Why I Believe in Tithing

The word tithe is mentioned throughout the Bible in multiple places. It goes back all the way to the first book - Genesis. “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of [...]

By |October 5th, 2018|2 Comments

6th Monthly Net Worth Update

I’m not looking forward to this monthly update. September was the least profitable month for me since starting this blog. eBay was slow, I had to pay a ton for college and spent money on starting an antique booth that won’t bring any profit until the end of October. With that being said, I did get a $3,000 raise [...]

By |October 1st, 2018|2 Comments

What It’s Actually Like to Work From Home

Working from home is a dream for a lot of people. It has become such a sought-after situation, that even scammers are advertising work-from-home positions to lure people in and steal their information. It’s definitely becoming more popular, but only 2.8% of the U.S. workforce works from home at least part time. I would’ve never thought that my first [...]

By |September 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Vanguard Introduces Two Eco-Friendly ETFs

  Today, I got an announcement from Vanguard that they’re introducing two new funds. Ever since I found out about the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index fund (VTSAX), I haven’t paid much attention to other funds. VTSAX is probably one of the more popular funds and for good reason. With an expense ratio of 0.04%, it’s arguably the cheapest [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

10 Things That are Hurting Your Financial Future

  One second from now is a place we have never been. The future could bring tragedy or happiness. We don’t tend to think about the future very much especially with all the distractions we have in modern society. It’s time to change that though. You can control your future to some degree if you start making changes in [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|2 Comments

My Financial Independence Plan

So, I was sitting around the other day thinking about what my next post should be about and something hit me. I’ve been writing about financial independence (FI) for the past few months and haven’t even told you my personal financial independence plan! I’ve let you down as your financial sensei. All good leaders lead by example so it’s [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|2 Comments

5th Monthly Net Worth Update

  Here we go again! Time to reflect on the past month and see what our current net worth is. August was a bit rough on the expense side. My laptop and lawnmower decided to die on me, so I replaced both of those with good, used items. Using my thrifty skills, I managed to get a good laptop [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|2 Comments

4 Ways to Pay off Debt on a Low Salary

  Today's post is the first ever guest contribution on this blog! This post was written by Stacy B Miller over at Kiss Your Money. I like the tips she gives below and if you've got debt, it's a good read. Just remember your consumer debt is an emergency and you need to kick it in the face as [...]

By |September 3rd, 2018|2 Comments

Why I’m Going Back to College

  Since I started going to college in 2014, I’ve developed a bit of a love-hate relationship with it. I love learning new things and the information I’ve been exposed to has certainly benefited me in many ways. I'm not very fond of how the classes are structured though. I don’t think colleges should make all the classes the [...]

By |August 28th, 2018|4 Comments

Your Focus Determines How Wealthy You Will Be

One of the first things you’re taught in martial arts is to focus. If you don’t focus on what you’re doing, you end up acting instinctively instead of using proper technique. If you don’t focus on what your opponent is doing, you’ll be caught by surprise. Your focus is important in martial arts because if you don’t practice it [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|0 Comments