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  • Killing your $1000 Grocery Bill

    Killing your $1000 Grocery Bill

    A few years ago, I was at a party eating some amazing food at the potluck buffet. In my area, there seems to be a friendly competition among the 25-40 crowd of trying to out-chef each other. It's a contest I... Continue Reading

  • The True Cost of Commuting

    The True Cost of Commuting

     It was a beautiful evening in my neighborhood, and I was enjoying one of my giant homebrews on a deck chair I had placed in the middle of the street, as part of a nearby block's Annual Street Party. I was... Continue Reading

  • What if Everyone Became Frugal?

    What if Everyone Became Frugal?

    In the ongoing debate over early retirement, frugality, investing, and simple living, one point is often brought up by our detractors. It usually goes something like this: Well, maybe spending less and investing more works for you, but if everybody did... Continue Reading

  • Wealth Advice that Should Be Obvious

    Wealth Advice that Should Be Obvious

    We have been having a lot of fun around here, and thus straying into topics that are only loosely related to building financial freedom. These lessons can be handy, since getting rich is only the first baby step in living a... Continue Reading

  • The 4% Rule: The Easy Answer to "How Much Do I Need for Retirement?"

    The 4% Rule: The Easy Answer to "How Much Do I Need for Retirement?"

    In the Financial Independence Club, we've got a little shortcut that goes by names like "The 4% rule", or "The 4% Safe Withdrawal Rate".. or simply "The SWR". As with all things financial, it's the subject of plenty of controversy, and... Continue Reading

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Case Study: Average Everyday Complainypants Seeks Redemption

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Today’s case study is a classic, because it addresses a problem suffered by tens of millions of families: the chronic time shortage caused by a double income, double commute, kid-raising lifestyle. While some practitioners of this game do it by choice, many other would rather have more free time … if only they could afford…
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