Category Archives for Financial Independence

Fired in my Fifties: The 3 Best and Worst Moves that Determined my Fate

Will you be financially secure if you are fired in your 50s? In hindsight, I made 3 terrific moves that put me on solid financial ground, but I also made some bad moves that I wish I could do over.

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Money Roundup for April 2018

Here’s my first money roundup, describing my efforts to create income and minimize expenses to make my money last. Let’s see how this turns out!

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Dreaming and Scheming as the New Reality Sets In

The second week of my new semi-retired life was crazily busy! I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and can’t wait to create my future.

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Smiling on a Monday Morning: A Recap of Week 1 of Semi-Retirement

What happens after your career comes to a crushing end? Expect week one to be a tumultuous ride on the emotional rollercoaster.

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Surprise! Early Retirement is Here…Kinda…Sorta

What happens when you lose your job in your 50s? If you’ve prepared well, you can enter the world of S-FIRE (Semi-Financially Independent and Retired Early).

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Book Review: Meet the Frugalwoods

Meet the Frugalwoods is a memoir by Elizabeth Willard Thames, who embraces a frugal lifestyle and shuns consumerist society. While the book offers inspiration for those who want to abandon the world of cubicles, it’s missing the details that would guide readers to embark on their own journey of financial independence.

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Million Dollar Advice from 15 Personal Finance Bloggers

Fifteen of the most popular personal finance bloggers share advice on how to build a net worth of $1,000,000 and admit to their biggest financial mistakes. Get the “inside scoop” by taking the 30-Day Million Dollar Challenge!

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Book Review of Side Hustle: Does Money Really Grow on Trees?

Chris Guillebeau’s latest book, Side Hustle, promises to provide readers with a “detailed roadmap” on “how to select, launch, refine, and make money from your side hustle in under a month.” Does the book deliver?

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CANCELLED! Five Things to Consider when Buying Homeowner’s Insurance

Homeowner’s insurance is one of life’s necessities. But heaven help you if you actually file a claim! Higher premiums are the least of your worries.

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Budget Tricks: Lessons Learned from the Money Diet

Do you need a kick in the pants to get your finances in order? There’s an easy solution – the Money Diet.

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