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    Mr. Money Mustache

  • 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 »
  • Should We Employ Our Own Kids? (and How Much to Pay Them)
    Way back in 2015, I had a nine year old boy. Even back then, I could see him showing some early flashes of adulthood and maturity, and it got me wondering about his future as it relates to money and freedom. So I wrote a post called What I’m Teaching My... Read more »
  • VideoOur Shared Ongoing Battle To Not Buy A Tesla
    Like you, I am pretty much resigned to the fact that I’m going to have to buy a Tesla at some point. I can tell because I have read every last scrap of Tesla news and inadvertently memorized every last technical detail about the company and their cars and energy... Read more »
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    Early Retirement Extreme

  • Thinking is hard to do
    The amount of thinking which occurs mentally is actually very hard to quantify. When I was doing research, I’d typically start out doing “nothing” for several hours—call it “warming up”. Then I’d hack around changing a few things here and there in a code or a manuscript. Maybe I’d suddenly... Read more »
  • I just started an exercise program – what should I expect?
    There are certain physiological changes that can be demotivating to starting on an exercising program. These changes take place within the first 1-2 months which is about the time most are willing to give something a try (witness my failure to switch to raw food). The first change is neuromuscular... Read more »
  • You don’t know what you don’t know
    Not knowing that you don’ know is the worst possible combination of ignorance out of the four possible cases. If you know what you don’t know, the solution is easy; look it up on the internet or ask someone. However, if you don’t know, you wouldn’t know what to ask... Read more »
  • How to adjust the rear derailer with an index shifter
    I’m just putting this up here because I have not seen this trick elsewhere. The problem here is mainly in getting the cable tension correct so the shifter can pull the derailer over all the cogs in the rear cassette. Too loose and you won’t be able to reach the... Read more »
  • Confession: I used to be a gadget geek…
    Before I started saving for financial independence, I would save up money on the order of a $1000–2000 and then blow it all on gadgets bringing my savings back down close to zero. I would think up new hobbies just so I could spend many hours researching and reading consumer... Read more »
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    Go Curry Cracker!

  • Massive Tax-Free Roth Conversions with the Saver’s Credit
    The Retirement Savers Contribution Credit, aka the Saver’s Credit, is a nice incentive for households to contribute to qualified retirement accounts (IRAs, 401ks, etc…) It’s also a nice incentive for early retirees who make a little hobby / side-hustle money to make MASSIVE Roth conversions on Uncle Sam’s dime. The... Read more »
  • A Simple Year-End Tax Checklist
    The end of the calendar yes 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 »
  • Hacking the Health Savings Account (HSA) for College
    (GCC: Taxes and college tuition are 2 of the greatest expenses parents will face. But what if there was a tax hack that could reduce the cost of both? Today’s guest post shares the details… Read on!) Hi Go Curry Cracker readers! I’m Kim from The Frugal Engineers. We are... Read more »
  • Blog for Sale – (Not) Sold!
    I’ve been writing about random things that pop into my head on this website for a little over 7 years now. So I suppose it is natural to have a little 7-year itch. As summer rolled around I was feeling little to no motivation. The sun was shining, the birds... Read more »
  • Our $75,000 Lifestyle Requires a $210,000+ Job Income
    A couple of years after leaving the workforce, an aggressive headhunter was trying to recruit me for a California based tech company. Recruiter: “How much salary would you need to take on a role like this?” Me: About $500k Recruiter: “We were thinking more around $250k…” Me: Oh, you were... Read more »
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    1500 Days to Freedom

  • VideoGive Me Your Best Lines!
    I love DIY because I make it amusing. Design is fun, especially when you nail it. So is construction. Except when you nail your hand. Never mind. Drinking a beer after looking at a great space you created is fun too. Just don’t drink the beer beforehand or you’ll nail... Read more »
  • Lazy Photo Edition
    Writing is at its easiest for me when I have mental bandwidth. I need time to observe, listen, absorb, and think. Quiet walking is usually the best way for me to come up with some material. Now that I’m not formally employed, my brain should be spewing a geyser of... Read more »
  • Joining The Multimillionaire Club (And What I’ve Learned About Money)
    I started my first real job right around 1/1/1998, about 20 years ago. To get my investment portfolio (primary home excluded) to the first $1,000,000 (Double Comma Club), it took a long time, almost 17 years. Or, because I like to measure stuff in days: 6,174! During that period, I... Read more »
  • Living In A Land Of Infinite Possibility
    Today’s guest post comes from Alan Donegan. I first met Alan at Chautauqua in Ecuador. At first, I was intimidated by his booming voice and extroverted nature. Then I had a conversation with him at lunch one day and knew he was a good human. Then, I saw him speak... Read more »
  • October Performance Update (Day 2494): So It Begins…
    My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* 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 openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers. So It Begins… Mindy... 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

