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    Mr. Money Mustache

  • Our DIY Heat Pump Install – Free Heating and Cooling for Life?
    To most of the Internet, Mr. Money Mustache is known as the quirky early retirement financial guy, and this is a blog about Money. But really, I’m not a finance guy – someone who devotes most of his time to optimizing money. I’m more of a general Life Engineer –... Read more »
  • Three Months of Slacking
    “MMM, are you still alive?”– somebody on Twitter Holy Shit! I just realized that the last time I wrote a blog post for you was on April 18th, and now it’s late July. That’s an entire quarter of a year that I have let this wonderful, golden field of interesting... Read more »
  • VideoThe Self Educating Child
    So it looks like my 15-year-old is officially a high-school dropout. Halfway through ninth grade, emboldened perhaps by the taste of freedom that Covid-era remote learning had provided, he realized that the whole system was just too slow and inefficient for him, and was “Getting in the way of his... Read more »
  • Beware of the Bubble
    “A Nation Which Forgets Its Past Has No Future” Those were the words on a 20-foot-long banner that “Mr. Slick”, my high school history teacher, kept carefully pinned across the width of his classroom for the entire four years I had classes with him. “That makes no sense at all”,... Read more »
  • The Margin Loan: How to Make a $400,000 Impulse Purchase
    So, I kind of just bought the house next door to me. This is already somewhat amazing, for a small-town boy who refuses to even buy himself a new car.  But even stranger are the details that surround this deal: I’m not moving into it. I don’t really need or... Read more »
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    Financial Independence / Retire Early

  • IRS Rule of 55 - are there 401(k) plans that do not allow this?
    I have a 401k retirement account that is funded by my employer. It's a profit sharing plan. The IRS has the "Rule of 55" where you can withdraw from your current 401k penalty free if you separate from the company in the calendar you turn 55. I have been working... Read more »
  • Exceeded my FIRE target of 1.5MM but I keep chasing more
    38 single male here and I recently blew through my lean FIRE target of 1.5MM and am sitting at 1.7MM. I'm finding that work isn't particularly stressful and just waiting for financial milestones to pass at work is tempting. ESPP, RSU vesting, and bonuses are spaced out through the year... Read more »
  • Daily FI discussion thread - Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    Please use this thread to have discussions which you don't feel warrant a new post to the sub. While the Rules for posting questions on the basics of personal finance/investing topics are relaxed a little bit here, the rules against memes/spam/self-promotion/excessive rudeness/politics still apply! Have a look at the FAQ... Read more »
  • Weekly Self-Promotion Thread - December 08, 2021
    Self-promotion (ie posting about projects/businesses that you operate and can profit from) is typically a practice that is discouraged in /r/financialindependence, and these posts are removed through moderation. This is a thread where those rules do not apply. However, please do not post referral links in this thread. Use this... Read more »
  • Tax efficiency of asset and account allocation- Discussion
    A diversified portfolio is considered useful to reduce risk. This means exposure to both domestic and international stocks, bonds, etc. Many on here are using the same index funds across all accounts. Of course, certain assets carry tax advantages in certain accounts over others. Some examples: Domestic stocks with low... Read more »
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    Early Retirement Extreme

  • Clotheslines
    A clothesline is not just a wrestling move on WWE Monday Night Raw, it also used to be a place where people hung their wet clothes out to dry. The concept is uniquely simple. When the washing cycle is done, clothes are hung up on a taught string until they... Read more »
  • Make your own refried beans
    Here’s how to make refried beans (unit cost: negligible) First you get a 20lbs bag of pinto beans for free at freecycle.org 😉 Second, you take a large bowl and soak the some beans in water all day. Third, you cook them in a pressure cooker. An ordinary pot works... Read more »
  • Comfort
    When facing a challenge, some will seek ways to make the challenge easier and lighter and some will seek ways to become stronger. Which one will you be? Something to meditate on. I think approximately half [perhaps intentionally] misunderstood the point I was aiming at with my 31 word post,... Read more »
  • On gratification
    It is much more gratifying to say “I did that” than “I paid for that.” Copyright © 2007-2021 earlyretirementextreme.com This feed is for personal, non-commercial use only. The use of this feed on other websites breaches copyright. If you see this notice anywhere else than in your news reader, it... Read more »
  • What happens to technology if people quit their jobs
    csdx brought an interesting concern too bear on the last post, namely, that if we all dialed back our 9–5 what would happen to technological progress. Would we become a world of luddites? On a related note, what if people decided to work less? Well, no. The Soviet Union and... Read more »
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    Go Curry Cracker!

  • Earning an Easy $250+ with Uber Eats
    I recently read a post on Frequent Miler about a deal where you can earn $250 or more by becoming an UberEats delivery person and completing a single order. Though I don’t usually bother with low-reward, high-effort deals anymore (like gift card arbitrage), this one piqued my interest so I... Read more »
  • Award Travel Series: Flying to Europe for Free with Ultimate Rewards
    Advertiser Disclosure: This site is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as CardRatings.com. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Opinions, reviews, analyses... Read more »
  • A Simple Year-End Tax Checklist
    The end of the calendar year is quickly approaching, and that means it is time to run through our year-end tax checklist. The simpler the better. Here are a few important items to review and actions to take. Year-End Financial and Tax Checklist Estimate total annual income Q4 dividends, interest,... Read more »
  • Autumn Adventures – Using 7 Hotel Free Night Certificates
    Advertiser Disclosure: This site is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as CardRatings.com. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. These past couple... Read more »
  • Award Travel Series: Hotel Credit Cards with Free Night Certificates
    Advertiser Disclosure: This site is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as CardRatings.com. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Opinions, reviews, analyses... Read more »
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    1500 Days to Freedom

