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Melissa Blevins’ perfection hangover cure offers an answer to overcoming inspiration obstructions

I (Melissa Hollis) had the chance to chat with Melissa Blevins from Perfection Hangover about where her perfectionist qualities came from and how freeing herself from those shackles enlightened her financial future.
Nov 15·12 min read
How to Save

Ultimate extroverts’ guide to avoiding lifestyle creep

Calling all extroverts! Here are seven tips to help you avoid lifestyle creep, over-spending, and FOMO when your friends go all out on plans.
Nov 9·6 min read
How to Think

This study suggests that you're wasting a ton of home space

We don’t use all the living space we think we need. In fact, additional space can drain your money every month! Read on to learn more...
Nov 5·8 min read
How to Save

Why you should aim for financial independence, even if you don't plan to retire early

Interested in the FIRE movement but not sure about early retirement? Learn about financial independence without focusing on retirement!
Nov 4·6 min read
In Retirement

Two financial planning strategies that you must know

Financial planning is one of those things in life that you don't want to get wrong. Before making a plan, understand these strategies.
Jul 10·10 min read
College

Three actionable steps to pay for college (and not depend on student loan forgiveness)

Whether or not student loan forgiveness plans make their way into law, use these three steps to pay for college quickly, the smart way.
Jul 3·14 min read
Financial independence

Can you still buy a home if you have student loan debt?

Student loan debt plagues millions of people out of college or trade schools. Does it make sense to buy a house with this debt?
Jun 26·7 min read
How to Think

Frugal living: Is life more difficult for those of us who are frugal?

Frugal living isn't about spending less money. Instead, it's about spending money on the right things to squeeze max value out of them.
May 27·4 min read
How to Retire

How much does income affect your post-retirement lifestyle stability?

One of the most spirited debates within the early retirement community revolves around the influence that a high level of savings (as well as income) has on a person's ability to retire early. I have argued in the past that although a high income can help, an aggressive savings schedule is a far better measure to determine a person's fitness for early retirement.
Apr 3·4 min read
In Retirement

You don't need any more personal finance advice

It's true. We all know how to reach financial independence and retire early. We all know that saving more than we spend will result in a rapid and consistent increase in our net worth. Thankfully for those of us who suck at math (including me), the equation is simple. Don't over-complicate this stuff, folks. What's this personal finance advice that we already know? We know that dropping $50,000 on a brand new car when we're 25 and
Dec 31, 2018·4 min read
Financial independence

Don't let early retirement box you into stupid corners

How many of you good people have , those money challenges are common. But, I haven't entered a single one of them. Not because they're useless. Not because they are harmful. It's because I don't need to enter a contest to see ho
Dec 6, 2018·4 min read
Financial independence

Here are the 7 dumbest things I've said about personal finance

Dumb things. We all say them from time to time, but I was especially prone to some real stupid stuff before I finally got serious about personal finance. Like, some real doosies. Now is the time to divulge.  :) And by the way, happy Thanksgiving week! I hope that you're spending some time with family this week and away from the office. I can still remember the last Thanksgiving I spent at my in-law's house before calling it quits from full-tim
Nov 20, 2018·4 min read