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Tyler

  • Goldilocks

    Goldilocks and Replacements: Preventive vs. Corrective


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    The other day I got home from work and noticed a small puddle in my garage. It had been raining all day, so my first reaction was to look for water coming in from the outside. There were no obvious signs of it coming from under the garage doors or…

  • Does Your Budget Have a Bike Lane?

    Does Your Budget Have a Bike Lane?


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    Budgets help direct our spending, but by nature they constrain us. While that doesn’t sound very fun, these restrictions are for a good cause. By voluntarily limiting short-term spending, we can stay out of financial trouble and work toward achieving longer-term financial goals. Though it sounds contradictory, we achieve financial…

  • Maximizing My Tax Return

    Boosting My Tax Refund… On Purpose


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    Back in May 2012, I quit my first ‘real’ job, and I started working at my current company on the last day of July. During those two summer months at home, we were blessed with the delivery of our first child. Once I returned to work, I was greeted with…

  • Financial Books

    Reading Rainbow: Finance Edition


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    I don’t like to read. Well, at least I didn’t. In hindsight, this is probably a good reason why I struggled in high school (along with that not doing homework thing). The Great Gatsby?! Ugh, spare me. That was all until I discovered a subject matter I could get into:…