"You Don't Have to" Series, Finance

You Don’t Have to: Buy a House

I had a eye-opening financial experience at the bank a few weeks ago. This encounter led me to ask the question: Is a having a mortgage financially superior to renting for life? Here’s the story: I went to see a financial advisor about getting a short-term loan for a project. Soon after this discussion, we got…

Finance, Independence

What I’ve Learned Converting to Mustachianism

I think I’ve finally found a religion that truly speaks to me. Mr. Money Mustache has proclaimed through the medium of blog posts, how to achieve ‘financial freedom through badassity,’ and in doing so has developed a way of life known as Mustachianism. I haven’t yet made it through all of his 200+ articles that…

Finance

The Fine Art of Frugality…Apparel Edition

This concludes what was not even supposed to be a 3-part series on frugality (check out Part 1 and Part 2). I don’t claim to be a master of the art, considering our Visa bill continues to merrily skyrocket along during this holiday season, but these are some great ideas I’ve heard that I’ll be…

Finance

The Fine Art of Frugality…Continued

A couple of weeks ago I gave four tips on how to be a little more frugal. Well here’s two more just in time for the holidays…that is, if you have any money left to save after Black Friday, Small-Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday……. 1. Save on the Big Stuff Put focus on saving money on the…

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