Meet Mark: A 60-Something FI Retiree

From time to time, we interview folks who are financially independent (FI) and owning their money. Today is an interview I did with my brother, who retired at 50 and is financially independent.  A 60-something retired conservation officer, Mark lives with his wife in a quaint Wisconsin town surrounded by lakes, wildlife and forest. He …

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10 Principles for Handling Money in Marriage

Some alarming statistics I came across recently got me thinking about how handling finances well within a marriage is so important. For example, according to Dr.Phil.com, money is the number one problem in marriages and the number one cause of divorce. Jeffrey Dew’s paper titled Bank on it: Thrifty Couples are the Happiest, claims that …

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3rd Annual Thrifty Guy of the Year Contest

We are pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Thrifty Guy of the Year contest to recognize that special thrifty guy in your life or someone you know who exemplifies thriftiness in all aspects of their life. A little bit about the contest that starts today and ends on August 22, 2018 (at midnight). Please submit only …

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Passive Income Streams: August 2018 Report

The summer months seem to be dragging on with the kids out of school. Can I get an AMEN from all the stay-at-home parents? In July we took a lot of trips, and worked on relaxing! For my wife’s birthday, we took a four day weekend and went to Traverse City, and Mackinaw Island! Was …

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Happy Birthday, Medi-Share (One Year on This Medical Cost-Sharing Plan)

Last Saturday was quite the day. Our family celebrated the first birthday of our firstborn daughter, Stella. We also celebrated year one under the coverage of Medi-Share®, the medical cost-sharing plan that I’ve wrote about before. Now we didn’t celebrate the 365th day of Medi-Share coverage by smashing our faces into food or riding around …

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How to Start an Online Business on a Shoestring Budget

It was December 2000 and I was a pharmaceutical rep in a hotel room 300 miles from home. I was doing some Christmas shopping online when I saw it. The little box titled “Enter Coupon Code” that would change my career path forever. I had never heard of a coupon code before, and after some …

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Vitamix Review – How We Eventually Found a Blender for Life

Our journey to find the perfect blender started years ago. Even before I met my wife, I owned a thrift-store find, Hamilton Beach BlendMaster with the old-school push buttons. This was before my “smoothie” days and so I rarely used the device. When my wife and I married, we went through years of exploring different …

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Money Management Tips for College Freshmen

The following article is a guest post from my college freshman brother, Ryan. He provides some great insight into how to manage your money on your own during your college years. When I was ready to start my freshman year of college this year, there were so many things that I was worried about. Where …

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Passive Income Streams: July 2018 Report

Does anyone else feel like the summer is just flying by? If you aren’t intentional about what you are doing with your money, then I find that it goes by even quicker! Over the summer months, I’ve been continuing to focus on my two primary sources of income, which have been the blog and AirBnB. …

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