Tag: wellness

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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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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How long will it take to reach financial independence?

In a previous article we touched on the 4% rule. The 4% rule takes the idea of multiplying your annual expenses by 25 to deteremine how much money you will need to sustain your retirement. If you currently need $32,000 to cover all of your bills and expenses you will multiply that by 25 giving

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Efficiency over Shortcuts

How many times have you heard someone talk about a “Super Easy, Only 10 Minutes, The #1 Best, Science Breaking” fitness method. Unfortunately these types of plans are extremely commonplace in the fitness realm. It’s really not very difficult to understand why these types of sales and marketing tactics see their share of success. The

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How to Budget: Simplified

When I hear the word budget, what first comes to mind is a long spreadsheet showing colums of expenses, debts, and income, showing where every penny is going and how it is being spent. I also think of things like balancing a check book and spending hours each month worrying about how all of your

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RV on FIRE: Exploring Freedom

An important aspect of our blog is utilizing the platform to help become a more involved part of the financial independence community. While doing some research into the community, I came across one of my followers, Joe. Joe is the founder of RV on Fire, an amazing couple’s story of independence by means of their

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