General Finance

What Can You Accomplish In A Year?

By: Life Zemplified Do you have an idea to explore or a desire to do something but still find yourself procrastinating? Then I challenge...

General Finance

General Finance

It’s Time To Get Uncomfortable

When we sold our house and parted ways with my 9-5, I struggled with what to call this crazy adventure. Was it a sabbatical, a mini-retirement, a break, a cleanse, an experiment, or maybe something completely different? I settled on “mini-retirement”, but given how much work I’ve been doing,...

General Finance, Other

Trinity Study in Another Dimension

The following is a guest post from the Actuary on Fire. When you come to retire, how much of your nest egg will you spend each year? 4%? Right, I get it, you’ve done your homework on the ‘Trinity Study’ that originated the ‘4% Rule’. But have you looked at the Trinity Study from another...

General Finance

Why Households Need To Earn $300,000 A Year To Live A Middle Class Lifestyle Today

Let me tell you a sad story. In order to comfortably raise a family in an expensive coastal city like San Francisco or New York, you’ve got to make at least $300,000 a year. You can certainly raise a family earning less as many do, but it won’t be easy if your goal is to …...

General Finance

The Bubble That Could Ruin Your Retirement

This week is Bear Week. My Sons Father introduced me to bear week. Those that know me know that I am always a bit bearish. A copy of The Bear Dance hangs in my office and I’m probably in the minority with a framed stock certificate of Lehman Brothers. I anticipated my bear week post to come to...

Blog, General Finance

★ Why We Share Our Net Worth So Openly

Please welcome Mr. 1500 Days today, as he stops by to drop some knowledge on net worth and why our community is so open to sharing theirs. Is the guy driving the fancy car wealthy? When I was a kid, I thought so. And I thought the same about my classmates whose parents took them …...

Blog, Building Wealth, General Finance

★ 38 Money Tips from the Rockstar Community

When no one talks about money, everyone sucks at it. When everyone sucks at money, no one wants to talk about it. And when people do talk about money, everyone gets better at it. When everyone is better with their money, they are more likely to talk about it. It’s either a problem that feeds...

Blog, General Finance

★ The Cars of Personal Finance Bloggers

If you’ve ever been curious to see what financial bloggers drive, today’s your lucky day :) Big thanks to MP from MustachianPost.com for putting this together! Since I was young, I’ve been passionate about cars. It must have something to do with my grandpa who founded a car...

Blog, Building Wealth, General Finance

★ 12 Hidden Money Lessons in Hip Hop

  I love talking about money. Spreadsheets? Passive income? Optimizing retirement accounts? Pull up a chair, because I’m IN and boy, have I got things to say. If you’re reading this, you’re also probably kind of obsessed with talking about money. Nerd alert, amirite? Not what you think...

Blog, General Finance

★ What Was Your Money Epiphany?

The first time my wife and I did a monthly budget, I was shocked by what I saw. I had guessed that we spent $100 eating out the month before. I was wrong. Way wrong. We had spent $450!! Okay budget, you have my full attention now, teach me your wise ways. This was our money …...