Hello amigos, I am still alive! It is time for a much overdue post-summer update. Lots of big things happening. I started a new job, we finally opened bank accounts for the kids, we’ve earned hundreds of thousands of hotel points, and we had another baby.
Today’s post comes from Chris at Eat the Financial Elephant.
Mark and I first started sharing e-mails about exchanging guest posts after I linked his post about tithing 10% of their family’s income. I used his post to help refute some of the many myths in mainstream thinking about why it is difficult to retire early.
I’m generally not a fan of talking in terms of savings rates. There are just too many variables to make fair comparisons. I do, however, still urge people who qualify to take advantage of a foolproof method to save over 50% of their income. [Read more…]
For the past two weeks I have been abstaining from processed sugar…and grains…and dairy…and legumes. I have passed over free brownies at work, I stuck with veggies at a work barbeque, and I have even stayed away from pizza (my favorite). It hasn’t been as painful as it might sound though.
It’s actually been a very eye-opening experience. I have more energy, I think I’m appreciating natural foods as God intended (who knew almond butter tasted so good!), and it’s helped me to be more disciplined in other areas of my life. [Read more…]
Yes, you read that correctly. And it’s true…within a certain context that is. Context is critical when discussing personal finance. Let me explain. [Read more…]