Every quarter I go over every expense I have and categorize it. This has led to a wealth of information on my own spending habits - some good and good bad. Here's an in-depth look at what I've learned.
People use the terms "fire", "lean fire" and "fat fire" all the time - but what do they mean? In this data-driven post, we look into the numbers behind these pursuits and what you could do to hit your numbers.
What is your path to early retirement? Having a set goal is one thing, but designing a life with an irresistible staircase there is another thing. If you can find your own motivation, you'll get there sooner than you think.
The salary difference between men and women has been studied in many different times in many different fields. In each study, the raw findings are the same - women make less than men. Does this trend hold true for the personal finance community and it's readers?
The 4% states you need your yearly spending times 25 to retirement. One question I get a bunch is around the idea of "what assets are included" in that 25x number. Spoiler: It's not your house.
Why do you want to retire early? This question and more are key to keeping your motivation going and growing grit while saving up and accumulating wealth for early retirement. Having a core set of "whys" can help.
A snapshot of my finances as of April 1, 2018. We were down 1.5% for a total of -$19,120.00 for the quarter. This includes my investment totals, specific stocks, category breakdowns and how I'm doing on the road to FI.
Last year, we moved across the country from Orlando to Salt Lake City. Before we reached this decision, I researched other companies, looked at other jobs and interviewed other places. In the end, I had to make the decision: is the extra money worth it?
When you hear the word "vacation", what do you think? Is it the same thing as when you hear the word "travel"? These two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but for most, they have entirely different connotations. Let's explore the spectrum between these two and see which you prefer.