  • October 2021 Performance Update: Biggest, Crabbiest Month Ever!
    My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* ($1,000,000 to retire on and $120,000 to pay off the house) in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of... Read more »
  • JL Collins And The Difficult Path To Wealth
    Hey look, JL Collins, author of The Simple Path To Wealth, is out with a new book: How I Lost Money In Real Estate Before It Was Fashionable is JL’s true story of a disastrous real estate transaction. Short of being electrocuted, everything that could have gone wrong went wrong.... Read more »
  • Cincinnati, EconoMe, And Skyline Chili
    In my last post, I talked about speaking at EconoMe in Cincinnati. Today, I’ll tell you a little bit more about the weekend. I always enjoy visits to the Midwest. I grew up in Chicagoland, so going back to the middle of the United States always feels like I’m returning... Read more »
  • Comfort Zones Are Where Dreams Go To Die
    The past 7 days were crazy busy: DIY solar panels: On Wednesday, the electric utility came out to perform a final inspection on my solar system and I passed! My system is now connected to the grid and on most days, I’m putting back much more than I consume. DIYing... Read more »
  • Guest Post: How Working Remotely And Nomading Can Save You Money
    I’m busy finishing up a bunch of projects. Last week, I completed my solar panels and now, I’m in the middle of a kitchen remodel. Fun! My friend Gary from Financial Fives kindly offered to step in here at 1500 Days. See you soon! Looking back over the last decade,... Read more »
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    Mad Fientist

  • mp3Bogleheads – Life After FIRE
    I joined a virtual Bogleheads meeting to talk about life after financial independence and early retirement! Read more → The post Bogleheads – Life After FIRE appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • How to Stack Tax Benefits for Even More Savings
    A Mad Fientist reader shares how he utilizes tax-advantaged accounts to unlock even more cost-saving benefits! Read more → The post How to Stack Tax Benefits for Even More Savings appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • mp3Fifth (and Final) Annual Update
    It's been five years since I left my full-time job so here's my fifth (and final) annual update on post-FI life! Read more → The post Fifth (and Final) Annual Update appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • How to Retire Early With Kids (14 of Them!)
    Learn how to retire early with kids from the dad who has 14 of them! Rob shares how his family achieved FIRE six years ahead of schedule. Read more → The post How to Retire Early With Kids (14 of Them!) appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • mp3Early Retirement Extreme – A Systems Approach to Lifestyle Design
    I finally talked to the person who introduced me to the idea of financial independence - Jacob Lund Fisker from Early Retirement Extreme! Read more → The post Early Retirement Extreme – A Systems Approach to Lifestyle Design appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
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    Millennial Revolution

  • Are You a Time Millionaire?
    “Should time now be our greatest aspiration?” –The Guardian Warren Buffett is currently worth $100 Billion dollars. To put that in perspective, if you bought a Tesla Model S every day of your life, it would take you 2740 years to use up all his money. Given the average North... Read more »
  • Reader Case: ER nurse Wants To Escape
    What’s this? Time for another reader case? Yes please! Hello! I first wanted to say I’ve both read and listened to your book Quit like a Millionaire a few years apart while in different parts of my journey and it’s one of my favorite books.  About me: Married with 1... Read more »
  • How to Travel the World with Pets
    “How can I travel the world if I have pets?” When we get this question from readers, we honestly have no idea how to answer it. Luckily, earlier this year, we met a FIRE couple who did exactly that–travel the world with pets. Today, let me introduce you to Stephanie... Read more »
  • Reader Case: Golden Handcuffs
    I think it’s time for a reader case, so let’s dip into the ol’ mail bag and see what we find, shall we? Hi Millennial Revolution. Let me start by saying that I love your book! I discovered the idea of early retirement (and personal finance) about a year ago and... Read more »
  • What is Coast FIRE and is it right for you?
    “Can you write an article about Coast FIRE?” When I first read this in my inbox, I thought Coast FIRE had something to do with moving to the west coast, sitting on a beach, and sipping Mai Tai’s. But after some research, it turns out Coast FIRE means “coasting to... Read more »
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    Can I Retire Yet?

  • Comparing Retirement Withdrawal Strategies
    You’ve worked and saved for years, most of a career. Maybe you’re looking at a traditional retirement in your 60’s, or you’re one of the fortunate few who are able to consider earlier retirement. Either way, you’ve amassed a sizable nest egg. Your assets are likely well into seven digits,... Read more »
  • November 2021 Best of the Web
    This month, we cover a variety of important topics. We start with an effort to determine the safe retirement spending rate in a time of high market valuations and low interest rates. The world is changing faster and is noisier than ever. Articles explore how to make sense of the... Read more »
  • Dealing with Uncertainty in Retirement Calculations
    Remember the game of Telephone? Players whisper a secret message down the line from one to the next. When the message reaches the end of the line, it’s repeated aloud to the group. And, without fail, it’s been mangled beyond recognition! Retirement planning can be like that. Seemingly small differences... Read more »
  • One Solution for Cheaper Retirement Travel: A Small RV
    If there’s a common retirement dream across many personalities, budgets, and lifestyles, it’s probably traveling more. The majority of retirees seem to envision traveling more often or further afield. Your retirement trips may focus on visiting children and grandchildren, taking a tour of the national parks, or jetting to exotic... Read more »
  • Maximize ACA Subsidies and Minimize Health Insurance Costs in 2022
    There are three main challenges to buying health insurance as an individual: The high cost of our medical system The complexity of understanding and navigating the system Political instability that makes long term planning virtually impossible. Each of those dynamics changed significantly in 2021 with passage of the American Rescue... Read more »
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    Frugalwoods

  • Reader Case Study: Nurses in Oregon Near Retirement
    Eva and her husband Patrick live in Central Oregon where they both work as nurses. Their two children are now grown and Eva and Patrick are nearing traditional retirement age. Eva is concerned they may be behind on their retirement savings and would like our help analyzing their assets. A... Read more »
  • These Two Months On The Homestead: October Apple Cider and November Snow
    October and November 2021 These are the tipping point months. The months that descend into true, deep, orange fall and coast through a rough outline of winter. Leaves are loud in October–they change, they fall, they take up all the space, they are glorious. November brings a more reserved beauty,... Read more »
  • Reader Case Study: Experienced Teacher Feeling the Effects of the Covid Classroom
    Erin and her husband Logan live in her hometown, a major metropolitan area of Nebraska, along with their six-year-old son and eight-year-old cat. Erin is a classroom teacher with 17 years of experience and Logan works as a media specialist at their local community college. While Erin loves teaching, and... Read more »
  • Remedial Ski Lessons And Other October 2021 Expenses
    October 2021 I dub thee “The Month of Winter Preparations,” for reasons made obvious below. The Ski Odyssey We’ve decided to do the world’s most expensive winter sport. Barring purchasing our own personal hockey rink, I cannot imagine anything being as expensive as skiing. Even the word looks pricey, what... Read more »
  • Reader Case Study: Buddhist in England Desires a Simple, Secure Financial Future
    Lotus lives in the beautiful rural South of England with her partner, Rowan, and their 12-year-old son. She currently works as a communications manager for a nonprofit that supports vulnerable women and she’s had a varied and exciting path through life. With a PhD in music, a yoga teacher training... Read more »
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    JLCollinsnh

