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20 Things We Do Everyday That Waste Money

Here are 20 things we do everyday that waste money.

The Newest Personal Finance Bloggers From 2018

Over 50+ new bloggers on the scene.

When All Your Dough Is Eaten By Pizza

How much money are you spending eating out?

The War Between Delayed and Instant Gratification

I would rather buy the new Google Pixlebook than invest money in my Roth IRA

-Peerless Money Mentor

The Unknown Variables of Life

These thoughts are about certainty in life. What do I know with absolute certainty? Is planning for the future futile?

How Long Can You Go Without Pay?

Whether it’s due to a government shutdown, natural disaster, or illness, how long can you go without pay?

Healthy, Inexpensive Foods for People Who Don’t Cook

Contrary to popular belief, the culinary impaired don’t need to resort to the drive-thru, vending machine, or boxed/frozen/prepackaged meals

The One Minute Rule

Think how often we say “I’ll do it later.” If there’s something that can be done in one minute or less, do it right away.

Here’s How the Stock Market Has Historically Performed After a Down Year

Here is how the S&P 500 has historically performed after experiencing a year of negative returns.

You’re Not a Failure, You Just Need SMARTER Goals

When it comes to my approach to personal finance, I apply what I know about motivation, behavior change, and SMARTER goals.

Tie your FI plan together with gratitude

Gratitude can and should be a sustained current flowing through your life. All you have to do is tap into it.

10 Healthy Changes That Can Save You Money

Being sick is expensive! Here are 10 healthy changes you can make that will also save you money.

“I traded a few pseudo luxuries, like name brand clothing, for the ultimate luxury. We have enough passive income to cover our bills.”

Jillian from Montana Money Adventures shares how her family went from $55,000 in debt to financial independence.

I’ll Show You Mine: 2018 Q4 and Year Over Year Expenses

I was shocked to see that I blew my food budget over the past few months. See how my 2018 expenses compared to the previous two years.

How Much Is Coffee Costing You?

Thinking about small changes that can save you a lot of money over time? Consider how much recurring purchases like coffee are costing you.

I Can’t Believe I’m 40! Personal and Financial Goals for 2019

As this is a milestone year for me, I am sharing my successes and failures. Here are the goals I had for 2018, and new goals for this year.

Why I Accepted a Part-Time Job on my Path to FI

Jessica shares why she accepted a part-time job on her path to financial independence.

The Debt Shrink: Best of 2018

A summary of the 5 most popular articles from The Debt Shrink, and a peek at my personal and professional plans for the next year.

Inspiring Reads: December 2018

Here are 6 reads from around the web this month that inspired me, including She Picks Up Pennies, Zach’s post on GRS, RB40, Costa Rica Fire

7 Reasons I Buy Stuff I Don’t Need

By recognizing why we make poor choices, we can change our habits!

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.

Don’t Throw That Out, I’ll Eat It!

Food waste in the US is between 30% – 40%, or about a pound of food per person a day! Here are simple food storage hacks to reduce waste.

Inspiring Reads: Holiday Edition 2018

I don’t like how holidays have been replaced with expectations of shopping. Here are 5 inspiring reads to remind us what’s truly important.

Why We’re Going Back to Tracking Our Spending

After 6 months of lifestyle inflation, we’re getting back to the foundational habit in building wealth: tracking our spending.

Why Santa Doesn’t Come to My House

Here’s why Santa is not a part of Christmas for my children.