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    Mr. Money Mustache

  • Exposed! Mr. Money Mustache’s 2019 Bachelor Spending!
    These days, I do a fair amount of informal financial coaching for both old friends and newer acquaintances.  It’s a pretty amazing experience, almost as if I were a real doctor – people let down their guard and talk about the details of their financial lives, without the usual hangups... Read more »
  • VideoLet the Roaring 2020s Begin
    — — As I type this, there are only a few days left in the 2010s, and holy shit what a decade it has been. Ten years ago, a 35 year old MMM and the former Mrs. MM were four years into retirement, but not feeling very retired yet. We... Read more »
  • VideoPizza Delivery is for Millionaires
    My son and I are having a beautiful Saturday night here at home. The sun is setting over the mountains outside my bedroom window and I’ve just finished baking a pizza which I am about to serve up for his dinner. Although our day has been very simple, there has... Read more »
  • VideoMichael Burry Trashes Index Funds – Are We Screwed?
    As a general rule, Mr. Money Mustache avoids reading the daily news and ignores the fluctuations of the stock market. And he advises you to do the same thing. The negative factors of wasting your time, diluting your precious brainpower, and creating undue stress by worrying about things outside of... Read more »
  • How to Make a Thousand Bucks an Hour
    It’s Back to School time here in Colorado, which means both my son and I will be hanging up the swim shorts and kayak paddles and getting back to more serious business for a while. It has been a slow and endlessly sunny and leisurely summer, and a nice break... Read more »
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    financial independence / early retirement

  • Daily FI discussion thread - February 20, 2020
    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 »
  • [meta] downsides of the 'Daily FI discussion thread' model
    Hello all, I've noticed that despite having over 700,000 readers, this sub only gets about 5-8 posts per day—an extremely low rate of posting for how many people are here. Instead, virtually all discussion gets locked up in the daily discussion threads, which tend to get about 700 to 1000... Read more »
  • Weekly Self-Promotion Thread - February 19, 2020
    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 »
  • Daily FI discussion thread - February 19, 2020
    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 »
  • Downsides of mutual funds?
    Part of my FIRE journey has been reflecting on how I can most effectively reach my financial goals in a way that is consistent with my morals (ex. charitable giving, buying from companies who are ethically responsible, etc). While I'm currently almost entirely invested in mutual funds, like a good... Read more »
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    Early Retirement Extreme

  • Post-materialism and post-productivity
    The world is rife with memes and few seem to be aware of where these ideas are coming from, specifically why they are what they are. Once upon a time, productivity coupled with science, engineering, and industry increased the quality of life for those that were engaged in it(*). Not... Read more »
  • Is the ERE method robust?
    On this blog I make the claim that anyone can become financially independent in 5 years if they so choose. I am not the only one of course (and nothing I say is very revolutionary). Other methods include making $4000 a month by blogging about how awesome/amazing/remarkable one is, fixing... Read more »
  • Food and water supply
    … continuing the discussion on heat. In California, January 2009 was the driest month in modern history further proving the case that global warming is happening now(*). January is generally the wettest month of the year where water reservoirs are recharged. Consequently, the water reserves that the state normally relies... Read more »
  • What’s the point of education?
    One of the blogs I currently read daily is Rate Your Students. It is a helpful antidote against any desire to become a professor, whenever — or if-ever (it seems to be somewhat of a black swan event as of late) — I start developing a, uh, “passion” for teaching... Read more »
  • Philosophy is not the words of books
    When the philosopher Musonius—one of the late period stoics of the same era as Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius—was asked which vocation a philosopher might best adopt, he answered: shepherd. As Musonius was not a shepherd himself, this made the point that philosopher was not a vocation, nor was it... Read more »
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    Go Curry Cracker!

  • Introduction to Travel Hacking – Award Travel Series
    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 »
  • “Free” Coffee For Life
    Sometime recently there was a big hubbub about a personal finance personality saying, and I do paraphrase, “If you didn’t spend $5/day on coffee you would have $1 million at retirement.” (Orman, maybe?) Anyhoo, the responses went something like: “You can’t save your way to wealth!” “Nobody gets rich saving... Read more »
  • GCC Business Review 2019
    2019 was our 7th full year of this bizarre little life experiment we are doing. So far, so good. The majority of what I write here on Go Curry Cracker is driven by my figuring this all out as we go. Thankfully a lot of other people are also making... Read more »
  • Our (New) $2700 Supersized 3-Bedroom Apartment (Taipei)
    Oops, we did it again. After a lot of casual deliberation we have extended our stay in Taipei, moving into a new (to us) and much larger apartment in the process. Of the 5 apartments we’ve had in this city, this is by far my favorite. Tour of 3-Bedroom Taipei... Read more »
  • The SECURE Act – Compression of the Stretch IRA
    After 10 years or so of “this legislation will pass soon”, at the end of 2019 the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act finally became law. Besides a cool acronym, the SECURE Act offers a wide range of changes and “enhancements” to 401(k)s, IRAs, and 529s, as well... Read more »
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    1500 Days to Freedom

  • January Performance Update (+$83,582): Tesla Tantrum!
    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 »
  • 10 Questions With PF Geeks (aka Naked Taco Bell Man)
    Today’s edition of 10 Questions comes from Richmond who writes over at PF Geeks! Richmond is probably the first and last blogger I’ll ever feature who had a streaking habit. Perhaps his most famous included an attempted streak at Taco Bell. I’ll never look at a churro the same way…... Read more »
  • My Thoughts On Tesla
    I usually don’t write about stocks because stock picking is a horrible idea for most. Those who can successfully beat the indices over the long-term (10+ years) are very rare and of those who are successful, how much of it is due to luck? Most just don’t have the time... Read more »
  • 10 Questions with Five Year FIRE Escape
    On Monday, Leif from Five Year FIRE Escape guest-posted with his thoughts on buying a ball and chain, errrr home. Today, he’s back to answer my 10 Questions. Leif is quite the character who has ambitions to become a toned-down Elon Musk. Perhaps on Ambien… Take it away Elon, errrr... Read more »
  • VideoTo Rent Or Own: An Odd Tale Of Buyer’s Remorse
    Today’s guest post comes from Leif over at Five Year FIRE Escape. Leif bought a home, but now questions the purchase... Have you heard the sad, sad news that us millennials will be stuck renting forever? I know. How unfair. And here’s some more sad news: If you do own a house,... Read more »
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    Mad Fientist

