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Budget January 2015 - Gotta start somewhere

Ever since we decided that the path for us is out of the rat race and into an early retirement of our choosing, the Mr. and I have been keeping an eye on our finances and scaling down our spending. Neither one of us were complete clowns, but we certainly weren't looking out for our future selves at anywhere near the level we want/need to be.
Feb 3, 2015·3 min read
How to Save

How we budget our monthly expenses

Our budget is designed around a reasonable expectation and the minimalism that took a firm grasp over our lives last year makes the acquisition of useless crap virtually nonexistent.
Jan 31, 2015·4 min read
etsy

Using Etsy to generate passive income

A couple weeks ago, I opened up a store on Etsy - one of the Internet's most-visited creative selling services - to start getting my hands wet selling some of my favorite photographs online - before retirement.
Jan 29, 2015·4 min read
How to Save

Those fancy-schmancy wallet-busting weddings

For some insane reason this Friday evening, I started Googling for the average cost of weddings in the United States of America. I got a hit through the Huffington Post, so I clicked - and read. Holy crap, I could hardly contain my bowels when I discovered the amount of cash that we are blowing for our weddings these days: almost $30,000.
Jan 22, 2015·5 min read
How to Save

5 steps to better gas mileage, guaranteed

Start incorporating these five simple changes (hypermiling) into your driving style and watch your gas budget take you farther while on the roadway.
Dec 14, 2014·6 min read
How to Think

I leveled up my travel hacking into cheap vacations

We are planning a travel hacking trip to Walt Disney World next year for my wife's birthday. Tracking hacking is helping us to keep it super cheap!
Dec 5, 2014·6 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

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