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 40 – What’s the Point of Saving All That Money Without Living?

CMI 40 – What’s the Point of Saving All That Money Without Living?

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Welcome to the fortieth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirty-ninth episode, I covered the 15 Things You Can Do TODAY to Stop Relying on a Job You Hate. If you missed it, head back and check it out. In this […]

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15 Things You Can Do TODAY to Stop Relying on a Job You Hate

15 Things You Can Do TODAY to Stop Relying on a Job You Hate

| March 23, 2015 | 48 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I had a conversation with a friend the other day, whom we’ll call Jake. He makes a good living working for a marketing company in their account management department. He’s miserable there, but relies on the paycheck to stay afloat financially. He’s fiercely looking […]

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CMI 38 – Just How Hard Is It Exactly To Create Passive Income?

CMI 38 – Just How Hard Is It Exactly To Create Passive Income?

| March 10, 2015 | 3 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Welcome to the thirty-eighth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirty-seventh episode, I help you determine if owning your own business is right for you. If you missed it, head back and check it out. In this week’s episode, I talk about passive […]

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CMI 37 – How to Tell If Owning Your Own Business Is Right For You

CMI 37 – How to Tell If Owning Your Own Business Is Right For You

| March 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Welcome to the thirty-seventh episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirty-sixth episode, I gave you a peak under the tent of what it’s REALLY like to live without having a paycheck coming in If you missed it, head back and check it […]

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Income/Expenses for January and February 2015 – $3,235.27/Month

Income/Expenses for January and February 2015 – $3,235.27/Month

| February 27, 2015 | 6 Comments

This is the twelfth 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, the tenth, here and the eleventh, here. Up until last […]

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CMI 36 – What It’s REALLY Like to Not Have a Paycheck Coming In

CMI 36 – What It’s REALLY Like to Not Have a Paycheck Coming In

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Welcome to the thirty-sixth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirty-fifth episode, I reviewed a bit on last year (2014). I ended the year with 7 (yes, seven) independent sources of income. Whoah, what a year! If you missed it, head back […]

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What’s Next When You Don’t Have to Worry About Money Anymore

What’s Next When You Don’t Have to Worry About Money Anymore

| February 23, 2015 | 18 Comments

Remember how relieved Forrest Gump was when he learned he didn’t have to worry about money again? “That’s good”, he said. “One less thing”. That’s sort of how I feel these days. It’s becoming more and more likely that I too will never have to worry about money again. Here’s the reality: I am debt […]

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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 | 1 Comment

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS 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 […]

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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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