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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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the ninth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the eighth episode, I shared my story about how I created my own freedom by living cheap. Yes, that’s right. Living below your means CAN create freedom! If you missed that episode or just want to […]
Last night, my girlfriend, Katie and I went out to grab some food and a drink at a local bar and grill. Katie suggested it since she knew the lady who was putting on karaoke there. As we settled in and listened to people singing and having a blast of a time, Katie made me […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the eighth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the seventh episode, I shared my story about why I have continued to rent for the past 6 years. Yes, that’s right. Over six years ago, I moved into a modest one-bedroom apartment in the suburb, […]
I was pleasantly surprised last Friday after ordering a medium milk chocolate mocha at the Caribou Coffee down the street when they told me, “Happy Birthday! This one’s on us.” I didn’t have to sign up for any rewards programs nor apply for a new credit card and they still gave me a free drink. […]
Most of us have had a sociology class at one point or another. Remember the faux paws, where we did something crazy for a day just to see how people responded? That world is alive and well. Our system teaches us to behave and think a certain way. We’re all supposed to be normal and […]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the fifth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the fourth episode, I invited Jason Fieber from Dividend Mantra, back on show to share his thoughts on how to live below your means. If you missed that one, head back and check it out. Today’s […]