Tag: saving

What is lifestyle inflation, and how can you avoid it?

Over the years, I have seen my income rise pretty significantly as I transferred out of the part time working world to a full time Police Officer. As a teenager, I was making anywhere from $5-$10 per hour and in addition even had some walking around cash from tips as a busboy and pizza delivery

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Huge Milestone Reached: $250,000 Net worth!

Due to recent all time highs in the stock market, I am proud to announce that my accounts have now reached an all time high and have finally pushed through to the $250,000 mark! This has been a highly anticipated milestone for me for years now and being able to finally hit it at the

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Bringing financial literacy to children

Over the past few years, I’ve had a strong desire to start teaching kids about money. This is one area of our society that fails miserably and it is a complete diservice to the next generation. After speaking to adults who are having money problems in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, one resounding thing that

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I got a check for $50,000 

While the title is a little clickbaity, its true. About three months ago I sold my house and was cut a check from the bank for just over $50,000. Holding this check in my hands I realized it was the largest amount of money I’ve ever held onto at once.  Thoughts began to run through my

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I bought a new car! This is how I saved money doing it.

Before you get too excited, it’s not really new, it’s actually far from it but it’s new to me and helps me stay on the path to FI. This type of purchase helps me to stay humble by buying used cars with low miles and are cheap to own. So, as I welcome this 1999

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Is F.I.R.E for you?

One thing I can say about being a person who is pursuing financial independence (FI) is that I definetly have a lot of critics. This is understandable because FI can be such a foreign idea to so many people, especially if they’ve never heard of it before or done any research on it. The idea

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How to take advantage of a recession.

Don’t be scared of recessions, take advantage of them. The stock market can be a scary place for most people. What if I lose everything? When do I know to pull my money out? What if a recession hits? Right now, the thought of a recession is pretty prominent amongst the financial community and it

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Pursuing Passions

Recently, I listened to a Joe Rogan podcast about the idea of being unhappy in your life. Joe Rogan and his guest began to talk about the ideas of hating your job, being stuck in a cubicle all day, and avoiding this by going after the things you are truly passionate about. At this point

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Money really can bring you happiness.

One of the most common cliche’s that gets thrown around is that money can’t buy happiness. While I agree that you can’t actually BUY happiness, I think it should be known that money can definetly bring you happiness. You may be wondering what that means exactly, especially coming from a guy who keeps telling you

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Wealth Building: Buying your next car, the smart way.

It is said that the three largest expenses people have are their houses, food, and transportation. Today we will be focusing on the transportation portion and more specifically cars, because it is one of the purchases that so many people get wrong. We will be taking a crash course on buying a car, fixing your

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