Using Etsy to generate passive income

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While an aggressive savings rate is, in my humble opinion, the best way to set yourself up for early retirement, passive income is a great way to enjoy at least some financial buffer even after retiring from required work.  Some people rent out homes or other real estate.  Others perform contract work.  There are any number of ways to get involved in generating some passive income for yourself. Continue reading “Using Etsy to generate passive income”

Would you pay $164k a year to live on a cruise ship? This woman would!

I started this blog as a way to keep myself honest and focused towards financial independence and early retirement.  Within these pages, I preach mercilessly about frugal non-ridiculous living, minimizing expenses and downsizing your stuff.  But yet, I somehow can’t help myself but completely support a woman’s lavish lifestyle on-board a luxury cruise liner. A … Continue reading Would you pay $164k a year to live on a cruise ship? This woman would!

Opinions wanted: Buying land and building a house vs. buying a pre-built home

Unless you are new here, you probably know that my goal is to officially retire by 40 and spend the rest of my life enjoying jobless bliss and never-ending happiness.  We’re doing this with big-time savings and living frugally in Tucson, Arizona – one of the most inexpensive places to live in the United States.   Continue reading “Opinions wanted: Buying land and building a house vs. buying a pre-built home”