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Apply This Championship NFL Defensive Strategy to Your Money

The Patriots have won six NFL titles by doing one thing consistently well. Can you use this key defensive strategy to control your spending?

Educator on FI/RE Interview: One Cup of Rice

A new teacher, working in another country, with a plan to reach FIRE solo. How can you resist this compelling story?

Analyze your Educator Contract to Improve Your Finances

Too many educators miss out on benefits. I provide a simple method, and template, to analyze your contract and improve your finances.

Get That Job! Interview Keys for Teachers and Principals

A job change can be a key strategy for boosting income. I share interview keys learned from hundreds of hiring decisions to help.

Fear is the Money Killer

How many opportunities have you missed because of fear? An exploration of the impact of fear on finances and how to make fear productive.

Educator on FI/RE Interview 11: Dragon Gal (Elementary Teacher)

Read the inspiring story of an elementary teacher who retired at 40!

The First 10 Educator on FI/RE Interviews: Reflections & Next Steps

Reflections and next steps after 10 successful interviews with educators taking charge of their money and building wealth. From debt to FI!

Educator on FI/RE Interview 10: Laurie (ESL Teacher)

An ESL Teacher and her family build wealth and location independence. Learn more about Laurie from The Three Year Experiment.

Artificial Tightness: Reversing 15 Years of Lifestyle Inflation

Wouldn’t it be nice to do everything right the first time? Unfortunately, we didn’t. Read about how we unwound 15 years of lifestyle creep.

Educator on FI/RE 9: Dave (High School Teacher)

A two educator household in a HCOL-area dealing with daycare costs and student loans – and making progress!

457b is FIRE Magic: What, Why, How.

A 457b is a potentially game-changing tool for building a path to financial independence and early retirement. Learn the what, why, and how.

Educator on FI/RE 8: Diana (District Admin)

A family living on one educator income makes it work in a HCOL area.

7 Money Things Every New Principal Should Know

School leadership is an awesome responsibility. This money-related advice will help set you, and others, up for a bright financial future.

Educator on FI/RE Interview 7

A two educator family uses hustle and the principles of financial independence to build a family and a bright future.

The 15 Money Things I’d Tell A New Teacher (Me)

I’m nearing financial independence, but could have been there YEARS earlier. The 15 things I wish someone had told me as a new teacher.

Educator on FI/RE Interview: Mae (Asst. Principal)

An assistant principal attacks her debt while staying focused on her health and fitness.

The Incredible Privilege of Frugality by Choice (and Other Musings)

It’s easy to forget the privilege inherent in pursuing the path to FI. Frugality, poverty, bootstraps, luck and the importance of stories.

Educator on FI/RE Interview: Savvy History

Poor teacher? Starving artist? A middle school music teacher busts both those myths in this interview!

Real Educator Side Hustles for Extra Money

Real side hustles used by real educators to make worthwhile extra income. Part 4 in the Educator Income Series.

Educator on FI/RE Interview 4: Frogdancer Jones

A teacher raises 4 boys on her own while building a path to financial independence in Australia.

Where can I make the most? Educator Geoarbitrage.

A look at how location can impact educator income. Which states pay the most (and least) once cost-of-living is factored in?

Educator on FI/RE: Interview 3 with EconTeach

She’s taken control of her own finances AND sets her students on the right financial path.

The Three Es of Educator Income Growth

How educators can grow income while focusing on the job they love.

Educator on FI/RE Interview: JOY (Ed. Assistant)

A career ed assistant who never made more than $30k at her day job, partners with family and time to achieve financial independence.

The Educator Career Ladder: Options to Multiply Your Income

Educators are NOT doomed to poverty. The first in a series on educator income options. Exploring the career ladder.