X
Enter your email address below to get the Free Cheat Sheet (10 Steps to Saving Enough Money to Break Yourself Free)

Stop Relying

on a Job You Hate and Instead Start Doing Work You Care About

Grab my FREE ‘Cheat Sheet’ below to learn the EXACT steps to:
  • Dig your way out of debt and break free from “debt slavery" forever
  • Pile up enough cash to never have to worry about money again
  • Start earning income from independent sources so you don't need your job anymore (unless you want to keep it)

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.

rss feed Author's Website

Kraig Mathias's Latest Posts

CMI 48 – Where I’m At Now… My 5 Year Plan… & What’s Next for CMI

CMI 48 – Where I’m At Now… My 5 Year Plan… & What’s Next for CMI

| March 31, 2016 | 5 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome to the forty-eighth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the forty-seventh episode, I discussed my upcoming marriage and what I expected would change (along with what I expected wouldn’t). If you missed it, head back and check it out. This week, […]

Continue Reading

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

| September 23, 2015 | 59 Comments

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 for jobs elsewhere, but has both a lack of confidence and […]

Continue Reading

CMI 47 – I’m Getting Married Soon! What Will Change (And What Won’t)

CMI 47 – I’m Getting Married Soon! What Will Change (And What Won’t)

| July 30, 2015 | 12 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome to the forty-seventh episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the forty-sixth episode, I discussed hitting the $1,000 per month passive income milestone and also did quite a bit of reflecting on where I’m at and how I got here. If you […]

Continue Reading

6 Reasons to Not Buy a House Even If You Can Afford It

6 Reasons to Not Buy a House Even If You Can Afford It

| June 15, 2015 | 95 Comments

I’m going to play devils advocate on home ownership today. Sure, it’s the American dream to own a house and all that, but far too often, young people jump into home ownership just because it’s cheaper than your rent payment that you’re “throwing away” every month. Well, you know what? Maybe we should all think […]

Continue Reading

CMI 46 – Crossing The $1,000 Per Month Mark in Passive Income

CMI 46 – Crossing The $1,000 Per Month Mark in Passive Income

| May 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome to the forty-sixth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the forty-fifth episode, we did a case study on Jesse. Jesse is a listener of the show and someone who emailed me a few weeks back asking for advice. I shared my thoughts […]

Continue Reading

CMI 45 – Case Study: Should Jesse Keep or Sell the Car? My Thoughts

CMI 45 – Case Study: Should Jesse Keep or Sell the Car? My Thoughts

| May 20, 2015 | 7 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome to the forty-fifth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the forty-fourth episode, I had a good friend of mine (and the person I look to for investing wisdom), Jim Collins of JLCollinsNH.com back on the show. In that episode, we talked […]

Continue Reading

CMI 44 – Jim Collins on F-You Money, Stepping Away, Fear and Investing

CMI 44 – Jim Collins on F-You Money, Stepping Away, Fear and Investing

| May 8, 2015 | 8 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome to the forty-fourth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the forty-third episode, I had a good friend of mine (and inspiration), Jason Fieber of Dividend Mantra, back on the show. Jason just launched a book, which you can check out here. […]

Continue Reading

CMI 43 – Reaching Financial Independence The Dividend Mantra Way

CMI 43 – Reaching Financial Independence The Dividend Mantra Way

| April 23, 2015 | 7 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome 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. […]

Continue Reading

Start Creating Your Independence by Downloading My Cheat Sheet Below

Download my Free 'Cheat Sheet' below to get the EXACT same steps I used to dig my way out of debt and grow my net worth from $0 to $100,000 in just a few years (which allowed me to quit my job, focus on my business and take back control of my life).