as the literal meaning of life.

Self examination plays a huge role in your personal economics. Knowing who what you value and what has influenced impact your decisions and your goals

Start by understanding who you are, what you value and how your history and upbringing have influenced your ideas about money and life. …

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