Today I want to start with a question. What is one of the most universally advised practices that so few people actually do? Think for a minute. Budgeting. Nearly every living person recognizes the value in creating a budget. Everyone knows how important they are to saving money. Retirement experts, financial advisors, and money bloggers all hype up the value in … [Read more...] about The 50/30/20 Rule: Is it the Best Budget for you?
There’s an old approach to handling work-life balance called the “Four Burners Theory.” The idea is simple. We all have four burners that we can devote our time, energy, and resources into: Family Friends Work Health But here’s the problem… We all have limited time available to pursue these important aspects of life. We’re stretched thin trying to do … [Read more...] about The 5 Burners of Personal Finance & Chasing Financial Goals
If there is one lesson I’ve learned since graduating from college four years ago it’s that consistency is the key to success. Consistency is the Key to Success This is true for nearly anything. Whether you’re trying to save money, lose 20 lbs, read more books, or have a great relationship with your spouse, these things are dependent on your ability and discipline to be … [Read more...] about Relaunch | Finding Purpose, Direction, and Focus in Blogging
“How do I get my spouse on board with FIRE (Financial Independence)?” That’s the question I see repeated every week in the world of personal finance and in the FIRE (financial independence retire early) movement. The reality is that far too many marriages are stuck in a game of financial tug-o-war. Pulling, heaving, and running in opposite directions with money in the … [Read more...] about One Question to Get your Spouse on Board with Financial Independence
“Back in my day it was a shameful thing to be dependent on the government. If you were a man, you’d do whatever you could to provide for yourself and your family.”--My Dad. My dad is a staunch conservative and was #TeamMAGA from day one. I’m actually about 99% sure that my dad voted for Donald Trump in the GOP primary. Why? I don’t know. Actually I do, my dad wanted … [Read more...] about Living on Full Disability: 4 Life Lessons Learned From My Neighbor