Each generation is different from those that come before and after it. There are a lot of complicated reasons for that, of course. Put simply, though, society shapes us. Therefore, what we experience as we grow up tends to shape our behavior. This is particularly true when it comes to money. Of course, within each […]
There have been times in in my money-saving journey when I have caved in to frugal fatigue. Put simply, I got sick of living frugally. I got tired of doing the things I knew I should do to save money long-term. Therefore, I splurged. I busted my budget. It may have felt good momentarily but […]
If you want to retire early, then you have to plan accordingly. Unless you happen to strike it super rich when you’re young, early retirement means that you have to take a long view of your financial future. One of the things that people often forget is to plan for the bridge period. What is […]
When we set big goals for ourselves, we need big doses of motivation, patience and persistence. There really is no such thing as an overnight success, no matter what headline you might read. And while everyone wants to figure out how to ‘hack’ success, I don’t really think that’s possible. Big goals certainly take time. […]
Annual credit reports are one of those personal finance phrases that get thrown around a lot in casual conversation. You might hear it referenced when talking about credit cards, or buying a home. But what actually compromises a credit report? How does it affect your money? How often should you get a credit report?
When I was a kid my grandpa made me a deal. For every quarter I saved, he would match a dollar, and we’d put the lot of it in my bank account. I wish someone would make me that deal now! Money challenges for kids are a great way to teach them the importance of […]
Hi friends. Big news tonight. Firstly, let me say thank you. Thank you for reading my blog and following along with my journey for the last two years. This blog changed my life. Now it’s time for me to #bravelygo to the next step.
I’ve just hit my four month anniversary with freelancing! So far, my income has not hit that level of magic that some bloggers pull in $10,000 grand a month, $70,000 a month. Far from it! I continue, as ever, to be your low-income blogger. Coming off FinCon and wrapping up my road trip has me […]
I bet you thought I had abandoned my beloved FIRE series. Not so my friends! Today I’m delighted to bring another post to the series from The Happy Philosopher. Our philosopher is also a doctor who faced down the burn out beast and turned to FIRE as his solution. Now he works part time, is […]
While I’m driving around the U.S, I’ve asked a few personal finance friends to share their wisdom. Today we have Taylor from The Freedom of Money. Taylor is talking about a topic that’s personal to me: knowing that you have enough. Conquering money fears is hard work, and Taylor is fighting the good fight.