Retire Early to Save The World

11.17.2014
Retire Early to Save The World

Do you ever want to save the world or at least improve it a little? There are endless problems in this world. Here are just a few big ones. Hunger and lack of access to drinkable water. Animals are going extinct. The world is getting over populated. Global warming and various consequences. Poverty is still prevalent in many countries. Natural disasters create havoc every year and it’s tough to see the aftermath on the news. Sure, you can donate money. However, I really admire the people on the ground who are actively trying to help others. It takes a lot […]

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Being Frugal Might Not Be A Good Idea

11.14.2014
Being Frugal might not be a good idea if  you are an entrepreneur

Oh no, two frugal centric articles in one week! Sorry about that. I didn’t coordinate with Melanie enough so that’s why we ended up with two frugal articles this week. Don’t leave yet, though. I’m going to tell you why being frugal might not be a good idea after all. Frugal lifestyle I have always been pretty frugal since I can remember. Our family immigrated to the US when I was 12 and my parents struggled financially for many years. We didn’t make much money, but we never built up any debt either. We lived within our means and we […]

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Will my kid be a bum if I retire early?

11.12.2014
early retirement bad example

A few weeks ago, I was talking to Don, a successful young business owner and he really dislikes the idea of early retirement. He wants to provide a good example for his kids and he thinks early retirement is not the right way to do it. This was just a passing conversation, but he clearly thinks that I’m a bum and he’s afraid my kid will turn out to be one too. To him early retirement is the anti-thesis of hard work. Is this really true? I’m sure he’s working long hours to provide a good life for his family, […]

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When Being Frugal Backfires

11.10.2014
When Being Frugal Backfires

The following article is from Melanie, our staff writer. Melanie is in the beginning phase of her journey to Financial Freedom and she’ll offer a refreshing point of view for us. We’ve all heard the reasons why you should be frugal. Cut out unnecessary spending, live more mindfully, and spend money on things that really matter. I like to think that I subscribe to the tenets of frugality pretty well, but there are also times when I’ve taken it too far. Sometimes I can just turn into a different person and lose all sense of rationality and morality. Now, I don’t […]

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