September, 2017 Archive

★ FIRE vs. Sasquatch

“FIRE and Bigfoot appear to be passing through Author Schopenhauer’s three stages of the truth: first, they’re ridiculed; second,...

Investing, Millionaire Money

★ Accidental Millionaires

“In 1943, Navy engineer Richard James was trying to figure out how to use springs to keep the sensitive instruments aboard ships from rocking themselves to death, when he knocked one of his prototypes over. Instead of crashing to the floor, it gracefully sprang downward, and then righted...

Frugality, Saving Money

★ What’s the Most Cheapskate Thing You’ve Ever Done?

“How far are you willing to go to save a buck? Well, I asked the personal finance community about the ‘cheapest’ thing they have done.”...

★ Why I’m Trading Financial Freedom for a Mini-Retirement

“My kids are more important to me than just about anything in this world… I chose to push out my financial freedom date by over two years in order to get more time with my kids now by taking a one-year mini-retirement.”...

Budgeting, Kick-ass Ideas, Saving Money

★ The 10% Question

“When you’re sitting there staring at your ‘totally immovable’ budget, take it one category at a time, and ask yourself: How could I cut just this one expense by 10%? No, not cut your whole budget by 10%. Just this one, single line item.”...

Kick-ass Ideas, Something To Think About

★ How Money is Like Toilet Paper

“Toilet paper is easy to give, but impossible to borrow. No one wants it back when you’re done! Think of how everything would change if we avoided borrowing money!”...

★ Recipe for Financial Independence

“Makes 1 heaping serving of financial independence.”...

★ Building a Sound Financial Ship

“How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts?”...

Hustling, Something To Think About

★ Please Stop Telling Me I Need to Wake Up Early to Be Successful!

“If the hours between 5am to 8am for you are best used to sleep so your brain will function at peak level, then do that. If they are best used meditating and humming to the tune of ‘Old McDonald had a farm’ then do that. Results are all that matters.”...

Budgeting, Something To Think About

★ What Do You Value?

“When values are not prioritized it can lead to a fractured life. People often make financial decisions without putting thought into why these purchases are important to them. Even if it’s a good thing, it doesn’t mean it’s the right thing.”...