When I started this blog, I emailed the first post to a handful of friends and family. I asked if there were any personal finance topics they wanted me to cover. There was just one topic requested by more than one person and it impacts most of us. The question is: should you use extra money to pay off debt or invest?
[I have something a little different for you today. My friends from down under at MOZO have offered to share their 9 biggest money regrets of 2017. I’m sure we can all relate to one or two or well…all these. Check them out!]
As 2018 draws ever nearer, so does a fresh start for your finances. While nothing soothes the soul quite like a clean slate, it’s often handy to be able to look back on, and learn from, your own financial mistakes and mishaps. Let’s be honest, we’ve all made a few.
This post is going to be short and sweet. I have two Winning Moves to share with you, both which allowed me to stop giving interest free loans and in turn, earn additional returns on my savings.
Since we recently walked through some advantages of financial independence here and here, I thought it was time to share more moves I’ve made to get me closer to my FI goal. Hopefully, one or both of these will get you to take the same action, or motivate you to find a winning opportunity in a different area of your life.
At the beginning of this year, I thought I had my financial life in good order. I was wrong! The more I search for ways to improve my finances, the more opportunities I find. Over the past few months, I’ve found a number of new ways to earn or save some money. One of my motivations to start this blog was to create an easy way to share these opportunities with family, friends and others seeking to optimize their finances.
This article is the first in a series of posts about the actions I have taken to save or earn more money. Please remember, these articles are being written from the perspective of one person. You should consider your own personal financial situation and discuss with your professional advisors before replicating anything described below.