Today's post is contributed by Amy Nickson, a passionate writer on finance. Amy is a professional blogger who has started her blog and also works as a contributor to the Oak View Law Group. Please share your opinions by … [Read more...] about The 4 Hidden Costs of a Debt Free Lifestyle
This headline must be causing a few eye-rolls out in the ether. Here I am offering up snake oil health advice to my loyal readers. Now, why would anyone in their right mind make a habit of waking up as early as 5AM (much … [Read more...] about My Fail Safe 5AM Wake Up Call Experiment
I've been bike riding to work for the past three years now, and have found several unexpected benefits of cycling those 20 miles each day. We're going to get into how I started this fun little habit and share all about how … [Read more...] about The Unexpected Benefits of Cycling to Work
While walking the office halls before the July 4th holiday, I overheard some colleagues chatting up their plans to head to the cabin for the weekend. It got me contemplating the question: should I buy a cabin up north? … [Read more...] about Should I Buy a Cabin Up North?
A few years out of college I had my mind made up that I would buy an SUV. Not that I needed an SUV, as I had smooth-paved roads where I lived, plus I didn't need any hauling capacity. I just thought SUVs were cool. Let's … [Read more...] about Big Cars vs Small Cars: Why Smaller Cars Are Better
Avoiding big expenses and unnecessary upgrades, like fancy cars and large homes, is key for gaining the freedom to choose your field of work or even retire early. But sometimes big expenses are hard to avoid. What if there … [Read more...] about Credit Card Hacking 101: Free Travel With Reward Points
Saving up for early retirement requires a good amount of effort earning extra money, while also reducing expenses. Some figure that latter part is a real drag. In truth, there’s no real sacrifice at all in terms of impact to … [Read more...] about 5 Top Budget Hacks, Just in Time for the Holidays
Most of the advice you’ll find on blogs like this one comes from authors who have achieved higher than average incomes. In many cases, incomes before retirement are in the six figures (or more) and both partners are high … [Read more...] about Can I Retire Early Earning Less Than Six Figures?
The pursuit of early retirement due to stress is a topic near and dear to me. Why? Stress. Stress is a constant companion that even "happy" people suffer from. It can emerge from a variety of sources, including … [Read more...] about Early Retirement Due to Stress – Abandoned Cubicle
A big chunk of our hard-earned money ends up in the greasy, grimy hands of plumbers, electricians, heating and air conditioning technicians, etc. Owning a house comes with maintenance (e.g., plumbing!) costs that can … [Read more...] about Save Big Bucks With DIY Plumbing Skills