Category: Earning

Our Ultra-Safe Early Retirement Plan

In a recent post, we shared our ideas to develop a completely redundant second income stream after reaching financial independence.  In good times, this plan will allow us to live with an abundance mentality as we have throughout our working years.  Should bad times arise, we will have a plan in place and ample cushion […]

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  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 […]

A Non-Expert’s Guide to Early Retirement

Recently, I clicked on the internet to check my e-mail, but was immediately distracted.  I saw a headline on the MSN homepage with the title:   “Want to Retire in Your 40’s?  It’s not impossible”. I LOVE to see the financial independence/early retirement idea get publicity, planting the seed that this is a real possibility into the minds of […]

Taking The Next Steps

The path to building wealth, allowing for financial independence, early retirement or any other life goals you may have, is a ridiculously simple concept. Spend less than you earn.  Invest the rest wisely.  Become wealthy. However, most people find it incredibly difficult to implement this formula into their lives and actually build wealth.  Over the past few weeks, […]

The Return on Investment of College: Ideas for Paying Less and Getting More

Last week, we shared our experiences of how we obtained 3 college degrees each without debt.  Increasing your education is vital to increasing your earning power to allow you to retire early.  However, if you don’t look at the return on investment of your education, it is very easy to bury yourself in a hole […]

College: A Step Toward Financial Freedom or A Life of Debt?

When thinking about starting out on the right foot financially, college is an issue that has me very torn.  On one hand, I look back at my college years as one of the best times of my life.  I also appreciate the value associated with Mrs. EE and I having each earned three college degrees.  […]