Mr. Money Mustache

  • 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 »
  • VideoThe Real Benefit of Being Rich
    There have been a lot of big bills coming across my kitchen table recently. Property taxes, car registrations, income taxes, things for the school orchestra in which little MM plays the standup bass. Plus the usual credit card bills for all my spending on groceries and not-all-that-rare luxury indulgences. There’s... Read more »
  • How I Sold This Website for $9 Million
    Dearest Readers, I’ve been waiting to tell you this with considerable excitement for a whole year, but the sales contract prevented me from doing so until this moment. And as of April 1st, 2019, I’m officially free to reveal that: Mr. Money Mustache has been sold! Yep. I’m not sure... Read more »
  • VideoHow to Create Reality
    So a funny thing happened on Twitter this week, which almost changed the world a little bit. Someone sent me a beautiful 3-D mockup of a fictional, car-free city of 50,000 people, set in the scenic nook of land* between Boulder, Colorado and Longmont, where I live. It came complete... Read more »
  • Four Ways We Can Hang Out
    Hi there. Don’t get too excited, this isn’t a real blog post. But there were enough things worth sharing that I thought it would be worth sending a little mid-month Hello. Life has been busy around here, drunkenly walking that fine line between the zones of “Exciting and stimulating and... Read more »

    Early Retirement Extreme

  • VideoThe climate politics debate that we should be having
    This video illustrates the discussion that should be going on about climate change. Please watch the video first so you know what I am talking about. The rows are the scientific discussion, if you do not understand science, leave that discussion to the scientists. The columns are the political discussion.... Read more »
  • What spatula would a Marine choose?
    I am not a US Marine, but I have watched a lot of war movies, which I believe makes me an eminently qualified arm chair general with some say in the preferences of military personal, or maybe not. Anyway, one of my favorite war movies is Heartbreak Ridge starring Clint... Read more »
  • Useful tools: Supercook
    Supercook searches through a database of recipes based on the ingredients you have and it does so very easily mentioning how many recipes you can currently make (with a clickable link) and possible ingredients you are missing. If you have those as well, you don’t need to type them in.... Read more »
  • Becoming less productive and less competitive
    Modern man has an endless fascination with productivity. There is always something that could be done faster or more effective. Productivity is not a natural state though. You do not see an animal trying to be more productive. It simply does its thing, takes what it needs and no more.... Read more »
  • I’m happy I’m no longer the only one
    When discussing the concepts of extreme early retirement, an often heard objection is that “it’s impossible”—followed by the runner-up “Yes, maybe I could do it but my spouse/children…” or the more generic “Yes, but that’s because you’re special/different/….” [I got a bit carried away in the comments section of this... Read more »

    Go Curry Cracker!

  • Accidental Market Timing
    In rough terms, market timing is the practice of trying to make money by predicting future market performance. It is almost universally agreed to be a poor investment practice… “time in market is more important than timing the market.” Predicting future market performance is… difficult. Even when your hypothesis is... Read more »
  • Rent vs Imputed Rent
    A lot of people dream about the day they finally finish paying off the mortgage. Free and clear, baby! What might you be willing to pay to live in this house you already own? Economists refer to this concept of a mortgage-free living space having market value as “imputed rent.”... Read more »
  • Multi-Generational Tax Minimization
    We will never have the experience of receiving an inheritance, but GCC Jr will. In my role as fiscal steward, I would like to ensure that he, along with our other beneficiaries, receive the largest amount possible. (After we are done spending as much as we want, naturally.) But Jr... Read more »
  • A Day In The Life
    Some time ago I answered the question, “So what do you do all day?” by highlighting the annual schedule for my ideal Travel/Recharge/Create lifestyle. Now that we are more Chillin In Place™, this is how I enjoy early retirement on a daily basis. A Day In The Life The past several years... Read more »
  • Kickstart Your (Early) Retirement
    Hi Jeremy, thanks for all you do. I really appreciate everything you share on GCC. You guys are really living the dream. The thing is, we really love our life here in the US. Traveling the world and having grand adventures might be fun for a year or so, but... Read more »

    1500 Days to Freedom

  • 10 Questions With Why We Money
    Today’s 10 Questions comes from Iowa! I love the American Heartland. It’s filled with warm people and beautiful, small towns. I like it so much that I’m riding my bicycle across Iowa next month. See you then Amanda? And Amanda didn’t mention this post in her 10 Questions, but it’s... Read more »
  • The Real Goal Of FIRE (And Life)
    I admit that I got this whole FIRE thing wrong. It all started out when a bad day at work led me to Mr. Money Mustache: My FIRE goal was to save a million dollars and leave work in about 1500 days. I achieved the goal a year ahead of... Read more »
  • Yosemite
    No doubt about it; it’s great to have money. But never forget, money is a tool. At a low level, money is security. No need to worry anymore about losing a job. After that, it gets more interesting. Money enables adventure. I don’t like to sit still, so when left... Read more »
  • Be An Inflection Point To Somone
    Last week, a film crew came to our home to record our lives for an upcoming documentary: The crew consisted of a director/producer, a cinematographer, a sound engineer, and Josh, a production assistant. Josh was the youngest and early in the day, he started asking me questions about my life... Read more »
  • 10 Questions With Downsize Your 2080
    This edition of 10 Questions features Carol who writes over at Downsize Your 2080. I first met Carol at a Costco a couple of years back. I was in an aisle with one of my daughters when I heard someone talking to me: Excuse me, are you Carl? I turned... Read more »

