October, 2016 Archive

★ One Little Square

“Each little square on that piece of graph paper matters. Each step is a real, tangible movement toward that big goal… Simply...

Budgeting, Kick-ass Ideas, Saving Money

★ Why I Practice Being Financially Independent When I’m Not

“On the days that I am not working at my 9-5 job, I like to practice being financially independent… I remind myself the reasons for saving and investing money.”...

★ Don’t “Just Go”

“Our lives right now might look spontaneous. We hop from one destination to the next at our leisure. We don’t know exactly where we’ll be three months from now, let alone three years from now. But the reality is that we’ve been preparing and planning for this for years.”...

Something To Think About

★ Money Doesn’t Matter If Everything Else Sucks

“Money can’t buy you happiness if you don’t know what makes you happy. But once you figure out what makes you happy? Well, happiness probably costs a lot less than you think.”...

Frugality, Kick-ass Ideas, Minimalism

★ The Cure For Analysis Paralysis!

“Whether I buy it from a garage sale, or find it on the side of the road, it all represents decisions I didn’t have to make.”...

Early Retirement, Hustling, Making Money

★ I Achieved Financial Independence in the U.S. Navy

“Psychologically and emotionally, the most important factor is aligning your spending with your values. You have to be willing to work for it. Your spending is bought with your life energy.”...

★ What’s Your Emancipation Proclamation?

“Your Emancipation Proclamation is, in one sentence, a declaration of how you will gain your freedom.”...

★ Purchases Can’t Buy You Class

“When we accept, and advance, the notion that being middle class is simply a set of purchasing behaviors, should we be that surprised when people who can’t afford those purchases are making them anyway?”...

Hustling, Something To Think About

★ The Real Work

“Don’t let the hustle get so loud that you can’t hear what you really need. Don’t let the hustle stop you from your real work. Don’t let the hustle disorient you from your real journey.”...

★ Fear of Financial Independence

“If someone came up to you and said they would give you a simple process guaranteed to make one million dollars, would you believe them? Of course not. So when I tell people that I achieved financial independence in 5 years, they just don’t believe me, think I got really lucky, or I’m...