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There are many views on investing - its often portrayed as a way for the rich to get richer and control the less fortunate, some think of it as gambling, for some its a rush or a form of entertainment, and still others are just plain scared of it. The media generally...read more
As health insurance premiums have continued to rise, a growing number of people are turning to healthcare sharing programs as an alternative. What are healthcare sharing programs? How are they different than insurance? Are they a viable alternative to health...read more
I often tell people how I think about money not in terms of days, weeks, months, or even years - but decades. I've found that training myself to think in this way helps better align my financial decisions with the things in life I truly value. It is so easy to go...read more
I really wanted to start this post with a Chuck Norris joke about a penny, but my wife has informed me that everything I came up with was embarrassingly lame! So, I'll forego the joke (feel free to use the comment section to share your own!) and jump right into the...read more
Home ownership has long been a core part of the American Dream - and its made possible, in large part, by the home mortgage. But what if our typical handling of a mortgage is actually preventing the ultimate goal of home ownership for those pursuing financial...read more
Marriage is an amazing thing which, when done well, can bring an incredible amount of joy in life. But if the statistics are correct, a lot of marital bliss is destroyed by disagreements around money. I remember my sixth grade math teacher challenging our class one...read more
There's something about doing life together with other people that just makes things better. I think the same principle applies when we're talking about money and our financial independence journey. In this post, we're talking about the benefits of letting someone...read more
Want to know how long it could be until you reach Financial Independence (FI)? The basic math is pretty simple and in this post I'll show you how to forecast the answer to this really important question. And I've made some pretty nifty calculators that should be lots...read more
Having a background in financial analysis, I've learned you should always question rates of return when you hear them. A "10% return" can mean almost anything if you don't have the backup for how it was calculated and the assumptions which went into it. Never take a...read more
As we talked about in part one of this post, an unFinanced Life is a lifestyle created by adopting a mindset which uses money as a tool to increase our freedom in life. Part of this involves un-learning traditional finance and adopting un-conventional or...read more
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