    Mad Fientist

  • mp3Ramit Sethi – I Will Teach You to be Rich
    For the first time, Ramit Sethi from I Will Teach You to be Rich shares his thoughts on FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early)! Read more → The post Ramit Sethi – I Will Teach You to be Rich appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • VideoOnline Business Experiment
    In this new Mad Fientist experiment, I'm starting an online business from scratch and will be documenting the entire process! Read more → The post Online Business Experiment appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • mp3Cal Newport – Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, and the Key to a Happy Retirement
    Author Cal Newport joins me on the podcast to discuss Deep Work, Digital Minimilism, and the important things you need to consider before retiring early! Read more → The post Cal Newport – Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, and the Key to a Happy Retirement appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • mp3VideoMillennial Money – From Broke to Millionaire in 5 Years
    Grant from Millennial Money shares how he achieved financial freedom and increased his bank balance from $2.26 to $1.25 million in just over 5 years! Read more → The post Millennial Money – From Broke to Millionaire in 5 Years appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »
  • mp3Tony – Going Back to Work After Early Retirement
    It's easy to think early retirement will solve all your problems but what if it actually makes your life worse? A reader named Tony shares his story. Read more → The post Tony – Going Back to Work After Early Retirement appeared first on Mad Fientist.... Read more »

    Millennial Revolution

  • Reading Your Own Book Is Harder Than You Think
    Phew, what a week it’s been. A few days ago we flew into London from Thailand after a brief layover in Norway (a sentence I fully enjoy being able to write), and I hope you’ll forgive our lack of a post last week because I was in a studio recording... Read more »
  • Quit Like a Millionaire is Available for Pre-Order!
    After almost 2 years in the writing trenches, we are beyond excited to announce that our book, Quit Like a Millionaire is ready for pre-orders! If you’re ready to get a copy and want the freebies that come with it, click here. Otherwise, read on.   Buy from Amazon  ... Read more »
  • Reader Case: Keep Calm and FIRE On
    It’s Friday, and you know what that means: Reader Case Time! Today’s reader case comes from Jolly Old England. Well, it used to be Jolly. These days English politics is more about acrimious name-calling and people throwing milkshakes at each other if the news is to be believed, but regardless... Read more »
  • The US China Trade War
    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may have noticed that the US and China have been getting…a little testy with each other. Dow Dives as Markets React to Trade War with China –CNN, May 13, 2019 Boston Fed President: Tarriffs Have The Potential To Slow Down Economy –CNN... Read more »
  • Let’s Go Exploring! Sintra: Fairy Tales and Farts
    This might come as a surprise to some of you, but I wasn’t always a firecracker. In fact, there was a brief period in childhood (which I’m embarrassed now to admit) that I wanted to be a princess. And no, not a fearsome warrior princess who throws fireballs. A Disney... Read more »

    Can I Retire Yet?

  • Helping Aging Parents With Their Money
    Many of us will have to care for aging parents at some point in time. For some, that will mean managing your parent’s finances as they deal with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. For others, it may mean helping support your parents financially or physically. Some reading this are parents who... Read more »
  • 3 Reasons a Child Can Help You Retire Sooner (And 1 Big Reason Why You Shouldn’t)
    Are raising a family and saving for early retirement compatible? Raising children costs money. There is no disputing it. A common narrative says having kids makes achieving a secure retirement difficult. And early retirement is a pipe dream for those with children. I’m going to challenge this conventional wisdom by... Read more »
  • My Biggest Retirement Fear
    Last November was a bad month for us. My wife went in for major dental work. We broke an expensive iPhone. My Forester needed two new engine seals. Altogether, the bills amounted to thousands of dollars. So much for our frugal retirement budget that month! Even though we have substantial... Read more »
  • May 2019 Best of the Web
    Each month we share the best resources we’ve found to help you save more, invest better, and retire sooner. Popular topics are building wealth, DIY investing, creating retirement income, managing risk, and limiting your tax burden to enable you to use your money to build the life you want. Early... Read more »
  • 3 Bad Financial Decisions That Helped Me Retire Sooner
    We tend to judge our decisions by outcomes. In her book Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, Annie Duke points out the faulty logic of thinking this way. We love things to fit in neat little boxes. But life is far more nuanced.... Read more »

    Root of Good

  • May 2019 Financial Update – Lazy May Daze Edition
    May was another successful month of early retirement. We took it easy and enjoyed a relatively slow month of leisure with family and friends. I spent a few days being a "real" blogger and influencer by attending Camp FI in Virginia where I gave a presentation titled "FIRE for Fun!". ... Read more »
  • April 2019 Financial Update – Cuba Cruise Edition
    Time flies when you're having fun! We're almost half way through May and I'm just now updating our April financial snapshot. We have been vacationing, volunteering, and enjoying the wonderful springtime weather. What can I say? I'm retired and don't always have time to focus on this blog!  We had... Read more »
  • March 2019 Financial Update – Springtime Pollen Edition
    Spring is definitely here in Raleigh. Warm afternoon temperatures bring us outside while green clouds of pollen filling the air push us back inside. And everything is in bloom!  We had a busy March as you'll see in this article. April will be no different. We are just a few... Read more »
  • Confessions Of A Frugal Millionaire
    Unless you are an heir to a big fortune or you have won the lottery, you have to work hard to have money.  To accumulate wealth, you have to make more money than you spend.  The key is to keep your expenses low.  And there will be sacrifices.  Nothing crazy... Read more »
  • Mexico City: Not Just Tacos and Tequila
    To celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary, we visited Mexico City for an 11 day vacation (without kids!). We have visited the city several times before, so we didn't plan on hitting the tourist trail too hard while in the city.  On most days we spent a few hours sightseeing and... Read more »


