January, 2016 Archive

★ The February “No Spend” Challenge

“What’s a no spend day, you ask? It’s basically a day where you don’t use your debit card, cash, go to the store, or buy...

★ What It’s Like to Live (and Work) on a Sailboat

“I need a change. A big one. I can’t stay here and keep doing this the rest of my life. And if you want to step off this train now, I completely understand. But I’d love you to join me. I don’t know what will happen. We may end up in riches, or we may …...

★ How to Be a Cheap Date

“Dating is about connection, not consumption… It’s about conversation, which is universally tied to sharing a meal. It’s about common experience; do something outside your routine. It doesn’t have to be sky-diving or horseback riding, but it probably shouldn’t be grocery...

★ The 5 Best Ways to Invest

“Almost a year ago I started asking new Afford Anything subscribers to answer two questions: What’s your wildest dream? What’s keeping you from getting there? After reading through thousands of responses, I heard a theme emerge: ‘I don’t know how to invest, and I’m afraid of...

★ How to Take a Mini-Retirement

“Ultimately the best reason for mini-retirements is philosophical. It is about life, death, and what it means to live a rich, full life. Mini-retirements are a hedge against life’s ultimate risk: dying without fully experiencing life.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money!...

Budgeting, Kick-ass Ideas

★ The Treat Yo Self Emergency Kit

“Some days, my willpower to save money and sit my ass at home is greater than others… Below is a little graphic comprised of 11 excellent treat yo self items that can go into your very own emergency kit for when you feel like you need a little nudge in the right direction.” Team...

★ How to Seize the Day AND Save for the Future

“If you’re saving enough for the future and saving to make your dreams a reality, who cares how you spend your money?” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money! After you’re done reading this awesome article, head to our forums and come hang out :) https://rockstarfinance.com...

★ You Don’t Need a “Simple Guide” to Get Rich

“Do you think that you need to follow some simple guide written by a ‘self-made millionaire’ in order to get rich? Think again – or better yet, turn that question around and ask: how many of those self-made millionaires do you think got rich by reading some other dude’s...

★ Changing Your Mind is a Freedom, Too

“The world of personal finance blogs is filled with a healthy dose of fantasy. Where we’ll live, what we’ll do, and the many adventures that the ability to say ‘see ya’ to our jobs will allow us to have. There’s one freedom granted us by financial independence that I think a...

★ 3 Numbers That Can Make You a Millionaire

“Having a high income only helps you get to financial independence to the extent that you save more. Yes, good investment returns help, no doubt about that. But the key to getting to financial independence quicker is increasing your savings rate.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of...