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
Welcome to the Fly to FI Blogress Report – December 2018! For those of you here for the first time, I post monthly reports detailing my blog stats, income statement, growth strategies, and more! I hope that you get some value out of this report and enjoy reading about my progress. Follow along each month … Read moreBlogress Report – December 2018 (and End of Year Recap!)
Today on the blog we have a guest post from Good Nelly about eliminating debt before retirement. She shares some solid advice about the best ways to handle your debt and all of the benefits of becoming debt free. If debt is something that is burdening your financial journey, this article is definitely one you … Read moreShould You Eliminate Debt Before Reaching Retirement?
Today I’m excited to share a guest post from Jill at Five Senses of Living. She dives into the philosophy behind minimalism and how this concept can supercharge your path to financial independence. She challenges conventional consumerism and if you read until the end, she has a challenge for you. Enjoy! The road to FI … Read moreHow Minimalism Can Help Your Finances
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
It’s the 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 … Read more7 Frugal Holiday Gift Ideas You Didn’t Think Of
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?
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 … Read moreHow to Break Away from Financial Dependence on Your Parents
The Capital One Venture card is a fantastic option for anyone looking to get started with travel rewards. This post will serve as your step-by-step guide to signing up for the first card, earning your points, and spending them. I have personally saved thousands of dollars using travel rewards and the Capital One Venture card … Read moreHow to Use The Capital One Venture Card for Travel Rewards
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?