When we identify a goal we want to achieve, we often want to get to the finish line as fast as we can. The best feeling is when you see progress, especially fast progress, toward achievement. However, fast is not always possible with every goal, especially financial goals. It’s a slow journey, whether it’s paying
FIRE (Financial Independence – Retire Early) has been a goal of mine for the last few years. For a lot of people, their first view of anything FIRE related is often reading an article online or seeing a blog post or even listening to a podcast for financial independence (FI), early retirement (RE), or both.
My last post talked about the bleary outlook of saving for retirement in America and how I am going outside the norm and finding my happiness in my journey to financial freedom. It is interesting that it’s not only a struggle to finance a comfortable retirement, but also once retirees actually retire they are not
The outlook for retirement in America right now is terribly depressing. The statistics show that very few are saving anymore, instead people are buying bigger houses and luxury cars and trying to keep up with everyone else. As I started looking more closely at my own saving and spending, it occurred to me that achieving
We all have choices. Deciding how we want to spend our time and money is a big part of everyone’s life, which ultimately impacts your future. As I move into my 40’s, my perspective on life, money, and my future has changed. I now see things through a different lens; many things look different now
It’s always hard to start something new, and saving money is no exception. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to start saving money! And once you start saving in money and see your savings grow, you will look for ways to spend less on everything you buy and start saving even more. That’s what happened
It’s time to set some New Year’s Resolutions! I would rather consider my “resolutions” goals, since I find it easier to put an action plan to goals. I am a firm believer that everyone should have goals, especially ones they set for themselves (rather than a spouse, employer or friend). Goals are something more substantial
If you are young or just starting out on your financial education journey, I’ve compiled a few financial tips for college grads & newbies that will help you save wisely, spend smarter, and learn to live your best life without sacrificing your financial freedom. The key is to start saving as early as you can!
This time of year when we are spending money on gifts, holiday parties, and indulging in goodies for ourselves, we often forget to continue to find ways to save money. One way you can quickly start saving money is by reducing your utility bills – electric, gas, water and sewer. Creating a few habits that helps
We experience events throughout our lives. The events can be positive or negative, and impact us in both good and bad ways. Each event can teach us lessons that can be difficult to endure when going through them, however, they are critical to our overall success in life and being able to achieve a successful,