  • Let’s Go Exploring! Taiwan: The Heart of Asia Part 2
    The WRONG way to eat xiao long bao (soup dumplings) Step 1: Shove entire soup dumping into mouth. Step 2: Bite down and unleash an inferno of soup lava onto tongue. Step 3: Run flailing and screaming, mouth first into a nearby lake The RIGHT way to eat xiao long... Read more »
  • Let’s Go Exploring! Taiwan: The Heart of Asia
    “Duìbùqǐ. Bùhǎoyìsi“ (I’m so sorry. So embarrassed). This was by far the most common phrase I heard in Taipei, Taiwan. No matter how bizarre or ridiculous my request was. It was always met with a sheepish smile, a polite nod, and the re-assurance it was always their fault for not... Read more »
  • FIRE Doesn’t Fix Everything
    My alarm clock taunted me. 3am, 4am, 5 am. I could barely lift my eyelids. Sleep weighed me down like a thick blanket, but no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t fall sleep. Every time I drifted off; a shot of adrenaline would kick me awake. What if... Read more »
  • Does It Ever Make Sense to take the 10% Early Withdrawal Penalty?
    Last Monday’s Reader Case sparked some discussion over whether it makes sense to take the 10% early withdrawal penalty that comes from making a 401(k)/Traditional IRA withdrawal before the age of 59.5 instead of doing the Roth Conversion Ladder. Why? Well, the counter argument referred to this very thorough and... Read more »
  • Reader Case: Can I Retire to Colombia in 5 Years?
    When we started writing Quit Like a Millionaire, we never expected the sheer impact it would have on the lives of real people. It’s one thing to have blog readers write in and say “I love your blog! I sent it to my friend!” but a whole new level to... Read more »
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    Can I Retire Yet?

  • Divorce Proof Your Retirement
    A few months ago, divorce Attorney Ronan Blake sent me an email. He asked to write a guest post sharing his perspectives about how divorce can affect your finances and retirement plans. Understanding how divorce would affect your retirement is a very important topic that we’ve never directly addressed. Still,... Read more »
  • Pulling Your Retirement Levers
    How does your retirement equation work? When you finally retire, does your financial life go on autopilot, subject to precise mathematical rules? Or, is the retirement equation more a guideline than prescription? So your financial life after retirement is subject to a set of variables, but the end result —... Read more »
  • November 2019 Best of the Web
    This month, we start with articles that reinforce timeless financial principles that are easy to forget. As we rush to meet year end deadlines, prepare for the holidays and start thinking about a new year, several articles explore the importance of simplifying life by slowing down, limiting choices and focusing... Read more »
  • Retirement Mindset Shift: Saver to Spender
    Tammy LaGorce recently wrote an excellent piece for the New York Times highlighting the difficulty retirees have spending down the retirement assets they worked so hard to accumulate. I hear this sentiment frequently in emails from readers. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College reported half of retirees are... Read more »
  • Should You Invest At Market Highs?
    A reader, “Joe,” recently wrote: I’ve been a traditional saver my whole life (55 yr old). Meaning I never informed myself on investing and put my savings directly into the bank. About a year ago I started to feel like leaving my job (I haven’t) and wondered how long I... Read more »
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    Root of Good

  • 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 »
  • October 2019 Financial Update
    Another month flew by! In October, we embraced the fall weather and enjoyed the changing of the leaves. The kids enjoyed dressing up for Halloween and gathering huge sacks full of candy. All of us enjoyed the very mild weather which makes the outdoors way more fun.  On the financial... Read more »
  • Phnom Penh, Cambodia: The Killing Fields and A Royal Palace
    Welcome back to another edition of Root of Good Travels the World. This time we're recapping a slice of our seven week Southeast Asia vacation. After departing Saigon, Vietnam, we traveled for six hours to the heart of Cambodia, the capital city of Phnom Penh, where we spent a week... Read more »
  • September 2019 Financial Update
    Summer is officially over and fall is here (finally). Between the heat and humidity of our summer vacation in Southeast Asia and the excessively warm September in North Carolina, I'm definitely ready for cooler weather. Fall, my favorite time of the year, means more pleasant outdoor weather for lounging in the... Read more »
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    Frugalwoods

  • Reader Case Study: Questioning The Financial Future With A Partner In Debt
    Olivia recently bought her first home in the DC metro area and she loves her neighborhood and bike commute to her job at a nearby university. However, her boyfriend was fired from his medical residency program last spring and she’s trying to help him figure out his next steps while... Read more »
  • A Kettle And Other November 2019 Expenditures
    November 2019 Pants, a kettle, brake parts, and 150 trash bags: a sampling of what we purchased this month. Let’s start with the kettle, which is something of a woeful tale. Here’s a boring (but important) explanation of how Frugalwoods makes money. The Frugalwoods Electric Kettle Longtime readers have been briefed... Read more »
  • Join the January 2020 Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge!
    It’s time, my friends. The sign-up for my free January 2020 Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge (UFM) is HERE!!!! You’ve read the Frugalwoods Case Studies, you’ve seen the UFM testimonials, you look at my monthly expense reports and think “I can spend less than Frugalwoods!,” and now, it’s time. The... Read more »
  • 18 Things To Do On Black Friday Instead Of Shopping
    Listen, I know this Friday is Black Friday. And I know a lot of people will go shopping and believe they’re saving money. And I don’t deny there are legit deals to be had the day after Thanksgiving. But here’s the thing: is it worth it to jump into the... Read more »
  • How We Evaluate Expensive Purchases: Why We Bought A Generator
    I reached the limit of my desire to re-enact Little House On The Prairie every time our power goes out. So, we bought a generator. Today I’ll discuss why, what type of generator we got, how to assess a range of price points for the same product, and perhaps most... 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

