Moms on FIRE – Thoughts On Seeking Financial Independence With Kids In Tow

Are you - or do you know - a mom on FIRE? Not literally, of course. Before I started this site, most of the financial sites and blogs I read were devoid of women. My usual round-up included Mr. Money Mustache, J. Money's Budgets Are Sexy, the White Coat Investor, and sites like Bogleheads which … Continue reading Moms on FIRE – Thoughts On Seeking Financial Independence With Kids In Tow

It’s OK If You Don’t Want to Quit Your Job to Travel the World

It seems like many in the financial independence movement have the same goal - to quit their jobs and travel the world at 30 or 35. Now, there's nothing wrong with that goal. If that's what you're working toward, I encourage you to follow your dreams and go for it. But I wanted to put … Continue reading It’s OK If You Don’t Want to Quit Your Job to Travel the World

For Mothers Day, Give The Gift Of Financial Freedom (Plus A Gift I Got!)

If you're a mom (or married to a mom, or have a mom), you probably know that it's Mothers Day this weekend. So that means it's time to go out and spend money, right? After all, the average American spent $172 on Mothers day gifts last year.  I can see how that could happen pretty … Continue reading For Mothers Day, Give The Gift Of Financial Freedom (Plus A Gift I Got!)

The Automatic Millionaire – New Edition Review! – David Bach

Last week I revisited an older David Bach book, Smart Couples Finish Rich, and I mentioned that I had found a lot of his books to be essentially the same. I was distinctly reminded of that when I picked up "The Automatic Millionaire" from the library, and decided to read and review it for all … Continue reading The Automatic Millionaire – New Edition Review! – David Bach

Learn To Live On Lentils, and You Will Become Financially Free

One of my favorite stories of all time is that of the philosopher Diogenes. It's brief, but powerful if you think of the financial message behind it. The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, 'If you … Continue reading Learn To Live On Lentils, and You Will Become Financially Free