• financial independence
If you could quit your job today and pursue one or more of your passions, would you? Is it really possible to quit your “real” job in your 30’s or 40’s? Imagine how much of the world you could see if you weren’t saddled to your desk working that 9 to 5. On a whim,......
This weekend was my wife’s first weekend away from our little girl, which meant Daddy – Daughter weekend! I thought I was going to have some time to sit down and write this weekend, but man was I wrong.. We were busy playing, going for walks in her stroller, and visiting family. We had a......
  • handyman
I recently read this article from Mr. Money Mustache (MMM) named Making Space for Badassity. In this article, MMM challenges his readers to stay home for a weekend with zero plans. He writes, make a list of things you want to get done around the house or something you can do to improve yourself. Be the handyman,......
  • compound interest
I recall learning about compound interest when I was in 8th grade. My 8th-grade math teacher went over an interesting math problem: how much do we need to save to reach $1 million. This problem stuck with me because who doesn’t want to have $1 million?! In case you are curious, you would need to......
  • 2017 mid-year goal
I hope everyone enjoyed Father’s Day. It was my first Father’s Day with my little girl and it was a great day. My wife made chocolate chip pancakes and bacon for me – it was fantastic. I started making a baby gate, spent some quality time with my daughter and wife, and cooked everyone dinner.......
  • retirement investing
Today I have a guest post from a fellow engineer, Mr. Need2Save. Mr. Need2Save, along with his wife, Mrs. Need2Save, write excellent articles on personal finance topics over at Need2Save.com. The Need2Save family is exceptional when it comes to saving, and four years ago they jumped on the early retirement train. Their journey toward early......
  • seven factors millionaires possess
Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko wrote the book The Millionaire Next Door in 1996. Dr. Stanley conducted interviews with millionaires between 1982 and 1996 to understand the wealth building traits these people possess: discipline, sacrifice, and hard work. Ultimately, Stanley and Danko developed the seven factors millionaires possess. If you haven’t read this book,......
  • Solo 401(k)
Happy Memorial Day, everyone! A special thank you to all of the veterans out there – I greatly appreciate what you do for our country. Today’s post is relatively short and sweet. I touch on the importance of an employer match in your 401(k). The second item I cover is the solo 401(k) and how......
  • health savings accounts
Whether you’re a fan of the new American Health Care Act (AHCA) or not, there is one valuable benefit in the new AHCA plan. The valuable benefit is increased contributions into a Health Savings Accounts. The contribution limits for Health Savings Accounts (HSA) are set to increase significantly for individuals and families. Below, the table......
  • ramsey's baby steps
My first avenue into the personal finance realm was a discussion with my Aunt. I forget exactly how the conversation went, but she was and still is a fan of Dave Ramsey. She spoke about his book and she eventually began teaching his course: Financial Peace University.  After our initial conversation about Dave Ramsey, I......