6-Month Money Saving Challenge!

We all like to save money. But isn't that easier said than done? I mean, it's easy for someone to say "stop buying things you don't need" and think they are giving sage advice.But how do you actually do that? And is it really that easy?Well, it actually really can be. In truth, money-saving opportunities are all around us.All it really takes is a little patience, dedication, and mostly importantly, knowing where to start. I know that,…

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Frugal at Your Fingertips: Apps That Free Up Your Finances

By: Ben Lovell If you’re as old as I am, you’ll remember a time (not so long ago) when new tech required you to breach a certain threshold of either financial well-being or flagrant over-indulgence.  New software was a significant investment, Bluetooth headphones were a status sigil, and Flat Screen TVs were the centerpiece for upper-middle-class entertaining. Now, a lot of technology is, well, cheap.  Or at least the initial exposure is. Video games, subscription…

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How to Find Cheap Flights to Anywhere

In just two short weeks, I will be on a plane headed to Europe. And I will have paid almost nothing for that ticket. In this post, I'm going to cover how you can easily find cheap flights to anywhere. It seems like there is still a lot of misconception around these trips. People seem to think it's too good to be true or that they could never do it. It's probably much easier to…

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The Best Personal Finance Tips for 2019

Now that the new year is upon us, many of us are thinking about how we can make our lives just a little bit better. So why not take steps to get financially healthy?Okay, sure, it probably would have made more sense to post this before the new year. After all, you probably already know your resolution(s). And maybe those don’t include money. Maybe you decided to give up wine, or pizza, or to not…

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How to Spend Less Money: Change Your Mindset

If you're on the path to financial independence, a large part of that is probably determining how to spend less money. After all, reducing expenses has the potential to fast-track your path to FI. But before I dive deeper into that concept, let me ask you a question... How many women do you know who have a diamond ring? It may seem like that question came out of nowhere, but bear with me. I'm going…

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Starting the FIRE: How to Retire Early

I don't know about you, but personally, I definitely fret over the idea of working "forever." That's why, as mentioned on my various social media profiles, I'm starting the FIRE! Of course, I wouldn't actually work forever. But when I consider the idea of working until 65 or 67 - I figure I may as well be. Thankfully, my friends, I'm here to tell you that although I have yet to retire, and many people do work until…

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