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November 2016 Expense Report

Reduce Decrease Spending Expenses

Past Month’s Happenings Man, November flew by (and December too)! It was crazy productive and busy. There was NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, Thanksgiving, finalizing things with the house, getting sick, and more. Obviously, my FIRE-seeking friends, there were bad and good things lumped in there. For one, I’ll never understand why people decided to make Read More

Create a Website to Kickstart Your Financial Independence

Website Creation

You Have a Desire to Do More If you’re like me, you’ve spent a lot of time in life wondering, “What do I really want to do with my life?” Maybe it was “What am I passionate about,” or even, “What is my purpose?” These are all questions I think each of us faces at Read More

October 2016 Expense Report

Expenses Spending Budget Budgeting Control Decrease

Past Month’s Happenings It is time to discuss October. In case you guys didn’t know, there are less than eight weeks until Christmas…That Learning Gal has already busted out the Christmas albums. I mean, I like Christmas music as much as the next guy–and God bless my wife–but the ear plugs will probably be inserted Read More

October 2016 Income Report

Increase Active Passive Income

Past Month’s Happenings It is time to discuss October. In case you guys didn’t know, there are less than eight weeks until Christmas…That Learning Gal has already busted out the Christmas albums. I mean, I like Christmas music as much as the next guy–and God bless my wife–but the ear plugs will probably be inserted Read More

October 2016 Wealth Report

Investing Investments Financial Independence Stocks Bonds Net Worth Wealth

Past Month’s Happenings It is time to discuss October. In case you guys didn’t know, there are less than eight weeks until Christmas…That Learning Gal has already busted out the Christmas albums. I mean, I like Christmas music as much as the next guy–and God bless my wife–but the ear plugs will probably be inserted Read More

Sixty Days to Our First Home: Part 1

First Time Home Purchase

Whoa Oh man, guys. Stuff moves fast, I’ll tell you what. So, unbeknownst to you, That Learning Gal and myself have been searching for a house! Surprise :D Now, I know you might be saying, “Don! What’re you doing? You guys have a lot of student debt still. Do you even have a down payment Read More

How I Got Better Service and Lowered My Comcast Bill by $18 Per Month (And How You Can Too!)

Saving Money on bills for Comcast, AT&T, and More

Those Damn Bills They just seem to keep coming don’t they? When the founding father, Benjamin Franklin, stated two things are certain in life, death and taxes, he must not have had to worry about bills because at 26, those are seeming pretty certain as well! However, unlike death and taxes, we at least get Read More

The Smart FI Sprint Podcast EP 008: Are You Meeting Your Needs?

Podcast Hierarchy of Needs and Financial Independence

Hi, everyone! Today I discuss the topic of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. I discuss what they are, and how they can impact your ability to reach Financial Independence. However, on the flip-side of that, I also detail how you can use the knowledge as a tool to push your Financial Independence forward. I hope you Read More

The Lazy Man’s List of 7 Ways to Lower Expenses (Both Big and Small)

seven ways to lower your expenses

  Are you tired of being told to coupon? Sick of herculean efforts to save money–like gardening–taking time out of your busy schedule of sitting on the couch and staring at the TV screen like a zombie? Well, I’ve got good news for you! You Can Save Money By Making Minor Changes Number 1 – Read More

September 2016 Wealth Report

Investing Investments Financial Independence Stocks Bonds Net Worth Wealth

Reintroduction of the Reports Hey, guys! I’m back with the new and improved reporting system. What this means: first, I’m going to be doing away with the past reports, as I feel they haven’t been entirely accurate of the whole picture of what is going on. Second, I feel like they haven’t been in depth Read More

September 2016 Expense Report

Expenses Spending Budget Budgeting Control Decrease

Reintroduction of the Reports Hey, guys! I’m back with the new and improved reporting system. What this means: first, I’m going to be doing away with the past reports, as I feel they haven’t been entirely accurate of the whole picture of what is going on. Second, I feel like they haven’t been in depth Read More

September 2016 Income Report

Increase Active Passive Income

Reintroduction of the Reports Hey, guys! I’m back with the new and improved reporting system. What this means: first, I’m going to be doing away with the past reports, as I feel they haven’t been entirely accurate of the whole picture of what is going on. Second, I feel like they haven’t been in depth Read More