  • This Is How Undervalued High-Quality Dividend Growth Stocks Can Turn Out To Be Terrible Investments
    I’m far from the richest guy around. But I am financially independent and retired in my 30s. I was able to quit my job at 32 years old, which allowed me freedom to start crafting the life of my dreams. I now do precisely what I like to do, every... Read more »
  • Dividend Income Update For November 2019
    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Thailand Is Kicking Me Out. Here’s What We’re Doing Now.
    The time has come to say goodbye. As thankful as I am for the last two years, Thailand’s more restrictive visa policies have made it almost impossible for a lot of foreigners to live full time in the country. Some expats are not responding well to the change. They’re bending... Read more »
  • FIRE Fund Update For December 2019
    The FIRE Fund is my real-money dividend growth stock portfolio. I call it that because the portfolio allowed me to reach financial independence and retire early (FIRE) at just 33 years old. This six-figure collection of some of the best businesses in the world is generating the five-figure (and growing) passive dividend income... Read more »



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    The Wealthy Accountant

  • The 8th Deadly Sin is Destroying Your Retirement Plans
    Greed is frugality gone too far. We see this with bloggers preaching the good news of early retirement by extreme poverty. It becomes a sickness which frequently leads to envy. Greed goes too far when there is no room for charity. Greed goes too far when it comes at the... Read more »
  • How Women are Changing the FIRE Community and the World
    The challenges facing women are far from complete. It is hard to balance the pay scale when we don't have control. It is hard to balance the pay scale when women are different than men. Maternity leave is a major contributor to the pay gap. Mothers definitely are paid less... Read more »
  • Ethical Criminal Behavior
    Time had run out. It is bittersweet to find the answer to a serious problem after it is too late. Her digits are better, but internal organs need time to heal and time is up. The increasing weight didn't continue. If only I had more time. If only there was... Read more »
  • When Should You Kick Your Kids Out of the House?
    Yes, you will miss the kids when they move out, but you will adjust to your new freedom. And odds are they will come back often, seeking your advice and for companionship. However, you must insist the kids move out at a certain point or you will harm them, perhaps... Read more »
  • Get $100,000 Tax-Free Annually in Retirement
    Some tax strategies are so common most people know about them. Why is it then almost nobody is using the strategy? A large part of my tax practice is consulting. There isn't much room for more tax preparation clients. However, I love helping people reduce their taxes, so I spend... Read more »
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    Physician on FIRE

  • How to Fast FIRE Your Way to Generational Wealth – Part II
    Welcome back for Part II of Semi-Retired MD’s post on Fast FIRE. If you haven’t yet or would like a refresher, please go back and read last week’s post, How to Fast FIRE Your Way to Generational Wealth – Part I. Below, you’ll see some eye-popping numbers. As a disclaimer... Read more »
  • Top 5 Reasons to Enroll in an Online Course
    Not long ago, I detailed the Top 5 Reasons Not to Enroll in an Online Course. In summary, you should not join a course if you won’t finish it, can’t afford it, have no particular goal to meet, it’s not available (at all or at a discount), or you are... Read more »
  • The Sunday Best (12/8/2019)
    The Sunday Best is a collection of articles I’ve curated from the furthest reaches of the internet for your reading pleasure. Every week, I scan hundreds of headlines, read dozens of posts, and bring you the best of the best to save you time and mental energy. Financial Independence (FI)... Read more »
  • Spend Money On Experiences… And Some Things, Too
    We spend the first 40 years of our lives acquiring stuff, and the next 40 years trying to get rid of it. Well, not exactly, but I read a quote similar to that somewhere, and it rang true. At some point in my mid-to-late thirties, I realized I had more... Read more »
  • How to Fast FIRE Your Way to Generational Wealth – Part I
    Today, we’re talking about Fast FIRE. No, not fatFIRE, although the Semi-Retired MD duo’s Fast FIRE method may very well lead to a cushy fatFIRE lifestyle as it has for them. Drs. Kenji Asakura and Leti Alto share a job and earn an impressive amount of tax-free income via their... Read more »
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    Get Rich Slowly

