Category: Expanding Income

Several Thousand Dollars A Year: My 5 Favorite High Reward, Low Activation Energy Side Jobs

  Reading Time: 4 Min   Who doesn’t want to be bringing in more money? With your financial picture stable, any additional income can fall straight into savings, speeding you faster towards financial independence. The biggest obstacle when it comes to the idea of side jobs, though, is the time and money investment. Maybe you’re...

Why Real Estate Advice Is Dangerous: Hyperlocality

Reading Time: 3 Min Everyone seems to have a gut reaction about real estate as an investment, and those opinions clash violently. I used to wonder about this – at family gatherings, my intelligent cousin would try and convince my equally intelligent uncle from across the country why real estate was an excellent bet, and...

ABP: The Secret to Not Wanting Fancy Things

Reading Time: 2 Min   We want things because they build anticipation and provide novelty in our lives. We get to dream of what life will look like with New Thing. Purchasing New Thing brings a rush of satisfaction and a hit of dopamine in our brains. But the effect is temporary, and a week,...

Mortgage or All Cash For a House?

Reading Time: 12 Minutes   Owning a house is a central part of the American Dream. It is a bastion of security in a wild world to know your family will have a roof over its head no matter what may come.   Somewhere along the way, though, particularly in the early retirement community, the...

Four-Step Blueprint to Retirement: Part 1

Reading Time: 9 Minutes   When you get right down to it, the pattern we all follow to reach retirement escape velocity is very much the same.   Our nest eggs are all governed by the same two simple equations.   Universal Retirement Equations 1)   Income – Spending = Savings 2)   Savings x Growth X...

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