  • FI Laboratory
    Track your progress to financial independence and early retirement with the free FI Tracker software and FIRE calculators inside of the FI Laboratory! Read more → The post FI Laboratory appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • mp3Scott Young – Ultralearning
    Scott Young joins me on the Financial Independence Podcast to talk about "ultralearning" and why it's great for people pursuing early retirement! Read more → The post Scott Young – Ultralearning appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • The Best and Worst Thing About Financial Independence
    The best thing about financial independence is also the worst. I explain what it is and also share details about the secret project I've been working on! Read more → The post The Best and Worst Thing About Financial Independence appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • mp3Valuable Lessons from My Third Year of Freedom
    It's been three years since I left my full-time job and this past year was the best one yet! Here's a short podcast episode with everything I learned. Read more → The post Valuable Lessons from My Third Year of Freedom appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • Mortgage Payoff Experiment
    A real-life experiment that compares paying off a mortgage early versus investing the same amount of money in the markets! Read more → The post Mortgage Payoff Experiment appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
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    Millennial Revolution

  • From Junkie to FIRE
    I am continually inspired by people who take the time to write to us and share their story of how they overcame their own personal hang ups about money, life, or whatever to get on the path to FIRE. We’ve all been there. I myself grew up in abject poverty... Read more »
  • Investment Workshop 56: How Does the WealthSimple Portfolio Stack Up?
    Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Last week, we took a look at WealthSimple’s user interface. Since the entire point of Robo-Advisors is to be user-friendly, I was expecting a pretty, easy-to-understand flow and in... Read more »
  • Investment Workshop 55: Wealthsimple
    Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. So today we’re going to take one of these Robo-Advisors out for a test drive. Sound like fun? That’s because it is! Our Robo-Advisor that we’ll be evaluating will... Read more »
  • Investment Workshop 54: What About the Robo-Advisors?
    Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Hello again! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? We first did the Investment Workshop in late 2017, and since then I’ve been inundated with emails saying how helpful it’s been... Read more »
  • Why The Banks Are Out To Get You
    So over the break we opened up our email and saw this: Hello and Happy New Year! I’m very much enjoying your book, Quit like a Millionaire, and have a question regarding Chapter 10, specifically on the ability to purchase index funds without a fund manager. Was this set up... Read more »
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    Can I Retire Yet?

  • Retirement Healthcare: What Are Your Options?
    For years, health insurance in the U.S. was a major roadblock to early retirement. If you dared to leave work before age 65, when Medicare starts, you were on your own for retirement health care. In my case, our assets were closing in on financial independence as I reached my... Read more »
  • The Pralana Gold 2020 Retirement Calculator
    You’ll notice some changes here this week. The blog has a totally new look and structure, which has been under construction for months. We were long overdue for a refreshed design. There have been no significant visual changes here since I first cobbled together the site with my rudimentary graphical... Read more »
  • Annuities: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
    The word annuity is oddly polarizing. Last August, I shared an article highlighting esteemed retirement researcher Wade Pfau’s assertion that annuities are better than bonds for guaranteed income. A reader, Phillip, commented: “I believe that annuities are an investment product that is sold to people and not bought by people.... Read more »
  • January 2020 Best of the Web
    I’m still adjusting to writing 2020. It’s surreal to think that we’ve started a new decade and Y2K is twenty years in the rearview mirror. We’ve got a lot of great articles to help you start your year and decade on the right foot. We start with details and planning... Read more »
  • Preparing for Your Children’s College Education While Saving for Early Retirement
    Saving for both early retirement and for your children’s college education is difficult. Each requires amassing a substantial amount of money in a relatively short period of time. For most people, those time periods for saving overlap.  This creates a challenge which may seem like an insurmountable obstacle. Many students... Read more »
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    Root of Good

  • January 2020 Financial Update
    January is over and February is already half way over. It's been a busy month here at the Root of Good house and I've been a total slacker when it comes to blogging. Since the start of the year we have researched, planned, and booked not one, but two (!!)... Read more »
  • December 2019 Financial Update
    After a busy end of the year, it has taken me a while to pull this monthly update together. In December, we spent twelve days on a cruise. Once we returned home, the Christmas holiday season started shortly thereafter. Then the New Year's celebration commenced. In between were several other... Read more »
  • 11 Tips to Finish the Year Strong
    The year is coming to a close.  Time to get your financial house in order before we pop the bubbly and ring in the new year. Here are some tips to optimize your finances before it's too late: The post 11 Tips to Finish the Year Strong appeared first on... Read more »
  • November 2019 Financial Update
    Here we are in the middle of December with just a few weeks left in the year. Where did the year go? It's busy times as usual here in the Root of Good household. As I write this we are packing our bags to set sail to the Caribbean (again)... Read more »
  • How to Visit Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia
    "Hey look it's another 1,000 year old temple! And monkeys are climbing all over us!" That's right, we spent a week in Siem Reap, Cambodia touring the ancient temples of the Angkor Wat complex. Our visit to Siem Reap was part of our seven week Southeast Asia vacation that included two... Read more »
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    Frugalwoods