  • The new book is out!
    Check out the ultra cool cover by Jess LaGreca This is a very visual book. It is the painful tale of my very first real estate purchase and how it morphed into an even worse real estate investment. It is a litany of almost all the mistakes one can make,... Read more »
  • Are bonds done?
    In some corners of the investment world, word is bonds are toast. Truth be told, they have been out of favor for some time. Now, with interest rates on the rise — fueled by resurgent levels of inflation not seen since the 1980s  — investors’ fears are being realized. The... Read more »
  • Guess what I just finally read for the first time…
    That sounds improbable, right? After all, I wrote this book and published it back in 2016. Indeed, in one sense I have probably read this book more than any other person on the planet. I spent three full years writing and rewriting it over an over again till my eyes... Read more »
  • The negligence that led me to DIY investing
      Guest post from AR (Accidentally Retired) Growing up, my Grandpa was a “financial advisor.” Or perhaps he was a stock broker? I’m not sure. Whatever you want to call his profession, there was no doubt that he was a brilliant salesman, a lover of people, and someone who would talk... Read more »
  • Chainsaws and Credit Cards
    50 years ago, I was putting myself through college working with a tree crew outside of Chicago taking down huge, majestic elm trees. They had been infected with the tiny beetles that caused Dutch Elm Disease. In an effort to stop their spread, the moment beetles were detected in a... Read more »
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    Mr. Free At 33

  • Time To Load Up? This Dividend Growth Stock Has Been Beat Down By 30%
    Would you like a good deal on a great stock? Like the idea of collecting safe, growing dividends that beat the market? Want to know about a high-quality dividend growth stock that’s down nearly 30% from its recent high? Then you have to check out today’s video. For more on... Read more »
  • Undervalued Dividend Growth Stock Of The Week
    Every Sunday, I uncover a high-quality dividend growth stock that appears to be undervalued. These pieces are published at Daily Trade Alert, which is a site that focuses on dividend growth investing, stocks, and unique investment opportunities. I’ve been writing for them for years now, and they’re just great over... Read more »
  • What To Buy? Here Are My Top 5 Stocks For December 2021
    Have some cash to invest? Looking for high-quality businesses that handsomely reward their shareholders with safe, growing dividends? Want to know my top five stocks for December 2021? Then you have to check out today’s video. For more on my top five dividend growth stocks for December 2021, check out... Read more »
  • These Stocks Are About To Pay Shareholders More Income – 21% Dividend Boost!
    Think making more money is awesome? Does making more money for doing nothing sound even better? Want to know about stocks that keep paying out more money? Then you have to check out today’s video. For more on six dividend growth stocks that just boosted their dividends, check out our... Read more »
  • Warren Buffett Is Selling These Stocks
    Looking to make money moves like Warren Buffett? Want to know which stocks Buffett is selling? Interested in finding out why these stock sales might be a huge mistake? Then you have to check out today’s video. For more on which stocks Warren Buffett is selling, and why I think... Read more »



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    The Wealthy Accountant

  • The Way to Wealth
    A government would be considered intolerable if it taxed people 10% of their time in service of the government. Yet idleness taxes many of us much more if we consider all the time spent checking email, our phone, social media and news feeds. All these activities add nothing of value... Read more »
  • 18 Tax-Free Sources of Income
    Not all income is treated equal. Ordinary income is treated the worst by the tax code. Long-term capital gains are granted preferential tax treatment. And some income is excluded from income entirely.  When planning for retirement or any financial goal, taxes play a vital role in how quickly the goal... Read more »
  • 10-Step Map for an Early Retirement Plan
    Retirement is the one universal goal. Some plan for a traditional retirement while others dream of cutting their own trail sooner. Early retirement is a worthy goal and achievable with a modest amount of planning. There are 10 things to consider before you submit your resignation. If you cover each... Read more »
  • Form 3115: Applying a Cost Segregation Study on a Tax Return
    This is a step-by-step guide in preparing a tax return, with a filled-in Form 3115, where a cost segregation study is involved, including depreciation adjustments.... Read more »
  • Good Insurance vs Bad Insurance
    All insurance is a waste of money until it comes time to file a claim. The trick is in determining which insurance is good, protecting you from serious financial harm, and the bad. When I talk about good and bad insurance I'm not talking about fraud or an insurance company... Read more »
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    Our Next Life

  • Is It Ethical to Invest in Cryptocurrency?
    When we talk about crypto, far too often we talk about whether it's a good investment monetarily or not, as in: "Will I make or lose money if I buy this?" But we rarely ask whether buying crypto is ethical, and whether its costs to the planet and to our... Read more »
  • Supply Chain Issues Provide the Perfect Excuse to Change Your Holiday Gift-Giving
    If you've been wanting to change how you and your family or other gift-giving group do the holidays, there has never been a better time. The supply chain issues give you lots of excuses to buy less or even to stop buying newly manufactured items altogether. Here are some ways... Read more »
  • EVENTS // Wallet Activism IRL and Virtual Book Tour
    So that it’s all together in one place, here is a full rundown of all of the events I’m doing to launch Wallet Activism. I’ll keep this page updated as we add new events and links. All of these events are free, though I hope you’ll consider buying […]... Read more »
  • We Think About Risk All Wrong // How Riding a Bike Almost Ruined Everything
    Many of us have a bad habit of talking about and thinking about risk in entirely the wrong way. There's no perfectly safe way to go through life, and that's true with our money and true with everything else, too. There's rarely a safe option and a risky option, but... Read more »
  • Introducing Wallet Activism, a New Book and Podcast
    My new book and podcast, both called Wallet Activism, are here (or at least in pre-order form for the book). This post is all about why I undertook this new project, how you can read and listen, and what's in it for you to pre-order the book.... Read more »
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    Our Next Life

