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3 Currency Types to Know

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3 mn read There is more to money than just the buying power it comes with. The Federal Government has a lot of control over the value of your individual buying power. So, understanding the difference between the 3 different types of available currency valuations is essential to taking control of your buying power. The 3 currency types […]

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What is Gross Domestic Product?

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3 mn read I’m sure you’ve heard of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) before in your finance or history class back in high school. But what is GDP? If you have no idea don’t worry you’re not alone. There are plenty of people out there who are just as clueless. But don’t worry, after you read this article you […]

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3 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

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3 mn read Starting your own company can be an exciting/terrifying experience. I’ve been there multiple times and trust me it never gets old. Throughout my professional career, I’ve seen a lot of companies that have been successful and not so successful. Over time I have picked up a few things, both good and bad, that have helped […]

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What Are Restricted Stock Units?

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2 mn read Being an employee of a publicly-traded company can be super fun and lucrative for many reasons. Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) are one of those reasons! You may be wondering what those are and possibly confusing them with stock options. This article will explain the difference between the two and why RSUs are better. One thing […]

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The Day I Found My Purpose

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3 mn read So, this has happened a few times in my life, each time reaffirming the original time my purpose was revealed to me, which is the story I share today. The first time was laying in a hospital bed in the Wounded Warrior Regiment at Naval Medical Center Balboa in San Diego in 2011.  But Let’s […]

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Military Transition Story – Networking is Critical

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4 mn read In a previous military transition article I hinted that I’d write about another organization that was instrumental in my preparation to transition out of the Marine Corps. This article lends a hand to you cliffhangers out there. FourBlock is a nonprofit organization, free to veterans and active duty, dedicated to helping Service Members find their […]

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Micro vs Macro Economics

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2 mn read Most people I talk to don’t know the difference between the two. Some don’t even know either of these words exists. So, I wanted to take the time to explain the difference between the two and how they affect you on a daily basis. Micro vs Macro economics affects our lives in many ways. In […]

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What are Bonds?

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3 mn read Bonds are a mythical subject to many. In fact, most people don’t even know what bonds are or that they even exist! I want to take the time to explain what bonds are, the different kinds of bonds, and how you can take advantage of them. These types of securities are not the sexiest of […]

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What is Inflation?

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3 mn read Inflation has become one of the hottest topics in the last few months. So, I thought it would be a good time to discuss what inflation is. Inflation has a very simple definition, but what it is and what affects it are quite complex. I’ll try not to get too into the weeds but give […]

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What are Margin Loans?

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3 mn read Margin loans are an interesting beast. These types of loans are not mentioned a lot in everyday conversation. Usually, individuals in the corporate and investing worlds work with these types of loans. Even then, a lot of the individuals who are in those worlds still don’t quite understand what these loans are. So, I’m writing […]

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Difference Between Stock Options and Equity

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3 mn read Over the weekend I was binge-watching the WeCrashed docu-series. In the docu-series, they were mentioning how everyone in the company was going to be millionaires because they were getting “stock options” in the company. I thought that was odd and maybe that was just a tv series mistake. But after a googling it I realized […]

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What is the IMF?

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2 mn read Growing up and learning about world economics was super boring. So, don’t worry if you don’t know what an IMF is. I didn’t for a long time. Nevertheless, your understanding of the importance of the IMF and the world economy will by no means determine how rich you will be. But it will serve you […]

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What is a “Poison Pill”?

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2 mn read With all this talk of Elon Musk taking over Twitter and Twitter’s poison pill strategy to thwart those plans. It made me think that maybe I should write this article to discuss exactly what a “poison pill” strategy actually is. As well as, how and when companies will invoke this strategy. Because it does not […]

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EBITDA For Dummies

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2 mn read This is a topic that comes up quite often when I’m mentoring people who are just starting out their businesses. EBITDA can be a very tough thing to learn. Especially if you are new to running a business. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m going to try to break this down Barney […]

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What is a P/E Ratio?

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2 mn read For the experienced investor, the Price-to-Earnings (P/E Ratio) is your best friend. For those unfamiliar with what a P/E ratio is, that’s okay. Because not many people are familiar with the P/E Ratio is supposed to inform you on. I wanted to write this article in order to clear the air regarding the ratio. Once […]

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Defining Cash Flow

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3 mn read Over the past month, I’ve heard a few discussions regarding cash flow. When discussing the topic I would notice that they would couple the definition of cash flow with a few other financial terms. Though they were saying the right things they didn’t fully understand what cash flow really is. So, I thought I’d take […]

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