  • Reader Suggestions: What’s The Weirdest Thing You’ve Done To Save Money?
    I’ve been called a frugal weirdo. I’ve been called an extreme saver. But let me tell you what, the readers of Frugalwoods make me look like the tamest frugalista that ever walked around in a coat she found in a trash heap. I mean, I do have an entire section... Read more »
  • This Month On The Homestead: Breathe Deeply, Expect Nothing, Add Carrots
    January 2020 January delivers a stark reminder that the holiday festivities are finished and that snow is in residence until May. January meets us with a grim reminder that we ought gird ourselves for consistency of weather and of activity. It’s a month of monochromatic sameness. But January is also... Read more »
  • Reader Case Study: Debtors Anonymous Helped This Wildlife Biologist Recover From Compulsive Spending
    Veronica is a wildlife biologist for the state of North Carolina, where she lives on a farm with her two dogs, Porter and Stout. Veronica’s mother recently passed away and she is set to receive an inheritance from her mother’s estate. Veronica would like our help discerning how she should... Read more »
  • A Snow Plow And Other January 2020 Expenditures
    Due to our excessive snow situation here in Vermont, we are a family in need of multiple methods of clearing snow. Due to our quarter-mile long dirt driveway, we need both a snowblower and a snow plow. Due to the excessive expense of a new plow, we’ve been plow-less since... Read more »
  • How to Create Sustainable Money Habits
    Today’s goal: Make it easy to do the right thing with your money. The January 2020 Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge* ends today. Congratulations to everyone who participated! A major focus of this month-long challenge is enshrining healthy money habits for the longterm. It’s not good enough to do good... Read more »
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    jlcollinsnh

  • How we bought our new car
    Steve 2.0 A few weeks ago, in the post Why we bought a brand new car, I shamelessly teased you all with this…  “…and (gasp!) we even had to take a loan to do it.”  And… “…we didn’t buy it from the dealer offering the lowest price, who happened to... Read more »
  • The House Hacking Strategy
      Your house may be a terrible investment, but I love the idea of house hacking. In fact, I knew people doing it way back in my college days. Half a century ago. Of course, it wasn’t called “house hacking” in those ancient days. I’m not sure it even had... Read more »
  • What does buying a new car really cost over the years?
    Our trusty and faithful 2007 Subaru Forester left this morning with his new family. He was 12 years, 8 months old with 160,773 miles on the clock. In exchange, we were left with 45 small pieces of green paper. Vicky and Jeff are readers of this blog, and they bought... Read more »
  • Why we bought a brand new car
    Ta Da! Steve 2.0 Aliases: Steve, too — Steve Two — Steve 2 Yep. It’s true. We just bought a brand new 2020 Subaru Forester and (gasp!) we even had to take a loan to do it. But it’s not what you think. I’ll explain later in the coming post: How we bought our new... Read more »
  • A Guided Meditation for When the Stock Market Is Dropping
    The market is plunging. You’re starting to panic. You want to hit the “sell” button! DON’T! Tune into this relaxing meditation, and let the soothing voice of JL Collins help you embrace this wonderful market cycle. ************************ A few weeks ago I was at Ettington Park, Stratford-upon-Avon enjoying Chautauqua.  ... Read more »
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    Mr. Free At 33

  • Expenses For January 2020
    Time to open up the books on how much money I spent last month. Managing expenses is absolutely critical to becoming financial independent and retire at a young age. In fact, I’d argue it’s much more important to be an excellent saver than an excellent investor in this regard. And in order to save,... Read more »
  • Buffett’s Latest Trades
    I go over Berkshire Hathaway’s latest buys and sells in their common stock portfolio each quarter, after their latest 13F is released. I’m a huge fan of Warren Buffett, as are millions of other investors around the world. And so it’s a great honor to see what he’s up to.... 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 »
  • Wishing For Time To “Fly By”?
    FIRE has thankfully given me a new perspective on life. I wouldn’t be who I am or where I am today if it weren’t for the opportunities that FIRE has given me. Of course, I worked for those opportunities. I made FIRE happen. But that doesn’t make me any less... Read more »
  • Dividend Income Update For January 2020
    Ahh, dividends. Even just hearing that word conjures up all kinds of warm and fuzzy feelings for me. I remember playing the board game Monopoly as a kid. My favorite Chance card was the one where Mr. Monopoly (or Rich Uncle Pennybags) collected his bank dividend of $50. I thought that was so... Read more »



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    The Wealthy Accountant

  • How to Protect Yourself From the Coming Tax Increase
    Two major tax increases are about to crush middle class Americans. The first tax increase has already been passed into law and will soon go into effect. The second massive tax increase is more sinister. The amount of the increase has yet to be determined, but we can get a... Read more »
  • Earn Money Reading Financial Statements
    Since most roofers are good at roofing and poor at keeping accurate records, you have a powerful side gig opportunity to make a difference in your community while earning above average income.  All business eventually need funding. Your ability to read financial statements allows you to consult with clients at... Read more »
  • How the IRS Chooses You for an Audit
    Now that tax season is under way it is time to consider audit proofing your tax return. Small steps you take today can save you time, money and headaches later.  First, the good news. Audit rates have been falling the past decade by a substantial amount. For 2018, the IRS... Read more »
  • Hidden Treasure in Altria*
    I don't know if Warren Buffett could actually deliver on his promise of 50% annual gains. I do know that arbitrage is an excellent way to spike your investment returns. A Peter Lynch style review of Altria reveals massive unrealized value. It is easy to forget Altria is more than cigarettes.... Read more »
  • Should You Have a Financial Planner?
    In 1968 Nick Murray had to sell investments the hard way. He met most clients in their home. The tool of choice was the mutual fund. Most people he sat with were hard working people, but unsophisticated  investors. Fee-based advisors were rare in those days for the small accounts families... Read more »
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    Our Next Life