  • Is It Ethical to Invest in Cryptocurrency?
    When we talk about crypto, far too often we talk about whether it's a good investment monetarily or not, as in: "Will I make or lose money if I buy this?" But we rarely ask whether buying crypto is ethical, and whether its costs to the planet and to our... Read more »
  • Supply Chain Issues Provide the Perfect Excuse to Change Your Holiday Gift-Giving
    If you've been wanting to change how you and your family or other gift-giving group do the holidays, there has never been a better time. The supply chain issues give you lots of excuses to buy less or even to stop buying newly manufactured items altogether. Here are some ways... Read more »
  • EVENTS // Wallet Activism IRL and Virtual Book Tour
    So that it’s all together in one place, here is a full rundown of all of the events I’m doing to launch Wallet Activism. I’ll keep this page updated as we add new events and links. All of these events are free, though I hope you’ll consider buying […]... Read more »
  • We Think About Risk All Wrong // How Riding a Bike Almost Ruined Everything
    Many of us have a bad habit of talking about and thinking about risk in entirely the wrong way. There's no perfectly safe way to go through life, and that's true with our money and true with everything else, too. There's rarely a safe option and a risky option, but... Read more »
  • Introducing Wallet Activism, a New Book and Podcast
    My new book and podcast, both called Wallet Activism, are here (or at least in pre-order form for the book). This post is all about why I undertook this new project, how you can read and listen, and what's in it for you to pre-order the book.... Read more »
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    Our Next Life

  • Is It Ethical to Invest in Cryptocurrency?
    When we talk about crypto, far too often we talk about whether it's a good investment monetarily or not, as in: "Will I make or lose money if I buy this?" But we rarely ask whether buying crypto is ethical, and whether its costs to the planet and to our... Read more »
  • Supply Chain Issues Provide the Perfect Excuse to Change Your Holiday Gift-Giving
    If you've been wanting to change how you and your family or other gift-giving group do the holidays, there has never been a better time. The supply chain issues give you lots of excuses to buy less or even to stop buying newly manufactured items altogether. Here are some ways... Read more »
  • EVENTS // Wallet Activism IRL and Virtual Book Tour
    So that it’s all together in one place, here is a full rundown of all of the events I’m doing to launch Wallet Activism. I’ll keep this page updated as we add new events and links. All of these events are free, though I hope you’ll consider buying […]... Read more »
  • We Think About Risk All Wrong // How Riding a Bike Almost Ruined Everything
    Many of us have a bad habit of talking about and thinking about risk in entirely the wrong way. There's no perfectly safe way to go through life, and that's true with our money and true with everything else, too. There's rarely a safe option and a risky option, but... Read more »
  • Introducing Wallet Activism, a New Book and Podcast
    My new book and podcast, both called Wallet Activism, are here (or at least in pre-order form for the book). This post is all about why I undertook this new project, how you can read and listen, and what's in it for you to pre-order the book.... Read more »
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    Fiery Millennials

  • Let’s Meetup!
    I grew up staying fairly close to home. We took a few trips to neighboring states to visit a theme park or to see relatives for a week in the summer. I did get to visit my Grandma in Florida twice, once around age 8 and once around age 13,... Read more »
  • FIRE and Career Progression
    As my 31st birthday rapidly approaches, it routinely surprises me that I have been a working adult for a decade. As I reflect over my career, I wonder what the impact of my pursuit of FIRE has had on my career.  I started my career in the military as a... Read more »
  • Where the Monthly Status Reports End
    I’ve been posting monthly status reports for over 5 years now. I was inspired by bloggers like the Frugalwoods, Mr. 1500, J. Money and others. It was so helpful to see what successful people’s budgets and net worth progression looked like. I got so much use out of their reports... Read more »
  • Finding and Embracing My Superpower
    Gwen comes to grips with the fact she has ADHD and how that can help her move forward in life. She's turning it into her superpower.... Read more »
  • My FIRE Evolution
    Gwen looks back over the FIRE community and whether the general and her specific approach to FIRE has undergone an evolution.... Read more »
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    The Money Mustache Community

  • Re: How would you fix a hole in a cinder block wall?
    Thanks! It'll look even better with some paint. The putty dries different colors depending on how thick it is. The dark spots are the thick spots that stuck out from the wall and I needed to sand down. The lighter spots are the low spots that got fille...... Read more »
  • Re: Buyer cancelled because the home's "location doesn't work for us" - escrow?
    Quote from: ditheca on Today at 08:14:36 AMIs the physical location of the property part of "other tests, evaluations and verifications of the Property deemed necessary or appropriate by Buyer" or do I have a reasona...... Read more »
  • Re: Insane Holiday Consumption Thread
    Quote from: GuitarStv on December 07, 2021, 12:20:58 PMQuote from: SpeedReader on December 07, 2021, 11:56:48 AMAfter the year that my sisters and I all gave each other gift cards (living in different...... Read more »
  • Re: Is a 7% return unlikely without a complex approach?
    Quote from: chemistk on Today at 01:06:56 PMQuoteThe benefits of active management are widely understood, although investors hold varying views about how durable manager-level alpha can be within different market s...... Read more »
  • Re: Too Much in HSA
    Good question! I think it's important to think about this and understand the potential downsides here. Let's look at the different types of distributions and how they're taxed:1) Qualified distribution: to reimburse yourself for medical expenses, incl...... Read more »
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    Jillian Johnsrud

  • How to Handle Internet Trolls with Pat Flynn
    Pat Flynn knows what it’s like to be criticized online, but by persevering, he has learned a few rules of engagement to help guide creators and entrepreneurs.  Listen here at Libsyn, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, or your favorite player. Early in his career, Pat Flynn had a very zealous hater. Everywhere his content was, there... Read more »
  • The Hope Effect
    Join Jillian, Joshua Becker, and The Hope Effect director Joe Darago to hear about how you can impact orphan care worldwide because every child deserves a family.  Listen here at Libsyn, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, or your favorite player. The first time Jillian encountered a foster parent, she was a teenager, but it profoundly impacted... Read more »
  • Building Again after Failure
    Two years after starting a business and excited about the enormous growth opportunities on the horizon, Christine Wheatley had to shut everything down. Was it worth it? Listen here at Libsyn, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, or your favorite player. When Christine started, A Little Local Flavor in downtown Nashville she was like all new business... Read more »
  • Fire the Haters: Part 2
    August and Jillian talk through part two of Fire the Haters. Learn how to move past procrastination and give yourself permission to ship your best self – at this moment – into the world. Listen here at Libsyn, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, or your favorite player. For the person just beginning their creative or entrepreneurial... Read more »
  • Imposter Syndrome with Ryan Nicodemus
    Ryan Nicodemus from The Minimalists stops by to talk about embracing imposter syndrome and failure as you put your work out into the world. Listen here at Libsyn, Apple, Castbox, or your favorite player. When Ryan was starting out as part of THE Minimalists, a lot of pressure came with that name. There is... Read more »
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    Done by Forty

