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Kraig Mathias

Hi, I’m Kraig. I’m 30 and I live on my own in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area. I live my life debt free and live below my means. 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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There Are Three Pillars to Focus On When Creating Your Independence

There Are Three Pillars to Focus On When Creating Your Independence

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s funny how hendonic adaption takes place in our lives quietly behind the scenes, year after year. The result is that we’re basically just as happy (or unhappy) as we’ve always been. As a kid, I had no worries, no stress and no responsibilities. I woke up in the morning, went to school (if it […]

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CMI 43 – Reaching Financial Independence The Dividend Mantra Way

CMI 43 – Reaching Financial Independence The Dividend Mantra Way

| April 23, 2015 | 5 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Welcome to the forty-third episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the forty-second episode, I shared my medium and long term business and personal income goals (more than I’ve shared in the past). If you missed it, head back and check it out. […]

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CMI 42 – My Medium/Long Term Business and Personal Income Goals

CMI 42 – My Medium/Long Term Business and Personal Income Goals

| April 14, 2015 | 5 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Welcome to the forty-second episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the forty-first episode, I covered how to create a business and get your first client by Friday. If you missed it, head back and check it out. In this week’s episode, I […]

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March’s Income/Expenses – $3,278.19 of Income (From 7 Sources)

March’s Income/Expenses – $3,278.19 of Income (From 7 Sources)

| April 13, 2015 | 7 Comments

This is the thirteenth 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, the eleventh, here and the twelfth, here. […]

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CMI 41 – How to Create a Business and Get Your First Client by Friday

CMI 41 – How to Create a Business and Get Your First Client by Friday

| April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Welcome to the forty-first episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the fortieth episode, I covered what the point was of spending several years of my twenties saving every dollar I could. If you missed it, head back and check it out. In […]

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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 | 2 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 | 49 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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