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 right.Read More

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 serious money to get started in real estate investing.… Read More

6 Essential Personal Finance Apps for 2019

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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 you’re looking to improve your financial position, gathering the right tools is a great place to start.… Read More

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 between money and time, your whole worldview might just change.… 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

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 much money you contribute.… Read More

Why You Should Never Trust Inflation Numbers

Why You Should Never Trust Inflation Numbers

I’m sure you’ve heard the term inflation before. But what does it mean? How is it calculated? I’m here to break down all the confusion about what inflation actually is. It might surprise you that your inflation number can be vastly different than somebody else’s!

Merriam Webster defines inflation as “a general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.” These prices are calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics using a metric called the CPI (Consumer Price Index).… Read More

Real Estate: From Zero to Financial Independence

Real Estate: From Zero to Financial Independence

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Let me start by saying that real estate is not for everyone. Real estate is much more time-consuming than index fund investing. Additionally, properties need repairs, tenants aren’t always great, and leverage can be scary. … Read More

Cracking the Nest Egg

Cracking the Nest Egg - Fly to FI

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Get ready to go head to head with one of the most sacred tenets in the financial independence community: The nest egg. *Gasps* Find out why I disagree with the traditional nest egg, what the alternatives are, and how to build your ideal lifestyle.… Read More