How Martial Arts Benefits My Finances

If you’re trying to save as much money as possible, you probably don’t want to add extra curricular activities to your schedule. Especially ones that you have to pay for. I have spent a good amount of money on martial arts and haven’t earned anything from it yet.   I would agree that doing the math makes martial arts [...]

December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

8th Monthly Net Worth Update

Welcome back to the monthly net worth update series. Here, I show you what we’re doing with our money and being transparent about our net worth increasing or decreasing. I don’t do these updates to brag, as you’ll see there’s nothing to brag about this month. November was an expensive month since we took a trip to Costa Rica. [...]

December 9th, 2018|4 Comments

What Sells on eBay: November 2018

Welcome back to the what sells on eBay series! It's the holiday season which means it's the best time of year to sell on eBay. I sold the same amount of items in November as I did in October, but I made a good bit more. Since we were in Costa Rica for a week, I wasn't able to [...]

December 6th, 2018|2 Comments

Is it Wrong to Shop at Thrift Stores When You Aren’t Poor?

Over the past couple of months, I’ve come across this question a couple of times. “If you can afford to buy things new, shouldn’t you avoid shopping at thrift stores and leave those for the less fortunate?” It’s something I hadn’t thought much about until people mentioned it. The idea is that you are taking things away from people [...]

November 28th, 2018|12 Comments

Don’t Trade Happiness for Christmas Gifts

It’s that time of year again. Time to go out and buy gifts for everyone and have the pleasure of hearing the same 5 songs played on repeat in each store. I can’t believe Christmas is already here again. It seems like time keeps going by faster and faster.   As I’ve gotten deeper into the FIRE movement this [...]

November 23rd, 2018|8 Comments

Millionaire Interview 2 – OthalaFehu

Welcome back to the millionaire interview series. I started this series to get inside the heads of actual millionaires and see what they did to get there. It really matters who you get your information from so I thought it best to go out and find millionaires we can listen to. If you’ve got a million dollar net worth [...]

November 21st, 2018|6 Comments

Treating Life Like a Video Game Could Have a Huge Financial Impact

I grew up playing video games and if you’re a millennial like me, you probably did too. While I don’t play them anymore, they were a big part of my childhood. I’m sure plenty of time that I spent playing them was wasted, but I know there are some cognitive benefits to playing video games. For one, video games [...]

November 16th, 2018|8 Comments

A Week in Costa Rica: When Murphy’s Law Goes on Vacation With You

This past week, my wife and I took a trip to Costa Rica. It was our first time visiting the country as well as our first time staying in an AirBnB. If you haven’t been to the country before, I recommend it. From beautiful beaches, to mountains, to jungles, Costa Rica is a very diverse landscape. To prepare for [...]

November 13th, 2018|4 Comments

What Sells on eBay: October 2018

Welcome back to the what sells on eBay series! October was a decent month. It’s the start of the busiest season on eBay, so if you have any items you need to list, get them up ASAP! We should only see sales rise until the end of the year so now’s the time to make the most money. I [...]

November 5th, 2018|10 Comments

7th Monthly Net Worth Update

It’s another tough month in the old net worth update series. While we did good on saving money, the markets went down pretty bad. I don’t keep up with market fluctuations very closely and only knew about them from seeing our own numbers drop and seeing other bloggers write posts about it. Our net worth may have dropped this [...]

October 31st, 2018|12 Comments