Your Net Worth Is Not Your Self-Worth

Ever since starting this blog, I've been pretty active on Twitter. In fact, before starting it, Facebook was probably my main social media platform. Nowadays, though, it's been all about "the Twitters." Mostly that has been for the purpose of engaging with other bloggers and to promote this one. Although I will admit, Facebook doesn't interest me nearly as much as it used to. Nevertheless, because I've used Twitter for blog-related things, I have engaged…

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7 Reasons We Weren’t Prepared to Buy Our Home

Home buying is often considered a key part of wealth building. Whether or not you agree, for most homeowners, buying a home is the single largest purchase of their lives. Hey all. I have another guest post for you today! This post comes to from Jake Jones of Thinkhub. And so, obviously buying a home is a very big deal. As such, being adequately prepared is very important. The last thing you want is to…

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ESG Investing: A Better Future Through Investing?

When I first started this blog, I focused solely on personal finance. But if we go even further back, I had initially started a blog focused on alternative/clean energy, sustainability, and the environment. I chose not to continue putting work into that blog because I felt it would be too difficult to get people interested in a blog that only talked about sustainability. Maybe I'm wrong; maybe I'm not. Either way, in more recent months…

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Four Financial Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

In a previous post, I mentioned the fact that one of my college roommates went to college on a full scholarship through the Navy ROTC program. While I couldn’t see myself fitting in with the military, I didn’t even know such a thing was an option before I learned about it from him. Clearly, that is one of the financial lessons I missed early on. And that is just one example. Needless to say, if…

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Why Early Retirement Isn’t for Everyone

In what has proven to be my most popular post to date, I wrote about why frugal living isn't always everything. And now I am going to say early retirement isn't for everyone? Am I just trying to confuse you all!? Far from it. Although I know I can't please everyone, and while I am still all about starting the FIRE, I do think it's good to cover all my bases. In other words, I like…

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401k Investing: A Closer Look

If you want to secure your retirement, 401k investing is very important. I have spoken about retirement accounts before, and I have also stressed the importance of doing so over a long period of time. Related: Starting the FIRE: How to Retire Early Financial Independence Retire Early: What Does it Really Mean? Barista FIRE: Bridging the Benefits Gap Saving Is Time-Sensitive. The Time To Save Is Now! Perhaps even more important is understanding the ways…

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