Meet FInta Clause. He’s St. Nick’s CFP. While Santa’s busy evaluating the deeds of youngsters, FInta’s on an entirely different mission…to determine if those pursuing Financial Independence (FI) have been naughty or nice this year.
Meet Trippe! A Rockstar, European Backpacker, and Farmer who retired from the U.S. Government as a Financial Analyst. With over six decades of life experience, he wishes to share seven of the most valuable financial lessons he’s learned and some regrets along the way.
Tiffany Aliche, better known as the Budgetnista, went from a negative $300,000 net worth to over 7 figures in just six years. Her journey is an amazing story of tenacity and hard work. She shares 6 heartfelt financial tips with her unborn daughter about Money, Self-Worth and Purpose.
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.
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.
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.