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Financial independence is a great financial goal to pursue. As we try to save more and increase our income, where does giving back fit in? It seems counterintuitive to give away money when the goal is to save as much as possible. A recent study by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy predicted … Continue reading “Generosity and Financial Independence: 3 Ways to Give Back on your FIRE Journey – with Dave Mason”
Life insurance is one of those things you know you should do. It’s a decision that often gets pushed aside. No one likes to think about “what would happen if…” But it’s something you need to take care of your family if the worst should happen. The good news is that buying life insurance is … Continue reading “Quotacy Review (2020): Life Insurance Made Easy”
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to own your home outright? Maybe you’ve always wanted to pay off your mortgage early or maybe the idea of being mortgage-free seems like an impossible dream. Perhaps you’re somewhere in between. Many of us are in different places on our debt freedom journeys. Not only … Continue reading “From $46,000 of Credit Card and Car Debt to Mortgage-Free – with Bob Lotich”
One fall night in 2010, my wife Nicole and I were watching the Suze Orman Show. (Yes, I used to DVR it). There was this fun segment where someone would call in and Suze would analyze that person’s financial health and give them a grade. It was called How Am I Doing? One term that … Continue reading “How to Increase Your Net Worth by $900,000 in 9 Years”
During late 2013 while I was traveling out-of-town for work, my wife Nicole found our “forever house”. This home had everything she was looking for including an attached garage, open floor plan, updated kitchen, walk-in closet and a big backyard on a half-acre lot. She told me that this was THE ONE and as soon … Continue reading “15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years”
On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid convenience store. I had an incredibly important purchase I was about to make. After breezing through the sliding doors, I headed straight back to the pharmacy area. I was beaming. I was grinning ear-to-ear. … Continue reading “How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Independence”