  • Revolutionize Your Money In July: The Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge Is Back!
    I know you can’t start your summer without knowing whether or not the Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge is happening in July, so consider yourself informed: IT’S BAAAAAAAACK!! The Uber Frugal Month Group Challenge is a free, 31-day program I created to help you better understand your finances, set goals around... Read more »
  • Wifi Improvement Supplies And Other May 2019 Expenditures
    May 2019 I’ve decided we are digital homesteaders. Pretty sure that’s not a real thing, but I think it’s what we are. My husband and I both work from home via the internet. When we’re not doing computer work, we’re doing homestead work: fruit tree pruning, wood harvesting, vegetable garden... Read more »
  • My Friend Always Wanted To Be A Mom; Then She Got Prenatal Depression
    From Mrs. Frugalwoods: I don’t publish posts written by other people, so today is an exception. When my friend Emma told me about her struggles with prenatal depression and anxiety, I begged her to write about it. Last year, I shared my raw experience of being diagnosed with postpartum depression... Read more »
  • Overalls And Other April 2019 Expenditures
    I do not like wearing shorts. Even in the smolder of summer, I detest short pants. Do you know what I do like to wear when it’s hot? Dresses. I like to wear loose, breezy, dresses. Dresses with pockets are a particular favorite. Cotton is also good. I do not... Read more »
  • Drink Whiskey, Look at Stars, Make Maple Syrup
    The air smelled like maple syrup. Every time I stepped out of the house, or got out of the car, or returned from a hike in the woods, I smelled it. It doesn’t smell like when you hover your nose over a plastic jug of grocery store syrup. It’s not... Read more »


  • Quit Like a Millionaire
    My pals, Kristy and Bryce, just released their new book, Quit Like a Millionaire. Want to know what I think? Well, they asked me to write the Foreword and here it is: *************************************************************** Foreword                              by JL... Read more »
  • Stocks — Part XXXV: Investing for Seven Generations
    As I have mentioned many times, we don’t discuss secret stuff at Chautauqua. There is no “special sauce” revealed for investing or life not available here on the blog or in my book. But we do kick around ideas and I sometimes explore concepts rattling around in my brain with... Read more »
  • Chautauqua 2019 – UK & Portugal – Tickets Now Available
    First… OK, I’m just going to come out and say it. If you want to join us for Chautauqua 2019 stop reading and go directly here to sign up: Chautauqua UK & Portugal, 2019 Do it now. The advance interest we’ve had this year has been like no other. Chautauquas... Read more »
  • Mr. Bogle passes
    Jack Bogle died last week on January 16th. It was a shock to me. It shouldn’t have been, I suppose. He was 89 after all. Not to mention he had his first heart attack at age 31 and a heart transplant in 1996. But still, somehow we don’t expect greatness... Read more »
  • “I wanted the unreasonable”
    Writer. Creator. Mentor. Speaker. Today I want to introduce you to my new friend, Jillian. While I’ve only gotten to know her over these past few months, already I can’t recall exactly how she came to my notice. I had heard of her some time ago, but really didn’t pay... Read more »

    Mr. Free At 33

  • 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 »
  • 10 Years
    10 years ago, I was: 27 years old. Unemployed. Dead broke. Living in my parents’ basement. 10 years ago, I was not: Depressed. Hopeless. Giving up. Less of a person. 10 years ago, I: Put together a plan of action. Moved halfway across the United States to seek out better... Read more »
  • Dividend Income Update For May 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 »
  • How To Make Elon Musk Right
    Although not originally his theory, Elon Musk has publicly advanced the idea that we’re living inside of a simulation. Crazy idea, right? Not so fast. The math he’s looking at indicates the odds are extremely small that we’re living in base reality. Allow that to sink in for a moment.... Read more »


    The Wealthy Accountant

  • Investing in a Retirement Account is Like Taking Out a Loan
    Traditional retirement plan contributions come with a loan attached to it with a variable rate of interest, to be determined at a later date by the tax code and your income level. We all know that traditional retirement accounts get a tax deduction at your ordinary tax rate to the... Read more »
  • Profiting From Climate Change
    It is unfortunate that climate change is such a political hot button when it is such a good tool to build wealth. Much of what I say will cause righteous indignation from both sides of the political isle. Good thing we will have a full wallet to sooth our nerves.... Read more »
  • I’m 19 and Bought My First Car, Cash
    Brooke needed a car and we spent plenty of time looking for one fit for her needs. She still lives at home so her other bills are practically zero. She helps around our house, too, so mom and dad are open to her staying until she decides where (and with... Read more »
  • Solutions to an Accounting Industry in Crisis
    The crisis in the accounting industry is self-feeding. The worse it gets the more workload is shoved onto the desks of the remaining souls. Stress is taking a toll. Several support groups for tax professionals exist on social media platforms. Tax season reveals a serious level of stress for practicing... Read more »
  • Why You Should Rent to Your Business
    There are no drawbacks to separating the real estate and business into separate LLCs that I'm aware of. Every attorney I've ever spoken with agrees on this. Real estate should never be held inside an S corporation or LLC treated as such. Any tax negatives are easily resolved with elections.... Read more »

