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 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 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 out. My goal with […]

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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 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 and check it out. […]

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Now That I Don’t Have to Worry About Money Again, What’s Next?

Now That I Don’t Have to Worry About Money Again, What’s Next?

| 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 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 | 34 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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