Is Your Money Working For You? (and How To Check)

I have amazing colleagues. They are smart, proactive and energetic people who have a drive to get things done. That's a big part of our company culture and a reason  why I like working...

Should We Trust the Stock Markets to Always Go Up?

Two of the most widely accepted principles of Personal Finance are pretty simple and are actually the foundation of most of the advices to live a rich life. You know them very well. But are they reliable? But before we get there, let me...

Ask the readers: When life gets busy, how do you protect your time?

I can't get enough time to write these days and I feel terrible. And I know the main culprit very well, it's my 9-5 job. Isn't ironic for someone that is working to be FI? My 9-5 job...

Challenge Yourself. Do Something Hard

I hate running. On January 10th, I decided to register for a half-marathon on March 4th. Makes sense, right? Before you think I'm crazy or that I have SM tendencies, let me explain. Every day I hear some...

5 Articles that made me smarter this month

As a Personal Finance blogger, I love the diversity of view-points and topics that are around us and some of the content is really great. It helps me understand some of the big trends and make better...

The Spirit of Financial Independence in 7 Quotes

This week, you guys are taking a break from me. "Hooray" says the crowd. "No, for real?" Nah, only partially. But I thought it would be fun to collect some of the best #MoneyQuote of the interwebs and let...
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1 Year Blog Anniversary & Financial Update

The blog turned 1 year this month! If this is not a big enough deal, I'll also do a financial update on my journey to Financial Independence. How about that? Markets have sucked but the...
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The 5 Most Important Numbers to Reach Financial Independence

Successful people run their personal finances like a business. They track 5 key numbers. Think about it, you make money, you spend money, you certainly would like to save some of it and avoid bankruptcy...

How To Cool Down Markets with 78,960,000 Gallons of Oil (Per Day)

Over the last 18 months, a barrel of oil went from 110$ to 30$, which is almost a 75% discount on one of the most widely available commodities. Isn't that insane? Of course, there's overproduction on...

Why You Need an Emergency Fund Already

It was so innocent. I mean, we just used the toilet as we were leaving the house. We had no idea it would leak in the bathroom, go through the living-room ceiling and drip on our...

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