    Our Next Life

  • The Transition to Retirement: Knowing Yourself and Getting to Know Yourself (by Mark!)
    Today's post is by Mark, his second ever here on the blog, and it's such a good one. He's sharing some insight into his transition into early retirement, which has been different from mine in several ways, and the big lessons he's taken from that, namely the importance of knowing... Read more »
  • The 4% Rule Is Not Your Friend
    Today I'm tackling a popular and contentious principle in the FIRE community: the 4% rule. I've written about a major flaw of the "rule" before, namely that it relies on a false myth of level spending year over year in retirement, but today I'm taking on whether we can actually... Read more »
  • Don’t Let Life Pass You By While Saving for the Future
    Achieving a big financial goal like early retirement is made possible by committing to saving aggressively. But when I look back at our years when we were so focused on saving, the things I regret aren't the times when we didn't save enough, they're times when we didn't spend on... Read more »
  • What Reactions to the FIRE Movement Tell Us About Our Messed Up Relationship With Work
    What is "work" anyway? It's a question that plenty of folks will expend a great deal of oxygen on, and which we won't answer here today. But we will talk about why it's problematic when people decide to impose a particular definition of work on others, and what that tells... Read more »
  • Structure Your Life to Avoid Overspending
    I recently had an experience that offered a sharp reminder: despite years of saving (successfully!) and a year and a half of not blowing our early retirement budget, I'm still a spender at heart. But being a spender rather than naturally frugal doesn't doom you to fail financially. You can... Read more »

    Physician on FIRE

  • The Sunday Best (6/16/2019)
    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 »
  • Six and a Half Ways to Bridge the Early Retirement Gap to Age 59 and a Half
    If you’ve been piling money into your retirement accounts, maxing out every tax-advantaged option available, and spending what’s left over, you’re likely to end up in good financial shape. There’s a problem, though. A lot of that money is not easily accessible, especially for the would-be early retiree. How do... Read more »
  • How to Choose a Medical Specialty
    Choosing a medical specialty is no easy task. You’re faced with this task as a third year medical student trying to look good on every clerkship while working long hours and often with only the view of what the specialty looks like from an academic perspective. At one time, I... Read more »
  • Online Term Life Insurance Quotes: PolicyGenius Versus Term4Sale
    We recently covered disability insurance and the mistakes that doctors make. Today, I’d like to look at another insurance product that is important for many high-income professionals: term life insurance. This is the good kind of life insurance that exists for one reason. It ensures that anyone relying on your... Read more »
  • The Sunday Best (6/9/2019)
    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 »

    Get Rich Slowly

  • Summer Vacation!
    Well, apparently I need a vacation after my European vacation! I've come home to a Real Life in which I have too much to do and not enough time to do it. The yard needs pruning, the house needs cleaning, my body needs exercise, friends need visiting, and this website... Read more »
  • How to make better (and quicker) decisions
    Last week, I wrote about how I've embraced mindful shopping. I'm teaching myself to be more deliberate about the things I own and buy. My goal is to buy less and, more importantly, to own less. As part of this, I don't want to waste time shopping. I'm trying to... Read more »
  • Mindful shopping: Learning to be deliberate about the things we buy and own
    The older I get, the less I want or need. The older I get, the less I like to spend money. And when I have to buy something, I try to practice mindful shopping. When I was younger, I wanted (and/or needed) all sorts of things. I wanted new clothes.... Read more »
  • The seven deadly sins of personal finance
    I've been reading and writing about personal finance for more than thirteen years. In that time, I've consumed a lot of books about money. Lately, I've found that it's fun to revisit old favorites. Recently, for instance, I've been re-reading Brett Wilder's The Quiet Millionaire [my review]. It's different than... Read more »
  • How much I spent during two weeks of travel
    I like to travel. Over the past decade, I've probably made an average of two international trips per year. But you know what? Never once in that time have I tried to track how much I spend while exploring the world. Sure, I log my numbers in Quicken (as I... Read more »

    Fiery Millennials

  • The Four Stages of my FIRE Journey (so far)
    2019 marks my 8th year of involvement in the Financial Independence community. I started out on this journey as a green, young professional looking for a place to belong in this big crazy world. I was driving to work recently and listening to the ChooseFI podcast episode with Mr. Money... Read more »
  • VideoLife Changes
    I’ve been a fan of country music as far back as I can remember. When I was 4, the big song on the radio was Tim McGraw’s I Like It, I Love It song. I allegedly would sing that song to my daycare teachers to tell them I wanted seconds... Read more »
  • Leaving it to the Pros
    I recently had the pleasure of attending 3 consecutive professional baseball games. My beloved St Louis Cardinals were in town playing the Nationals. Considering I don’t get the opportunity to see my favorite team often, I splurged. I got good seats close to the visitor’s dugout, ate what I wanted... Read more »
  • Monthly Status Report: April 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 »
  • Adjusting to Big City Life
    I’ve lived in the greater DC metro area for 3+ months now and I’m still trying to adjust to living in a big city. Life in a big city is pretty much polar opposite of where I’ve lived previously. The exception is, of course, Minneapolis. I did live in Minneapolis... Read more »

