Refreshed Living


7 Tips for Dog Sitting as a Side Hustle

Here are seven practical tips for anyone who wants to start earning money through dog sitting.

Reader Case Study: We Just Moved In Atlanta With Four Kids And We Might Want To Move Again!

Naomi and Jon weigh the pros and cons of moving to a smaller home in a lower cost of living area.

The 10 Worst Places To Get Investing Advice

Here are the 10 worst places to get investing advice.

How I Manage My Money As a Retired Expat in Thailand

Here is how one early retiree manages his money as an expat in Thailand.

Markets can’t be completely random when a crowd of humans are predictably insane.

People act different when they’re in a crowd like the stock market…

Truly Passive Real Estate Investing

Rich shares his experiences with truly passive real estate investing.

Are SUVs Ruining Retirement Savings?

Does buying brand new SUVs kill retirement savings?

Saving problem? More likely a spending problem.

“The problem with all the stuff we have is that somewhere along the line we likely spent good money on it.”

7 Real-Life Examples of People Getting Ripped Off By Financial Salespeople

Tony Isola shares seven experiences of real people who got ripped off by financial salespeople motivated by incentives.

I’m Cheap But I’m Still Fun and Have Friends!

One New Yorker shares her thoughts on saving and spending in an expensive city.

Surveying the Damage in Stocks

Let’s take a look at the numbers to see how bad things have been in various segments of the stock market this year…

Why Everyone Should Have Their Own Business (and How to Guarantee Success)

The story of how Brandon created The Mad Fientist and tips he has for people who want to start a business.

The Problem With “Choose A Job You Love And You Will Never Work A Day In Your Life”

There are a lot of reasons why loving a job isn’t enough to make it not be work.

Why your desk job is so damn exhausting

The greatest mystery of my adult life: How can I spend all day typing at a computer and go home feeling exhausted?

Corporate Job to Traveling Freelancer

Nick True shares how he went from working at a corporate job to becoming a traveling freelancer.

Why I Quit My $200k Job and Moved to Nashville

Lee Huffman shares why he quit his $200k job and moved to Nashville.

Don’t save all that retirement fun for the end – plan a mini-retirement!

Here’s why the mini-retirement may be an excellent alternative to traditional retirement or even early retirement.

100 Days Into Early Retirement – Hello From the Other Side

One family shares their experiences during their first 100 days of early retirement.

The Joy of Living Within Your Means

“For those who have the choice, I don’t think you’ll ever regret spending less than you make.”

Thoughts on the State of the Stock Market

Jonathan Clements shares his thoughts on the current state of the stock market.

Retiring to Spain

How one couple used data from Numbeo to make the decision to retire to Spain.

How This Couple Made $11,280 in One Month From Flipping Flea Market Items

Here’s how one couple earned $11,280 in a single month from flipping items.

A Lost Decade of Dollar Cost Averaging

Sometimes it pays to diversify across asset classes and investment strategies.

How We Make Money and Travel

How one couple makes a living on the road.