  • Doing the Thing That Scares You
    One of the biggest things I've discovered in the last year is how badly I still want to be challenged despite having left my career behind. In fact, I want it so badly that I'm having to redefine what "challenge" even means to me. A real challenge involves some risk,... Read more »
  • Two Years of Early Retirement // Impact, Lessons and Future Changes
    It's exactly two years since we waved goodbye to our careers and embarked on our early retirement, what we always thought of as our next life. Now we're reflecting on what we've learned and accomplished in these first two years of this next chapter of life, along with what we... Read more »
  • New Life Rhythms, A Delayed Reckoning and Being Okay with Blogging Less
    I'm gradually moving toward a less frequent blogging schedule, driven largely by the evolving way I'm viewing and experiencing life in early retirement. This second year of early retirement has been a lot different from the first, and as I learn and evolve more, I'm discovering new ways of approaching... Read more »
  • Don’t Let Life Get Too Easy in Early Retirement
    In early retirement, we have the opportunity to make life easy, maybe too easy. And while that may sound great (no commute! no travel at the most crowded times!), a life that's too easy is actually bad for us. Let's dig into why that is and what we should all... Read more »
  • Decide For Yourself What Spending You Value, and Then Spend Without Guilt
    If you're on the journey to a work optional life, or you're already retired, you have probably spent some time pondering what you truly value most, and what doesn't add value to your life. But do you spend accordingly, and -- importantly -- without guilt? If not, this post is... Read more »
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    Get Rich Slowly

  • The biggest truth in personal finance
    For the past six weeks, I've been hard at work writing my “introduction to financial independence and early retirement” project for Audible and The Great Courses. It's been challenging — and fun — to rework my past material for a new audience in a new format. Naturally, I'm emphasizing two... Read more »
  • My travel and speaking schedule for 2020
    It's that time of year! I've been sorting through speaking invitations and comparing event schedules to my personal plans. I now have a rough idea of where I'll be in 2020 — and when. (As I finalize details, I'll update this post to reflect any changes.) This year, I'll be... Read more »
  • Why you should track your spending (and why Quicken sucks)
    Last year wasn't good for me. Depression and anxiety reigned supreme. By objective standards, my life was pretty good. But subjectively, life sucked. Going into 2020, I decided I needed to make some changes. I'm pleased to report that the first five weeks of the year have gone swimmingly. Life... Read more »
  • VideoEffective tax rates in the United States
    I messed up! Despite trying to make this article as fact-based as possible, I botched it. I've made corrections but if you read the comments, early responses may be confusing in light of my changes. For the most part, the world of personal finance is calm and collected. There's not... Read more »
  • VideoModerators and abstainers
    When I was a boy, I told my father I wanted a fish. I meant that I wanted a little orange goldfish in a small bowl that might live on the kitchen counter, just like other kids have. My dad knew that. But instead of buying me a goldfish, he... Read more »
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    Fiery Millennials

  • Go Second, First
    I have a number of insightful conversations with friends about pretty much every facet of Financial Independence fairly regularly. I love these conversations because they make me stop and think about why I do things the way I do. I hope that my posts also make you stop and go... Read more »
  • 2019 Recap
    I’m not sure about your 2019, but frankly I’m quite glad to see it in my rear view mirror. It was a year full of adaption and change. All the changes I made in 2019 made it rather difficult to actually make progress on any one thing. I feel blessed... Read more »
  • Monthly Status Report: December 2019
    Disclaimer: some links may be affiliate links. They help offset the cost of keeping this blog running! Why do I do a monthly status report? I find it best to do a monthly status report for a few reasons. It helps me evaluate how I did the previous month. Did I hit a target reduction in spending or did... Read more »
  • Monthly Status Report: November 2019
    Disclaimer: some links may be affiliate links. They help offset the cost of keeping this blog running! Why do I do a monthly status report? I find it best to do a monthly status report for a few reasons. It helps me evaluate how I did the previous month. Did I hit a target reduction in spending or did... Read more »
  • VideoReview: Unagi Electric Scooter
      Rating: Quick n dirty summary: This electric scooter will turn heads everywhere you go with its devilish good looks and smooth performance. Pros: Cons: Beautifully designed Can get uncomfortable with extended use Different settings for all levels of skill and use High cost upfront Compact form makes it easy... Read more »
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    Early Retirement Extreme Forums

  • Money Questions • Re: Investments Trade Log
    Never thought I would see this forum jump on the bandwagon of speculative call options for popular stocks with the US market at record valuations in the longest bull run in history.The trend is your friend til it bends in the end.In general I think what a 10 year bull... Read more »
  • Health Questions • Re: COVID-19
    Server is getting hammered right now but here is the link.....http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-0 ... 798959.htm“novel #SARSCoV2 can be transmitted when someone was exposed to high concentrations of aerosol in a relatively closed environment for a long time, according to the country's health authorities” Similar to the airborne SARS transmission route in the... Read more »
  • Money Questions • Re: FIRE reaching Critical Mass
    Looks like the NYT has an opinion on FIRE reaching critical mass:"How Millennials Could Make the Fed's Job Harder"https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/17/busi ... ement.htmlStatistics: Posted by AnalyticalEngine — Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:14 pm... Read more »
  • ERE Journals • Re: ERE Experiment - Vagabonding On A Shoestring Budget
    Thank you both for the tips. All of this is very helpful!We now both have International Driving Permits, mine includes a motorcycle endorsement. SO has given her notice at work. My tax return was processed by the IRS and the refund should be hitting the account this month, last income... Read more »
  • Resources & Recommended Reading • Re: The Power of Bad
    Thanks for the recommendation. I've also just put this on hold. It looks like a good title.Statistics: Posted by AnalyticalEngine — Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:50 pm... Read more »
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    Done by Forty