    The Money Mustache Community

  • Re: Minneapolis 2040, and the blowback ("There goes the neighborhood!")
    Quote from: caleb on June 16, 2019, 06:25:00 PM- First, people are crazy about houses.  I guess that's what we get for creating this toxic sludge of housing, schools, jobs, commutes, race, class, and most people's single la...... Read more »
  • Re: "The War on Normal People" - Andrew Yang
    What solution is there when unemployment reaches catastrophic levels because computers, machines and robots do most of the work?    It will work out for a very small amount of elite people and subject the rest of us to poverty or working the gutter job...... Read more »
  • Re: Getting paid to have someone watch my pets
    Quote from: EngagedToFIRE on Today at 07:16:42 PMThis can't be serious right?Not in my own financial life, but one time I had a good friend from my youth share some of his world with me.  It included a lot of...... Read more »
  • Re: Liquid investment: Munic bond VNYTX?
    Thanks for the feedback, I am a NY state resident and currently earning in the highest margin tax bracket.   In addition, I only  have flexibility in the tax investment account which is what made this investment more appealing.... Read more »
  • Re: Mr. Money Mustache's investment history
    In the video, he says it would be about 1.1mil in today's dollars (today = date of interview), so I read that as being inflation adjusted, not stock returns adjusted and not his net worth in 2018.If I recall correctly, he earns around 400k/yr from thi...... Read more »


  • By this time next year
    There are lots of things that matter to you. If I asked you to list off the things in your life you care about, it might be a long list. When I coach people, part of my job is to figure out where we need to focus. To sift through... Read more »
  • Should you invest in yourself?
    If you were given 100 pieces of wood to build a boat to take you where you want to go, 1 piece should be directional, right? At least 1 out of a 100 seems reasonable. An oar, rudder, or sail maybe. I can’t tell you how many people will say... Read more »
  • Zig When Markets Zag
    This has been the year of fulfilling the “wouldn’t it be nice if one day…..” list. We have compiled a long list of those over the years. “Wouldn’t it be nice if we could go skiing on great powder days?” Or “Wouldn’t it be nice if we took a little... Read more »
  • The FIRE-y Life with Mr. 1500
    Jillian asked me to do this interview almost two years ago. Then life got busy. Then, it got busier. I kept on telling her I’d complete it in two weeks. And then I wouldn’t. Instead of producing the post, I’d produce more excuses. I suck. However, I do keep my... Read more »
  • Never Forever Home
    It’s always been a dream of mine to build a home. Ever since I was in middle school, I loved architecture and design. When we bought our first house, I decided to dive in and learn as much as I could about construction. But there is one term I’ve never... Read more »

    Done by Forty

  • I'm a Goddamn House Cat
    Thanks to some changes at work, I've been slacking on all things internet: writing for this blog, reading and commenting on others', and keeping up with the latest nonsense on Twitter.We just went through a re-org, the first I've had to go through in seven years at this company. That... Read more »
  • Middle Class? How about Middle Quintile? (2019 update)
    It’s been four years since I wrote a post on household incomequintiles, in a vain attempt to reframe the way we think about the middle class. I’ve never liked the way that the term ‘middle class’ was simultaneously poorly defined and yet somehow still critical to the way we talked... Read more »
  • VideoBattling Internet Addiction with a Time Lock Safe
    I’ve never thought this blog was meant to help people. For one, I’ve never been particularly good at helping. I have no insights into helping with someone’s nutrition, or the kind of exercise that will finally stick, or how you can get to sleep at a reasonable hour. Even the... Read more »
  • VideoTariffs are Just Regressive Taxes
    Last week I put up a poll on Twitter, asking all three of you readers to decide what I should write about.Would you rather read a post on tariffs being regressive taxes or, what I assumed would be more popular, our latest life hack that involves a time delay safe?Apparently a... Read more »
  • Our Truly Regressive Tax: Social Security
    A reader asked me a good question last week, after reading my jumbled rant on systemic problems, and the individual tactics that aren't going to solve them. What, short of running for public office, can we citizens do to encourage systemic solutions?I have to admit that stumped me a bit.... Read more »


  • Guest Post: Worth vs. “Worth It” Meets Value Purchasing
    Frequent guest writer, Chris Pascale, explains value purchasing, and some of the purchases he's made over the years that he considers "worth it". The post Guest Post: Worth vs. “Worth It” Meets Value Purchasing appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com.... Read more »
  • Pre-Retirement and Mental Health
    Everyone Take Note May is Mental Health Awareness month in the United States. I make no secret on this blog that I struggle with depression and anxiety linked to Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). Just the opposite, I shine a light on those issues and their interplay with my pensionable career... Read more »
  • The Military Retirement Process: Lessons Learned (Part 1)
    For the Military Members in the Audience When I first announced that I was officially retiring in 2019 via the blog and my Facebook group, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Amidst all those positive responses, Timika Downes, a fellow Financial Independence (FI) blogger, reservist, and FB group member asked me to... Read more »
  • Cut the Cord, Drop the Albatross 
    Our children need the tools to be self-sufficient in this world. To get them started, this means clothing, feeding, and teaching them. It also means letting them go.  The post Cut the Cord, Drop the Albatross  appeared first on grumpusmaximus.com.... Read more »
  • Golden Albatrosses Killed Your Golden Goose
    Want to lock in a middle-class lifestyle by middle age? Then you need to get counter-cultural with your spending and saving. Forgo the stupid cars, forget the fancier house, stop paying for worthless colleges, and earn a real life. The post Golden Albatrosses Killed Your Golden Goose appeared first on... Read more »

