Kraig Mathias

Hi, I’m Kraig. I’m 29 and I live on my own in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area. I live my life debt free and save half of my take-home pay. I do it for the peace of mind, the lowered stress and anxiety, the excitement of what it will mean for my future and so that I can become financial independent as soon as possible.

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CMI 35 – How I Created Each of My 7 Independent Sources of Income

CMI 35 – How I Created Each of My 7 Independent Sources of Income

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the thirty-fifth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirty-fourth episode, I’m answering several questions from a long term reader of the blog. If you missed it, head back and check it out. In today’s episode, I’m reviewing a bit on last year (2014). […]

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7 Tips for Making a Full Time Independent Living Without a Job

7 Tips for Making a Full Time Independent Living Without a Job

| January 11, 2015 | 9 Comments

Ten years ago, I came across a book called, “Making a Living Without a Job“. In it were the concepts of how a person could make a living without having a job (obviously). Nothing too profound really, but it helped the me of 2005 reinforce the way I was already thinking, which was “I want […]

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December’s Income/Expenses – $5,373.46 in Revenue (From 7 Sources)

December’s Income/Expenses – $5,373.46 in Revenue (From 7 Sources)

| January 6, 2015 | 11 Comments

This is the eleventh edition of my income/expense report on my business so far. The first update can be found here, the second, here, the third, here, the fourth here the fifth, here, the sixth, here, the seventh, here, the eighth, here, the ninth, here and the tenth, here. Up until last June, I worked […]

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CMI 34 – How Do People Get Into the Position To Do Work They Love?

CMI 34 – How Do People Get Into the Position To Do Work They Love?

| December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the thirty-fourth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirty-third episode, I shared with you my tips for growing your net worth from zero to $100,000 in 3.5 Years. If you missed it, head back and check it out. In today’s episode, I’m answering […]

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How to Grow Your Net Worth from Zero to $100,000 in 3.5 Years

How to Grow Your Net Worth from Zero to $100,000 in 3.5 Years

| December 16, 2014 | 30 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download I accomplished something pretty significant between late 2009 and early 2013. I grew my net worth from zero to $100,000. I don’t remember the exact day or month I crossed from negative to positive net worth territory, but it was sometime in late 2009. I was 25 years […]

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November’s Income/Expenses – $1,562 in Revenue

November’s Income/Expenses – $1,562 in Revenue

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is the tenth edition of my income/expense report on my business so far. The first update can be found here, the second, here, the third, here, the fourth here the fifth, here, the sixth, here, the seventh, here, the eighth, here and the ninth, here. Up until last June, I worked for a small […]

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CMI 33 – Pulling Back the Curtain on The Tools I Use to Run My Business

CMI 33 – Pulling Back the Curtain on The Tools I Use to Run My Business

| December 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the thirty-third episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. talking with a friend of mine, Jeff. We met at this year’s FinCon and connected based on our way of thinking. If you missed it and want to get in-the-know on all of that, head back and […]

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CMI 32 – Do You Have to Save 25 Years/Expenses Before You Can Quit?

CMI 32 – Do You Have to Save 25 Years/Expenses Before You Can Quit?

| November 20, 2014 | 9 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the thirty-second episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirty-first episode, I answered several questions from a valued listener of the show, Max on the topic of index investing versus starting a business. If you missed it and want to get in-the-know on all […]

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CMI 31 – Should You Just Invest in Index Funds or Start a Business?

CMI 31 – Should You Just Invest in Index Funds or Start a Business?

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the thirty-first episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirtieth episode, I commented on two articles on “Millennials and Entrepreneurship” that I found online. If you missed it and want to get in-the-know on all of that, head back and listen to that episode. […]

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October’s Income/Expenses (and Some Big News) – $3,973 in Revenue

October’s Income/Expenses (and Some Big News) – $3,973 in Revenue

| November 7, 2014 | 17 Comments

This is the ninth edition of my income/expense report on my business so far. The first update can be found here, the second, here, the third, here, the fourth here the fifth, here, the sixth, here, the seventh, here and the eighth, here. Up until last June, I worked for a small internet marketing agency. […]

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