This frugal couple found creative ways to start living on one income and went back to school for another degree.

8 Tips for Living on One Income When Money is Tight

Have you ever felt trapped by your circumstances? You know, that feeling you get when you’d like to do something different with your life but you can’t miss work because that means missing a paycheck (even if its undersized). Or maybe you or your spouse would like to go back to school but know that affording it is next to impossible? Living on one income while trying to support others is difficult but it can be done. Whether its just you and your significant other or there are two (or more) little mouths to feed, there is a lot to […]

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6 Surprisingly Simple Hacks for Achieving Financial Freedom

We all want financial freedom. Are you tired of worrying about bills, not knowing where your money is going each month, or making less than you want? In this article, I share 6 actionable steps you can take today to put yourself in a better financial position. No more wishing things were better. No more blaming others. No more excuses and inaction. You can do this. I’ve made the time to do all 6, and my life is better because of it. There’s no reason why you can’t do the same. Alright, here we go! 6 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom 1. Automate […]

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Personal finance lessons learned during self reflection and mowing my lawn

Personal Finance Lessons I Learned by Mowing My Lawn

Have you ever mowed a lawn before? Do you mow one now? How about when you were younger? With a wife and two little girls in the house, sometimes I go out and mow the lawn whether it needs it or not.  😉 All joking aside, it’s nice to get out there on a beautiful day and cut the lawn. It takes me about an hour to do my lawn. That translates to a lot of thinking time almost weekly during roughly half the year. And what do I think about? Well, since I’m a a big nerd (just ask […]

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4 Frustrating Money Lessons as Told By A U.S. Immigrant

This week’s article is a guest post from the blog The author, who uses the online moniker Mr. Compounding, grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States after graduating high school. In this post he shares with us some important life and money lessons he’s learned since moving to the U.S.   After high school, I moved to the US to go to college. I went to Boston College and ended up staying in the Boston area after graduation. I quickly realized that life in the US was not only a lot different, but was also the subject of […]

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What Mountains Can Teach Us About Personal Finance

My family and I just got back from a beautiful week-long trip to Colorado. Thankfully, we were able to do quite a bit. A couple of the highlights were seeing an old 1880’s mining town and traveling up to Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is one of the highest mountains in the country at 14,114 feet. And it is COLD up there! On the day we traveled to Pikes Peak, the temperature in Denver was around 90º but only around 45º on the mountain. While we were up there we had quite a scare. We were in the little cafe at […]

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