Archive for the 'Financial Freedom' Category

For most people, a home is the biggest single purchase that they will ever make. When you are in the early days of home ownership, and you are simply excited to have your name on the deed, paying the mortgage each month doesn’t feel like a burden. In fact, it can almost be exciting knowing […]

2 Comments Mich on Dec 22nd 2014

Speeding tickets. Late fees. Credit card interest. Overdraft fees. All of these are fees that no one should pay. They result from being careless, disorganized, impulsive or distracted. These fees you should definitely never pay and if you do, well there’s a name for those fees. Dave Ramsey coined the term, “stupid tax,” just for […]

25 Comments Jessica Streit on May 27th 2013

Hoping with crossed fingers that the check you wrote doesn’t come through your account before you can make a deposit. Driving your car until its comfortably on “E” and hoping you can get to work just one more time before you have the money to fill up. Eating stale crackers and a 2 year old can of […]

27 Comments Jessica Streit on Apr 22nd 2013

Are you sick of your current job? Do you want to move on to something new? Well I’m not here to tell you to quit your job. Sorry. I’m a bit more realistic than that. I’m going to suggest a different idea. I want you to start freelancing on the side. I want you to […]

24 Comments Martin on Apr 1st 2013

Jacob from Early Retirement Extreme and Mr. Money Mustache from Mr. Money Mustache have recently been talking about the “Internet retirement police”, self-appointed folk who call out bloggers for calling themselves retired, when, according to these people, their lifestyle doesn’t fit into the pre-approved notions of what they consider to be “early retirement”, or just plain ol’ “retirement” in […]

24 Comments Kevin on Mar 11th 2013

In my last post about our aim for financial freedom by age 50, I quickly mentioned my transition to self-employment.  It was a bit sudden in the big scheme of things. Our Jump to Self-Employment I started my last day job right out of college in June 2005 and expected to work for 30 years […]

18 Comments Budgeting in the Fun Stuff on Mar 4th 2013

The following staff post is by Greg Johnson. Pssst….Hey you!…Yeah you!…Come closer…I’ve got a secret to tell you. It’s a secret that can change your financial life forever. I’ve unlocked one of the biggest secrets to building personal wealth, but we’ve got to keep it down. We don’t want “them” to hear us. Shhhhh… If […]

32 Comments Greg Johnson on Jan 7th 2013

The following is a staff post by Crystal Stemberger. Financial freedom has been my ultimate goal since I started college in 2001. That was when I thought I’d be working in a white collar cubicle for 30-35 years, and be able to fall back on a nice pension when I decided to retire. By the […]

33 Comments Budgeting in the Fun Stuff on Nov 12th 2012

Times have been tough in the past few years. Unemployment has been high, home prices have fallen, and it has been harder to qualify for loans with reasonable interest rates. If you have high interest credit card debt, need to cover a major medical expense, or make a large purchase, using money in your 401k […]

2 Comments Guest on Jun 23rd 2012

Moving can be a difficult process, but when you love where you’re going, it can be a real treat. Finding some of the cheapest, but best, places to live can be simple with a little research and a lot of patience. Here are a few of the top picks of the best and cheapest places […]

3 Comments Guest on Jul 21st 2011