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How to Live on $20,000 a Year without Mooching off of Anyone

How to Live on $20,000 a Year without Mooching off of Anyone

| February 24, 2014 | 22 Comments

During 2011, my first year after getting out of debt, I spent just over $20,000 for the entire year. Most importantly, I didn’t mooch off of anyone. This article breaks down the process for you, step-by-step, so you get cut your spending to $20,000 per year and get out of any financial disaster you may […]

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It’s NOT About Dollars per Item, It’s About Total Dollars Spent

It’s NOT About Dollars per Item, It’s About Total Dollars Spent

| February 10, 2014 | 20 Comments

So I was at Walmart the other day with a friend, picking up some groceries and household supplies to tidy up my apartment (you know, get it smelling all fresh and what not). When we hit the paper towel isle, my friend took the biggest package of toilet paper I had ever seen off the […]

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Thoughts on Video: My New Adventure After 3 Months

Thoughts on Video: My New Adventure After 3 Months

| October 5, 2013 | 21 Comments

Last week, a reader asked me this: “How is freedom going? I would love to be the mouse in the corner to hear more about what you are working on, how it is going and what you are feeling in this new adventure. ” So, I figured I’d share my reply with you too, since […]

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It’s All In the Habits: How I Live Cheap and Create My Own Freedom

It’s All In the Habits: How I Live Cheap and Create My Own Freedom

| September 26, 2013 | 41 Comments

These days, I get to wake up without an alarm clock. I get to work on things I care about every day. I get to spend as much time with my family and friends as I want to. I’m eating better than I ever have, exercising more often than ever and spending all kinds of […]

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Why I Hate Debt and Believe You Should Too

Why I Hate Debt and Believe You Should Too

| September 16, 2013 | 40 Comments

For new readers who haven’t read my early posts, you may not know what my thoughts are on debt. So what are they? Am I leveraged up to my eyeballs, making minimum payments every month while I invest everything I can to earn higher returns than I pay in interest? The truth is that I’m […]

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100 Benefits of Living Below Your Means

100 Benefits of Living Below Your Means

| August 12, 2013 | 30 Comments

As quite possibly the world’s biggest fan of living below your means and the benefits it can bring, I’ve decided to end the debate today on whether living below your means is a good idea or not. The truth is out and living below your means just happens to be one of the best things […]

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6 Things I’m NOT Buying with My Stash of Cash

6 Things I’m NOT Buying with My Stash of Cash

| May 28, 2013 | 24 Comments

Tonight, I met a young man who was interested in buying my car. Other than the fact that he test drove my car like it was a race car, he seemed like a nice guy. When he asked me why I was selling it, I said something he’d likely never heard before. “I just don’t […]

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How to Handle Living on Another Planet Than Everyone Else

How to Handle Living on Another Planet Than Everyone Else

| April 29, 2013 | 23 Comments

On the outside, I look like a normal twenty something. I live in a run of the mill, one bedroom apartment in a boring commercial neighborhood. I dress pretty normal and sport a nice buzz cut hair style. I drive a car that blends right in with my peers. I even travel here and there […]

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