  • VideoMaybe We Won’t Retire Just Yet?
    Mrs. Done by Forty and I have always been planners. Early on in our relationship, we created a New Year's Day tradition of going to The Olive Garden and planning out the upcoming year over salad and breadsticks.The restaurant has changed but the routine is the same: we both bring... Read more »
  • Middle Class Wealth - 2020 Update
    When I saw CBS's video on how America's wealth was divided between quintiles, the five groupings that each hold 20% of all households, I remembered that it had been over five years since I'd written a post outlining how much wealth each quintile had.How had things changed?Unfortunately, the Census Bureau... Read more »
  • Tax Refunds: CDs with a Positive ROI, not "Interest Free Loans"
    We're almost through January, so that means winter has set in, our resolutions are getting harder to stick to (or have bitten the dust entirely), and personal finance bloggers are trying to figure out how to get a few dollars of affiliate income from a tax prep software industry that has... Read more »
  • 2019 Spending in the Done by Forty House
    We haven't done many spending summaries on the calendar year here at the blog. We used to post a series of Budget Porn posts, sharing all the nitty gritty details of the past month's spending and how much we invested, too. For years, we used to share our net worth... Read more »
  • VideoMaking One Car Work, and the Hidden Happiness in Small Challenges
    Our Matrix looks remarkably like this, but with terrible, chipping paint.One of my recurring internet distractions is looking at vehicles online. I've written about my car lust in the past, and it keeps coming back no matter how many times I tell myself that, since I work from home, we... Read more »
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    Budgets Are Sexy

  • Something ALL stores should do!
    Something ALL stores should do! Guys!! Just found out that my favorite local bookstore will accept ANY gift card from ANY place in lieu of cash, so long as it’s active and they can verify how much is on it! How incredible is that?? I even asked if they’d take... Read more »
  • A cool way to use your tax refunds
    A cool way to use your tax refunds Morning! Saw this comment come through and it reminded me to get my a$$ in gear and finally wrap up my own taxes 😉 How are you doing with yours? Getting any refunds back? Here’s an idea of what you could do... Read more »
  • Could you spend Bill Gates’ money?
    Could you spend Bill Gates’ money? My friend Nate just passed me this site and told me good luck getting off it 😉 Passing over the gift to you now, lol… https://neal.fun/ (From a guy, Neal, who likes building random things online and helping you waste time an eensy weensy... Read more »
  • What Haters Are Like
    What Haters Are Like Tell me if you don’t know people like this… I just paid off my debt! (You shouldn’t have had any to begin with) I just invested in my first stock! (You need to diversify more) I just saved for retirement! (Why? YOLO!) Budgets are sexy! (No... Read more »
  • Happy Library Lovers’ Day!
    Happy Library Lovers’ Day! What up, my Valentines!! If today’s a day you typically can’t stand, you might be pleased to know that it’s shared with another – perhaps even more special – day that’s celebrated as well: “Library Lovers’ Day!” A real day! (says the internet) And what better... Read more »
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    ChooseFI

  • mp3167 | Learn Hustle Grow
    Rob and Reshawn from Learn Hustle Grow discuss combining their finances and building a real estate portfolio. They talk about money mindsets, building a life together, paying down their home, working in sales and more. For more information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.com/167... Read more »
  • mp3166R | It's a Small World After All
    Find out more about the upcoming ChooseFI documentary series, Andrew and Zach's experiments in financial independence, and community corrections. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/166R ... Read more »
  • mp3166 | Modern FImily With Court
    Court joins the show to share how she and her wife tackled six figures of student loan debt and achieved financial independence in their early 30s with a family. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/166... Read more »
  • mp3165R | Do You Realize What You're Doing
    Answers to several reader questions about investing efficiently for your financial freedom. Learn more about low-cost broad-based index funds or if you should max out your 401k early. Recent market volatility has provided an opportunity to test your investment resolve. Any low-cost broad-based index fund is a solid investment strategy,... Read more »
  • mp3165 | Do You Need a Budget? | YNAB
    The founder of YNAB, Jesse Meacham, shares his story about: Finding your "non-negotiable" Introducing your spouse to FIRE Do you really need a budget?   For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/165... Read more »



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    The Frugal Vagabond

  • 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 »
  • Semi-FIRE Abroad: Ordinary Days, Extraordinary Life
    We've been living here in Spain for about four months now, so how is it going? Is it everything we'd hoped for? What do we miss most (and what do we not miss at all)? Just what are we doing with all that spare time? The post Semi-FIRE Abroad: Ordinary... Read more »
  • Obtaining Your Spanish Residency Card (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero)
    How to get your Spanish Residency Card (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) once you've arrived in Spain. You got your residence visa, now it's time to seal the deal! The post Obtaining Your Spanish Residency Card (Tarjeta de Identidad de Extranjero) appeared first on The Frugal Vagabond.... Read more »
  • How to Get a Spanish Non-Lucrative Residence Visa
    How we were able to live abroad, and how you can too! How to get a Spanish Non-Lucrative Residence Visa and live legally in Spain for a year or more! The post How to Get a Spanish Non-Lucrative Residence Visa appeared first on The Frugal Vagabond.... Read more »
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    The Millionaire Educator

