The following is a guest post from Lauren Keen of Adulting Is Easy. Congratulations on taking your first big step into adulthood by getting your first job. You did your research, you nailed the interviews, and you got the job. Now, what are you going to do with your paychecks? 1. Set Up Direct Deposit … Read more8 Steps to Take After Landing Your First Job
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 … Read moreBehind the Scenes of the Financial Freedom Book with Grant Sabatier
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” … Read moreWhat is My Time Worth?
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 … Read moreHow to Be Frugal Without Depriving Yourself
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 … Read moreHow to Support our Homeless Veterans
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. … Read moreIs Financial Independence a Blessing or a Curse?
Lately, I have been closely studying a lot of the hyper-successful people within and around my niche – personal finance, but more specifically, entrepreneurs who retired early. 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 … Read more3 Entrepreneurs Who Retired Early and How
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?
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 … Read moreWhy Critics are Wrong About the FIRE Movement
In order to tell this story, I have to jump way back to my high school glory days. Long story short … I used to rap (a lot). In my defense, I didn’t just rap about nonsense. I was always into lyricism and wordplay. Anyway, someone at work found out about this fun fact and … Read moreHow to Prepare to Get FIREd