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The True Cost of Buying Overpriced Whole Life Insurance

Recently, I’ve been publishing guest posts in an effort to expand the range of topics covered by Valuist. Inviting qualified…

How to Refinance Your Student Loans and Why It’s Important

Valuist has been on a largely unplanned hiatus, due to the mostly planned pregnancy of my wife and upcoming birth…

3 Ways to Merge Your Finances When you Get Married

My wife and I were both independent and self-reliant (though she might argue whether I was truly "self-reliant") well before we got married. We have separate incomes, expenses, obligations and fi...

The True Cost of Buying a Home

At some point in the life of all long-term renters the question of home ownership inevitably arises. But the true…

Why I Chose to Pay the Health Insurance Penalty and What it Really Costs

My experience buying health insurance in the United States has been frustrating. In 2014 I had two options: I could pay…

5 Steps to Calculating Your Financial Health, and Why Its Important

Calculating your financial health is an often skipped step on the staircase of opportunity. Reviewing your assets, earnings and spending…

Top 5 Ways to Use Credit Card Loyalty Rewards (and What to Avoid)

Getting the best value out of your credit card loyalty rewards can be confusing. Most people don’t spend much time…

6 Steps to Establishing Excellent Credit

Establishing excellent credit is not difficult in theory. But when you consider the psychological obstacles and the lifelong commitment, you…

The Average Cost of College: Evaluating Education As An Investment

Going to college is more expensive than ever before. According to Mother Jones, the average cost of college is now ~12 times more…

15 Money Mistakes You Can’t Afford To Make

In my quest for financial independence I have made countless money mistakes. It wasn’t until I became a tax consultant and started…

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