    Budgets Are Sexy

  • Do you pay attention to how much you *pay* for an investment?
    Do you pay attention to how much you *pay* for an investment? I know this sounds like a dumb question, and I’m not sure if my thoughts on it are any less dumb, haha, but after seeing this tweet by financial blogger and author Jonathan Clements, I realized something about... Read more »
  • “Do I like who I am while I’m doing this?”
    “Do I like who I am while I’m doing this?” My friend David wrote this epic article on self-esteem 4 years ago, and though I only stumbled across it last month, I haven’t been able to get this line out of my head since: “Do I like who I am... Read more »
  • 5 random things I’ve learned recently
    5 random things I’ve learned recently This is going to be a hodgepodge of thoughts, but couldn’t help share them with you today 😉 5 interesting things I’ve learned recently!! #1. You used to be able to buy human skulls on Ebay! Was checking out a friend’s jewelry designs the... Read more »
  • The “Setback” Fund
    The “Setback” Fund Caught an interesting idea from a reader of the blog yesterday: Setting up a “setback” fund to help cover all the stupid mistakes you make! Found it buried in her list of 14 goals she’s currently shooting for, but it stood out to me the most since... Read more »
  • All the interesting stuff people put in their safes ;) Plus: the winner of last week’s giveaway!
    All the interesting stuff people put in their safes 😉 Plus: the winner of last week’s giveaway! Morning, guys!! What a giveaway last week! Sooooo much fun going through all y’all’s entries and getting a sneak peek into your lives!! Felt like such a voyeur, and loved every bit of... Read more »


    The Frugal Vagabond

  • 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 »
  • Our New Adventure Begins
    A few days ago, we revealed that we’d be taking a sabbatical year to live abroad. It’s the culmination of years of dreaming and many months of planning, but in the very near future, we’ll be living abroad and exploring… The post Our New Adventure Begins appeared first on The... Read more »

    The Millionaire Educator

  • VideoHappy National 403b Day?
    Last September at FinCon 2018 in Orlando I was talking with the coolest cat in the cave, my FIRE brother J. Money of Budgets Are $exy, about how to shine some light on the abuses in the K-12 403b marketplace.  After about five seconds of reflection, he said, “Oh, that’s... Read more »
  • Why Your 403b Sucks Beyond Belief
    Welcome back millionaires.  Let me apologize for that insane April Fool’s post extolling the benefits of 403b plans.  Here are my real thoughts on those “benefits.”   Incredible Oversight?  Ha! If you have a 403b plan, brace yourself:  your retirement savings are adrift in the Wild West of the financial services... Read more »
  • 25 Reasons Why the 403b Is the Greatest Retirement Plan Ever!
    Beautiful South Georgia spring greetings to all my millionaire readers!  Even though we had a mild winter, the change of season is more than welcome.  It’s so pretty here this time of year. So far, our move to Statenville, Georgia has been a resounding success.  We love our new home,... Read more »
  • Tax Planning: 2019 Free Money!
    Greetings to all my Free Money! tax-planning brothers and sisters.  With 2018 almost over, it’s now time to take a look at our 2019 Free Money! amounts.  (This is by far my most anticipated post every year; it amazes me how many inquiries I get about the status of this... Read more »
  • How We’ll Save $130k in 2019
    If you live long enough, you’ll see many unimaginable and “impossible” things.  Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve seen:  the Patty film, the discovery of the giant squid, the Braves, Cubs, and Red Sox win the World Series, the Saints and Buccaneers win Super Bowls, and even my Davidson... Read more »

    Afford Anything

  • mp3#199: Ask Paula – The Three-Year Reunion with J. Money
    [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA199.mp3" title="Ask Paula - The Three-Year Reunion with J. Money" 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" ] Ashley is paying affordable rent for a home she enjoys, but she feels certain that the real estate market in her local market will stay strong. She’s thinking... Read more »
  • mp3#198: The Japanese Art of Being a Zen Millionaire, with Ken Honda
    [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA198.mp3" title="The Japanese Art of Being a Zen Millionaire, with Ken Honda" 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" ] Most people have dysfunctional ideas about money stemming from childhood and society. If your parents said, “I’m not sending you to soccer camp. You don’t practice... Read more »
  • mp3#197: Ask Paula – Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA — What Should I Choose?
    [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA197.mp3" title="Ask Paula - Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA -- What Should I Choose?" 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" ] Should Bret invest in a Traditional IRA or a Roth IRA? If Amanda gets married, how will her child support be affected? What about... Read more »
  • What Most People Don’t Know About Pavlov’s Dogs
    Disclaimer: This article contains a description of animal suffering. Reader discretion advised. Most of us have heard about Pavlov's dogs. It’s a famous tale in the fields of physiology and psychology: Pavlov rang a buzzer, then fed his dogs; eventually his dogs began salivating at the sound of the buzzer.... Read more »
  • mp3#196: Starting Over at 40 with Six Kids, with Wendy Mays
    [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/paulaandjaymoney/AA196.mp3" title="Starting Over at 40 with Six Kids, with Wendy Mays" 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" ] When Wendy Mays was in her early 20’s, she earned $12 an hour working as the office manager of a pest control company. She wanted higher income,... Read more »

