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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...

MM note: Negotiation is at the heart of selling, making, and saving more money. It's truly an art and the more you practice the better you get. And the better you get at negotiating the more mone you can save (& make!). Through a recent...

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...

MM Note: This post is inspired by a recent conversation I had with Vicki Robin, the author of Your Money or Your Life - I am honored to be providing feedback for the new edition of my favorite book of all time. Figuring how much money...

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...

I have been super inspired by all of the personal finance bloggers who are saving 50%+ of their incomes, including my podcast co-host Matt who increased his savings rate to over 60% last year. I used to save between 20-40% of my income each month,...