How Much Do Your Daily Work Habits Actually Cost You?

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In the financial independence community, people often criticize a bought lunch or a Starbucks coffee. But how much do your work habits actually cost you? In this article, I plan to take a deep dive into the numbers and discover the true cost of the average employee’s daily work habits. Once you understand the relationship between money and time, your whole worldview might just change.… Read More

11 Strategies for Raising a Money-Smart Kid | Guest Post from my Mom!

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Today I get to share a very special guest post with you! I asked my mom, Ruth, to share her parenting strategies and what she did to raise me into a money-smart, financial-independence-crazy entrepreneur. She’s one of the best people I know and she’s the reason why I am who I am. Enjoy!


Cody asked me if I would write a post for his blog about how to be frugal and raise a money-smart kid.… Read More

What I’d Tell my 20-year Old Self about Financial Freedom | Joseph Hogue

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Today I get to share a guest post with you from Joseph Hogue. He explains what financial freedom means to him, and how he discovered and later re-discovered FIRE. Join him as he shares all the financial lessons he’s learned from the FIRE movement. Enjoy!


Financial freedom can mean different things to everyone. Find your definition early and you’ll be one step closer to achieving it.… Read More

Dispelling the FIRE Movement Misconceptions

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After hearing Suze Orman on the Afford Anything podcast, I realized something important. The FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement is wildly misunderstood.

Although many of my friends in the community have already chimed in on this issue, I feel that I can add value to the conversation.

In this post, I intend to shed light upon all of the misconceptions about the FIRE movement.… Read More

How to Control Your Money

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For those just beginning their journey to financial independence, the first few steps can be scary. Fortunately, there are plenty of personal finance bloggers (myself included) who are willing to help! Nobody should have to take this journey alone, so hop aboard and let’s ride this money train to financial independence.

The goal of this post is to help you understand how to control your money.  Read More

Camp FI South Recap

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This past weekend I attended Camp FI South in Little Rock, Arkansas. For those of you unfamiliar with Camp FI, it is an amazing series of camps all around the country organized by Stephen Baughier. In 2018, there were a total of six camps: two in Florida (Camp FI Southeast), one in Virginia (Camp FI Mid Atlantic), one in California (Camp FI Southwest), one in Minnesota (Camp FI Midwest), and one in Arkansas (Camp FI South).… Read More