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.

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 …

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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 …

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My Experience Going Through the Whole 30 Diet

Over the last month, I went on my first ever “diet”, and it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t as hard as going through cancer, but for a guy who has always been able to eat whatever I want, it was. My wife challenged me to join her on this journey to help reduce her inflammation, and I …

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Should You Give an Employer Two Weeks Notice?

Recently I was talking with my nephew about his job working at a cookie manufacturer in the midwest. I asked, “How is your job at Cookie Company Inc?” “Ah yeah, I kind of quit that job. I put in my two-week notice and handed it to my boss and he said yea this isn’t necessary. …

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Passive Income Streams: July 2017 Report

Much like June, July was another rocking month for our passive income streams and road to debt freedom. In July, we were able to produce another $1,566 and continue to chip away at our debt. In addition, as part of my monthly/yearly goals, I was able to study for my VMware VCP and pass my …

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How to Save Electricity and Money on Turned-Off Plugged-In Appliances

A few years ago I was really focused on saving money (what is new…ha!) and was researching appliances that are taking energy while you think they are turned off. With Christmas soon approaching, I started googling up “money saving devices for saving money on electricity” and found some cool articles on what other people were …

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3 Phases to Passive Income Streams

Growing up on the farm I saw first hand every year my grandpa and dad’s passive income stream requiring work in raising 1000 acres of corn and beans. I didn’t realize it at the time. All I realized was that dad would continue to make me work hard. Work hard to help the family! Gosh, …

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How to Prepare for the Greater Depression?

“I believe we live in a great country – a country great enough to help a man when he’s in trouble.” – Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man Last week I posted on how to invest in volatile times and the markets this week have people even more nervous as the market has lost more than …

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