Author: Charlie

An IT professional, Charlie also buys and sells liens, lives on the cheap, runs marathons and helps to run his family farm. In his spare moments, he raises 3 children, does the dishes and writes one post a week. His former blog, Frugal Retirement Plan, has been cited by US News and World Report.

Garmin Forerunner 235 with Heart Rate Monitor Review

For 2017 my employer had a fitness challenge to everyone that participated in our healthcare plans. The challenge was to walk 7,500 or more steps every day from August 28th to October 6th. In return, we had the opportunity to earn $250 in our HSA (health savings account), which definitely helps with our medical bills …

Read more

Passive Income Streams: October 2017 Report

The past month was definitely an interesting one. My Airbnb income came to a screeching halt! I thought the fall Airbnb income would slow down a little, but not to this extent. Then again, this is why I keep calling this multiple streams of income. I don’t like being reliant on one sole source of …

Read more

13 Thrifty Christmas Gift Ideas for Men in 2017

As Christmas season soon approaches many people are wondering “what should I get my dad, husband, uncle, or grandpa?” Buying gifts for men is always a difficult one, because we rarely give you ideas, and sometimes just expect ya to know. Or grunt as our spouses rattle off ideas that may interest us. This season …

Read more

How Much Does Your House Cost You?

In recent years I’ve been following a number of vlogs about living in an RV. This type of lifestyle really intrigues me, and most especially with how housing cost so much in California and New York. For a lot of people, traditional living in a house, townhouse, or apartment isn’t an option. It has just become …

Read more

You Can’t Become a Millionaire!

You ever had anyone tell you that you can’t-do something? Like they were laughing in your face, and tell you there isn’t any way in “H-E- Double-Hockey-Sticks” that you could do it in your lifetime? Doesn’t that tick you off? Call them your #HTTRs!! When I was a senior in High School, a classmate and I …

Read more

Passive Income Streams: September 2017 Report

The end of September signifies that we are nearing the home stretch of 2017, and the need to finish strong the last three months of year with our blog. Having goals and reporting on them really helps put perspective on what needs to be done and how much more I need to push it. This …

Read more

Should You Bike to Work to Save Money…and Lose Weight?

If you are at all familiar with the personal finance blog space, then you might have heard of Mr. Money Mustache. He is really big into creating a culture of bucking the norms of culture and retired at the age of 30 years old. His retirement story has been predicated on an extremely high savings rate …

Read more

Passive Income Streams: August 2017 Report

This past month has been focused on my monthly goals and writing them down. I had a record total 19 goals listed to accomplish in August and accomplished 12 of those goals. That is a big deal to me because I’ve broken a lot of my yearly goals into the smallest measurable unit (and added some …

Read more