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 32 – Do You Have to Save 25 Years/Expenses Before You Can Quit?

CMI 32 – Do You Have to Save 25 Years/Expenses Before You Can Quit?

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the thirty-second episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirty-first episode, I answered several questions from a valued listener of the show, Max on the topic of index investing versus starting a business. If you missed it and want to get in-the-know on all […]

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CMI 31 – Should You Just Invest in Index Funds or Start a Business?

CMI 31 – Should You Just Invest in Index Funds or Start a Business?

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the thirty-first episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the thirtieth episode, I commented on two articles on “Millennials and Entrepreneurship” that I found online. If you missed it and want to get in-the-know on all of that, head back and listen to that episode. […]

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October’s Income/Expenses (and Some Big News) – $3,973 in Revenue

October’s Income/Expenses (and Some Big News) – $3,973 in Revenue

| November 7, 2014 | 14 Comments

This is the ninth 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 and the eighth, here. Up until last June, I worked for a small internet marketing agency. […]

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CMI 30 – Can Millennials Really Succeed as Entrepreneurs?

CMI 30 – Can Millennials Really Succeed as Entrepreneurs?

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the thirtieth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the twenty-ninth episode, I gave my opinion on what skills are needed to succeed at starting a business. If you missed it and want to get in-the-know on all of that, head back and listen to that […]

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CMI 29 – What Skills Are Needed to Start a Business?

CMI 29 – What Skills Are Needed to Start a Business?

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the twenty-nineth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the twenty-eighth episode, I gave away some of my secret sauce. That was the secret sauce to finding work you love, so you don’t have to do work you hate anymore just to pay the bills. […]

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Do We REALLY Need to Save for Retirement or Is It All Just a Big Hoax?

Do We REALLY Need to Save for Retirement or Is It All Just a Big Hoax?

| October 8, 2014 | 8 Comments

When I was 10 years old, I had two visions of what my future would look like. On one hand, I was going to own my own business. On the other hand, I was going to retire by the age of 45. These two visions weren’t mutually exclusive, as they can both happen, together. But […]

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September’s Income/Expenses – Killer Month! – $6,131.10 in Revenue

September’s Income/Expenses – Killer Month! – $6,131.10 in Revenue

| October 1, 2014 | 35 Comments

This is the eighth 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 and the seventh, here. Up until last June, I worked for a small internet marketing agency. I’d been a […]

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CMI 28 – The Super Secret Recipe for Finding Work You Love

CMI 28 – The Super Secret Recipe for Finding Work You Love

| September 23, 2014 | 6 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the twenty-eighth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the twenty-seventh episode, we focused one this big question: Does your success in your business depend on your website traffic. If you missed it and want to get in-the-know on all of that, head back and […]

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CMI 27 – How to 10x Your Business Without Increasing Website Traffic

CMI 27 – How to 10x Your Business Without Increasing Website Traffic

| September 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the twenty-seventh episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the twenty-sixth episode, I was honored to have Joshua Sheats, from The Radical Personal Finance Podcast, on the show. If you missed it and want to get in-the-know on all of that, head back and listen […]

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CMI 26 – An Interview with Joshua Sheats of Radical Personal Finance

CMI 26 – An Interview with Joshua Sheats of Radical Personal Finance

| September 4, 2014 | 13 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the twenty-sixth episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the twenty-fifth episode, we talked about the advice I would give to two of my closest friends on money and business (but can’t). If you missed it and want to get in-the-know on all of that, […]

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