How to Retire in 5 years

He wasn't lying when he named his blog "early retirement extreme."  Jacob has managed to live an incredibly frugal lifestyle and retire within a decade of starting this quest and he's lived to blog...

Financial Planning Doesn’t Matter

That is, if you're not going to execute... Sound financial planning is an absolute essential piece of the becoming financially free pie, but without action, you're only left with the thought of pie and a...

Invaluable Advice for Starting a Personal Finance Blog

What do Bargaineering, FrugalDad, and Cleverdude have in common?  They're all personal finance bloggers that were kind enough to shed light on how they became successful in their niche and how others, such as...

The Not so Simple IRA

As an investor I've heard of 401k's, Traditional IRA's, Roth IRA's, heck I've even discovered Keough's and SEP IRA's, but as my boss' business banker spoke about our new retirement options at work, I...

Should I Eliminate Student Loan Debt or Invest?

I faced a dilemma upon graduating college. Having entered the working world making decent money (not great by any means) I had a few extra bucks a month and I had to decide whether...

Creating a Millionaire “to-do list”

I'm sure you've heard people say: "you are who you hang out with" and "you'll end up a lot like the people you spend the most time with." Today, I took that to...

The Business of Life

As I was counting inventory at work today it hit me like a ton of bricks. What I do at work is directly related to my own life. The same processes, functions, and systems...

How Much Will My Paycheck be After Taxes?

I recently started a new job and haven't received my first paycheck yet. I'm fully aware of my gross income, but I'm wondering, how much will my paycheck be after taxes? Frankly,...