  • How to change careers in 12 months (or less)
    After spending a decade as a pastor, I realized in May of 2018 that I was ready to make a drastic career change…into personal finance education. I’ve always loved to write, so I wanted to first see if I could actually make money writing about personal finance. But I made... Read more »
  • Wishing for a walkable neighborhood
    “You sure slept in late,” I said to Kim this morning. “I know,” she said. “I was up for two hours in the middle of the night. I was thinking about you. I was thinking about everything we talked about at our family meeting.” “For two hours?” I asked. “Yeah,”... Read more »
  • Our first annual family meeting
    Yesterday, to celebrate Thanksgiving, Kim and I instituted what we hope will become an annual tradition. Yesterday, we held our first annual family meeting. Kim approached me with the idea last week. “I think it'd be nice to sit down and talk about our goals,” she said. “I agree,” I... Read more »
  • “Playing with FIRE”, the documentary about financial independence and early retirement
    In early October 2016, I flew to New York City to attend Ramit Sethi’s Forefront event, a weekend conference about entrepreneurship and excellence. As I always do when travling, I agreed to meet with a few readers and colleagues while I was in town. One sunny morning in Madison Square... Read more »
  • How to manage money for financial success in the U.S. military
    Howdy! I'm Spencer, an active-duty Air Force officer investing for financial independence by age 40. Since 2016, my wife and I have saved half of my active-duty paycheck into our financial independence accounts. I started writing in 2012 about achieving FI in the military on my website Military Money Manual.... Read more »
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    Fiery Millennials

  • 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 »
  • VideoMeet Me in St. Louis
    No time to bury the lede — I’m moving to St. Louis! Reactions from friends and family have varied when I tell them I got a new job and am moving yet again. Anonymous family member: “Good grief! Another job change? You haven’t been at this one for 6 months!... Read more »
  • Monthly Status Report: October 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 »
  • It’s Ok to Change Your Mind
    I’ve noticed a common theme in conversations with friends the last few months. These friends have made big, bold decisions.…… and are now questioning if that’s what they really want/if they’re happy/if that’s the best path forward for them. To my friends, I say it’s ok to change your mind.... Read more »
  • Interviewing for Jobs Sucks
    I think every adult in America knows the struggle. The soul-sucking, confidence draining, emotional roller coaster of a search that is interviewing for new jobs. After my last round of interviewing, I was so happy to be done with the circus of applying for new jobs. I thought, I found... Read more »
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    The Money Mustache Community

  • Re: Looking at new house - $899,900, ~6000sf, 7 bedrooms
    I'm unclear on what you're considering. Will the three of you live in the 7-br house, or live in the 2-br basement and rent out the 7-br part?I personally would not in a million years sign up to live in (and heat/cool, and maintain, and clean) seven b...... Read more »
  • Re: 2020 POTUS Candidates
    Quote from: DavidAnnArbor on December 12, 2019, 08:36:20 PMQuote from: Gin1984 on December 12, 2019, 02:40:00 PMQuote from: pecunia on December 08, 2019, 07:03:26 PMJust do i...... Read more »
  • Re: Independent Scholars Watering Hole
    Nice blog post about independent research: https://nadiaeghbal.com/independent-researchQuoteThis is the dark side of independent research. Without external validation - “I teach at Stanford” or “I got a grant from NASA”, it’s hard to convince people...... Read more »
  • Re: Top is in
    Hello, two things are coming together.1. It's likely sale of my home will be complete before end of year.2. I will rebalance investment portfolio to less risk, to include cash from home.The profit from the house is totally wiped out, and then some, ...... Read more »
  • Re: 2020 POTUS Candidates
    I thought that those math courses might weed out folks.... Read more »
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    Early Retirement Extreme Forums (est. 2010)

  • Politics, and other eternal disagreements • Re: ERE with massive spending
    @bigato: I hear you on human powered future, but that scenario comes with its own set of serious problems. First one would be that humans are ultimately solar powered and already less efficient than solar panels built in solar panel powered factory for many functions. So, for instance, if you... Read more »
  • ERE Journals • Re: mooretrees journal
    @cheepnis, that's weird with the Subarus! We haven't filled the tank yet, but anything will be an improvement over the fuel hog that is the Suburban. After living in our small town area for five years, I've sorta given up on mileage as the most important part of a car.... Read more »
  • Politics, and other eternal disagreements • Re: Piracy and Illegal Downloads
    No. I don't want to change the law. I want to change the market.Perhaps I should explain. My parents were professional artists, one still is. And I am an extreme introvert, and always have been. So, I understand that my sample rate is at the extreme end of at least... Read more »
  • ERE Journals • Re: bigato's journal
    Fingers crossed that you get the remote option! But it sounds like you have a plan b and c, so you are in a great situation. Looking forward to hearing the news soon!Statistics: Posted by mooretrees — Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:30 am... Read more »
  • ERE Journals • Re: Hristo's FI Journal
    Enjoyed that article about habits, provided some definite food for thought. Good luck with the exercising, it sounds like you've put the thought into making a solid habit.Statistics: Posted by mooretrees — Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:27 am... Read more »
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    Done by Forty

