Personal finance


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Credit Repair: What are my options?

We all try our best to be more than just a number but, when it comes to our financial lives, one number can make or break our quality of life: our credit score.
Feb 19·7 min read
Financial Planning

The three most basic financial literacy lessons they should teach in school

What is financial literacy, and how do we teach it to our kids to keep them from repeating our mistakes?
Feb 7·4 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
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

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
In Retirement

How not to be screwed over by a Financial Advisor

It’s no secret the blogosphere tends to hold financial advisors in contempt. The money blog movement is steeped in DIY gumption that does not lend itself well to seeking outside help. Additionally, even though bloggers won’t admit it, at some subconscious level they have a self-serving interest in admonishing the industry. Let’s be honest; it’s a lot harder to sell eBooks, courses and affiliate links to people who are being served by an advisor. I have had the privilege of having a foot in bo
Oct 4, 2018·10 min read
In Retirement

Are million dollar early retirees ruining personal finance?

I stumbled across a blog recently (and I'm hating myself for not remembering what one!) and read an explanation of why the personal finance community just doesn't feel right. It's not them. It doesn't represent them. They don't feel as if they belong. The reason? In large part, the relatively high net worths of those who have achieved financial independence. We track these numbers over on the Rockstar Net Worth Tracker . The argu
Feb 14, 2018·4 min read
How to Think

I retired early, but I'm no expert

It is interesting how many of us consider ourselves "experts" after we accomplish something. Even in the ER community, I stumble across bloggers who retire early, then turn around and offer coaching services because they are, in theory, "experts" at early retirement. Why? Because they've done it, I suppose. A dude doing some guitar work...soooooo not me.First, allow me to say in no uncertain terms that I fully support earning some dough off of what you're good at. No qualms from that perspectiv
Mar 29, 2017·3 min read

Your kick ass guide to the personal finance blogosphere

You're a dude or dudette, and you just stumbled onto a blog that talks about money. But, not just "money" - personal money. The person who runs the blog probably wants to retire early, or at least achieve financial independence, and he or she is writing about their progress. Boom, it's that simple. It's like a public diary, but without all the embarrassing details that might hide within a private, notebook-bound collection of words that generally make up the real truth behind someone's life. Bl
Nov 2, 2016·5 min read
How to Save

Think Personal Finance is hard? Poppycock!

Think you can't learn personal finance? Think again. Mastering your financial lifestyle is a learned skill just like sports or playing video games.
Aug 15, 2016·4 min read