What if you wake up one day and realize you really want to retire early? Nay – you need to retire early. Your job is slowly killing you and you can’t take it much longer. Okay, that was me in 2010, but you get my drift. If you’re married, then your next step would be to announce the early retirement ...

We all know that we ought to be paying ourselves first — by building a healthy emergency fund, investing in our retirement accounts, and saving for important future purchases. However, it can feel like paying ourselves first will end up shortchanging our other financial obligations. How can you pay yourself first when you barely have enough money to make it ...

As a whole, American real estate is some of the cheapest developed country real estate in the world. When you add on how much money you can make in America thanks to the proliferation of world-class companies, American real estate becomes an even better bargain. Below is The Economist’s real house price index. Notice how cheap the United States is ...

It’s a strange new world amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and just about every aspect of life has changed in some way. Millions of Americans are telecommuting and learning from home, cloth face masks have become commonplace, and the travel industry has been crippled. The Transportation Security Administration reported up to a 96% decline in travel in April 2020 over the same time in 2019. Travel ...

Most people never consider their empty space as a way to generate income. They’re missing out and overlooking a wide range of potential sources of passive income. From houses to storage areas to parking spaces, you may have something people would be happy to pay you to rent. And in doing so, they’ll cover some or all of your monthly ...

Haggling, also known as bargaining, is a form of negotiation two parties engage in when trying to come to an equitable agreement for the price of goods or services. In most parts of the world, haggling is a way of life. It’s not as popular here in the United States as it is in other countries, but that’s quickly changing. ...

Recently when I treated my mom out for lunch, she mentioned how she treats money a little differently than I do. She said that she is generous to other people but frugal towards herself, while I’m frugal towards those around me and myself. Now, wait for a second here. Why would you say anything like that to a person WHILE ...

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Hey everyone, we have good news. FIRE just got a lot easier. Bill Bengen, the creator of the 4% rule, said 5% is a good withdrawal rate in the current environment (2020). That’s great news for the FIRE crowd. Many of us use the 4% safe withdrawal rate as a guideline. We save and invest until our net worth is ...

{ } Hey everyone! Welcome to another episode of our SAHD Cooking show. Today, we’ll cook Khoa Tom Pla. This dish is rice soup with fish from Thailand. Usually, they eat it for breakfast or lunch. It’s light and not too heavy. However, I usually cook this for dinner because that’s the only time I cook. Normally, we have sandwiches, ...

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