  • Does FIRE Make for Healthy Comparisons?
    My good friends recommended a great podcast recently, Dr. Laurie Santos' The Happiness Lab. The show is based on Santos' immensely popular class on positive psychology at Yale, "The Science of Well-Being", which at one point had over a quarter of the students at Yale enrolled, with hundreds of thousands more... Read more »
  • Gone Too Soon
    I broke my writing streak last week, as I went home to Pittsburgh for a funeral. My good friend from high school, T, passed away suddenly. He lived in the same neighborhood as me, and we graduated together. If not for some weird last minute circumstances, he was going to... Read more »
  • The CEO of Me Inc., Quitting, and FIRE
    I've often heard that people should think of themselves as businesses: that I am the CEO, the Chief Marketing Officer, and sole employee of "Me, Inc." I honestly kind of like the metaphor. I like the idea that, when it comes to our money, we should think about it in... Read more »
  • Our Half Baked Slow Travel Plans
    You'd think that after working towards financial independence and early retirement since 2012, a full seven years, that we'd have a thorough plan of what we want to do right after leaving work. Even though we have some decent ideas of what we'd like to fill our days with --... Read more »
  • Mental Accounting and HSAs
    It's open enrollment time for Mrs. Done by Forty and me, a strangely exciting time for a board game geek like me, since open enrollment decisions are like a very nerdy puzzle. One to be noodled over, guessing at how likely certain outcomes will be, weighing costs and tax benefits,... Read more »
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    Budgets Are Sexy

  • “Inhale confidence, exhale doubt”
    “Inhale confidence, exhale doubt” Caught that quote at the end of an email from a reader (thx Nikeya!) and been trying to practice it all week 🙂 When I’m walking down the street after a tough morning… “Inhale confidence, exhale doubt” When I’m wrangling my kids away from the toy... Read more »
  • Hidden Investment Opportunities in Mobile Homes
    Hidden Investment Opportunities in Mobile Homes [Hi guys! I’m SOOO excited to share this piece by a long time internet friend of mine – Rachel Hernandez, aka Mobile Home Gurl – who I’ve been fascinated by for years. She’s made a great income off investing in overlooked properties – specifically... Read more »
  • Rescued these books from Goodwill… Want them? :)
    Rescued these books from Goodwill… Want them? 🙂 Been patronizing our local Goodwill here a lot lately, and had to snag a few books that were looking a bit lonely and needing a new home 😉 Maybe you can offer a safe and comfortable place for them? Or know of... Read more »
  • Our new couch battle – am I in the wrong?
    Our new couch battle – am I in the wrong? So I’ve had an “interesting” time this week with the popular furniture store chain, and curious to see if I’m completely out of place here or have every right to be as frustrated as they’ve made me lately 😉 Here’s... Read more »
  • #Overheard at the coffee shop – Volume VII
    #Overheard at the coffee shop – Volume VII Morning my fellow $$$ nerds!!! Ready to get out there and stack that cash?! I won’t hold you up too much today, but before you get down to business I hope you’ll enjoy this latest round of #overheards from my daily coffee... Read more »
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    ChooseFI

  • mp3157R | The Compound Interest Of Self Improvement
    After learning more about habits with James Clear this week, Brad and Jonathan discuss the compounding interest of self improvement and turning intention into action. What’s covered in today’s show: • Building Habits • Identity Statements • Find Your Tribe …and more. For more information, visit the show notes at... Read more »
  • mp3157 | Atomic Habits | James Clear
    James Clear, author of Atomic Habits , shares his story. The conversation dives into the difference between systems and goals. How To See Through The Short-Term For The Long-Term The Compounding Effect How Identity Drives Your Habits Goals, Systems, and more For more information, visit the show notes at https://choosefi.com/157... Read more »
  • mp3156R | Coming Back From A Gap Year
    A gap year might seem unthinkable for some but Noah and Becky share exactly how they navigated their gap year. Plus, Brad and Jonathan discuss emergency funds and your risk tolerance. For more information, visit the show notes at https://www.choosefi.com/156R... Read more »
  • mp3156 | Retire Before Mom And Dad | Rob Berger
    Rob Berger, founder of Dough Roller and Retire Before Mom and Dad, talks about the simple math of early retirement and more essential FI lessons that are important to talk about.  For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/156... Read more »
  • mp3155R | Year End Tax Planning
    Sean Mullaney joins the show to discuss year-end tax planning. He goes into deductions, self-employment income, and how to get the most from your deductions. For more information, visit the show notes at https://ChooseFI.com/155r... Read more »



