How Bad Financial Habits Can Help You Get Financial Benefits

Hey frugal people! I have a very special post today. This is actually the very first guest post I have ever had here on TFF! This post comes to us from Nelly of MyWayOfViewing.com. In the post, Nelly discusses ways in which bad financial habits can actually benefit us. I think it goes without saying that we all have our financial pitfalls, but sometimes there can actually be positives that come along with them. I hope…

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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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College Tuition: A Bubble Ready to Burst?

It's no secret that college is expensive. College tuition rates have risen at unprecedented rates over the past several decades. At the same time, inflation-adjusted salaries for college grads have remained virtually unchanged since 1960. So, is college still worth it? Is there a looming college tuition/attendance bubble? Like most things here in the US (and in life), the answer is: it's complicated. Rising College Tuition Costs Before we attempt to decipher whether attending college…

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Barista FIRE: Bridging the Benefits Gap

Starbucks. Everyone loves it. From frappucinos to lattes, from chai tea to Refreshers, it seems no one can get enough. Okay, fine - not everyone loves it. This post might be old, but most of these ideas are still relevant. Love it or hate it, though, it would be tough to deny that Starbucks is a successful company. After all, they are the largest coffee chain in the world. But aside from the drinks, what else…

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Financial Independence Retire Early: What Does it Really Mean?

Hey all! Hope you're having a fantastic evening (or morning, or afternoon). I'd like to discuss a topic that is central to my mission: financial independence retire early. This is such an important topic that I don't really need a reason to discuss it, but something actually did prompt me. Like so many people out there, I listened to Paula Pant's interview with Suze Orman recently. Now, despite Suze's apparently strong feelings on the matter, I…

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FinCon 18: Money, Friends, and Flamingos

Ahh, what exciting times the past several days have been. Not only did I have the best time attending my very first FinCon; I also had time to see Universal Studios for the first time. To say that it was a good trip would be an understatement. Like many others I've seen, I am pushing this post out kind of hastily for the sake of making it timely. So it may change a bit this week,…

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