Think and Grow Rich

One of the classics recommended by the FI community to read is a book from 1937 called Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.  The premise of this book is that it is meant to be a how-to on becoming rich.  Hill spent approximately 25 years interviewing over 500 successful men and women to find... Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Insurance

My dad said my name today... Normally, this would not be such an amazing feat. There were times in my life when I dreaded hearing him yell my name because it meant I had been caught doing something wrong. Now, I'd give anything for it. It had been so long since the last time he's... Continue Reading →

Will You Be My FI Valentine?

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! To get those warm and fuzzy feelings flowing, I wanted to get in touch with how money can influence relationships, both for better and for worse. Romantic, right? According to a study performed by MagnifyMoney in 2017, money causes 21% of all divorces. This is a larger percentage than even infidelity.... Continue Reading →

Use Your Superpower

What's the first thing that you do every morning when you wake up? Are you aware of it or do you just go through the motions? Have you ever heard the phrase that humans are "creatures of habit"? Ever taken the time to really think about what this means? If so, you're not alone. Hundreds,... Continue Reading →

Learning to Communicate

What makes my wife and I work so well together is our ability to be on the same page for the 'big' things while being able to respectfully disagree about other things. Using finance as an example, Kayla is 100% on board with pursuing FI. She would love nothing more than for both of us... Continue Reading →

The $280,000 Conversation

This is the story of a very naive 22 year old Emily whose first boss set her on the path to earn more than a quarter of a million dollars over the course of her career than she thought she deserved. * Gazes off into the distance as the scene changes* I love me some... Continue Reading →

2019: The Year of the Side Hustle

I can't believe that it's already the first day of 2019. Wow that went by fast. Let's see how we did with our goals from last year and what we're looking to accomplish this year. Kayla's 2018 Goals One of Kayla's resolutions for 2018 was to try 1 new recipe per week, equaling 52 new... Continue Reading →

First 5 Months as Landlords

During my hiatus from writing this blog, my wife and I bought a home, moved in, fixed the place up a bit (it didn't need too much), found tenants and have had to do a couple of fairly intense repairs/improvements on the home already.  What I'd like to do is go through what we've needed... Continue Reading →

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