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An Interactive Exploration of Dead End Careers

Each industry has a career arc, but not all industries are created equal. Which ones are the worst and why?

Get Rich by Eliminating Harmful and Useless Desires

“I believe that if you’re able to find a way to eliminate a lot of harmful and useless desire from your life, you’ll be far richer.”

Visualizing the Financial Well Being of U.S. Households

Some charts on the financial well being of U.S. households.

My Wife Deserves a $2M McMansion

“What I think my wife wants, and what she actually wants, are two very different things.”

The Barbell Strategy for Buying Quality Stuff

The barbell strategy for stuff: buy the very best-in-class for a small set of items; buy the cheapest possible version of everything else.

When Spending Money Equals Happiness

An excellent example of how certain expenditures can increase happiness and quality of life.

Reader Case Study: Americans In France Navigating Their Financial Future

Georgia and her husband Seb ask the Frugalwoods for guidance in navigating their financial future.

I Am a Craigslist Samurai and so Can You: How to Sell Used Stuff Online

Here is how to effectively sell stuff online through Craigslist.

The “Three P’s” Of Enjoying FIRE

To truly enjoy FIRE, make sure you incorporate passion, productivity, and progress in your life.

Choose to Pursue Success. Don’t Confuse It with Excess.

“Nobody sits across the table from another human being and declares their greatest goal in life is to own as much stuff as possible.”

30 Hard-Learned Money and Life Lessons

Chris Reining shares 30 hard-earned money and life lessons.

Visualizing the Wealthiest and Poorest County in Every State

This map shows the wealthiest and poorest county in every state in the U.S.

Why frugality is an important part of personal finance

Here is why frugality is an important part of personal finance.

It’s easier to reduce lifestyle expenses than it is to increase investment returns.

Often the biggest financial returns come from controlling your lifestyle, not from earning insane investment returns.

How to Save a Ton of Money with Some Upfront Preparation

Here are five examples of frugal tasks where doing prep work ahead of time will save you a ton of money.

What I Learned from Jack Bogle

Jack Bogle, the legendary founder of Vanguard, passed away yesterday at age 89. Here are a few things Ben Carlson learned from him.

Buy Low, Buy High

Here is how dollar cost average investing has performed since 1999…

Biggest Lessons from One Year of Early Retirement

Tanja from Our Next Life shares her biggest lessons from her first year of early retirement.

Larger Market Declines Usually Lead to Stronger Recoveries

Some of the strongest market recoveries occur after the largest declines.

How Running an At Home Daycare Changed My Life

First-time parents stagger under the weight of learning to care for their first child. We were no exception.

How I Rode My Bike More Than I Drove My Car This Year

Dave from Accidental FIRE shares how he road his bike more than he drove his car in 2018.

Does FIRE Make Life Harder?

Chris Mamula shares five challenges that he and his wife underestimated once they achieved financial independence.

Five lessons I learned while making a documentary film about FIRE

Scott Rieckens shares five lessons he learned while making a documentary film about FIRE.

Why Less Is More and Bigger Isn’t Better

Here is why less is more and why bigger isn’t always better.