Money-Saving Habits


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How to Save

The Festive Person's Guide to Saving Money During Every Single Holiday in 2019-2020

With the holidays just around the corner, I’m looking forward to time with my favorite people and all the festivities of the season. I’m also looking at how I’m going to pay for it without completely derailing my savings goals.
Nov 19, 2019·7 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, 2019·6 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, 2019·8 min read
How to Save

100+ minimalist gift ideas for being more frugal

Saving for your financial goals doesn't leave much room to budget for Christmas gifts. Here are 100+ ways to save money during the holidays.
Oct 31, 2019·7 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, 2019·4 min read
Change Your Life

As full-time digital nomads, my gym membership is money well spent

"How do you guys stay in shape?" It's the question we're asked almost every time we're at a meetup. Or, whenever we talk about a life of full-time travel in general. I love going to the gym. I just do. Ever since I moved out to Arizona nearly 12 years ago and lost 50 pounds in restaurant weight, I've been in love with the gym. It's one of those environments where I just feel comfortable. My gym membership is totally worth it. And as full-time digital nomads [
Feb 18, 2019·5 min read
How to Retire

Is that Starbucks worth another decade of working?

Combine the value of cable and your morning cup-of-Joe and you’re treading in the neighborhood of $1 million in lost wealth over 40 years because of these temporary pleasures. $1 million!
Sep 24, 2018·4 min read
How to Think

The first world according to this middle-aged white guy

I'm firmly planted in the crux of the first world where all my needs are provided and I wake up each morning with a feeling of purpose. No apologies.
Apr 9, 2018·7 min read

Kill It: Minimalism need not apply

You've heard it time and time again, I bet: Minimalism is where it's at. It's how to declutter and take back control of your life. But, I also don't believe living that small is required to take control of your life. You don't need to be a minimalist.
Mar 5, 2018·4 min read
Kill It series

Financial automation was the key to our early retirement

One of the most important keys that allowed my wife and me to retire when we did was financial automation. We took a lot of the discipline out of early retirement by simply setting it on autopilot. It meant we didn't need to think about saving money all the time. Here's the deal: It doesn't matter where your money is going. Whether we're talking your 401k, Roth IRA, a brokerage or a savings account, taking the time to setup automation [https:
Jan 22, 2018·4 min read
Financial independence

We bought a $110 bottle of Tequila; no regrets

Financial Independence isn't about not spending money. It's not some challenge to see how long you can go without buying this or that, or how minimal you can get your home. You people know how much I hate the term "minimalism " anyway. :) It's an over-simplification of saving money and becoming independently wealthy to chalk up the large majority of life to not spending money. While that will eventually lead to financial
Jan 18, 2018·3 min read
Black Friday

How can retailers afford those Black Friday deals? They can't

Here's the thing about Black Friday - it's a day where we see the absolute marketing genius of many retailers truly shine, as they offer so-called deals on products that you probably could have picked up cheaper during other times of the year. > How does the math add up with all these discounts? It doesn't. As I was going through some media photos of the hysteria of Black Friday this year, I couldn't help but wonder how all of these retailers can afford to "slash prices" down to "rock bottom".
Nov 29, 2017·3 min read