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When Being Cheap Didn’t Work Out…

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I’m back from FinCon and I am exhausted! We had a very busy travel day and finally got home around 6 pm on Sunday. That’s why this post will be short and sweet. I’m naturally frugal and I don't like to spend money. Usually that natural cheapness is good, but sometime it doesn't work out. That […] Read More

About the author: Joe left his engineering career behind to become a stay at home dad/blogger at 38. Read the whole story on the About Page .

Financial Independence Is Easier as a Couple

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I'm in San Diego to attend FinCon for the next few days and Pauline of InvestmentZen.com is covering for us today. I hope you enjoy a rare FI article from a woman's point of view. I have a confession to make. I almost stayed in a relationship because of money. Now, for as horrible as that may […] Read More

My Philosophy on Financial Independence

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 Later this week, I’ll fly down to San Diego to attend FinCon, the world’s largest convention dedicated to financial content. I’ll be on the FIRE movement panel Thursday morning and I have a little homework to do. I have been asked to share my personal philosophy on Financial Independence. That’s actually kind of difficult because […] Read More

My 5 Worst Financial Mistakes

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A few weeks ago, I posted the 5 Best Financial Decisions I Ever Made. Today, we will look at the other side of the coin and share some of my worst financial mistakes. Nobody is perfect and we all make mistakes. The important thing is to embrace your mistakes and learn from them, right? That’s […] Read More

RB40 Household Net Worth Breakdown

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Do you keep track of your net worth? Your net worth is simply your assets minus your liabilities. It is a great way to measure your financial progress from year to year. Ideally, your net worth should increase every year, but real life rarely works out that way. There will be setbacks and your net […] Read More