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Ken Kaufman
Entrepreneur. CFO. MBA. Author of Impact Your Business. Father of 7 awesome kids! Ken Kaufman
Entrepreneur. CFO. MBA. Author of Impact Your Business. Father of 7 awesome kids! Ken Kaufman

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Exterminate Debt, Be Free
This is part 3 of 14 of my series on the 14 ways I am changing my financial life in 2014 . Besides not using debt (specifically credit cards but also including any other forms of debt) in 2014 as I detailed when I described my one use for credit cards in 20...

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Olympic Distance Triathlon
Last summer I trained for and participated in 2 Sprint distance triathlons. A sprint triathlon usually consists of a half-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride, and then a 5k run. My goal for this summer is an Olympic distance triathlon, which doubles all of those d...

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Debt - Just Say No!
This is part 2 of 14 of my series on the 14 ways I am changing my life in 2014 . As just a part of a plan to change my financial life in 2014, I am not going to use debt for the entire year. No charges on a credit card. No new loans. I buy and pay for every...

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Remove the Debate from Personal Finances
As promised last week, I am going to jump into the details of all 14 of ways I am changing my financial life in 2014 , one way at a time. #1 on that list:  Clarify priorities to render financial decision-making automatic, not a daily debate . Financial Prio...

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14 Ways I am Changing My Financial Life in 2014
Accountability I think accountability is a good thing. In fact, I wrote about it last year here: Accountability: The More Personal and Public the Better . With that post I disclosed some specific things I was going to do in 2013 to improve my health and fit...

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I'll Never Borrow From My 401(k) Again
A little more than 1 year ago, I took a loan from my 401(k) plan. Today, I paid it off. I will never borrow from my 401(k) again. Here are the lessons I learned and why I'll never go back. What is a 401(k) Loan? Quite simply, it is sneaking into your retire...

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Credit Card Use Erodes Your Emergency Fund
It has been almost 2 weeks since we cut up our credit cards, and I have some observations and lessons learned to share. The Goals I have two major goals for discontinuing my use of credit cards: Spend less - As mentioned in my blog post last week ( My Only ...

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My Only Use for Credit Cards in 2014 - Guitar Picks
On December 30th, 2013, my wife and I cut up our credit cards to begin a journey that will last through 2014 and beyond. And what of the credit card remains? They are now guitar picks: I made a goal for 2014. No, I am not going to learn to play the guitar. ...

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Some of my fondest memories are debates with my dad about whether or not to share equity with my key employees.

I would go to my dad for advice right before giving someone equity and every time he would talk me off the ledge.

We used to have raging battles but every time, I would listen to his sage wisdom and decide to find a different way to make employees feel like partners without actually giving up any equity.

In the end -- as is the case with most of my parental squabbles -- he was right and i was wrong. I can hear my father's voice in this article about things to do before sharing equity with a partner.
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