Category: Saving

Guest Post–Climbing A Different Route To Financial Independence Using Real Estate

Today I am very excited to bring you a guest post by Chad Carson who blogs and offers other resources at CoachCarson.com.  I stumbled upon Chad through this BiggerPockets podcast episode.  His story started similar to most real estate investors I’ve heard as he was interested in learning to grow a business, acquire more rentals […]

July Update

A Small Step Backward This month we saw a drop in our investment value. At the same time our rolling monthly spending average went up by nearly $80.  This took our investments from 17.97 times our expenses down to 17.54. Unfortunately, next month doesn’t look a whole lot better.  While we never try to predict the market, […]

Your Attitude is More Important Than Your Paycheck

After my recent interview on the Dough Roller Podcast, a listener named Jim left this comment: “I do not wish to diminish the success of your guest, because they have done what few are willing to do. Yet, anyone that makes $180k a year can well afford a high savings rate. Yes, they saved in […]

May Update!

New Way to Share Progress We updated our assets and expenses for the month.  We decided to start sharing the information on our FI progress through a post that will be done around the first of the month instead of tracking it on  a separate page.  That page was getting too long!  You can still […]

Can Anyone Retire Early?

This past week I had a conversation with some college kids I work with and another with my cousin’s son who is preparing to enter college.  In both cases, issues related to personal finance came up.  We normally try to keep our blog anonymous, but on both of these occasions, I decided to just say screw it […]

How We Increased Our Net Worth by $8,750 This Year Without Earning More or Spending Less

Today we will outline the simple change we made to our financial plan that will increase our savings by $8,750 this year.  It requires no increase in earnings or decrease in spending.  The exact dollar amount for you could be less, or even more, depending on your marital status and tax rate.*  One of the […]

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