September, 2013 Archive

How I Live in a 400 Sq. Ft. House

"By living in this small space, I’ve been able to reduce my rent to $100 per month plus utilities, which has enabled me to pay off...

Debt, Frugality, Home Ownership, Saving Money

Budgeting, Not Awesome

The McDonald’s Budget

"It starts by assuming a second income. Which, in a sense, proves that minimum wage isn’t quite a living wage... If it’s an attempt to make the case that this income is enough to survive, it clearly misses the goal." - ...

Debt, Not Awesome

How I Blew Through $100,000 Before I Turned 21

"I remember eating a lot of mall food, buying a lot of clothes at Abercrombie... and generally not looking at receipts. But I honestly could not tell you with any sort of accuracy where $35,000 of it went off to." - ...

Saving Money

“I’d rather go to Starbucks”

"I’d rather go to Starbucks is a little game that my friends and I play when we really don’t want to go somewhere but don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings."

Building Wealth, Investing, Making Money

If You Want to Make Easy Money, do Something Hard

"It's very easy to buy a share. It's very easy to start a blog. It’s very easy to take all your clothes off for a man who promises to introduce you to Hugh Hefner."

Making Money

How Giving Can Make You Richer

"If you have two families that are exactly identical - in other words, same religion, same race, same number of kids, same town, same level of education, and everything’s the same... the giving family will earn on average $375 more..." - ...


Min-Max Your Life

"A min-maxer tries to get the best results possible by putting maximum resources or effort into what’s most important, while investing as little as possible into things that don’t really matter." - Renewable...

Frugality, Millionaire Money

Secrets of Penny-Pinching Billionaires

"The founder of IKEA is worth more than $3 billion and he readily admits he’s tight with money. Kamprad flies discount airlines, drives a 15-year-old Volvo and has a house full of IKEA furniture, which he put together himself." - ...


Emotions of Financial Independence

"I’ve spent so many years building up my balances so the idea of actually taking money out is a bit frightening."
- Mad Fientist...

Building Wealth, Investing, Most Popular

How to Think About Money

"Stop thinking about what your money can buy. Start thinking about what your money can earn." - jlcollinsnh...