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2017

October

October 19 – FOUR Visuals: Volume 6 (The Millionaire Age Calculator)

October 18 – An Inside Look at my Morning Routine & the Life-Changing Magic of Discipline

October 17 – 200 Blog Posts Later: Some Tips I Have for Aspiring Bloggers

October 16 – Visualizing Every Stock in the S&P 500 as Tiny Circles

October 15 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 17

October 14 – Here’s How Success Actually Works

October 13 – Visualizing Every Rockstar Finance Blogger’s Net Worth

October 12 – Create Your Own Financial Time Scale

October 11 – Introducing Wovelo: A Simple Way to Visualize Monthly Expenses

October 9 – Mastering the Art of Side Hustles: An Interview with Financial Panther

October 8 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 16

October 7 – It Pays to Live Like a College Student

October 5 – A Helpful Tool to Compare Savings vs. Investment Returns

October 4 – FOUR Visuals: Volume 5 (Comparing Savings vs. Investment Returns)

October 3 – The story of a PhD who decided to become a landlord to retire by 33

October 2 – Net Worth Update #12 – October 2017

October 1 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 15

September

September 30 – September 2017 Income & Expenses

September 29 – Here’s the One Fund I’m Investing All My 401(k) Contributions in

September 28 – 9 Lessons I Have Learned in 2017 That Have Added Value to my Life

September 27 – The Art of Schedule Shifting: How I Find Time to Blog

September 26 – To Keep Housing Costs Low, Recognize There’s Nobody to Impress

September 25 – To Watch Beautiful Sunsets on Beaches in Thailand, Read Books on Asset Allocation

September 24 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 14

September 22 – The 401(k) Savings Grid

September 21 – Kill Complaining. Develop Strength.

September 19 – The Power of Duality: Combining a High-Income Job with Minimalism

September 18 – Exploring the Vanguard Sector ETF’s

September 17 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 13

September 15 – Align Your Spending With Your Unique Nature

September 14 – You’re Not as Important as You Think and that’s Wonderful News for your Finances

September 12 – Why You Don’t Have Money for the Important Things in Life and How to Get It

September 11 – FOUR Visuals: Volume 4 (Comparing Net Worth By Age)

September 10 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 12

September 8 – Visualizing Every Dollar I’ve Spent in 2017 So Far

September 6 – A Guide to the “Quit Your Day Job” Calculator

September 5 – FOUR Visuals: Volume 3 (“Quit Your Day Job” Calculator)

September 4 – 7 Lessons Learned from Saving my First $50,000

September 3 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 11

September 1 – Net Worth Update #11 – September 2017

August

August 31 – August 2017 Income – Dividends, Blog Income, Side Hustles, & The Good ‘Ol 9-5

August 30 – Exploring the Many Paths of “Retirement”

August 29 – Here’s How the Average American Household Spends Their Money

August 27 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 10

August 26 – FOUR Visuals: Volume 2 (The Tiny Blocks of Financial Independence)

August 25 – Here’s How Much You Could Have Saved in the 236 Days of 2017 so far

August 23 – The Joy-Driven Guide to Spending

August 22 – Welcome to My (First Ever) Apartment

August 21 – Here’s How Many Years it Took to Reach F.I. Historically Based on Various Savings Rates

August 20 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 9

August 18 – FOUR Visuals: Volume 1 (Financial Independence Calculator)

August 17 – Mixing Active and Passive Income for Maximum Happiness

August 16 – Visualizing Financial Independence With Tiny Blocks: Part 2

August 14 – Visualizing Net Worth By Age Group in the U.S.

August 13 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 8

August 11 – The Million Dollar Age Grid

August 10 – Here’s How Much Investing Returns Matter Based On Your Portfolio Size

August 9 – The Psychology Behind Frugal Living: Part 3

August 7 – The Psychology Behind Frugal Living: Part 2

August 6 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 7

August 5 – The Psychology Behind Frugal Living: Part 1

August 4 – Visualizing Financial Independence With Tiny Blocks

August 3 – 30 Financial Bloggers Share Tweet-Sized Advice They Would Give To Their 23-Year-Old Selves

August 1 – Net Worth Update #10 – August 2017

July

July 31 – July 2017 Income – Dividends, Blog Income, Side Hustles, & The Good Ol’ 9-5

July 30 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 6

July 29 – A Recap of my Life Over the Past 12 Months as Told Through my Nightly Journal

July 27 – Here Are Three Paths Ordinary People Can Take to Save Half a Million Dollars in 10 Years

July 26 – Flow Chart: Should I Spend Money On This?

