February, 2017 Archive

★ My Debt is Making Me a Bad Girlfriend

“When I’m not obsessing over things I would’ve liked to spend on, I’m obsessing over my bank balances. I find since being in...

Debt, Not Awesome, Something To Think About

★ Isn’t That Interesting?

“I want you to try a little experiment I’ve created. It’s called ’30 Days and Three Seconds.’ Here’s how it works. For 30 days, when you spend money, I want you to take three seconds and simply notice what you’re doing. That’s the program. Simple, easy and doable.”...

Hustling, Kick-ass Ideas, Making Money

★ The Etsy Experiment: One Year In

“I started a store on Etsy a little over a year ago as a side hustle experiment. I wanted to see if we could sell some of the artwork that my dad hand-painted and created from parts from our old vintage motorcycle restorations.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money! After...

Early Retirement, Most Popular, Retirement, Reviews

★ Rockstar Review: cFIREsim (Early Retirement Calculator)

This is part of our Rockstar Reviews series. Be sure to check out all previous products we’ve reviewed! Who it’s for: Those who are striving to achieve Financial Independence and Retire Early (FIRE seekers). Ease of use: Answer a few simple questions and the simulator will tell you if your...

★ Six Ways to Become an Opportunity Slut

“Your financial well-being isn’t dependent on the government, on media-appointed ‘leaders’ or any other ‘savior’ they might come up with. Your financial well-being is dependent on what’s between your ears.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money! After...

★ What It Was Like Being on House Hunters

“Hopefully it isn’t too shocking to hear that reality TV isn’t 100% ‘real.’ A few things are staged, such as the other two houses that the buyers (us, in this case) go look at. We owned our home before we even started filming.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of...

★ The Disease of More

“Nobody is fully happy all the time. But similarly, nobody is fully unhappy all the time either. It seems that humans, regardless of our external circumstances, live in a constant state of mild-but-not-fully-satisfying happiness.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money! After...

Money Challenges

★ Money Challenge #13: Put Your Goals on an Index Card!

This is part of our Weekly Money Challenge series. Be sure to check off any you’ve missed! It’s still early enough in the year to create a plan for your money. And in the spirit of keeping things simple, we are challenging you to use an index card to do it! This week’s challenge:...

★ Dear Warren

“Our 2017 annual letter is addressed to our dear friend Warren Buffett, who in 2006 donated the bulk of his fortune to our foundation to fight disease and reduce inequity.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money! After you’re done reading this awesome article, head to our...

★ I Pledge Allegiance to My Stuff

“Maybe you don’t pledge allegiance to your stuff the way I did, but if a few of these statements resonate with you, say them out loud and see how it feels.” Team RockstarBringing you the best of money! After you’re done reading this awesome article, head to our forums and come...