Any day now. It's coming up. The annual wintertime vacation to someplace WARM. And this ritual has me pondering how to not worry about spending money and just have FUN. Time to tuck the budget away and unwind... In two … [Read more...] about How to Not Worry About Spending Money
Today's guest post "Old Fashioned Frugal Living" comes to us from The Financial Journeyman. "FJ" shares his background growing up in a quaint, frugal household. Like me, FJ stumbled upon a few books early in his journey that … [Read more...] about Old Fashioned Frugal Living: It Can’t Be Beat!
We see an awful lot of success stories of young couples who have buckled down, saved a good chunk of coin, and retired early (some while raising kids!) They're everywhere nowadays, it seems. Knowing all of the data behind the … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child?
I don't like beauty contests. Not a big fan of award shows. I DO, however, like to judge. In this case, how about a Golden Nameplate award for "Best Personal Finance Blog"?? This post is a way of honoring my favorite reads … [Read more...] about Introducing The Golden Nameplate Awards (Top FIRE Blogs 2017)
If someone asked you how to live the American Dream, what would you tell him or her? Most would respond with something like, "Own a nice house near good schools", "Have a high-paying job or own a successful business", "Be … [Read more...] about The Millionaire Next Door Formula
It's never too early to start thinking about what to change in your life next year. Understanding how to make your New Year's resolutions stick can be a very useful tool for self-improvement. You just have to lean-in and … [Read more...] about How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick
Growing up, we all learn over our formative years how to be agreeable. We fight it as toddlers, mastering the word "No" while we test our boundaries. But by the team we've reached our cubicle destination, we've forgotten the … [Read more...] about How to Say No: Redefine Your Work-Life Balance
We talk a lot about money on this blog. You sometimes get the pleasure of following me wax on the philosophical and mundane. Today I'm going to reveal my top 25 minimalism tips. Learn how this lifestyle change can boost your … [Read more...] about Cubert’s Top 25 Minimalism Tips!
Just about every consumer experiences a let-down by a product or service, more than once in their lifetime. Whether it's terrible airline service (delays, canceled flights, and so on) or finding a dead mouse in your Cheerios. … [Read more...] about How to Write a Strongly Worded Letter of Complaint
This post contains affiliate links Are you ready to share your personal finance story with the world? Good! Let's talk about how to start a money blog. First off, you should know that I enjoy writing. Over time, blogging … [Read more...] about How to Start Your Very Own Cubicle Blog
I'm going to fill you in on a retirement calculator I'm trying out called "OnTrajectory." It's a sophisticated simulator that takes a bunch of inputs and then shows you on a timeline where you'll wind up by age 90 (or … [Read more...] about OnTrajectory: A Feature-Rich & Easy Retirement Calculator
After writing all of these lovely posts about early retirement, you'd think by now I'd have shared my affection for our accountant. The Wizard of my Oz. The Swami of my Savings Plan. The Shining Light in a cold, dark world... … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Having a Good Accountant
Ever since late 2014, when I started to formulate a plan to retire early, I pegged March 2020 as my exit stage-left. Until today, the little countdown widget on the blog's right nav-bar showed "28 months to go." With 2 years … [Read more...] about 2 Years Until Retirement: A Plan to Retire Earlier
Brace yourselves for another yarn from Cubert today. A trip down memory lane, where I share a tale of home improvement woe so YOU can avoid the same mistakes. The hidden costs of homeownership are often a cascade of comical … [Read more...] about The Hidden Costs of Homeownership
Let's travel back for a moment to the world of spreadsheets that I quite enjoy. Away from the sea of social media cheese where you can easily get distracted from the cells and formulas that truly make the world turn. Read on … [Read more...] about Using Cash on Cash Return to Evaluate Rental Properties
I recently caught a segment on NPR that revealed gripping reasons why ditching social media is incredibly healthier for your lifestyle. The pervasive effects of Social Media on our day to day lives came into full focus that … [Read more...] about Why Ditching Social Media Is Winning Strategy
I started drafting this post on the day of our 11th anniversary. My ever-beautiful, awesome, and happy wife shared with me that morning how cool it was to have our special day on a Saturday, just like our original wedding … [Read more...] about A Happy Wife Makes a Happy Life
I don't know about you, but there are a thousand places I'd rather be than sitting in a cubicle all day, staring at a computer screen. It sucks the life out of you. If you'd like to learn a few things about how to survive an … [Read more...] about How to Survive Your Cubicle Job
You know you need a budget, right? If you don't know where to start, drawing a money map is a simple and useful means to get there. The money map simply lays out your inflows and outflows, with your financial accounts … [Read more...] about How to Create a Household Money Map
Look at the latest articles on the wire about paying off debt and you'd think we've stumbled across the greatest discovery since Einstein declared that e=MC2. How do I determine which loan to pay off first? The good news is … [Read more...] about What Is the Cash Flow Index?