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I love hearing about other people’s financial success. Whether someone just paid off all their debt, didn’t use a credit card for vacation, or started a new business adventure,  I’m always fascinated and excited to hear their story. While the end result seems so glamorous, the most interesting part of the story is often the journey and how they overcome their money problems. Improving your financial situation and fixing your money problems from the ground […]

Save, invest, prosper with My Own Advisor. 2019 Financial Goals – October Update When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. – Confucius And so we did…adjust. We needed to realize any 2019 financial goals.  Since our last goals update, that centered on spending tons of cash throughout the summer in support… Join the million dollar portfolio journey. The article 2019 Financial Goals – October […]

Life’s not all a bed of roses here in Boquete.  I thought today that I’d share some reasons not to live in Panama. So far, living here has been a wonderful experience for me and my family.  It definitely was an adjustment (and still is occasionally), but just being a part of a life that’s so different than we’re accustomed to is both interesting and amazing. A couple of weeks ago, I talked about The 7 […]

Sometime around 2010, I became deeply interested in my personal finances. I started to track where my money was going, and scrutinize the spending decisions I was making. When I first discovered financial independence- the idea that I could chop 30+ years off of my working career through conscious life decisions- I was elated. Spend… The post Mean Reversion and Overcoming Spending Guilt appeared first on Brewing FIRE.

We have lived in our current home now since 2007. That’s just over 12 years and during that time we haven’t done much to the floors around here. We had new carpeting in our living room, dining room, and hallway when we first moved in and truthfully, they’ve been looking pretty worn and stained to the point where it was really bothering us. After all, it wasn’t the finest carpeting when we purchased it and […]

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Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.  Whether or not you agree 100% with that statement, it’s hard to deny that having some form of savings in place, at any level, can work wonders. And while the never-ending news cycles (especially at the time of writing with all the Brexit nonsense) can make you fearful of making any kind of investment, there are simple actions you can take to help you […]

What’s Your Wealth Number? If you’re tired of thinking about money in terms of “net worth,” here’s another way you can do it and more sneakily compare yourself to others 😉 (Though you’ll still need to know your net worth # to play): Per Bloomberg Businessweek: “The world needs a more precise way to describe wealth. “Millionaire” is too broad, covering everyone from random pikers with a scant $1 million in net worth all the […]

I know it seems counterintuitive to believe that having kids actually saved me money, but nothing will sober up bad spending habits and a lack of a budget more than growing your family. It’s not that I was in debt or spending beyond my means before having kids, but I certainly wasn’t thinking about the future. It took having a child, A.K.A. an extra mouth to feed, to really get serious… Source

Every other week, I hold a JOURNAL CLUB. After manually filtering through the millions of articles out there on the web, I present a few that impacted my life this month. Here’s our Journal Club for the week, enjoy! There’s a reason you should retire early and it has to do with more than a lifestyle change. We’re talking taxes here, specifically the worker tax penalty. White Coat Investor sheds light on what this means for […]

This post is one of a series looking at returns in the decade after the financial crisis. The more you tilted towards the UK stock market over the past decade, the more you lagged a globally diversified investor. Not one of our domestic UK funds matched the MSCI World’s 12% return. Trustnet provides the chart that tells our story1: Digging deeper, smaller caps outpaced the wider UK market, with iShares MSCI UK Small Cap ETF (cyan line C) on […]

“You know who Dave Ramsey is?” That simple question can cause a lot of controversy or an instant bonding. The same might occur when the topic of FIRE comes up. For those of us that belong to one of these communities, it is easy to feel as though you found something special. Something that is truly life-changing. But what happens when you discover the other community and aren’t sure where … Read more The post […]

I’m not much of a fan of social media but the social network that I’m most active on by far is Strava.  If you’ve never heard of Strava it’s an app and community that allows you to record your outdoor… The post What I Identify As appeared first on Accidental Fire.

There are many legitimate online jobs that allow you to work from anywhere. It could be a remote job position offered by a company or an online business that you start by yourself. Online Jobs As Your Own Boss (High Earning Potential) Online Course Creator If you have something to teach or if you have […] The post 25 Legit Online Jobs (#6 Is Well-Kept Secret) appeared first on Earn More Live Freely.