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For our Family FI segment this month, we’re talking about achieving financial independence with kids. A lot of people out there think that you have to choose one or the other. “You can’t have financial independence if you want to have kids” or “you can’t have kids if you want to have financial independence”. My … Continue reading “What Financial Independence Means for a Young Father – with Jim White”
In mid-2016, I had a pretty rough day at work. My new manager called me into his office to inform me that there would be some changes with my position. A position that I had grown to enjoy. I was proud to have built a team of 3 based on some solid sales wins that … Continue reading “How a Bad Day at Work Inspired Our Family’s Financial Independence Plan”
Have you ever taken the time to calculate your net worth? It’s something that most people have never done despite it being one of the most important financial numbers. It doesn’t matter how young or old you are or whether you consider yourself rich, poor or somewhere in between. It’s fairly simple to figure out … Continue reading “Why You Should Track Your Net Worth (And How To Do It Easily)”
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 $800,000 in 8 Years”
On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid. 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. Given my … Continue reading “How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Freedom”
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 as I … Continue reading “15-Year Mortgage Paid Off in 5 Years”