Do you want to reach financial freedom faster? Learn how you can live on $20,00 per year and reach your goals faster.
FIRE advocates typically focus on spending less and saving to achieve a target retirement number. But what if you’re not frugal?
Want to retire early? You don’t have to be rich to do it. Here are 5 real ways to make early retirement a reality.
The following is guest post from Brian. I’m a nerd for personal finance. Since around the age of 13, I’ve been invested in the stock market. I get excited when a new blog post shows up on The College Investor. And I have more fun receiving a paycheck and distributing the money strategically. When I […]
Our friend J. Money from Budgets are Sexy talks a lot about living on half your income. He extols on the financial freedom it can bring, and how much happier you’ll be having money in the bank. Yes, living on half your income will let you keep more money in the bank – since you’re […]
What do these people all have in common: Catherine Cook Matt Mickiewicz Juliette Brindak Jermaine Griggs Sean Belnick Ok, so maybe you haven’t heard of these 6 people before? Well, what if I added the names Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Dell to that same list? Would it make more sense? These are all individuals who’ve […]
When my husband and I combined our finances, our first goal was to start saving for an emergency fund. At that point, we were planning to quit our jobs, move to Colorado and become self-employed. To do that, we really needed an emergency fund as a safety net…but we would also need a “go to hell” […]
It’s currently estimated that there are about 3,000,000 millionaires in the United States today. And given that there are about 300,000,000 Americans according to the latest Census data, that means about 1 in 100 are millionaires. Even more startling is that means that you probably know someone who is a millionaire, and you probably live […]
Frugal living is a great idea, but it won’t make you rich and wealthy. It can save you money, but to build real wealth you need to earn more money as well.
This post is part of the TaxACT How I Save blog tour which teaches you ways to keep more money in your pocket. Last year, TaxACT saved America over $240 million on tax preparation. How much can you save? To learn more about tips and strategies on saving, click here. When it comes to money there are a ton of ways to save and […]
The dream of retiring early – it’s a dream shared by many millennials. Millennials are a generation that don’t really like working for “the man” and want to setup their lives on their own terms. As such, the structured nine to five world is a bit demoralizing and creates a culture of wanting escape. But […]
Building momentum in personal finance is essential to being able to achieve a financial goal. Learn the simple behavior of building momentum.
I love this quote – it relates exactly to my top financial hack – front loading your life. I’m a big believer that you need to do as much as you possibly can as early as you possibly can. It’s so much better to load up on savings and investments in your 20s versus your […]
“How much money do you make?” That was the question a complete stranger asked me this weekend. I was shocked. I stumbled over my words, mumbling something along the lines of “enough to get by,” and I politely changed the subject. My wife and I were at a party with some friends this weekend when […]
“I’m never going to be rich,” my future brother-in-law said, “I’m too lazy.” We were sitting on a blanket, enjoying a picnic on an unseasonably warm Sunday afternoon in May. He continued, “I like doing things like this way more than I like having money, so I’m not going to get myself into a situation […]
Earn, Save, Invest. Repeat as necessary. I think all three are important, though I’m more comfortable with saving and earning than I am investing. The day will come when I’m better at investing, and that day is just around the corner. I’ve mentioned before that one of my goals for this year is to save […]
There’s a secret financial weapon that we all have in our arsenal but very few of us use (alright, none of us use) – but we should be using it daily! It’s the most powerful weapon in the world. And since you’re reading this right now, I know you have it. What is it made of? Financial […]
The top four resolutions for the New Year are: Lose Weight Quit Smoking Get Finances in Order Get Organized. Let’s assume we’re all fit non-smokers, and since we’re all reading The College Investor, obviously we have our finances in order (or we’re on the right track!). So, then, let’s get organized. I’ve recently gotten on […]
Last week, I wrote about why it’s not always a bad thing to spend more money on some purchases. When pointing out the benefits of investing in quality products that you’ll use over and over again, it’s easy to see why you should fork over a few extra pennies for purchases such as footwear, cars, […]
This is a guest post from The Money For College Project as part of the Yakezie blog swap. The Money for College Project was started with one goal in mind: to help people find ways to pay for college. At MfCP you can find easy to understand explanations of financial aid awards, creative ways to […]
I had a conversation recently with a friend of mine who threw out a thought that really caught my attention, “Being financially independent is the best thing that anyone could ever do – better than giving to charity. If you are financially independent, you automatically give more to the poor than most Americans, and you […]