January, 2017 Archive

★ The Power of a Minimalist Budget

“Just because you have less doesn’t mean you’re saving money. A balance between minimalism and frugality is the only way to...

★ Where Does It All Go?

“As Shakespeare himself may once have said: How can thou know thyself, if thou knowest not thy spending?” 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...

Investing, Retirement, Saving Money

★ Hitting the IRA Jackpot With Health Savings Accounts

“Like a three-column slot-machine, saving for retirement using IRAs also has three phases, the contribution phase, the accumulation phase, and the withdrawal phase… Hitting the IRA jackpot would mean being exempt from tax in all three phases.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of...

Reviews, Saving Money

★ Rockstar Review: brightpeak Savings Rewards Program + Challenge!

This is part of our Rockstar Reviews series. Be sure to check out all previous products we’ve reviewed! FYI: Today’s review is a little different than the others in that we’re focusing on *two* offerings from within a company – brightpeak financial. While their other products may be just as...

★ If You Want a F*ck Off Fund, Get a New Education

“If you read the F*ck Off Fund story last year, and by this year you’re kicking yourself because you haven’t even started one yet, let’s start over. I’m going to give you a year’s curriculum that could change the rest of your life.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money!...

★ How Many Hours Does That Thing Cost? [Calculator]

“With this post, I unleash the Labor Cost Calculator, an online tool that figures the amount of (a) life hours, (b) life energy, or (c) time in toil that it takes you to buy or pay for anything.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money! After you’re done reading this awesome...

★ Minimal Privilege

“$18,685. That dollar number above is the gross total of what I made. Not the net. Not after taxes. That was it. Between August 2003 and August 2004 that was my gross income for a family of three. That’s how I became a minimalist. It wasn’t a choice.” Team RockstarBringing you the...

Money Challenges

★ Money Challenge #9: Look For Lost Money!

This is part of our Weekly Money Challenge series. Be sure to check off any you’ve missed! Did you know that there is over $57 BILLION of unclaimed money out there? Because people either forgot, or died, or didn’t even realize they were owed any? It’s true, and according to...

★ The Rule of Half

“We always employ this rule when we’re consciously spending money on entertainment – and everything else. Try it for things like: toiletries, cleaning products, internet speed, cable TV, and wine.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money! After you’re done reading this...

★ Why I Quit Everything and Started a New Life

“Your life is not a runaway train. You’re allowed to switch tracks. I want my children to know what I know: that there is joy in quitting everything to try something new, and failing spectacularly is far less horrible than not trying at all.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of...