Single Family Vs Commercial Real Estate Investing: What is Better?

Single Familly Vs Commercial Real Estate Investing

The following is a guest post from Financial Wolves, a blog focused on helping you make more money to achieve financial freedom. Although single-family real estate (SFR) and commercial real estate (CRE) investing appears to be one and the same thing, both these real estate categories are significantly different from each other. Why Real Estate … Read moreSingle Family Vs Commercial Real Estate Investing: What is Better?

4 Alternative Investment Ideas That Aren’t Stocks

4 Alternative Investment Ideas

The following is a guest post from Greg Johson at Club Thrifty. What do you think about when you hear the word “investing?” If you’re like most people, stocks and bonds are probably the first items that come to mind. Or, perhaps mutual funds and ETFs are more your style. Although “traditional” investments are still … Read more4 Alternative Investment Ideas That Aren’t Stocks

3 Ways to Start Planning for Retirement

How to Start Planning for Retirement

The following is a guest post from freelance writer, Ainsley Lawrence. Money management is hard, especially if you’re a young adult coming into independence for the first time in your life. Even if you had jobs through high school and college, experiencing newfound independence and no responsibility from school can be an exciting yet daunting … Read more3 Ways to Start Planning for Retirement

Why Aren’t People Investing?

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Why aren’t people investing? Are you nervous about making your first investment? Fortunately, today’s guest post from Just Start Investing and highlights the significant role that investing plays in our financial journey. The best time to invest was yesterday, but the second best time is right now. Enjoy! Investing, in my view, is a basic … Read moreWhy Aren’t People Investing?

How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing to Become Financially Independent

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Today’s guest post comes from Ben Mizes, who generously offered to write some great content on how to get started in real estate investing to become financially independent. Although I currently own only one rental unit, real estate will most definitely play a factor in my financial independence journey. Enjoy! 20 years ago, you needed … Read moreHow to Get Started in Real Estate Investing to Become Financially Independent

6 Essential Personal Finance Apps for 2019

6 Essential Personal Finance Apps for 2019 Featured

Looking to take control of your finances in 2019? These 6 essential personal finance apps will help you get there. Explore 2019’s best applications for wealth accumulation, investing, expense tracking, budgeting, cash transfers, and travel rewards. I have personally used all of the apps listed below and many of them on a daily basis. If … Read more6 Essential Personal Finance Apps for 2019

How Much Do Your Daily Work Habits Actually Cost You?

Work Habits

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 … Read moreHow Much Do Your Daily Work Habits Actually Cost You?

How to Control Your Money

How to Control Your Money Fly to FI

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 … Read moreHow to Control Your Money

How To Beat The Expense Ratio

How To Beat The Expense Ratio

In the personal finance community, people tend to focus all of their energy on the minutia and forget what actually matters. They get sucked into the rabbit hole of “Which fund is best?” or “How can I reduce my expense ratio by .01%?” However, none of these small details make a dent compared to how … Read moreHow To Beat The Expense Ratio

I Don’t Contribute to My 401K – Should You?

I Don't Contribute to my 401K. Should You?

For 99% of the population, 401K contributions are a no-brainer. The tax savings, investment growth, and employer match are difficult to make a case against. However, I do not contribute to my 401K. I am in the 1%, but only due to certain, specific conditions. This content may contain affiliate links. See the Privacy Policy for more … Read moreI Don’t Contribute to My 401K – Should You?