Student Loan Repayment: When To Pay The Minimum, When To Refinance, & Everything Else You Need To Know

Today’s post is a quality piece that was written by Travis Hornsby of Student Loan Planner. I first heard Travis on episode 078 of the ChooseFI podcast and was really impressed at the services he provides in helping others pay back their student loan debt. He has some valuable advice that I agree with so …

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The Financial Seasons of Life

“This too shall pass” are words of wisdom and especially comforting when we are in a tough season. Everything, in this life, must come to an end. Fritz at The Retirement Manifesto wrote a great post about the biggest lesson from his first year in retirement. In this post, Fritz talks about milestones and while …

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A Review of Playing with FIRE

Maybe you’ve heard there is a documentary out about the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement. It’s called Playing with FIRE. I’ve seen it a couple of times now and so I thought I’d write a review. I was a backer of the film which meant I was emailed a link to watch an early …

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Pay Attention to The Pivotal Moment

In recovery, pivotal events are often referred to as moments of clarity. These are the moments in your life when you recognize you are on a dead-end road and change courses. Additionally, these are the moments when everything is crystal clear and you distinctly know why you are here. The problem is we get busy …

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What if Financial Independence is Not for You?

The concept of financial independence may be daunting for some people. The more I write about it, the more I recognize that. Additionally, while I’d love to believe anyone can achieve it if they want, that may not be realistic. Actually, what I think is most important is for anyone to be able to achieve …

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Frugal Summertime Tips

We are in the full swing of summer when the living is easy, kids (and teachers) are off school, and the days are almost endless. I simply love the summertime and would spend the entire thing outside if I could. I’ve discovered there are so many free and/or affordable things to do outside in the …

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Thrift Store Shopping as a Frugal Hobby

I’m not a huge shopper but I do occasionally enjoy it. Additionally, if I am shopping I really enjoy getting a good deal. I’ve found a very fun hobby in thrifting and would like to share some tips… Find Some Thrift Stores You Like There are thrift stores all over. You can choose an organization …

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Mid-Year Goal Check-In for Sustainable Habits

Alright, I started the year revealing my 2019 goals and talked about creating the sustainable habit of goal setting. In light of that, I think it prudent to do a mid-year check-in where I grade myself. The rating system ♦♦♦♦♦ – Bravo! Basically, if I give myself 5 diamonds, it means that I have followed …

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Being True to Yourself

I think this is key not just in your finances but in life generally. There is so much vying for our attention. All. The. Time. Additionally, everyone has opinions so “if you don’t know what you stand for you’ll fall for anything.”  – Alexander Hamilton Know Thyself Are you a natural spender or a natural …

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How to Pay Off Your Student Loans

Today, I’m excited to share a guest post from Andrew Rombach. Andrew & I have been exchanging emails about his journey and experience in paying off his student loans. Unfortunately, many Americans are riddled with student loan debt (as was I) and so I’m always interested in sharing different ways to tackle debt with my …

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