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    Military Guide

  • Should You Attend FinCon, Military Influencer Conference, Camp Mustache, CampFI, and FI Chautauqua?
    Your journey to financial independence can be a little lonely if you’re doing it all by yourself. Even social media, podcasts, and videos are poor substitutes for hanging out with people who share your goals. This post will cover different ways to get a little boost of FI endorphins to... Read more »
  • How Chase Supports Military Entrepreneurs – Chase for Business Military Banking Benefits
    JPMorgan Chase has long been a supporter of the military community, with initiatives that range from hiring current and former military members for their organization, leading a coalition to support hiring current and former military members across a range of industries, and through supporting military entrepreneurship. In addition, Chase offers... Read more »
  • Introduction To Navigating The Convoluted System Called VA Compensation
    This post is brought to you by Robert Blake. If you’re interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines. “What branch did you serve in?” is a question I get asked rather often since my wife insists that I drive her fuel-efficient car everywhere, and she has Disabled... Read more »
  • 2019 Veterans Day Free Meals & Discounts
    Updated for 2019! Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. This year, hundreds of restaurants and companies are offering military members and veterans a free meal or another discount as a sign of appreciation for their service to our country. This guide will show you which restaurants are offering discounts, and how you can participate.... Read more »
  • VideoFamily Estate Planning For Your Disability
    Here’s our capstone post for the year: our family’s estate plan. I’ve spent the last 11 months writing about the ways that our Nords family financial independence is changing. Now we’re reaching far into the future to simplify not just our lives, but our legacy for the next few generations.... 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

  • 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 »
  • 2019 Summer Update
    Long overdue summer greetings to my dozens of faithful readers!  School has been out for a few weeks now, but I’ve been busy with my new basketball duties.  After a tough (and winless) basketball season and a sudden coaching change, guess who became a head coach again?  Yep, yours truly! ... Read more »
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    Financial Samurai

  • CrowdStreet: A Leading Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform
    Some time between the end of 2020 and 2022, I should be receiving between $800,000 – $1,400,000 in gross capital back from 18 real estate crowdfunding investments. My plan is to reinvest 100% of these proceeds back into multiple non-coastal city real estate crowdfunding deals across two or three platforms,... Read more »
  • Average vs. Recommended Expenditure On Housing, Food, Transportation
    From a previous post, we know that the average expenditure by U.S. consumers is huge. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the latest data for 2018 shows the average U.S. household spends $61,224 a year and earns $78,635 a year. Spending $5,102 a month on average is good... Read more »
  • The Average Single-Family Home Size Is Declining: Positive Sign For Investors
    Some tantalizing news for real estate investors and potential homeowners. I found another reason why 2020-2021 might be a great time to buy real estate. I used to think the average square footage size of an American single-family home would keep getting bigger, just like my waistline. After all, once... Read more »
  • A Productive Morning May Make You Richer, But Not Necessarily Happier
    Let’s say the average person wakes up at 7 am to start their day and goes to bed at 11 pm. You decide to wake up at 5:30 am and work for 1 hour every day for a year because that’s what some productivity guru told you to do. You... Read more »
  • If The Economy Tanked, Would You Be Ready?
    The following is a sponsored post by Credible, a multi-lender marketplace that enables borrowers to receive competitive loan offers from its vetted lenders. Credible is headquartered in my hometown of San Francisco, California. The U.S. is in the midst of its longest economic expansion in history.  But when the Federal... Read more »
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    Afford Anything

  • mp3#230: How to Develop Emotional Agility, with Dr. Susan David
    [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA230.mp3" title="How to Develop Emotional Agility, with Dr. Susan David" 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" ] Dr. Susan David, a psychologist on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, joins us to talk about emotional agility. For the past 20 years, Dr. David has researched... Read more »
  • mp3#229: Ask Paula – Help! My Mom or Dad Took Out a Credit Card in My Name. Am I On the Hook?
    [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA229.mp3" title="Ask Paula - Help! My Mom or Dad Took Out a Credit Card in My Name. Am I On the Hook? " 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" ] Helen discovered that her mother fraudulently opened credit card accounts in her name. Eek! How... Read more »
  • mp3#228: What I Learned from Losing $170 Million, with Noah Kagan
    [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA228.mp3" title="What I Learned from Losing $170 Million, with Noah Kagan" 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" ] In November 2005, when Noah Kagan was 24, he was hired as Employee #30 at Facebook. At the time, Facebook was a one-year-old company with only a... Read more »
  • How to Manage Two Successful Businesses (and Why One Wasn’t Enough)
    In 2015, we ran a story about Julia Kelly, an entrepreneur who makes a six-figure income as a caricature artist. Where is she now? We decided to follow up her story. How sustainable is her business? How passive is her income? Here's Julia, with a follow-up in her own words.... Read more »
  • mp3#227: Ask Paula – How Can I Get the Most from My Mini-Retirement?
    [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA227.mp3" title="Ask Paula - How Can I Get the Most from My Mini-Retirement?" 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" ] Lien is taking a year off of work to live the van life with her husband. She wants to know how she can make the... Read more »
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    Accidental Fire

