Behind the Scenes of the Financial Freedom Book with Grant Sabatier

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Over the past several months, I have had the good fortune of working directly with Grant Sabatier to launch his latest book, Financial Freedom. Since we’ve been in the trenches together this past week for the book launch, I thought it would be interesting to take you behind the scenes.

I took the time to sit down with Grant and pick his brain about the writing process behind Financial Freedom.… Read More

“What is My Time Worth?”

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Everybody has a price. If I asked you to write me one paragraph for $100,000, of course, you’d say yes, right? However, if I offered you $0.01 to write that same paragraph I can’t imagine you’d jump on the opportunity.

But how do you decide when the opportunity is right? When is it “worth it” to do a certain job?… Read More

How to Be Frugal Without Depriving Yourself

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Frugality and deprivation are not synonymous. It’s plenty possible to be frugal without depriving yourself. In my personal life, I have found the perfect balance between spending and happiness.

From the outside, it looks like I’m living just the same as everyone else, but instead of spending every penny I earn, I save 85% of my income.… Read More

Giving Back This Holiday Season – Support our Homeless Veterans

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First, I want to give a huge shout out to John over at ESI Money and the whole Rockstar Finance crew. In early November, I saw a post from ESI about a chance to win a $100 gift card to use toward a charitable cause of my choice. Applicants sent over their ideas and the best were selected to receive a gift card.… Read More

Is Financial Independence a Blessing or a Curse?

Is Financial Independence a Blessing or a Curse

The alarm wakes me up at 5:40 AM. I get up, shower, scarf down breakfast, and leave the house by 6:30 AM to catch the 6:57 AM train. The train ride is 1 hour and 23 minutes long. During the ride, I spend my time writing blog posts, editing the podcast, and responding to emails. I arrive at South Station in Boston at 8:20 AM and walk 15 minutes to my office.… Read More

Frugality and Entrepreneurship: An Unstoppable Combination

Frugality and Entrepreneurship Combination

Lately, I have been closely studying a lot of the hyper-successful people within and around my niche – personal finance, but more specifically, financial independence and entrepreneurship. What makes these individuals so successful? Well, after reflecting on this question over the past several weeks, I think I’ve finally figured it out. The magic formula for rapid financial independence is the combination of frugality and entrepreneurship.… Read More

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

Dispelling the FIRE Movement Misconceptions

Dispelling the FIRE Movement Misconceptions

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

Scalability: Work Smarter Not Harder

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There are two types of people in this world — those who control money and those who are controlled by money. If you identify as the latter, my goal is to transform you into the former by the end of this article.

This simple principle is the reason why the rich become richer and the poor remain poor.… Read More