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Getting Out of Debt

“Back in the Game” With A-Rod Lets Us Learn From Fallen Stars

Before you can climb out, you need to know how far you’ve fallen
Nov 20·5 min read
How to Think

What will make you happier retiring early or never retiring at all?

What's the difference between people who retire early and who never retire? The answer is actually pretty complicated.
Oct 17·10 min read
How to Think

11 things I learned working in corporate America

At 34 years old, my time working a full-time job in corporate America is slowly drawing to a close, and I will never forget what it has taught me.
Oct 8·9 min read
Guest Posts

Get rich with real estate - I reached financial independence in two years with rentals

How can you get rich with real estate? It's more than luck. This guy reached financial independence in two years by flipping properties.
Jul 21·9 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
work

What was it like to manage people [more than] double my age?

I was 32, and in a single day, I got an opportunity to leap several layers of management - to go from a common staff member writing mundane software to the Director of Information Technology. This was seriously humbling in an "I'm a badass" kind of way. That morning, I robotically strolled into work as I always had. Walked into the office around 6:30am and lazily commuted straight back to the kitchen, fixed me a cup of coffee an
Feb 22·6 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
Corporate America

It's okay to love your work, but here's the problem with loving your job

Jobs are like your three-year-old child – just like kids, some days your job is literally the best thing in the world, and the very next day it seriously tests your patience. WTF, you were doing so well!
Nov 30, 2018·6 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
How to Think

Your complete guide to a money-making career in the tech industry

A few weeks ago, I received an email from a reader asking me if I would work in the tech industry again if I had the chance to do it all over. Like I said before, this IT business can drain the life out of you. Long hours. It's boring, but also exciting, frustrating and lucrative all at the same time. I would do it again, but only because of the techniques that I have developed to keep this business from killing me. One
Nov 14, 2018·9 min read
Guest Posts

Working 'til retirement scares me to death

Good morning and happy Wednesday! Today, I bring you a guest post from a newer blogger in the Personal Finance blogosphere, Cody from Dollar Habits . He and I have something in common - we both hate the idea of working until 65. Cody, take it away! Limited Exposure to Early Retirement Growing up, I didn’t have many examples in my sphere of influence of anyone who retired early. My older relatives, for the most part, all worked up to the traditional retirement age be
Nov 5, 2018·5 min read
In Retirement

This is why I retired early

The why is important. Really important. I've written about it. Others have written about it. Without a reason, your goals won't make a lot of sense and, frankly, you probably won't reach many of them. Not because you aren't good enough to reach them. No, that's not it. It's because you'll find another goal and then focus your attention on that until the next best thing comes along. Trust me, I've been there. I know what it's like to set a goal because it sounded good to me at the time and the
Oct 30, 2018·4 min read