  • T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 6
    Welcome to “Thank God I’m FI” Friday, Volume #6! Here are some things I really like and that you might too.     Finance Articles 11 Months on the Retirement Glide Path – Here’s What We’ve Learned – “We seem to... The post T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 6 appeared first on Accidental... Read more »
  • Get After It, There’s More Work To Do
    I bunny hopped a pothole and got right onto Jordan’s rear wheel.  Drafting, the practice of keeping your front tire just inches behind the rear tire of the cyclist in front of you, can save you 30% effort since you’re... The post Get After It, There’s More Work To Do... Read more »
  • Uninspired Blogger Only Talks In Listicles
    ST. PAUL, MN – Sources report that the lazy financial blogger known as Todd “6 ways” Jenkins is only capable of speaking in listicles.  “I’ve tried 5 ways to shed this affliction, and I’m still searching for an answer” he... The post Uninspired Blogger Only Talks In Listicles appeared first... Read more »
  • The Real Value Of Mutual Funds Over Time
    In a post a little while back I lamented that the deck is kind of stacked against us these days when it comes to being financially responsible.  Whether it be the endless gadgets that are one click away or increasingly... The post The Real Value Of Mutual Funds Over Time... Read more »
  • T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 5
    Welcome to “Thank God I’m FI” Friday, Volume #5! Here are some things I really like and that you might too.     Finance Articles Is “middle class” real? – A very thought provoking post from Abigail on the concept of... The post T.G.I.F. Friday: Volume 5 appeared first on Accidental... Read more »
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    Independently Financed

  • Strategies to pay for an early retirement
    Become a Patron!Last month I got to spend some time with a relation who recently left a high-powered tech job, and who asked for some advice about financing a more or less indefinite period of unemployment. I am strongly opposed to mixing money and family, but I eventually relented and... Read more »
  • What the media can’t get right about retirement, and why
    Become a Patron!A long-time reader passed along an article from the World Economic Forum’s blog (yes, for some reason the World Economic Forum has a blog) titled “To retire at 65, American millennials need to save almost half their paycheck.” While the article is absolute drivel, it’s a good starting... Read more »
  • What to watch for as the Senate panics over the SECURE Act
    Become a Patron!My readers know that the SECURE Act, passed unanimously out of its House committee and overwhelmingly on the floor of the House, was conjured into existence by the insurance industry in order to increase the distribution of expensive, opaque annuity products in 401(k) retirement plans. It incidentally also... Read more »
  • The backdoor VAT is an ideological project that must be defeated
    Become a Patron!It’s a banality among progressives in the United States to observe that we collect too little in taxes, spend too little on government programs, and consequently enjoy the least-generous welfare state, lowest life expectancy, and worst government services among our peer countries. And this is, as far as... Read more »
  • California’s AB 5 is about benefits, not wages or unions
    Become a Patron!I’ve been following with interest the development and passage of AB 5, California’s attempt to end the misclassification of employees, especially at app-based and platform companies including household names like Uber and Lyft.What I found is that there’s a high degree of confusion surrounding the need for the... 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

  • Depression: A Decade in Review
    When my dad killed himself in 2008, it touched off a major depression for me and I almost didn’t escape from it. It lasted over 10 years, and while I thought I dealt with it through talk therapy, due to hurtful stigmas, I avoided seeing a psychiatrist or getting on... Read more »
  • 5th Graders: A Lesson in Volunteering
    It doesn’t seem like a year since I left my job, but we’re coming up on 13 months away from full time work! Whoa! That’s the longest I’ve gone “un-employed” since I started working at age 15. I made it a whole 54 weeks before getting any W2 type work.... Read more »
  • Energy Efficiency: It’s a Money Problem
    When we bought our current money pit, erm, house, we expected to get pretty good energy efficiency due to it being a concrete and Styrofoam construction method, think adobe style with 1’ thick walls. Yes, 1 foot thick (0.3 m) walls that provide extra wind resistance to over 300 mph... Read more »
  • Who You Are is NOT Defined by What You Do
    It’s amazing how perspective changes over time. When I first quit work, I felt I had to justify my existence as a Stay at Home Dad (SAHD) by using all the titles of my “past life”. I would meet people and when they would ask, “Oh, what do you do?”... Read more »
  • VideoCamp FI Texas: A Very Late Recap
    About a month ago, I was able to attend and speak at Camp FI in LaGrange, Texas. When I first heard the location, I immediately heard the guitar riff from ZZ Top’s “LaGrange”. Anyone else, anyone? If you are like a few camp members I met that had never heard... Read more »
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    zen habits

  • The Practice of Using December for Retreat, Reflection & Letting Go
    By Leo Babauta December can be a cold and dark month for many people, a time of lowered energy while still being very busy. For that reason, I find that’s an amazing time for: Retreat: Take a little time out of my busy year for a little quiet solitude and... Read more »
  • Sacred Bow Challenge: Review Your Year & Set Intentions for 2020
    By Leo Babauta For the month of December, invite you to join my Sacred Bow Challenge (“bow” rhymes with “cow” as in “take a bow”) — it’s a way to become more conscious about how close out the year and enter into the new year. The challenge is about: Reflecting... Read more »
  • Working with the Ebbs & Flows of Your Resistance
    By Leo Babauta There is a part of us that resists things that are hard, uncomfortable, overwhelming, or a big change. Even if we really want to do it. What is this resistance, and how do we work with it? The resistance is simply our mind not wanting to do... Read more »
  • How to Be Kind to Yourself & Still Get Stuff Done
    By Leo Babauta I’ve found that there are two profound changes that almost any of of us can make: Become kinder to ourselves Build trust in ourselves Unfortunately, because we don’t really trust ourselves, we’re very rarely kind to ourselves. When I ask people to start being kind to themselves,... Read more »
  • The Way of Less
    By Leo Babauta Our lives naturally get filled with clutter: possessions that we ordered online pour in week by week, we take on more and more, we are constantly reading and watching and responding, messages pour in daily as well. The modern world is one of more, more and still... 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