  • Government Makes the Market
    Early retirement has been a blessing in these long days of the pandemic. Our days went from a non-stop juggling of work, parenting, cooking, and cleaning to, well, a leisurely juggling act of the same things. Mrs. Done by Forty decided she wanted to keep working and it's been a... Read more »
  • Wealth Quartiles, and Who Is Rich, Anyway?
    The other day, a question came up on my Twitter feed. Do you consider yourself rich?I like this sort of question. Ideally, it inspires a little introspection and gets me to step back and get some perspective. Do I understand where we stand financially? Do I appreciate how lucky we... Read more »
  • VideoI Guess I Like Cars Now?
    So there was a slight omission in our last annual "are we on track for FIRE" post. Okay, two small omissions, that totaled twenty thousand dollars. Unintentionally following a trend that swept America while we were cooped up in a pandemic, we bought not one, but two, used cars: a... Read more »
  • VideoStuck in the Middle with You
    Bill Simmons once mentioned that people have a weird quirk when it comes to talking about weddings. No matter how many people you had at your wedding, if someone had twenty more people at their wedding, then they had a huge wedding. If someone had 20 fewer people, they had... Read more »
  • VideoZero Days Out...Were We On Track for Financial Independence?
    I turned forty one a couple weeks ago, which was kind a bummer. I've never been a big fan of my birthday and this has only gotten worse with age. I'd like to stop commemorating it altogether, but I have these people who love me and reminding me is a... Read more »
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    Budgets Are Sexy

  • Net Worth Report #15 “Young and Keen” (Up $18,783) 📈
    The post Net Worth Report #15 “Young and Keen” (Up $18,783) 📈 appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Another month, another net worth update! For those new to the blog, each month I tally up all my assets and liabilities to figure out my current net worth. This helps me... Read more »
  • Duplex Updates: Big Value Increase $$, New Roof, and Missing Rents
    The post Duplex Updates: Big Value Increase $$, New Roof, and Missing Rents appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Good morning, guys! Got some fun things going on at my rental duplex this past month I thought I’d share with ya. The first one is a pretty massive win, but... Read more »
  • 6 Time Traps That Are Stealing Your Time and Happiness
    The post 6 Time Traps That Are Stealing Your Time and Happiness appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Good morning, sunshines! ☀️🌻 How y’all doing this fine day? I picked up a cool book recently as part of my neverending quest to be better with time. The book is called... Read more »
  • Our Foster to Adoption Journey
    The post Our Foster to Adoption Journey appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Someone had the balls to ask me this recently… “Do you think you’ll be able to love an adopted kid as much as you would love a biological kid?” And here’s another comment I got a couple... Read more »
  • Another do-gooder post about charity and giving
    The post Another do-gooder post about charity and giving appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Happy Monday, generous people! It’s my favorite time of year… That time when we all start thinking a little bit less about ourselves, and a little bit more about other people. It’s the giving season!... Read more »
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    ChooseFI

  • mp3354 | Navigating the Possible Vs Probable of Personal Finance
    In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan discuss planning your short and longterm FI goals in a manner that is realistic to your current situation. By taking an approach that favors longterm success as opposed to rapid growth, you can position yourself in a manner that will allow for luck... Read more »
  • mp3353 | Families Fly Free
    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Lyn Mettler from "Families Fly Free" to discuss optimizing your travel rewards when traveling with family! Join the trio as they discuss different ways to utilize travel rewards programs so you can be one step closer to finally taking the... Read more »
  • mp3352 | The DIY Financial Plan
    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Measure Twice Money's founder Cody Garrett! Together, they discuss important details about DIY financial planning, such as identifying where you do and don't need help with your financial planning, exercising the rational and reasonable approach when financial planning, and ways... Read more »
  • mp3351 | Year End Tax Planning 2021
    In this week's episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by Sean Mullaney to get a jump start on 2021's tax planning season. Together, they discuss managing Backdoor Roth IRAs before the 12/31 deadline, changes to the relevant tax regulations, amended returns, solo 401k's for contractors and entrepreneurs, and so much... Read more »
  • mp3350 | Runaway Winners and the Balanced Portfolio
    With volatile assets like Tesla stock, Ethereum, and Bitcoin, how do you keep a level head while investing? In this week’s episode, Brad and Jonathan are joined by friend of the show Brian Feroldi to discuss managing your runaway winner investments and balancing your portfolio! Listen along as Brian shares... Read more »



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    Military Guide

  • Under New Management: Again!
    Three Creeks Media bought The Military Guide.   You can read the text of the press release at the end of this post. Here’s more information behind the sale of two top military financial-independence blogs. For the last few years, The Military Guide blog has been owned & operated by... Read more »
  • Did DFAS And The TSP Let You Contribute Too Much?
    Check your 2021 TSP contributions now! I’ve heard from three different servicemembers that the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and the Thrift Savings Plan have failed to stop their TSP contributions after reaching the elective deferral limit ($19,500 in 2021). This problem is caused by a glitch in a January... Read more »
  • Home Depot Military Discounts – How to Save 10% on Purchases at Home Depot
    Home Depot is one of the most popular hardware store chains in the United States. So, it comes as no surprise that they offer a variety of different promotions to keep their customers interested. Though most promotions and discounts are provided for a particular event, holiday, or time of year,... Read more »
  • Reader story: “How I Bumbled Into Financial Independence” (part 2)
    [This post is brought to you by my cousin Ross!  If you’re interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.] [For those who haven’t seen it yet, here’s the link to Ross’s first post in this series.]       Our net worth is what?!? I thought to... Read more »
  • Reader story: “How I Bumbled Into Financial Independence”
    [This post is brought to you by my cousin Ross!  If you’re interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.]   I knew I had a spending problem after I contemplated purchasing a new TV to avoid the hassle of calling the warranty department for a six month... Read more »
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    The Frugal Vagabond