July 25 – I’m Slowly Building the Life of my Dreams Based on Discipline, Not Passion

July 24 – The Million Dollar Grid

July 23 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 5

July 22 – Why I Focus on the Signal of the Stock Market Instead of the Noise

July 21 – To Make Good Money In Your Early 20’s: Make More Attempts Than Anyone Else

July 20 – The Monthly Savings Grid

July 18 – How to Make $80,000 a Year at Age 23

July 17 – Here’s What a $1,000 Investment Has Returned Every Year Since 1950

July 16 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 5

July 14 – Nature: The Perfect Recipe for Increased Happiness & Increased Savings

July 13 – 7 Beliefs I Hold That Guide My Financial Life

July 12 – Dear Millennials: Here’s the Uncomfortable Truth Behind Creating the Life of Your Dreams

July 11 – The Minimum Savings Rate Needed to Reach F.I. Over the Last 30 Years

July 9 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 4

July 8 – I Want to be an Income Machine, Not an Investment Guru

July 7 – Some Thoughts on Switching Jobs and Moving Away From Home

July 6 – A Hassle-free Way to Save an Extra $127,000

July 4 – The Story of the Mexican Fisherman

July 3 – The Mashup Theory

July 2 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 3

July 1 – Net Worth Update #9 – July 2017

June

June 30 – June 2017 Income – Dividends, Blog Income, Side Hustles, & The Good Ol’ 9-5

June 29 – How Finding a Mission Can Cure Status Anxiety

June 28 – Flow Chart: How to Learn About Personal Finance

June 27 – A Tale of Two Mindsets: The Kitten & The Monkey

June 26 – Visualizing Historical S&P 500 Returns as Constellations

June 25 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 2

June 24 – 10 Life Norms You Actually Don’t Have to Follow

June 23 – Here’s How Various “Best Stocks of 2016” Lists Performed Last Year

June 21 – Your Frugal Lifestyle is in the 99.99% Club of Human History

June 20 – Flow Chart: Should You Start a Side Hustle?

June 19 – The Problem With the Phrase “It’s Just Money”

June 18 – Sunday is for Sharing: Volume 1

June 17 – A Raw Look At My Monthly Income Streams

June 16 – Focus On What Your Life Feels Like, Not What It Looks Like

June 15 – How I Saved $50 With Two Phone Calls to my Banks

June 14 – A Remix of a 2,000 Year Old Message on Time, Money, and Purpose

June 13 – Here’s What a $100 Investment Has Returned Every Month Over the Last 10 Years

June 12 – I’m Trying to Create a 50 Year Highlight Reel

June 10 – How I’m Turbo Charging My Path to F.I.

June 8 – You Can Be as Good With Money as You Want

June 7 – Your Day Job Doesn’t Have to Be Your Passion

June 6 – Systems are the Solution to Most of Your Money Problems

June 5 – Want to Retire Early? Focus on Your Savings Rate, Not Investment Returns

June 3 – Life is About Relationships and Meaningful Work. Everything Else is Fluff.

June 2 – The Stages of Financial Enlightenment

June 1 – Net Worth Update #8 – June 2017

May

May 30 – The Financial Flexibility Grid

May 29 – My Best Financial Advice for 20-Somethings: Grab a Slice of Humble Pie

May 28 – Gift Shop Fever: Why Souvenirs Aren’t Necessary to Remember Experiences

May 22 – How I Gave Myself a $2,806.25 Pay Raise

May 19 – The Avocado Toast Outrage: A Millennial Perspective

May 18 – Keep Climbing, Crab

May 16 – Money Misconceptions

May 14 – My $18 Monthly Phone Bill

May 11 – Please Don’t Follow Traditional Retirement Advice

May 8 – The Utopia Trap

May 6 – Do the Uncomfortable Work

May 3 – How I Graduated College with a Net Worth of $30,000

May 1 – Net Worth Update #7 – May 2017

April

April 27 – Early Retirement is not About Quitting Work

April 24 – How to Win

April 21 – Finding Peace in the Journey

April 20 – To All the Complainers

April 18 – The Awareness Ladder

April 14 – Why It’s So Hard To Outperform Index Funds

April 10 – 7 Reasons Experiences Are Better Than Possessions

April 7 – Will Raising Everyone’s Income Make Everyone Happier?

