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Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs

This is part of a four-part series that focuses on affordable online education, specifically online colleges and various degree programs. Other articles in this series cover the most affordable online colleges in general, affordable online bachelor’s degree programs, and affordable online MBA programs. […]

The Four Stages of Financial Independence

Financial independence is a tricky phrase because it can mean different things to different people. Right now, I view financial independence as being a state where I no longer have to work for money. Yet, seven or eight years ago, I might have viewed it as simply being free from worrying about my next paycheck. […]

Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

This is part of a four-part series on affordable online colleges and degree programs. The other articles cover affordable online colleges, affordable online master’s degree programs, and affordable online MBA programs. […]

Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

This is part of a four-part series on affordable online colleges and degree programs. The other articles cover affordable online colleges, affordable online master’s degree programs, and affordable online MBA programs. […]

Self-Reliance, Part Two

Three weeks ago, I shared with you the first third of my favorite essay of all time, Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Self-Reliance has profoundly affected my life in countless ways, and I find myself re-reading it every month or two. […]

Self-Reliance, Part Two

Three weeks ago, I shared with you the first third of my favorite essay of all time, Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Self-Reliance has profoundly affected my life in countless ways, and I find myself re-reading it every month or two. […]

The Spending That Makes You Happy

I love buying a new book. To me, a book represents many hours of getting lost in a story or learning about something new. It’s a portal to another place and having a number of books just waiting to be read when I have time for them makes me happy. I also love opening, learning, and playing board games. I love reading the rules, punching out the tokens, and playing games with my friends. […]

The Spending That Makes You Happy

I love buying a new book. To me, a book represents many hours of getting lost in a story or learning about something new. It’s a portal to another place and having a number of books just waiting to be read when I have time for them makes me happy. I also love opening, learning, and playing board games. I love reading the rules, punching out the tokens, and playing games with my friends. […]

Thirteen Strategies for Financial Independence Through Self-Sufficiency

My primary financial goal is what I call financial independence. Though financial independence can have a number of meanings, I define it as being a state in which I no longer have to actively work for money and my savings and investments cover all of my needs and reasonable wants for the long-term future. […]

Thirteen Strategies for Financial Independence Through Self-Sufficiency

My primary financial goal is what I call financial independence. Though financial independence can have a number of meanings, I define it as being a state in which I no longer have to actively work for money and my savings and investments cover all of my needs and reasonable wants for the long-term future. […]