  • Retire Early in France – Without All The Tax
    We recently declared ourselves Financially Independent, which is definitely a weird and uncertain feeling. We'll likely wait a couple more years to retire early, add to our FIREhouse (ha!) savings, and augment our early retirement travel budget a bit. Even though RE is a still a little ways out, we've... Read more »
  • Getting a Spanish Driver’s License
    Getting a Spanish Driver's License is intimidating. I'll break down each step of the process and help you get on the road with your very own EU license. The post Getting a Spanish Driver’s License appeared first on The Frugal Vagabond.... Read more »
  • Living Abroad: Five Essential Survival Skills
    Living abroad is as alluring as it is polarizing. Five skills that will make your life abroad a success. The post Living Abroad: Five Essential Survival Skills appeared first on The Frugal Vagabond.... Read more »
  • Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa Renewal
    Spain can get under your skin. In the course of living here for the full first year of our non-lucrative visa, we’ve come to love our home, our city, Spanish food and culture, and most of all, the close friends… The post Spanish Non-Lucrative Visa Renewal appeared first on The... Read more »
  • Surgery in Thailand: Bumrungrad International Hospital
    I seek treatment at Bumrungrad International Hospital for a growth in my chest. How did it go? Was it cost effective to travel to Thailand for medical care? The post Surgery in Thailand: Bumrungrad International Hospital appeared first on The Frugal Vagabond.... Read more »
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    The Millionaire Educator

  • Back to School: Quarantine College 2020-2021!
    Greetings millionaires!  When the Covid-19 quarantine began back in March of 2020, I suddenly had a lot of free time to fill.  My daily routine of working out, jogging, reading, cooking, and red wine was going along great, but I needed a “special project” to make the most of my... Read more »
  • Financial Update for August of 2021
    Greetings future and current millionaires.  A few years back, I wrote that I would continue to do net-worth updates until we hit the $2 million dollar mark.  Well, that means that this will be my last net-worth update. Finally, a Millionaire in My Own Right As the stock market has... Read more »
  • Tax Planning: 2021 Free Money!
    Long-overdue greetings to all my readers out there.  With 2021 right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to start your tax planning for next year.  You know what means, right?  Yeap, it’s time for my most requested post of the year, 2021 Free Money!    What Exactly Is Free... Read more »
  • VideoPodcast Interview with Superb Diamond Range
    Great News:  We’re Still Healthy! Warm quarantine greetings from swampy South Georgia!  Tomorrow starts week 3 of no school for us (and most of the country).  All in all, our daily life is pretty normal except that we no longer have jobs to report to.  It’s almost like we’ve re-FIRE’d... Read more »
  • Adiós 2019 y Bienvenidos 2020
    Okay, I know this post is late, but here it is.  Before I get into last year’s accomplishments and this year’s goals, it’s worth mentioning that there are many things in life that are more important than money:  family, community, faith, health, and love.  As I write these words, the... Read more »
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    Financial Samurai

  • In Search Of The 2-Hour Work Day While Getting Paid Full-Time
    I’ve made the case the best time to work may be during a pandemic. With fewer things to do, you might as well spend more time making more money. Further, if you are able to work from home, you could actually figure out a way to work less and still... Read more »
  • 2022 Conforming Loan Limits Increase To Record Highs, Improving Affordability
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced new 2022 conforming loan limits for conventional loans. The baseline conforming loan limit for 2022 will be $647,200, up $98,950 from 2021’s limit of $548,250. That is a record-high increase of 18% based on the FHFA House Price Index. In higher-cost areas,... Read more »
  • Curing Chronic Pain And Getting Your Life Back On Track
    Between the ages of 18 – 32, I experienced chronic back pain, sciatica, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and TMJ. It was only after reading Dr. Sarno’s book, Healing Back Pain, did my chronic pain eventually went away. Now, at 44, I hardly have any chronic pain. And when some ailment... Read more »
  • Income And Net Worth Requirements To Buy A Home At All Price Points
    Now that we’ve had some fun figuring out the minimum income and net worth required to buy a $5 million home, I thought it’d be nice to be more inclusive. This post will discuss the income and net worth requirements to buy a home priced from $200,000 to $50 million.... Read more »
  • Personal Capital Review 2021: Best Personal Finance Tool
    I’ve been using Personal Capital’s free financial tools to track my net worth, manage my cash flow, and optimize my investments for over eight years. Let me share with you the most thorough and honest Personal Capital review about their free financial application. From 2013 – 2015, I was also... Read more »
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    Afford Anything

  • mp3#349: A Candid Conversation with Mr. Money Mustache & Paula Pant
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/paulaandjaymoney/AA346.mp3" title="Ask Paula: How Can We Reach Financial Independence by 35? " artist="Paula Pant" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" social_linkedin="true" social_stumble="true" social_pinterest="true" social_email="true" ] Anonymous and his wife have $275,000 saved and a child on the way. They’re 27 and want to reach financial independence by 35. They want to... Read more »
  • mp3#346: Ask Paula: How Can We Reach Financial Independence by 35?
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/paulaandjaymoney/AA346.mp3" title="Ask Paula: How Can We Reach Financial Independence by 35? " artist="Paula Pant" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" social_linkedin="true" social_stumble="true" social_pinterest="true" social_email="true" ] Anonymous and his wife have $275,000 saved and a child on the way. They’re 27 and want to reach financial independence by 35. They want to... Read more »
  • mp3#345: How to Understand Your Medical Bill, with Marshall Allen
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/paulaandjaymoney/AA345.mp3" title="How to Understand Your Medical Bill, with Marshall Allen" artist="Paula Pant" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" social_linkedin="true" social_stumble="true" social_pinterest="true" social_email="true" ] Let’s talk about one of the biggest expenses you might ever encounter: health care costs. When you get a hospital bill, do you understand it? After all, it... Read more »
  • mp3#344: Ask Paula: I’m Bored at Work, and I’m 14 Years from Retirement; Should I Tough It Out?
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/paulaandjaymoney/AA344.mp3" title="Ask Paula: I’m Bored at Work, and I’m 14 Years from Retirement; Should I Tough It Out?" artist="Paula Pant" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" social_linkedin="true" social_stumble="true" social_pinterest="true" social_email="true" ] Anonymous is on track to be financially independent in 14 years, but isn’t living up to her potential working a... Read more »
  • mp3Video#343: Are We Heading for a Housing Crash in 2022?
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/paulaandjaymoney/AA343.mp3" title="Are We Heading for a Housing Crash in 2022?" artist="Paula Pant" social="true" social_twitter="true" social_facebook="true" social_gplus="true" social_linkedin="true" social_stumble="true" social_pinterest="true" social_email="true" ] The real estate market in 2021 has been bonkers. That’s the technical term. From 2012 to 2020, home prices nationwide rose at an annualized average of 5.8 percent... Read more »
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    Accidental Fire

