Collecting Wisdom

Collecting the best personal finance articles around the web.

Keeping up with the Insta-Joneses

The comparison trap with the Insta-Joneses is a thief of joy and a thief of pay checks.

How We Reached a Net Worth of $100k at the Age of 25

A break down of hos my wife and I got our net worth to where it’s currently at.

7 Reasons You Need to Stop Riding Your Bike To Work

Next time anyone tries to tell you how ‘awesome’ and ‘freeing’ it is to ride– tell them they have been brainwashed by Big Bike’s agenda

7 Important Ways You Should Not Follow the Crowd Financially

Do you make money decisions based on what other people are doing?

How I’m Saving 65% of My Income Without a Six-Figure Salary

Increasing your savings rate will have huge beneficial impacts to your finances. Here’s how I’m saving 65 percent of my income.

How the Minimalist Lifestyle Benefits Your Finances (But Is It Right for You?)

Wondering how the minimalist lifestyle can not only benefit your life, but also your finances? This post explores that and more.

Our First Rental Property (And How You Can Learn From Our Mistakes)

The story of how we purchased our first rental property, and how it’s performed financially since then compared to the S&P 500.

What Can I Sell? 30 Options When You Need Money

When you need money quickly, here are some ideas of things you can sell for cash.

How To Teach A Curious Friend About Financial Independence

Throughout the years, dozens of people have asked me to explain financial independence and how I’m retiring at 30.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Early Retirement Needs

Some might suggest that once you’ve reached this pinnacle of no longer being bound to a cubicle, there’s little else you need…

Reader Case Study: Maximize Adventure or Career?

You don’t have to dumpster dive to live the dream. Here’s how.

How to Convert a Blog or Website from Active Income to Passive Income

Work less on your blog or website and make more money by following this approach.

Better Life Interview with From One Geek To Another

See how they are living a better life!

Teaching School Kids To Be A Financial Expert

This next genNGPF is a free high-school personal finance curriculum helping the young generation become financially savvy

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?

Financial Black Belt Interview – Dr. Brenda

Latest millionaire interview

KonMari With A Twist– When Sparking Joy Doesn’t Work

Ultimately, I want to find my ‘enough,’ and by looking at the heap of clothes on the bed, it is clear that I have more than enough.

15 Smart Ways to Easily Save Money Shopping Online

Tips for spending less, finding deals, and getting cash back for online purchases.

How the Investment Tax Credit & Other Incentives Drive Dolar Energy

Background and explanation of all the incentives driving solar energy development in the U.S. and abroad.