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. By the way, here’s the article. … Continue reading You don’t need any more financial advice
Let’s say you’re 40, wake up one more and suddenly realize that you’re practically broke. Hardly any savings. Your career seems never-ending. How can you turn things around and begin rapid wealth accumulation so you aren’t working until the day you die? Brian Loman is here to push you in the right direction. Brian, take … Continue reading You’re 40 and broke; now what?
I will be the first to admit that I find money talk exceedingly boring. Especially stocks, diversification, yields, compound interest, price-to-earnings ratio, whatever. Seriously, I fall asleep when I hear or read about that stuff. And, I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m not alone. For all those who find money talk boring, I feel … Continue reading Do you find money talk boring? Try this instead
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! … Continue reading Talking Money Over Turkey // Breaking the Family and Money Taboo
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. Now is the time to divulge. 🙂 And by the way, my wife and I will be taking a vacation (yes, PTO!) to the upper altitudes of … Continue reading 7 dumbest things I’ve said about personal finance
The American Dream can be defined in many different ways by many different people. Similar to our Financial Independence question that I posted in April, I am curious what those of you in the personal finance community (and, quite frankly, those outside of it as well) think happened to the American Dream. Is it still alive … Continue reading What has the American Dream become?
Though I preach endlessly about the merits of happiness and how independent those merits are from money alone, I do believe that money CAN buy a certain level of happiness – or what I like to call your “happiness number”. How much money do you think it takes to truly buy happiness before we hit the point of diminishing returns? Can this actually get measured?
According to several research studies, it can, and it ain’t that much.