  • The Upgrade Effect
    Stuff.  We all buy it and need it.  In a post a few years back I laid out my three rules of stuff, coming from a frugal and financially independent mindset.  And recently I posted about maximizers and satisficers and... The post The Upgrade Effect appeared first on Accidental Fire.... Read more »
  • T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 57
    Welcome to “Thank God I’m FI” Friday, Volume #57! Here are some things I really like and that you might too.   Financial Independence/Retirement Articles Do You Harbor Any Regret About Retiring Early? (Stop Ironing Shirts) – “If sitting in... The post T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 57 appeared first on Accidental... Read more »
  • Are You Paying Too Much In Property Taxes?
    Regular Accidental FIRE readers know I have a background in GIS and mapping and that I constantly scour the web for cool mapping tools.  Being this is primarily a personal finance blog I have a special place in my dorky... The post Are You Paying Too Much In Property Taxes?... Read more »
  • The Unpaid Work We All Need
    What is work and why do we do it?  A classic definition of work is “activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.”  Another is “a task or tasks to be undertaken; something... The post The Unpaid Work We All Need appeared first... Read more »
  • T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 56
    Welcome to “Thank God I’m FI” Friday, Volume #56! Here are some things I really like and that you might too.   Financial Independence/Retirement Articles Did Limiting Beliefs About Money Make Me a Millionaire? (One Frugal Girl) – “The list... The post T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 56 appeared first on Accidental... Read more »
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    Independently Financed

  • My paid family leave journey: application, timing, hiccups, and approval
    Become a Patron!This is the second entry in what will be an occasional series about my navigation of the District of Columbia’s universal paid family and medical leave program. You can find the first entry here. Getting your application readyLike every interaction with the government here, applying for leave requires... Read more »
  • My paid family leave journey: Introduction
    Become a Patron!   This is the first entry in what will be an occasional series describing my (hopefully successful) attempt to navigate making a claim through Washington, DC’s paid family and medical leave program for the first time. Before I start describing the process, I think it’s important to... Read more »
  • Labor scarcity and the Scandinavian model
    Become a Patron!Like anyone with a pulse, I’ve been following with interest the nationwide panic over so-called “labor shortages,” supposedly popping up everywhere from grocery stores to restaurants to the long-haul trucking industry. Needless to say, what I’ve seen so far hasn’t particularly impressed me. It’s become a cliche on... Read more »
  • Inflation is a transfer from creditors to debtors (that means you)
    Become a Patron!I have lately seen some very muddled thinking about supply chains and inflation, and I would like to remind confused readers of some very basic economics that will hopefully not only put your minds at ease, but possibly even lift up your spirits. Inflation is always and everywhere... Read more »
  • How I did on the pandemic relief laws
    Become a Patron!This is a post I’ve wanted to write for a long time, but haven’t been able to since the story wasn’t quite complete. Now that my final unemployment insurance payments have landed in my account, I can do a full accounting of the entire course of my pandemic... Read more »
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    Mr Crazy Kicks

  • We Made a New Haircut Tool: The HairFin!
    As a kid, my mom cut my hair with her trusty clippers. In college, I picked up a pair of clippers and learned to cut my own hair. Soon I found myself cutting friends’ hair in the dorms. Clippers made … Continue reading → The post We Made a New... Read more »
  • How Much Can a Greenhouse Extend the Growing Season?
    Last year I designed and built a hoop house for around $650 in materials. I didn’t want to waste money heating the thing, so the plan was to keep it passive. Since I never worked with an unheated greenhouse before, … Continue reading → The post How Much Can a... Read more »
  • Should I Pay Off My Mortgage?
    Having a paid off house has always been a goal. Living mortgage-free sounds awesome, but it can also put the brakes on financial growth. Any money put toward home equity is robbing investment accounts of hard working capital. After years … Continue reading → The post Should I Pay Off... Read more »
  • How to Get Started Hunting Mushrooms
    I love hiking in the woods, racing to the top of a mountain to take in a satisfying view. Lately however, I’m less interested in flying up rocks and roots to see the world from afar. I’ve found an even … Continue reading → The post How to Get Started... Read more »
  • Reflecting on Two Years of Early Retirement
    For years, I spent my days waking up early and rushing to wash, dress, and sit in traffic only to sit in a cube waiting to rush home. All that time, I was propped up by dreams of a freer … Continue reading → The post Reflecting on Two Years... Read more »
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    The Happy Philosopher

  • How to Prepare for Life After Residency
    Burnout and Finance I was recently asked to speak to a bunch of medical residents about my story of burnout and my general philosophy on finance and life. I declined for a variety of reasons, but upon reflection I realized that this was a topic I had not addressed. This... Read more »
  • A Podcast, Guest Post, and Random Musings
    Hey philosophers, just wanted to let you know about a couple of small projects I participated in recently. I haven’t had much time or motivation to write these last couple of weeks. I have been paying the work price for my two week vacation to Alaska. Flexibility to take a... Read more »
  • Running, Purpose, and Bears (Oh, my!)
    As my feet rhythmically hit the belt of the treadmill, it briefly occurred to me this was perhaps the weirdest time to start my journey back to some sort or reasonable physical fitness. The treadmill was gently rocking side to side and I was looking out at an endless expanse... Read more »
  • Why A Physician Should Work Full-Time
    As an evangelist of part-time work for physicians, I occasionally get an e-mail from a physician reader asking if cutting back on work is the right move for them. Often times they are early in their training, and I’m not sure how to respond. I feel conflicted. I know what... Read more »
  • The Government Doesn’t Want you to Work (Too Much)
    A feeling of dread suddenly came over me. The numbers just didn’t add up, yet I could not figure out where I went wrong. Maybe I typed something in wrong or missed a section, but everything looked more or less complete. Maybe I’m just getting too old for this and... Read more »