  • Podcast Interview with One Million Apples
    Happy New Year!  I just wanted to let you know that I did an interview with Breanna Reish of the One Million Apples podcast.  We talked about our 2019 hardcore savings, geo-arbitrage, my Twitter “rants,” and my never-ending obsession with Bigfoot.  I hope you enjoy the interview. Gerry... Read more »
  • Tax Planning: 2020 Free Money!
    The holiday season is upon us:  fall weather, pumpkin spice, falling leaves, cool breezes…actually, who cares?  It’s tax-planning time, so it’s time for my most anticipated post of the year:  2020 Free Money! Refresher:  What is “Free Money!”? For the uninitiated, my Free Money! posts are an attempt to simplify... Read more »
  • Podcast Interview with the Confessionals
    Hi everyone!  Believe it or not, I actually have interests outside of FIRE.  If you read this masterpiece, you know I love all things Squatch.  Last February I recorded a podcast interview with Tony Merkel of the Confessionals.  We talk for about an hour about the various Georgia Bigfoot stories... Read more »
  • 2019 Q3 Update from the Swamp
    Swampy fall-is-finally-here greetings to all current and future millionaires.  With the third quarter over for 2019, it’s now time to see how we’re progressing towards our annual financial goals.  Our main financial goal for 2019 is to save $130k in our various tax-advantaged accounts:  457, 403b, IRA, and HSA accounts. ... Read more »
  • FIRE Flashback: Our $15,000 Financial Triple Play
    Nota Bene:  While this post is about our move to Echols County, Georgia back in 2009, it’s still interesting and relevant to anyone contemplating a geo-arbitrage move.  I never got around to putting it on my blog until now…better late than never!  Here’s what I wrote back when our net... Read more »
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    Real Estate & Financial Independence Podcast

  • mp3#101: An Early Retirement Blueprint with Erion Shehaj
    Episode #101 - Erion Shehaj is a real estate agent & investor who helps clients use real estate to achieve financial independence. Chad interviews Erion about his approach (called "the Blueprint"), and they dig deep on different wealth building and early retirement techniques, including the rental debt snowball.  By the... Read more »
  • mp3#100: 10 Impactful Ideas From the First 100 Episodes
    Episode #100 - To celebrate the first 100 podcast episodes, Coach shares 10 impactful ideas from the first 100 episodes. You'll also get a chance to win a free copy of his book Retire Early With Real Estate.   Show notes, links, & contest details: https://www.coachcarson.com/100-podcast-episodes/   --------------------- If you want... Read more »
  • mp3My Top 3 Lessons from a 51-Year Real Estate Investing Pro - Pete Fortunato
    Episode #99 - In this episode, Coach shares the top 3 lessons he learned from Pete Fortunato, a 51+ year veteran of real estate investing. You can use and apply these lessons to your own investing (and life).   Companion article: https://www.coachcarson.com/top-3-lessons-51-year-real-estate-investing-pro/   Follow Pete at https://www.peterfortunato.com/   Other podcast... Read more »
  • mp3How to Remember Your Best Ideas - The Someday Maybe List
    Episode #98 - Have you ever had a brilliant or important idea, but later on you forgot it?! Life is hectic, and it’s easy to lose ideas that you want to remember.  But in this episode, Coach shares a simple, easy-to-apply process to remember your best ideas, both in your... Read more »
  • mp3How to Retire Early and Confidently Using Real Estate Investing
    Episode #97 - Do you have a plan to retire early? If so, how confident are you that it'll work? In this episode, Coach share three case studies of how to use real estate investing to retire early and confidently. After listening you'll have a better idea of the methods... Read more »
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    Financial Samurai

  • FarmTogether Review: A New Investment Platform
    My grandfather used to own a small, 8-acre fruit and plant farm on the western side of Oahu. It was a magical place nestled next to the majestic Waianae mountain range. The farm was part of his retirement income strategy as he rented out a portion of the land to... Read more »
  • The Courage To Be Disliked: Change Your Life Because You Can
    As I contemplate returning to work once my daughter turns six months old, I fear leaving my wife alone with two kids under three and a half. She’s not too thrilled about the idea, which has tempered my enthusiasm for bolstering our finances. Since April 2017, I have been a... Read more »
  • You Will Always Regret Sacrificing Love For Money
    My old boss, let’s call her Lana, who is now my friend, invited me to her house party. It wasn’t her house, but her new boyfriend’s house. I was thrilled for her because, at 54, she had gone most of her post-college life without a steady boyfriend. She graduated with... Read more »
  • Why It’s Harder To Get Rich Off Stocks Than Real Estate
    Ever since making a goal to accumulate $1,500,000 more capital or generate an additional $60,000 in retirement income by the end of 2022, I’ve been thinking of various ways to make more money. Given neither my wife or I have a job, we are facing an almost impossible financial challenge.... Read more »
  • A Real Estate Goal Every Investor With Kids Should Consider
    What are the three things that cause the most financial stress for every family or aspiring family? I postulate they are: Healthcare costs College tuition costs Living costs (rent or saving up to own a home) Solving rising healthcare costs comes with a couple of conundrums. To get subsidized healthcare,... Read more »
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    Afford Anything

  • mp3#242: The Art of Trusting Your Most Dangerous Ideas, with Ash Ambirge, The Middle Finger Project
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA242.mp3" title="The Art of Trusting Your Most Dangerous Ideas, with Ash Ambirge, The Middle Finger Project" 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" ] Ash Ambirge grew up in a trailer park in rural Pennsylvania. She never met her biological father. Her father-figure mentor passed away... Read more »
  • mp3#241: Ask Paula – Should I Raid My Retirement Savings to Pay for School?
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA241.mp3" title="Ask Paula - Should I Raid My Retirement Savings to Pay for School?" 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" ] Anton wants to accelerate his flight training so he can get hired within two to three months, rather than two to three years. He... Read more »
  • mp3#240: 10 Questions to Master Successful Investing, with David Stein
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA240.mp3" title="10 Questions to Master Successful Investing, with David Stein" 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" ] Do you know what it takes to be a successful investor? Can you name the three drivers of asset class performance? Are you aware of the upsides and... Read more »
  • mp3#239: Ask Paula – Should I Put My Student Loans in Forbearance? Should I Buy a Vacation Rental in the Mountains? and More
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA239.mp3" title="Ask Paula - Should I Put My Student Loans in Forbearance? Should I Buy a Vacation Rental in the Mountains? and More" 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" ] Lo is in a good spot with her career, but she’s struggling with a ton... Read more »
  • mp3#238: How to Stop Making So Many Money Mistakes, with Jeff Kreisler
    [smart_track_player url="https://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA238.mp3" title="How to Stop Making So Many Money Mistakes, with Jeff Kreisler" 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" ] Have any of these thoughts ever crossed your mind? If I had more willpower, I’d achieve my financial goals. I’m doomed to fail with money. Budgets... Read more »
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    Side Hustle Nation

