Our Experience Cutting the Cord and Eliminating Cable Television

Last month, my family decided to eliminate our cable service. We had already disconnected it from our television for a trial run and learned that we could easily live without it. Given that, we just chopped that bill out of our life. Let’s get caught up on the full story of our use of cable … Read moreOur Experience Cutting the Cord and Eliminating Cable Television

3 Powerful Strategies to Fixing Personal Credit Fast

In the world of credit, the score matters the most. That is why it’s important that we pay attention to how we preserve that score and so that is considered high enough for underwriting consideration. I’ve seen a lot of professionals talk about scores, unfortunately, most of them don’t necessarily cover the importance of how … Read more3 Powerful Strategies to Fixing Personal Credit Fast

Income Share Agreements: A Fairer Way to Pay for College, or a New Debt Trap?

New York University recently made headlines with its bold announcement that it will offer free tuition for all medical students. The school intends to begin covering the tuition of such students regardless of merit or need, because it’s concerned about the “overwhelming financial debt” graduates are saddled with. The move was lauded as a step … Read moreIncome Share Agreements: A Fairer Way to Pay for College, or a New Debt Trap?

I Quit My Dream Job Because There’s Sadly No Such Thing

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! One of the benefits of financial independence is that you can try out different occupations that pay very little or nothing. I’ve always wanted to be a grade school teacher, but I realized after doing some research you can’t just become a middle school teacher here … Read moreI Quit My Dream Job Because There’s Sadly No Such Thing

Questions About Sabbaticals, Side Gigs, iPad Uses, and More!

What’s inside? Here are the questions answered in today’s reader mailbag, boiled down to summaries of five or fewer words. Click on the number to jump straight down to the question. 1. Afraid to invest in 401(k) 2. Cutting off child 3. Musings on a difficult house 4. Sabbatical and job risk? 5. Sharing Simple … Read moreQuestions About Sabbaticals, Side Gigs, iPad Uses, and More!

What Money Fixes…

What Money Fixes… Hey guys! Found this outline in my draft posts to expand upon one day, but after re-reading it I think it speaks pretty well for itself 🙂 ******* What money fixes: Anxiety Safety Stability Worry Comfortability Desperation What money does not fix: Love Self-worth ******* Happy Labor Day! Keep on hustling, but … Read moreWhat Money Fixes…

Seven Renovations That Could Backfire and Hurt Your Home’s Value

If you live in an area where homes are selling like hot cakes, you may be feeling exceptionally confident in the value of your property. And as a result, you may be considering a home upgrade you’ve been dreaming of for years. Perhaps you want to add a pool, or maybe you want to add … Read moreSeven Renovations That Could Backfire and Hurt Your Home’s Value

Inspiration from Yo-Yo Ma, Benjamin Franklin, Brene Brown, and More

Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Mark Epstein on talking to your past self “It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice, they’re really … Read moreInspiration from Yo-Yo Ma, Benjamin Franklin, Brene Brown, and More

An index to every money book I’ve reviewed during the past twelve years

I read a lot of money books. As a result, a large section of my large library is devoted to books about personal finance. (And if I hadn’t purged hundreds of money books when I sold this site in 2009, I’d have even more books — and no place to put them.) Last week, a … Read moreAn index to every money book I’ve reviewed during the past twelve years