April 4 – Who Are You Competing Against?

April 1 – Net Worth Update #6 – April 2017

March

March 30 – Crushing Financial Independence With Macro Patience and Micro Speed

March 28 – Monitor Your Progress Less Often

March 25 – Why Your 20’s is the Best Time to Build Wealth

March 23 – Conquer Your Finances to Give Your Future Self Freedom

March 21 – Learn to Want Less

March 19 – Consistency is the Secret to Getting Rich

March 16 – The Non-Financial Side of the Rent vs. Buy Debate

March 13 – Live and Let Live

March 11 – The Side Hustle Grid

March 9 – Thursday Thoughts: Finding The Balance Between Ambition And Contentment

March 7 – Treat Obstacles Like Red Lights

March 5 – Why You Will Reach F.I. Sooner Than You Think

March 3 – Net Worth Update #5 – March 2017

March 1 – “Stop & Start”: Powerful Life Maxims

February

February 26 – Embracing Territorial Living

February 24 – Financial Gems – My Favorite Blog Posts of 2017

February 22 – The Nature of Doing What is Hard

February 20 – My Future Is What I Make It

February 18 – How to Spend 3 Hours Each Day Investing In Yourself

February 16 – How I Made Over $1,000 in Online Side Hustles Over the Past 30 Days

February 14 – The Disconnect Between Purpose & Finance

February 12 – Sacrifice Is Necessary, But It’s Worth It

February 10 – The Power of a Freedom Fund

February 8 – Mindset, Ego, and Grit

February 6 – Net Worth Update #4 – February 2017

January

January 30 – The Best Kept Secret to a High Savings Rate

January 24 – When to Say Yes

January 20 – Love the Process, Forget the Results

January 18 – Net Worth Update #3 – January 2017

January 16 – Don’t Wait To Pursue Your Art

January 14 – The Intellectual Trap

January 12 – Hungrily Eating The Marketing Lie

January 9 – Where Were You At 23?

January 7 – Financial Independence Is A Byproduct Of Mindset (Part 4)

January 6 – Financial Independence Is A Byproduct Of Mindset (Part 3)

January 3 – Financial Independence Is A Byproduct Of Mindset (Part 2)

2016

December

December 31 – Financial Independence Is A Byproduct Of Mindset (Part 1)

December 29 – Filtering Out the Noise

December 27 – Turning A Side Hustle Into A Full Time Income: An Interview With La Papillion

December 23 – Books That Influenced Me The Most In 2016

December 21 – Financial Independence Is NOT My End Goal

December 16 – Unlocking Our Second Wind

December 12 – Retired at 33: An Interview with Thrifty Gal

December 8 – Buy Whatever You Want

December 4 – Net Worth Update #2 – December 2016

December 1 – Side Hustle Income Update #1 – November 2016

November

November 23 – How To Drastically Reduce Your Expenses

November 20 – The Four Pillar Philosophy

November 18 – The 5 Types of Savers

November 16 – You Are the Only Person Tracking Your Failures

November 13 – How are You Happy Without the Gizmo-Gadget 3000?

November 10 – Cold Showers & Financial Freedom

November 8 – Net Worth Update #1 – November 2016

November 7 – Financial Tools I Love

November 5 – The Early Retirement Grid

October

October 15 – How to Make Compound Interest Even More Effective: Part 2

October 9 – How to Make Compound Interest Even More Effective

August

August 30 – Wake Up – You’re Dying

August 29 – Success Is Not Linear

August 28 – Just Do It

August 27 – Don’t Be Amazing. Be Consistent.

August 26 – The Danger of Anchors

August 25 – The Power of Not Caring

August 22 – Almost Everything is Unimportant

August 21 – The Freedom Framework


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