Financial Independence

Financial Independence (sometimes called “FIRE” for Financial Independence/Retire Early) is all about taking control of your finances and building a nest egg that can support you regardless of your employment status.

My wife and I have been working towards financial independence for several years.

These posts are all about how to reduce spending and increasing your portfolio without reducing your enjoyment of life.

How Much Energy Does a Clothes Dryer Use? [Surprising Facts You Need To Know]

How Much Energy Does a Clothes Dryer Use? [Surprising Facts You Need To Know]

Dryers are an essential appliance in most homes. They save time and money by drying wet clothes quickly. But do you know how much energy a dryer uses?

Does inflation matter if you’re frugal?

Does inflation matter if you’re frugal?

Does inflation matter if you are a frugal family? I examine our spending over the past 3 years to look for evidence of inflation.

Our $75 Weekly Grocery Shopping List: Secrets Exposed

Our $75 Weekly Grocery Shopping List: Secrets Exposed

- Discover the secrets behind our $75 weekly grocery shopping list. You'll find out how to save money and time while still eating healthy.

Gluten Free Meal Plan On A Budget: How We Feed Our Family Of 5 For $1.50 Per Person Per Meal

Gluten Free Meal Plan On A Budget: How We Feed Our Family Of 5 For $1.50 Per Person Per Meal

Here is our budget friendly gluten free meal plan. We feed our family of 5 for $1.50 per person per meal on a gluten free diet

The Real Benefits Of Daycare: One Man’s Six-figure Expense Revisited

The Real Benefits Of Daycare: One Man’s Six-figure Expense Revisited

Most discussion of the benefits of daycare focuses on the children. But what about the parents? I break down all of the pros and cons of daycare.

Best App for Tracking Expenses and Receipts

Best App for Tracking Expenses and Receipts

Are you looking for way to track receipts and expenses? See why CountAbout is the best app for tracking expenses and receipts.

Habits of the 2021 Plutus Awards Finalists

Habits of the 2021 Plutus Awards Finalists

The Plutus Awards recognizes excellence in personal finance blogs and other media. Here are the habits of the 2021 Plutus Awards finalists.

FIRE is just one way I’m future proofing my life

FIRE is just one way I’m future proofing my life

It's my birthday. I'm giving the universe (and my readers) a full blog post with all of my future plans. Not only will god be able to mock me but also every single internet troll.

Ain’t nobody getting rich off tomatoes. (Why you shouldn’t use Twitter for financial advice)

Ain’t nobody getting rich off tomatoes. (Why you shouldn’t use Twitter for financial advice)

You cannot get rich from tomatoes. Please don't use Twitter to find financial advice.

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