How I Reached Financial Independence By Age 40

Learning how to achieve financial independence and retire early (FIRE) is pretty simple in theory. I’ve covered some key technical concepts is past articles. These include the math behind building wealth quickly and simple tax planning strategies common in the FIRE community. While the concepts are simple in theory, they are not always easy in […]


24 Resources for Anyone Considering Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is never a comfortable topic, particularly if you’re the one considering filing for bankruptcy. When the debts are piling up, and you can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, bankruptcy can be a viable option. The key is to thoroughly understand the bankruptcy process. This includes knowing which debts you can […]


How to Create a Bare Bones Budget

Have you ever been in a financial situation where you had just enough money to squeak by every month? I have! Maybe you’re on maternity leave and dealing with a significant pay cut for a few months. Or maybe you’re dealing with a spouse’s job loss, or have lost some of your own freelance or […]


8 Ways to Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

The decision to pay off your mortgage early is a controversial one. But for some who have tackled many of their big financial goals and erased other debt, putting their home mortgage in their crosshairs can make sense. Since your mortgage is such a large, long-term debt, it can be surprisingly easy to pay it […]


Everything You Need to Know About VA Home Loans

Home buying is an important milestone in many people’s lives. For service members who move a dozen (or more!) times during a career, it can be a daunting task. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has an amazing set of home loan benefits for eligible service members. I set out to learn the […]


How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?

When my wife and I first had children, one of the big questions I asked was a familiar one: How much life insurance do I need? While nobody likes to think of their own demise, it’s prudent to consider what financial ramifications your death could have on those you leave behind. It gives me tremendous […]