While it is true that money can’t buy happiness, it’s also true that not having money doesn’t do a lot of good to our mindset. One of the oldest and most popular debates, this topic seems to have the same number of yay and naysayers, but why is that?
One of the reasons may lie in the fact that a lot of people observe the matter of money as strictly black and white, when it’s, in fact, very gray. The fact of the matter is that money per se doesn’t necessarily have a strong effect on our overall well-being – it’s rather the things we choose to do with the money that have an effect on us. So, if you want to see how money can, in fact, improve your well-being, please read on.
Ten years ago, in 2009, we had just started getting paying off our $38,000 in debt and had very little savings to speak of. We had a 30-year home mortgage on our house in Atlanta, and because we’d only put 5% down and the market tanked so bad, we had negative equity in it. I … Continue reading “How We Stacked Financial Wins to Grow Our Net Worth”
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Earlier this month my daughter turned 13 years old and I am extremely proud of the young woman she is becoming! I openly talk to her about money and have instilled the importance of making good financial decisions with her and all of my other children too, so when she turned 13, I asked her if she wanted to write a post for my blog. She, of course, said she would love to.
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The FIRE movement is largely known for being dominated by white tech-bros who stockpile their paychecks in the name of quitting the rat race in their 30s, for good. And while many FIRE success stories do fit that profile, the community has now grown beyond Reddit boards and into the wider world of men and women across different industries and income levels.
This more diverse demographic hasn’t captured as many headlines for a simple reason: They need more time to save up, so most of them haven’t actually hit their FIRE number quite yet. Still, FIRE is more of a life philosophy than a singular goal.