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    Slowly Sipping Coffee

  • Friends, Fun, and Fowling
    A couple of weekends ago I was able to attend the Econome conference in Cincinnati, and readers, it was the refresh I needed. I wouldn’t have attended this conference had it not been for Military Dollar suggesting I should attend and she was super supportive throughout the process because let... Read more »
  • Embracing Life
    This time last year, I was talking about trying to get on board with the MFLC and figure life out from there. I had some things I was working on and damn if I haven’t gotten any to fruition. It seems frustrating and it can be, but if you remember... Read more »
  • Life Can Be SO “Overwhelming”: How I Tame It
    Now that I’m back to just having a single source of income, my adjunct position, I immediately have a crazy sense of pressure to “get back earning”, and “get a job” or “create a job” or “hit it big with day trading”, as soon as I study up a little... Read more »
  • Do You Take Payment in Soul Currency?
    Last week at some point, Angela from Tread LIghtly Retire Early tweeted about giving time versus money and it reminded me of what I did with my time when I wasn’t working. I found my time that I give is rewarded so much more in “soul currency” than money. If... Read more »
  • What to Do, What to Do?
    With all of this change that’s come about in the past couple of years, I figured I should revisit the “plan” since my retirement and savings got halved. I can’t say there are many complaints, considering how much we’d saved, so my half is a nice chunk of change. I... Read more »
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    zen habits

  • Interstitial Ritual: Finding Focus & Mindfulness in Your Day
    By Leo Babauta We will often start our days with the best of intentions … and then promptly get caught up in a chain of busywork, messages, opening browser tabs, checking on things, answering email … … and soon the day has gone by and we wonder what we did... Read more »
  • Using the Pandemic as Mental Training Ground
    By Leo Babauta This neverending pandemic hasn’t been the best mental health environment for many people — it has created raised levels of uncertainty, anxiety, loneliness, unhappiness, procrastination and feelings of dreariness for large numbers of people. That’s understandable, and I feel tremendous compassion for everyone who is suffering right now.... Read more »
  • Energy Depletion & the Practice of Relaxing Our Threat Detector
    By Leo Babauta I’ve been working with a large number of people who are very often exhausted, not just from sleep problems but from their daily activities. A lot of us are drained by being around other people, doing video meetings, going out in public … and so we start... Read more »
  • Practicing with Zero
    By Leo Babauta When we’re creating a habit — say, meditation or practicing a language — we often try to encourage ourselves by creating an unbroken streak. 100 straight days of meditation! 30 straight days of practicing Chinese! These are amazing accomplishments, and we should let ourselves feel encouraged when... Read more »
  • Everything is a Practice
    By Leo Babauta I have a client who has completely changed his life — it’s been a complete transformation, and it is breathtaking. One of the most powerful things he’s brought into his life is the practice of self-compassion. It changed everything, once he started bringing this into what he... Read more »
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    Financial 180

  • The Cheat Codes of FI
    For those of you following along, you know I've been a bit busy lately. In addition to my own music, podcast, and software projects, I've also been popping up on other people's podcasts. A few weeks back I sang a few bars of Michael Bublé on The FI Show with... Read more »
  • FI Without RE
    Back in November of 2017, a tired, burned out version of myself was pushed past his breaking point. After months of mandatory unpaid overtime, morning self pep-talks, stress-eating, and yelling at coworkers, the old Joel finally had enough. He walked up to his boss, and with a surprising, zen-like calm,... Read more »
  • VideoSo Much Time & So Little To Do!
    Wait a minute. Strike that – reverse it! I know, I know, I haven't updated this blog in months. What gives?! If things get any more sporadic around here I'll be on the Miss Mazuma publishing schedule! 😉 Maybe I should adopt the slogan of Wait, Buy Why and claim that I'll have... Read more »
  • Reaching for the Moon(shot)!
    This week, I'm thrilled to be featured on Coryn Quester's “Discover What's Possible” Podcast! In the interview, we talk about everything from the ‘Why' of FI,  to the most challenging aspects of financial independence for those just starting out. But one of the more interesting questions she posed really got... Read more »
  • Misconceptions of FI
    This past weekend The Wife and I went to see Crazy Rich Asians, and really enjoyed it! (Featured image credit: Entertainment Weekly) Having been on the FIRE journey for a few years now, it was fun taking in all the over-the-top luxury on the screen. Of course, this wasn't the... Read more »
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    DiverseFI

  • We’re Moving! New Website!
    All new episodes and content can be found at earnandinvest.com. See you there! The post We’re Moving! New Website! appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • 128. You Can Destroy Student Loan Debt
    Earn & Invest I am proud to release episode 128 of The Earn & Invest Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of personal finance, financial independence, and taking the conversation to the next level.... The post 128. You Can Destroy Student Loan Debt appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • Video127. Why Now Is The Time To Start Your Business
    Earn & Invest I am proud to release episode 127 of The Earn & Invest Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of personal finance, financial independence, and taking the conversation to the next level.... The post 127. Why Now Is The Time To Start Your Business appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • 126: How To Align Your Passion and Talent
    Earn & Invest I am proud to release episode 126 of The Earn & Invest Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of personal finance, financial independence, and taking the conversation to the next level.... The post 126: How To Align Your Passion and Talent appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • 125: Is Saving For Retirement Money Jail?
    Earn & Invest I am proud to release episode 125 of The Earn & Invest Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of personal finance, financial independence, and taking the conversation to the next level.... The post 125: Is Saving For Retirement Money Jail? appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
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    Vital Dollar

  • 20 Apps That Pay You to Walk (Get Paid to Walk with These Apps)
    Walking is a part of everyday life, so wouldn’t it be great if you could get paid to walk? You may be surprised by the number of apps that pay you to walk. In this article, we’ll look at 20 legit options. If you get a lot of exercise already,... Read more »
  • 100+ Websites and Apps That Will Pay You to Refer Your Friends
    Referral programs can be a great way to make some extra money or to save on things you would buy anyway. Many companies use refer-a-friend programs to get exposure, so there are plenty of opportunities. Chances are, you already tell your friends and family about the products and services you... Read more »
  • How to Save $10,000 in a Year (10 Steps to Make it Happen)
    Saving a significant amount of money, like $10,000 can be a life-changing accomplishment. There are a lot of great things you could do with that money. You could buy a car, use it towards a down payment on a house, boost your retirement savings, pay off credit card debt or... Read more »
  • 13 of the Best Real Estate and REIT ETFs
    Many investors want to add exposure to real estate in their portfolio, and one of the most practical ways to do it is by investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) focused on real estate holdings. ETFs tend to have low expense ratios, although the details can vary significantly from one ETF... Read more »
  • How to Invest in Cryptocurrency: Easy Ways to Buy Crypto
    If you’re looking for an investment that has the potential of producing strong returns, you may want to consider cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other popular cryptocurrencies have generated incredible returns over the past few years. With blockchain technology being used in more ways, many experts believe the adoption of crypto... Read more »