  • What’s Up Next Podcast: Episode 67
    What’s Up Next? Paul Thompson and I are proud to release episode 67 of The What’s Up Next Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of financial independence and taking the conversation to the next... The post What’s Up Next Podcast: Episode 67 appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • What’s Up Next Podcast: Episode 66
    What’s Up Next? Paul Thompson and I are proud to release episode 66 of The What’s Up Next Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of financial independence and taking the conversation to the next... The post What’s Up Next Podcast: Episode 66 appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • The Final Stage Of Financial Independence
    The Final Stage Of Financial Independence I have made no secret of the fact that my last few weeks have not gone to plan. With my work situation pivoting drastically, and changes with The... The post The Final Stage Of Financial Independence appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • What’s Up Next Podcast: Episode 65
    What’s Up Next? Paul Thompson and I are proud to release episode 65 of The What’s Up Next Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of financial independence and taking the conversation to the next... The post What’s Up Next Podcast: Episode 65 appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • What’s Up Next Podcast: Bonus Episode
    What’s Up Next? Paul Thompson and I are proud to release this bonus episode of The What’s Up Next Podcast.  This podcast is an exploration of financial independence and taking the conversation to the... The post What’s Up Next Podcast: Bonus Episode appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
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    Vital Dollar

  • 15 Ways to Get Free Concert Tickets
    Concerts are a favorite event for many of us, but let’s be honest… they can be very expensive. If you like going to concerts, you can quickly spend a lot of money. Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to get free concert tickets? I’m guessing your answer to... Read more »
  • How I Make A Full-Time Income On YouTube At 24
    When it comes to the qualities people look for in their dream job, it is often things like a flexible schedule and location freedom. Let’s be honest, who really wants to go to the office every morning anyway? I got sucked into the corporate 9 to 5 lifestyle after college.... Read more »
  • Betterment vs. Wealthfront vs. M1 Finance: Which is the Best Robo Advisor?
    Robo advisors have become an extremely popular alternative to traditional financial advisors, as many investors prefer to minimize fees. Three of the most popular robo advisor platforms are Betterment, Wealthfront, and M1 Finance. These companies all have something similar to offer, but there are some crucial differences. Here we’ll delve... Read more »
  • 40 Ways to Make Money With Your Phone
    These days most of us are never very far from our phones. We use our smartphones to check our emails, route plan on Google maps, update social media, and surf the web. However, you may not be aware that you can use your smartphone to make money. So, here we’ll... Read more »
  • 3 Actual Ways to Pay Off Student Loans Faster
    Student loan debt is a big line item in the monthly budget of more than 43 million Americans. Student loan debt can chip away at your budget for housing, your car, and can even impact your ability to retire. Plus, it can hurt your overall happiness and outlook for the... Read more »
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    Your Money Geek

  • What is a Credit Score and How Can You Improve Yours In 2020?
    Whether you’ve seen it on discussed on TV or heard your friends discuss it over dinner, you may have just realized that you have something called a credit … What is a Credit Score and How Can You Improve Yours In 2020? Read More » The post What is a... Read more »
  • How to Day Trade for a Living (Beginner’s Guide)
    Have you been thinking of becoming a day trader for a long time now? If answered yes, you’ve clicked on the right post. Today, we’re going to share … How to Day Trade for a Living (Beginner’s Guide) Read More » The post How to Day Trade for a Living... Read more »
  • 10 Easy Ways to Boost Business Profits in 2020
    Small business owners carry a lot of responsibilities on their shoulders. With their overwhelming workload, entrepreneurs sometimes make financial mistakes that result in wasting resources, hindering a startup’s … 10 Easy Ways to Boost Business Profits in 2020 Read More » The post 10 Easy Ways to Boost Business Profits... Read more »
  • I Know You’re Awake
    I Know You’re Awake   I can’t sleep. It’s here again, watching over me. Silently. It used to just be in the corner, passing as a shadow, but … I Know You’re Awake Read More » The post I Know You’re Awake appeared first on Your Money Geek.... Read more »
  • Review: ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Respawns the Video Game Fun, Even if it Can’t Hit the Power-Ups of its Predecessor
    ***WARNING! The following contains plot spoilers for Jumanji: The Next Level!***   To quote Freddie Mercury, “Everybody play the game!” Fans of 1995’s Jumanji were a bit hesitant … Review: ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Respawns the Video Game Fun, Even if it Can’t Hit the Power-Ups of its Predecessor Read... Read more »