Author:

Kylven Ross

Twenties Thirties Forties Fifties

Does Money Buy Happiness? Sure Does, but not in the way you think.

The pursuit of happiness is a path riddled with potential missteps. You must truly understand how best to utilize money and the most valuable resource it can purchase. It’s not the house, fancy cars, exotic vacations, gadgets, designer clothing, or anything similar that will bring you lasting joy. I’m fairly certain, everyone will agree that this is the best investment money can buy.
Twenties Thirties Forties Fifties Sixties Elderly

Compare YOUR Cost of Living vs the Average American

Discover Runaway Expenses by comparing your cost of living to the average American. I’m walking through an exercise using data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics with my daughter. We are going to compare our family’s expenses versus the averages from the Consumer Expenditure Survey. Go through the steps yourself and find areas of opportunity to cut costs or even reveal a philosophical vulnerability, as I did.
Teenagers Twenties

What Should I Major in to Become Financially Independent Quickly

Every college applicant will ask themselves, “What Should I Major In?” Here is a practical method that some have used to go from minimum wage to over SIX figures in just 3 years. A degree with significant return on investment is one way to fast track Financial Independence.
Twenties Thirties Forties Fifties Sixties Elderly

What Investments go in Which Account for Tax Avoidance?

You may be losing money by simply not understanding which accounts are the best place to hold your investments for tax avoidance. If you have holdings outside of a retirement account, you’ll want to know these tax efficient investing strategies.  Let's walk through a 10 step process to rebalance and stop paying Uncle Sam more than his fair share.
Twenties Thirties Forties Fifties Sixties Elderly

Financial Independence and Retirement Calculators are near Useless

Forget the online Financial Independence calculators used to predict early retirement and investment returns. I’m sorry, but you need to create a customized plan to FI or hire a professional to do so. Don’t be discouraged and give up based on results of these tools and think, “I'll never retire, if I need a bajillion dollars to do so.” Let’s see how a typical american family can retire earlier than anticipated.