Save Money

MM Note: This post was written by Todd Kunsman, a 29-year-old who started his FIRE journey 3 years ago. His previous guest posts include 8 Steps To Financial Freedom and 5 Steps To Start Saving. One of the most important numbers you should calculate and track consistently is...

At the beginning of the year, I always sit down and review the best ways to save money in the new year. While I would prefer to not have a car since I live in a city, it’s actually insanely useful for getting out of...

When I was working in the corporate world, I absolutely dreaded Mondays. The first job that I had right out of college my commute was 1 hours and 30 minutes each way that included walking to a bus, then two trains, then another bus, then another...

I started my financial independence journey in 2010 and saved $1.25 million in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30. I get asked a lot how I did it and how someone else can too, so I decided to outline the variables...

MM Note: This is a guest post from Todd Kunsman, a 29 year old who started his FIRE journey 3 years ago. Given the success of his first guest post 8 Steps To Financial Freedom, I asked Todd to follow it up and share his...

It's a cold Saturday night in Chicago and I'm huddled on the back porch of a three-floor walk-up chatting with a few friends about apartment hunting. In the past year, apartment rents have gone up 4.8% in Chicago and in the hot neighborhoods rents are up 15%...

How much money should I save? I get asked this question all the time. The simple answer is as much as you can. Seriously, every 1% you save will have a huge impact on your future net-worth. In fact, just increasing your savings rate by 1%...

So many people spend their lives only chasing money. I can see it literally and figuratively every day when I walk to my office. Blank faces, coffee in hand, bobbing and weaving past other blank faces. I used to be one of them. Sure, it's early...

MM Note: I'm stuck on a 4+ hour cross-country flight and highly caffeinated. Proceed at your own risk! Haha. Thinking about commuting this way was a game-changer for me and has helped me personally save over $50,000. Check it out and do the calculations to...

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