How to Think

Man's best friend turns our Thanksgiving into a wild ride

This year, surgery on one of our dogs turned this Thanksgiving holiday into an emotional roller coaster, a whirlwind of highs and lows - doggy style!
Dec 1, 2014·5 min read
How to Retire

Income vs. Savings: The epic battle

Does a high income truly matter? It only seems to make sense that the more we have, the earlier we will retire.  But, is that true in all cases?
Nov 30, 2014·5 min read
How to Think

Black Friday: Turn this day into an adventure in frugality

Using the right technique and a little dose of discipline, frugal Americans and early retirees can still enjoy Black Friday savings without overspending and coming home with bags of stuff that they don't truly need.
Nov 26, 2014·3 min read
How to Think

Putting happiness first: Meet Jason Fieber - he quit his full time job at 32 and now writes

Jason Fieber's inspirational story of self improvement strikes at the heart of just how possible it is to quit the rat race and focus on your life's true calling once and for all.
Nov 24, 2014·5 min read
How to Think

The power of thinking positive

Your successes and failures in life are a direct result of the choices that you make. If you expect your life to fall apart, then it probably will! If you expect to retire by 40, you'll be FREE AT LAST by the time that you are 40.
Nov 22, 2014·3 min read
How to Think

Are you living on a prayer? What we can learn from Jon Bon Jovi's 1986 hit

Financial independence is within the grasp of absolutely anyone. The only question is whether or not you are prepared to change your life - I mean fundamentally alter your lifestyle - to turn early retirement into a reality. How important is that "stuff" in your life?
Nov 21, 2014·3 min read
How to Retire

My retirement Renaissance: A journey from insane spending to retirement saving

From a life of excess to a life of investments and savings, I shaved years off of my working life and found out how to enjoy the simply things in life. Stress free and retirement looming, this 33-year old is one happy camper.
Nov 19, 2014·5 min read
How to Save

Are your cars ruining your future?

Instead of buying a Honda Accord or Ford Fiesta to drive to Point B, many Americans instead will spend thousands more on a BMW, or a gas-guzzling pickup truck, to bring them to Point B.
Nov 18, 2014·2 min read
How to Think

Live like you're poor, feel like you're rich

What if I told you that the poorer you feel, the richer you become? The instant you shed the need for stuff, you begin a journal down a path that is damn near amazing.
Nov 18, 2014·3 min read
How to Save

How to save money when eating out

Believe it or not, there is a way to still go out to eat - even multiple times a week - and save good money over the cost of "nice" restaurants.
Nov 18, 2014·3 min read