    Accidental Fire

  • Where You Work Matters, Choose Carefully
    Jobs and opportunity are often a major factor that prompt people to move to another city or part of the country.  After all, unless you have a big inheritance or have won the lottery, work is an essential prerequisite to... The post Where You Work Matters, Choose Carefully appeared first... Read more »
  • Are Renting And Sharing The New Owning?
    My lawnmower was manufactured when Ronald Reagan was still in his first term.  My grandmother bought it new and I inherited it after she passed, and I’m still using it today.  It’s literally cut hundreds of millions of blades of... The post Are Renting And Sharing The New Owning? appeared... Read more »
  • Study Finds Average American Family Inadvertently Saves $53 A Year
    WASHINGTON D.C. – A study from the Brookings Institution shows the average American family inadvertently saves $53 a year.  “At first we were definitely surprised by the results” said lead researcher John Blutarsky.  “We expected results that showed no savings... The post Study Finds Average American Family Inadvertently Saves $53... Read more »
  • How I Practice Mindfulness
    As regular readers know I’m an outdoor sports junkie. One of the biggest drivers for me to work less is to free up time to enjoy the natural wonders of this amazing starship we call Earth.  Whether it be rock... The post How I Practice Mindfulness appeared first on Accidental... Read more »
  • I’m Not A Pothead But I Might Be A Burnout
    The big work related news of the week is the World Health Organization has now officially listed burnout as an “occupational syndrome”. In the eleventh edition of the agency’s manual called the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the WHO claims... The post I’m Not A Pothead But I Might Be... Read more »

    Independently Financed

  • Roth 401(k)’s are different, but they’re not special
    The other day I got into a very frustrating argument with a popular anonymous Finance Twitter account about the epistemology of 401(k) savings vehicles. The frustration arose from a very specific phrase he used to describe one of the benefits of a Roth 401(k) over a traditional 401(k): “you’re able... Read more »
  • Over There: franking credits in Australia
    Become a Patron!Welcome to the second entry in my occasional series, “Over There,” about personal finance topics in countries besides the United States. These posts aren’t meant as advice to people living in those countries, but rather as some kind of practical insight for American readers into how other countries... Read more »
  • The manufactured “kiddie tax” crisis, explained
    Become a Patron!There’s a simple rule I like to remind people of whenever a business or finance story emerges from the business section of the paper into the news section or into public consciousness: business journalists are the laziest people in the country. I would call business journalism “stenography,” except... Read more »
  • The SECURE backdoor into 529 assets
    Become a Patron!I’ve written extensively in the past about 529 College Savings Plans, an extremely tax-advantaged method of saving for higher education expenses. Contributions are made after federal and state taxes (although many states offer in-state tax deductions for contributions), compound internally tax-free, and are withdrawn tax-free for “qualified higher... Read more »
  • “Social cohesion” and the bigot’s veto
    Become a Patron!Last week I wrote about the way people use and abuse terms like “horizontal equity,” “intersectionality,” and “cultural Marxism,” stripped of their original context and brandished as weapons for whatever the speaker’s agenda happens to be: If you’re embarrassed to say you think it’s good that college graduates... Read more »

    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 »

    The Happy Philosopher

  • 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 »
  • Water and Fish
    There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at... Read more »
  • Buy Nothing 2018 Experiment – November Update
    The purpose of doing an experiment is to learn something about yourself, and to see if there is an opportunity for growth or positive change. I started the Buy Nothing 2018 experiment with this in mind. It started with a no clothes challenge, but since I had plenty of clothes... Read more »
  • Searching for Purpose
    I was sitting on a bench just enjoying the beautiful fall day. It was sunny and warm, or perhaps I was warm due to the semi-vigorous bike ride. Every now and then a cloud would briefly cover the sun or a gentle breeze would throw a slight chill in the... Read more »


    Slowly Sipping Coffee

  • Retirement is Killing My Blog
    Before I quit my job and headed into the great of unknown of being a Stay At Home Dad (SAHD) I had all kinds of thoughts about how this blog could follow along. First of all, I could be different from other bloggers that hit retirement and then faded into... Read more »
  • Time Can Rack up Debts, Just Like Money
    As I wrote in my last post transitioning to a non-work life is hard. I think a lot of what makes it difficult is having all of that unstructured free time and figuring out what to do with it. We all have visions of early retirement and what we would... Read more »
  • VideoTransitions Can Be Rough – Stay Flexible
    “I told Althea I was feeling lost – lacking in some direction.” This lyric by the Grateful Dead has been bouncing around my brain the last 6 months. Why the last 6 months? That’s been the amount of time since I moved from Houston to Oklahoma. The plan was that... Read more »
  • 2018: The Year of the Lifestyle Change
    What a year 2018 was for the SSC household. There was a LOT going on with the kids, the dogs, our house, and most importantly both of our jobs. At the beginning of the year we were designing a house to be built on our property at Canyon Lake and... Read more »
  • It’s Official, I’m Unemployed!
    A LOT has changed since my last post. First of all, I’m unemployed for the first time since I was 16 yrs old! Woohoo! Stay At Home Dad (SAHD) Lifestyle Change is now officially in full swing. Yeah!! As for the rest of what’s been going on, my last post... Read more »