  • VideoRapid Side Hustle Prototyping: A New Income Stream on Your Lunch Break?
    It’s been a while since we talked about Fiverr, but the way today’s guest has been using the platform to supplement his freelance is an eye-opener. In this episode, I’m joined by Mike Zima from ZimaMedia.com -- a full-service digital marketing agency that got its start with a single $5... Read more »
  • Side Hustle Legal Q&A with Mariam Tsaturyan
    Are you operating online fully compliant with GDPR and CCPA regulations? Do you have the right type of liability insurance to cover you should the worst case happen? If you’re unsure about any of the legal stuff surrounding you, your business, or side hustle, it should be a lot clearer... Read more »
  • Selling Tradelines: The $1000 an Hour Side Hustle?
    Could selling tradelines be a new income stream for you? I'd heard whispers of this lucrative, relatively low time-investment side hustle, but never met anyone actually doing it.  That is, until I ran into Paul at FinCon. He said he started out skeptical, but had turned it into a $1000... Read more »
  • The Sweaty Startup: How to Start a Local Service Business
    Do you know how much cash flows through your hometown on a monthly basis? Today I’m joined by someone who can help you answer that question; Nick Huber, co-founder of Storage Squad and host of The Sweaty Startup podcast.... Read more »
  • My Teachable Course Creation, Launch Strategy, and Results
    Early last summer I joined Teachable’s “Creator Challenge.” The premise was to research, create, and launch an online course over the next three months. On top of that, Teachable provided expert support, a community of fellow instructors, and a little friendly competition. People have been asking me about creating an... Read more »
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    Side Hustle Nation

  • VideoRapid Side Hustle Prototyping: A New Income Stream on Your Lunch Break?
    It’s been a while since we talked about Fiverr, but the way today’s guest has been using the platform to supplement his freelance is an eye-opener. In this episode, I’m joined by Mike Zima from ZimaMedia.com -- a full-service digital marketing agency that got its start with a single $5... Read more »
  • Side Hustle Legal Q&A with Mariam Tsaturyan
    Are you operating online fully compliant with GDPR and CCPA regulations? Do you have the right type of liability insurance to cover you should the worst case happen? If you’re unsure about any of the legal stuff surrounding you, your business, or side hustle, it should be a lot clearer... Read more »
  • Selling Tradelines: The $1000 an Hour Side Hustle?
    Could selling tradelines be a new income stream for you? I'd heard whispers of this lucrative, relatively low time-investment side hustle, but never met anyone actually doing it.  That is, until I ran into Paul at FinCon. He said he started out skeptical, but had turned it into a $1000... Read more »
  • The Sweaty Startup: How to Start a Local Service Business
    Do you know how much cash flows through your hometown on a monthly basis? Today I’m joined by someone who can help you answer that question; Nick Huber, co-founder of Storage Squad and host of The Sweaty Startup podcast.... Read more »
  • My Teachable Course Creation, Launch Strategy, and Results
    Early last summer I joined Teachable’s “Creator Challenge.” The premise was to research, create, and launch an online course over the next three months. On top of that, Teachable provided expert support, a community of fellow instructors, and a little friendly competition. People have been asking me about creating an... Read more »
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    Accidental Fire

  • Measuring School Achievement In America
    Evaluating school achievement is difficult and time consuming, and a single measurement cannot possibly account for everything that makes up a good school and education.  It goes without saying that all public schools in America are not created equal.  So... The post Measuring School Achievement In America appeared first on... Read more »
  • T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 10
    Welcome to “Thank God I’m FI” Friday, Volume #10! Here are some things I really like and that you might too.    Finance Articles I’m Glad My Parents Crushed My College Dreams (Financial Mechanic) – “I thought I had done... The post T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 10 appeared first on Accidental... Read more »
  • Good Decisions Create Unintended Outcomes
    When we make decisions we’re usually trying to attain a direct and desired outcome.  If I’m getting sick of clutter around my house, I start cleaning it up and getting rid of stuff.  When I need to start getting in... The post Good Decisions Create Unintended Outcomes appeared first on... Read more »
  • Frugal Nut Thinks Socks Still Have At Least A Year Or Two Left
    HILLIARD, OH – Area frugal weirdo Ben Stanfield is “pretty sure” he can still get a year or two out of his 16 year old socks, according to sources.  “I’ve been hang drying them for a few years now to... The post Frugal Nut Thinks Socks Still Have At Least... Read more »
  • How Much Does Your State Spend On Welfare Programs?
    It’s pretty difficult to find an accurate number as to how much we spend on welfare programs in America.  According to the Census Bureau it was $637 billion in 2016.  And according to this article which sources usgovernmentspending.com information it... The post How Much Does Your State Spend On Welfare... Read more »
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    Mr Crazy Kicks

  • Guest Post at Physician on FIRE
    If you haven’t already seen it, Physician on FIRE is a blog about achieving financial independence while working in the medical field. Even though the blog is focused on challenges facing physicians, the financial aspects are still the same. Work toward … Continue reading → The post Guest Post at Physician... 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 shade of 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 … 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

