Financial independence

Lookie there! Apply intermittent fasting techniques to your spending habits

Today's topic is courtesy of Travis Pizel from Enemy of Debt, and he wrote about applying the principles of intermittent fasting, which is a dieting (read: "lifestyle") technique where food is only consumed within an 8-hour window of time each day, to your spending habits.
Mar 24, 2015·2 min read

It's springtime, baby!

After a long, cold winter where daytime high temperatures routinely dipped into the high 60s and lower 70s, it is finally springtime once again in southern Arizona.  And true to form, we Arizonans persevered through it all - the biting cold, frosted windshields and 6-foot high drifts of grimy snow.  Oh, wait... Our orange tree is in bloom!Okay, so there were nights where we had an extra blanket on the bed, and the bitter cold in the frigid 60-degree air at times required the use of a wind break
Mar 22, 2015·3 min read
Change Your Life

The Friday Feast ~ the 20th of March

In this episode of Friday Feast: Simple Organized Life, the Frugalwoods, Penniless Parenting, Business Insider, Engineer Cents, Life and Finances, Frugaling, and Nerd Fitness.
Mar 20, 2015·3 min read
How to Retire

Runaway credit destroying American retirement

It is no secret that the spending habits of traditional Americans are not all that pretty. Way too many Americans find themselves in a position where retirement seems like a lofty goal only accessible by either the old or lucky, and that most people - including them - are "regular Americans" just trying to get by in a harsh and unforgiving economy.
Mar 19, 2015·3 min read
Change Your Life

The Friday Feast ~ the 13th of March

In this episode of Friday Feast: Debt Discipline, Becoming Minimalist, One Cent at a Time, Suburban Finance, Blonde on a Budget, Enemy of Debt, Choosing Voluntary Simplicity.
Mar 13, 2015·3 min read

Stay in school or you will wind up at Michigan State?

I was at the gym the other day - in the morning on a weekday because I quit my "I'm a prestigious manager" job and now work from home and design my own schedule - and couldn't help but notice a guy walk up to some middle-aged woman using a treadmill next to me. He walked up to her, grasped her arm and said, with a smile on his face, "stay in school or you will wind up at Michigan State". Laughter ensued.
Mar 12, 2015·5 min read
How to Save

What to do with an extra $6 grand this month?

Okay, we are absolutely swimming in it this month - bonuses for both my wife and I finally got rolled into our bank accounts recently, leaving us with an additional $6+k (before taxes) in cash - beautiful cold hard cash. And I love the smell of money. I'm practically hearing the wonderful clinging sound of coins bouncing off of each other as they literally fall from the sky out of some invisible caldron of money!
Mar 10, 2015·3 min read
Change Your Life

Ladies and Gentlemen: The Liebster Award!

Brian from one of my favorite blogs,, nominated Think Save Retire for the Liebster Award, which is a way to learn more about newer blogs and especially the people who make all the magic happen behind the scenes. I like the idea, so I will take the bull by the horns and complete my part of this experience.
Mar 9, 2015·6 min read

Our Walt Disney World vacation

They say that Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL) is the happiest place on earth. I might also say it is the most detailed. Between Disney’s four parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom – what visitors get is something much more than just an amusement park.
Mar 8, 2015·7 min read
Change Your Life

The Friday Feast ~ the 6th of March

Simple organized life, The art of simple, treading your own path, Budgets are sexy, Big guy money, Frugaling, Retire by 40
Mar 6, 2015·3 min read