    zen habits

  • Mindfully Shifting Your Approach to a Task Can Shift Everything
    By Leo Babauta There’s a subtle, mindful shift that we can make as we tackle any task, enter any project, start any conversation, move into any activity … and this small shift can make a huge difference. The shift is a softening, a warming, an opening. And that might not... Read more »
  • How to Have More Focused Hours in Your Day
    By Leo Babauta I was talking to someone today and he said that with all the time he spends putzing around on the internet, he gets maybe 2 hours of focused time a day. I actually think that’s higher than average! But if he does incredible work in those 2... Read more »
  • The Discipline of Mastering Mental States
    By Leo Babauta I’m far from mastering this skill, but one thing I’ve been playing around with is how important mental states are to our productivity, happiness, focus, health habits and more. For example, if you’re tired or feeling down, there’s a good chance you’re not going to focus on... Read more »
  • mp3Meditation: Sitting with Your Basic Goodness
    By Leo Babauta There is a part of us, in all of us, that worries that we’re not good enough. Not good enough to succeed, to handle the chaos of life, to be loved. It’s the reason we get anxiety and stress — if we’re not good enough, what will happen... Read more »
  • The Simplify Your Life Challenge
    By Leo Babauta Our lives naturally get busy, complicated, stressful, hectic, overwhelming. It’s the nature of things: we say yes to too much and overcommit ourselves; we fill in all the spaces with possessions, things to do, distractions; we give in to urges to do more, read more, watch more,... Read more »

    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 »


  • What’s Up Next Podcast: Episode 37
    What’s Up Next? Paul Thompson and I are proud to release episode 37 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 37 appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • FatFIRE is a State of Mind
    FatFIRE is a State of Mind On Monday we will be airing an episode on The What’s Up Next Podcast about one of this communities favorite topics: fatFIRE. We love this topic because it... The post FatFIRE is a State of Mind appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • Work Post Half Retirement
    Work Post half Retirement In the last post I talked about what my Monday schedule looks like over the last year as I have pulled away from work. Monday, however, is a non work... The post Work Post Half Retirement appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • The Reality Of Half Retirement
    The Reality of Half Retirement I’m a big fan of proof of concept. It is easy for content producers to spout off all sorts of numbers and advice, but they have to back it... The post The Reality Of Half Retirement appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »
  • What’s Up Next Podcast: Episode 36
    What’s Up Next? Paul Thompson and I are proud to release episode 36 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 36 appeared first on DiverseFI.... Read more »

    Vital Dollar

  • 13 Realistic Ways to Make an Extra $1,000 per Month
    What would an extra $1,000 per month mean to you? For many people, it could: Cover your rent Allow you to leave a job and stay home with your kids Accelerate your debt payoff Allow you save and invest more Making an extra $1,000 per month can have a huge... Read more »
  • Survey Junkie Review: Is it Legit or a Scam?
    While there are a lot of different survey websites out there, not all of them are legit. Taking surveys can be a realistic way to make some extra money in your spare time, but it can also be a waste if you’re using a site that is not reputable. This... Read more »
  • Search Engine Evaluator Jobs: Work from Home and Make $12-$15 Per Hour
    Working from home has its perks, and there is plenty of potential to make a decent amount of money whether full-time or part-time. Search engine evaluator jobs are an interesting option for freelancers and side hustlers who want to make extra income from home. Have you ever entered a basic... Read more »
  • Swagbucks Review: Is Swagbucks Worth It?
    There are countless companies and apps that promise to help you make money online or earn extra cash in your spare time, but not all of them are legit. One of the sites/apps that if frequently recommended is Swagbucks. This review will cover all of the basics of how you... Read more »
  • How to Become a Freelance Writer
    If you’re like millions of other people who are looking to make some extra money, you’ve probably considered a number of different side hustle ideas, weekend jobs, or business opportunities. Every now and then I have friends or family ask for my suggestions about how to make money online. Freelance... Read more »

    Your Money Geek

  • How to Invest In Real Estate: DiversyFund and Fundrise Reviews
    This post was written in partnership with DiversyFund.  If you’re a reader of personal finance blogs, you know that real estate investing is a hot topic. Bloggers plug and review companies like Fundrise, Realty Mogul, and PeerStreet.  A relatively new, but highly competitive fund in this space is personal finance... Read more »
  • 7 Personal Finance Tips for Every Small Business Owner
    Seven Tips for Every Small Business Owner 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 success and hurting their finances as well. The key to smart financial management is to... Read more »
  • 7 Ways to Make Money Fast, Quick, and in a Hurry!
    How to Make Money Fast Today! One of the most common questions I hear is, how to make money fast? Maybe you’re faced with an unexpected home repair, or your car decided to call it quits and now you’re in the need for some extra cash quick, fast and in... Read more »
  • The 60 Best Sci-Fi Books all Science Fiction Fans Must Read
    The Best Science Fiction Books and Fantasy Novels Post contains affiliate links, read my disclosure here Looking for a new science fiction book to read? Great news we have compiled the best sci-fi books that all fans should read, everything from sci-fi classics to up and coming indie authors. Science fiction... Read more »
  • How to Avoid “Failure to Launch” into Financial Adulthood
    Have you heard the phrase Failure to Launch before? I’m sure you have, there was a $100 million-grossing movie, starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker of the same name. If you are a parent, you might be thinking about how it relates to your kids. No parent wants their... Read more »