The 10 Money Saving Commandments

10 Commandments, FI, Financial Independence, Saving Money

The following 10 “Commandments” are 10 important lessons and strategies that have helped us achieve some success over the last 2 years. In that time, we have seen our net worth grow over $100,000 in just 19 months (check out our most recent net worth update here). I believe that following these 10 rules (in no particular order) can … Read More

Sending Our Kids to College – Saving for College

Even though our boys are 2 years old and 2 months old, it is not too early to start saving for college.  If our children get into college, we want to help pay for it.  Unfortunately, the estimated costs for a 4 year degree in 16 & 18 years are pretty terrifying.  Furthermore, saving for college to cover all of … Read More

Your SMART Goals Aren’t Good Enough

SMARTER Goals Get Results

You have probably heard about making SMART goals.  I hear them all the time around my office.  We talk about SMART goals for career planning, annual planning, project planning, basically everything planning (SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, & Time-Bound.)  It’s very common and said almost sarcastically around here because … Read More

My Ideal Retirement

How I Imagine My Retirement

One day I hope to retire.  I’ve already described what I think we’re going to need, money wise, to retire.  But what do I imagine a full day/week/month is going to look like?  What do I even want it to look like?  I feel that trying to put it all together in my head is … Read More