  • VideoI Dread Dealing With Money
    Being thrust into control of my finances again has brought up a lot of “money emotions” for me. My relationship with money is an odd one because I mostly feel dread when thinking about money. Yes, dread. Dread:   1. a) to anticipate with great apprehension or fear    ... Read more »
  • Shopping for Insurance Sucks
    Oh man. This past weekend I spent about 4 hours shopping around for auto and renter’s insurance. Did it pay out to spend that much time in front of the computer? Yes, yes it did! How much? Well, if I take my savings divided by time spent looking for those... Read more »
  • Embracing the Suck
    Recently, a LOT has changed around here, like, a whole lot. My living situation, income situation, financial situation, relationship situation, hell, everything except a new vehicle to be honest. Although, TIL, I’m making $60/day as a sub which means I just got a raise! Yes! Crushing it!! Sweetest $8/hr evr... Read more »
  • Starting Over, Again…
    If you read my last post, you’ll know that things are changing pretty significantly around here. One of the biggest changes is also the one I’m worried about the most. That is the fact that I’m handling my own finances again… Yes, yes, for the last 11 yrs or so,... Read more »
  • Our Lifestyle’s Changing! Again…
    In my last post I was talking about dealing with depression the last decade or more and how even though I used talk therapy and thought I’d dealt with it head on, it didn’t really work out that way in hindsight. Depression is a hell of a thing and leaves... Read more »
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    zen habits

  • Master Your Relationship to Time
    By Leo Babauta The truth is, most of us have a pretty adversarial relationship to time. There’s never enough. We’re always behind. It goes by too fast. We can’t do important things because we don’t have enough time. None of it is helpful. Most of it is bullshit. Let’s take... Read more »
  • Cut Through Addictions & Distractions: Feel the Discomfort & Uncertainty
    By Leo Babauta Our lives are pervaded with addictions and distractions. Social media, shopping, favorite websites and video services, alcohol, cigarettes, biting nails, porn, drugs, sweets, fried foods, soda, coffee, gambling, gaming, workaholism, complaining, avoiding, procrastinating, perfectionism, fantasizing, rationalizing, self-hating, sex addiction, drama addiction. These addictions are some of the... Read more »
  • The Uncertainty of What You Should Be Working on Right Now
    By Leo Babauta I was talking with a friend who very often doesn’t feel he has a clear direction in life, doesn’t operate on any solid principles, and usually doesn’t feel he’s clear on what he should be doing at any given moment. I completely relate to this difficulty: it’s... Read more »
  • The Honest Guide to Mindfulness
    By Leo Babauta Mindfulness has (amazingly, wonderfully) become quite a buzzword in the last decade or so, and for good reason. It’s powerful, and can help us to become more present, happier, more focused, and much more. However, if you’re new to mindfulness, it’s easy to get the wrong idea... Read more »
  • Monkey Mind: Shifting the Habit of Feeling Distracted Throughout the Day
    By Leo Babauta Most people feel busy and distracted throughout the day — calm and focus and a feeling of purpose are fairly rare for most of us. We’re jumping from messages to social media to email to quick work tasks to a search for something we’re curious about, from... 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

  • Episode 81: When Financial Independence Isn’t Enough
    What’s Up Next? I am proud to release episode 81 of The What’s Up Next Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of financial independence and taking the conversation to the next level.  The show... The post Episode 81: When Financial Independence Isn’t Enough appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • Episode 80: The Problem With Lookin Out For Mom and Dad
    What’s Up Next? I am proud to release episode 80 of The What’s Up Next Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of financial independence and taking the conversation to the next level.  The show... The post Episode 80: The Problem With Lookin Out For Mom and Dad appeared first on... Read more »
  • Episode 79: Getting Past “I Can’t” With Alan Donegan
    What’s Up Next? I am proud to release episode 79 of The What’s Up Next Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of financial independence and taking the conversation to the next level.  The show... The post Episode 79: Getting Past “I Can’t” With Alan Donegan appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • Episode 78: Are Kids Holding You Back?
    What’s Up Next? I am proud to release episode 78 of The What’s Up Next Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of financial independence and taking the conversation to the next level.  The show... The post Episode 78: Are Kids Holding You Back? appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • How Do Kids Learn About Money?
    How Do Kids Learn About Money? I have been thinking a lot, as of late, about kids and money. I believe I learned many important financial lessons growing up in our household, but the... The post How Do Kids Learn About Money? appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
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    Vital Dollar

  • 20+ Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners
    If you like the idea of having a flexible work schedule or even working from home around your other commitments, then you may have considered becoming a freelance writer. Freelance writing can provide a decent side gig or even develop into a full-time career, but how do you get started?... Read more »
  • How I’ve Made Over $1 Million Blogging
    Is it possible to make real money as a blogger? If you’re looking to make some extra money aside from your full-time job, or if you’re interested in making a full-time income working online working from home, blogging may seem like a dream come true. Or… it could seem like... Read more »
  • The 10 Best Investment Apps for Growing Your Money (2020)
    Smartphones make it easy to access information at any time, and what better way to make use of technology than to grow your money? In the past few years, loads of new financial apps have been released, and some older ones have been improved. In the past, we’ve looked at... Read more »
  • The Best Credit Card Signup Bonuses for Easy Money (2020)
    One of the best ways to get free money is to take advantage of credit card bonuses and promos. Credit card issuers frequently offer generous bonuses in order to entice new customers to apply, and this equals easy money. Whether you’re getting cash rewards or travel miles/points, there are always... Read more »
  • The Best Bank Account Bonuses and Promotions (February 2020)
    Banks want your business, and many of them are willing to pay you a bonus just for signing up for an account and depositing some money. If you need a new bank account, or if you just want to make some easy money, bank account bonuses are a great opportunity.... Read more »
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    Your Money Geek

  • The 10 Best Showtime Series of All Time
    These are the best Showtime series of all time that you can watch or stream right now. Over the past 10 years or so Showtime has produced many … The 10 Best Showtime Series of All Time Read More » The post The 10 Best Showtime Series of All Time... Read more »
  • Make Money Selling Plasma??? Everything You Need to Know About Plasma Donation
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