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CMI 03 – You Only Live Once w/Guest Jason Fieber

CMI 03 – You Only Live Once w/Guest Jason Fieber

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the third episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the second episode, I talked all about why tracking your finances is HUGE when building a good financial foundation. If you missed that one, head back and check it out. Today, I’m excited to announce that […]

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An Update on My Direction and Introducing Mathias Media

An Update on My Direction and Introducing Mathias Media

| March 11, 2014 | 20 Comments

In the past two months, I’ve been hired for several consulting and website development projects. Those, along with sales of the new course I launched in January, have brought in some decent income for me for the first time since leaving my job last summer. *To view this video on YouTube, click here. I remain […]

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CMI 02 – Why You Absolutely Need to Track Your Finances

CMI 02 – Why You Absolutely Need to Track Your Finances

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the second episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. In the first episode, I introduced myself and what I’m doing at Create My Independence. If you missed that one, head back and check it out. Today, we’re going to get started down the path to independence […]

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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

| March 3, 2014 | 25 Comments

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 old and worth exactly as much as […]

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CMI 01 – Introducing the Create My Independence Podcast

CMI 01 – Introducing the Create My Independence Podcast

| February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to the first episode of the Create My Independence Podcast. My debut into podcasting happened last fall when I partnered up with my good friend Jason Fieber to produce The Chasing Financial Freedom Podcast. That project only lasted a few episodes for a variety of reasons, but […]

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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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Juicy Details: Income, Expenses and Am I Going to Sink or Swim? Pt2

Juicy Details: Income, Expenses and Am I Going to Sink or Swim? Pt2

| February 17, 2014 | 36 Comments

This is the second edition of my income/expense report on my business so far. The first update can be found here. Up until last June, I worked for a small internet marketing agency. I’d been a part of their team since graduating from college six years ago. I did quite well there, learning an incredible […]

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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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