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Expenses

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.
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.
Kids Teenagers

20 Week Experiment Teaching our Kids about FI with RoosterMoney

How do you think your children would manage money if given the opportunity to earn income, pay expenses, and reap the rewards of a 20% compounding interest rate? My wife and I conducted a 20 week experiment and reviewed our kids decisions using the RoosterMoney app. Are you curious how my kids did and what can be learned from the exercise? I certainly was.
Twenties Thirties Forties Fifties

Optimize Investments and Debt Repayment Priorities Checklist

Ever wonder what should be funded first...Bills, Debt, 401K, IRA, E-Fund, 529, etc…? After much research, there is a way to optimize investments and debt repayment for 90% of us. I’m going to show you the 12 steps and order of priority in which to save money and reduce liabilities.