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
It’s holiday season and you know what that means … all budgets are off. Wrong! The holidays don’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are plenty of frugal holiday gift ideas that your friends, family, coworkers, and wallet will all love!
In order to succeed this holiday season you just need to brainstorm frugal holiday gift ideas (done for you in this post), write down your budget plan, and execute!… Read More
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
Today’s guest post comes from Harper Reid, a New Zealand native who blogs over at Tumblr. In this post, she focuses on the action items someone should take in order to break away from financial dependence. If you’re looking to gain financial independence from your parents, this article is for you! Similarly, if your son or daughter needs a financial push, this article will lead them in the right direction.… Read More
What exactly is ‘travel hacking’? In simple terms, travel hacking is the art of utilizing credit card sign-up bonuses to earn points and miles in order to travel anywhere for FREE.
I won’t waste any more of your time, so let’s get started with travel hacking! This post is your step-by-step guide to signing up for your first card, earning your points, and spending them.… Read More
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
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
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
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
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