Financial independence isn’t about a life free from challenge. Instead, it’s about choosing those that are most fulfilling.
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Being goal-oriented is a positive trait. Yet, the downsides can steal the joy from your life. You don’t need to be miserable in the pursuit of ever greater achievements. Instead…
Recognizing both the power and danger of natural consequences, we should approach financial outcomes more like physically dangerous ones.
Education is a great career option for pursuing financial independence. (That’s the whole point of this site – ha!) Both teaching or administration will get you there – just in very different ways and at different speeds.
We lost badly to lifestyle inflation. Then we woke up, fought back, and rolled our spending back almost 20 years. You can too.
I was a new teacher in 2001 and a new principal in 2009. These are the things I wish I’d known to prepare myself, and others, for a recession.
It’s a strange time to be doing a financial review. Yet, much of my progress in life is the result of continually moving forward even in the face of challenge. So, we gritted our teeth and did our quarterly review…
We are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The world has changed very quickly. Normally, I stick purely to financial topics. I hope you’ll forgive me a short pause while I, and we all, wrestle with our current situation.
The comedian Lewis Black claims aneurysms are caused by hearing something really stupid that gets stuck in your head. Recently, I think I read my future aneurysm…
It may be mathematically optimal to invest, but there are good reasons to pay off your mortgage. Here’s why we chose mortgage freedom.