4 Alternative Investment Ideas That Aren’t Stocks

4 Alternative Investment Ideas

The following is a guest post from Greg Johson at Club Thrifty.

What do you think about when you hear the word “investing?” If you’re like most people, stocks and bonds are probably the first items that come to mind. Or, perhaps mutual funds and ETFs are more your style.

Although “traditional” investments are still a great way to grow your wealth, these days, there are tons of ways to grow your money – many of which have nothing to do with the traditional methods of investing you’re probably familiar with.… 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

How to Achieve a 50% Savings Rate (or Better!)

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The legendary 50% savings rate – for some it seems unattainable. But, the truth of the matter is that it’s just simple math. The math is the easy part, though. In order for this to actually work you will have to (1) track your spending, (2) control each expense category, and (3) save the difference.

This post will show you exactly how much you can spend at various income levels in each of your expense categories in order to achieve a 50% savings rate (or better).… 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