Money-Saving Habits


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Financial independence

My side hustle idea; whatcha think?

Raise your hand if you're sitting in a half-full office today? The week of Thanksgiving, every office I've ever worked in was at least half empty. It was one of my favorite times to be at the office, actually. It was slow. And, I didn't have to take PTO! And, you're probably making the rounds throughout the blogosphere with those folks who've actually posted something today - like this article, which is quickly turning into something relatively meaningless... I've published this post to say som
Nov 21, 2017·3 min read
In Retirement

How we automate our financial lives

A week or so ago, I asked on Twitter what your automation plan looks like. Meaning, how are you taking your goals or bills and automating them to the point where you never have to think about it? Everything just happens, automatically. Automation is absolutely key to sound financial practices, and it will be a part of my future "Kill It!" series of articles that I am writing (publishing over the first three months of 2018). Automation means you're no longer responsible for remembering to pay you
Nov 13, 2017·5 min read
Guest Posts

How living in a 52 square foot room improved this guy's life

And I thought my wife and I were living small in our 200 square foot Airstream. Not when you compare us to this guy, who calls a room no bigger than 52 square feet his real home. Meet GuyOnFire . Now, check out this dude's super creative living situation. I live in a 52 square foot room and it has improved my life in some wickedly bizarre ways. Some may not consider it a room and many even refer to it as a "Harry Potter cupboard'. Normally, my writings on house hacking
Nov 3, 2017·6 min read
How to Save

Minimalism sucks: Wrong word for a positive movement

Though I have written in some detail about our desire to downsize (minimize) our possessions and live a more simple (read: minimal?) lifestyle, my goal is not to become a minimalist. In fact, I do not believe that the concept of minimalism is all that helpful in our path towards financial independence and early retirement.
Jul 12, 2017·4 min read

Talking Money Over Turkey // Breaking the Family and Money Taboo

Hey folks! I am absolutely delighted to bring you another guest post today, this time from the one and only Our Next Life . They are two awesome mountain-dwellers who have taken their financial freedom by storm and have a lot to be thankful for. Today, they are writing about talking money over turkey. Let's go! Mr. and Ms. Our Next LifeThanks so much for hosting me, Steve! I’m delighted to be here on Think Save Retire. Thanksgiving is hands-down my favorite holiday.
Nov 16, 2016·6 min read
How to Retire

Honey, would you be mad if I just go ahead and quit now?

The closer I get to early retirement, the tougher it becomes to wait for it. Virtually every day, I am conscious of the fact that I'm still "going to work", even though I am close to the end. I am still working, checking email, writing reports, answering phone calls. It's still happening. I know the end is near, but that doesn't make these last few remaining months easier to get through, as I assumed that it would. Human nature strikes again. The closer that we get to something, the more we want
Aug 22, 2016·4 min read

Minimalism documentary review: About the important things

The Minimalist Film is a well-produced minimalism documentary that talks about endless American consumption, but it's largely repetitive and stale.
May 26, 2016·4 min read
Tiny homes

Is the tiny home movement a fad, or is it here to stay?

It seems like stories about tiny home living and downsizing your lifestyle are all over the place these days. Is it all just a fad or is it here to stay?
May 25, 2016·4 min read

We bought our Airstream!

We bought a 2005 Airstream Classic from a dealership up in Mesa, AZ as our next home and take delivery of it March 31st.
Mar 7, 2016·6 min read
How to Think

The difference between FU money and FU, money!

When it comes to FU money, one thing is pretty clear - it's great to have it. There is awesome comfort in knowing that if things get bad enough at work, you can give your job the good ol'-fashioned FU and blissfully live off of your stash of cash for a while...or hell, even just retire. But what happens when we add some grammar into the mix? FU money gives us the freedom and flexibility to up-and-quit virtually anything we do for a living with the knowledge that our savings will support us. How
Mar 2, 2016·4 min read
How to Save

How quickly can you spot an impulse buy?

The impulse buy - they are one of the amazingly tricky types of buying that exist for most people.  They are emotional purchases, but they can be stopped!
Feb 22, 2016·4 min read
Guest Posts

Guest post: 5 money habits of the epically frugal

Happy weekend! I am writing more and more for the blog and my latest contribution talks about the 5 habits of the epically frugal. Check out the habits of true money masters. As far as I'm concerned, there are three types of people in this world. There are those who overspend like crazy. Others spend almost nothing. And then there are folks in the middle, "who have mastered the fine art of money management to the point where every dollar spent results in undeniable happiness, ever
Feb 20, 2016·1 min read