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Don’t Let Fun Hold You Back

I recently read an article on BudgetsAreSexy called “the Triad of Hustling”. To summarize, the Triad of Hustling is something J.Money came up with when he was on the verge of burning out. With too many projects to choose from and limited hours in the day, he decided that he was going to evaluate projects based on these 3 criteria: 1) Time 2) Money 3) Fun If the project didn’t take up too much time, made lots of money, and was fun, he would work on it. Otherwise, forget it. What I like about this criterion is that it let’s […]

Friday Reader Case: Help! My Kids Are Holding Me Back

  It’s Friday again and you know what that means? It’s Reader Case time! Now, before I jump in, I just want to warn you, this one is extremely long and meaty. Of the reader cases we’ve done so far, I would say this is definitely one of the more challenging ones. So put on your thinking caps cause we’re about to MathThisShitUp EXTRA HARD:   “Hey there, I’m not sure my case will be the most exciting to feature in a post, but I feel it does raise a question many readers may have and I hope you can […]

The Five Stages of Early Retirement

  You’ve been dreaming about it for months. In meetings, you find yourself not giving a crap about TPS reports, the latest quarterly results, or whatever bullshit people-who-are-not-you care about. You constantly stare out the window, thinking about all the amazing places you’re going to travel to, all the books you’re FINALLY going to have time to read, that long lost hobby you’re going to work on. You count down the hours at work. Then quitting day finally comes. Your heart is pounding out of your chest. You think “this is it. It’s now or never.” You pull the trigger […]

Let’s Go Exploring! Poland: A Hidden Gem and the Surprise of a Life Time

Before coming to Warsaw, my overwhelming knowledge of Poland consisted of two things: 1) Perogies 2) Communism Whenever I heard the world “Poland”, I would imagine two soldiers shivering in their communist uniforms, huddling over a single boiled perogy. I know. I’m so worldly. Anyway, good thing Warsaw ignored my silly misconceptions. It simply waited until I entered its clutches and then proceeded to dazzle me with all its historical charms: gothic-spired cathedrals, cobble-stoned alleyways, and opulent royal castles that made me feel like I was in the middle of a fairy tale… Except, I didn’t need a handsome prince […]

Guest Interview: Life and Money Lessons from Jail Part 2

Last Monday, I talked to Billy B, a friend I met at FinCon who has one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever heard. You can read his story in Part 1 here. As promised in Part 2 our guest interview, we’ll find out: How he managed to save $40K in 2 years on a $9/hour salary stacking boxes How he managed to build his quarter million net worth in just 5 short years, and What advice he has for people who are stuck in bad situations they don’t think they can get out of Take it away Billy B! […]

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