financial independence

9 Money Questions You Should Be Able to Answer by Age 30

You're turning the big 3-0. Do you have the answers to these all-important money questions?

5 Things That Could Wreck an Early Retirement

Those chasing early retirement with aggressive saving and frugal lifestyles should also prepare for unexpected costs, post retirement.

4 Things Teens Can Do Now to Prepare for Financial Independence

As your teen gets ready to take on the world, help them get a leg up on financial independence.

How to Help Your Adult Children Become Financially Independent

If your grown children are still depending on you for every little money matter, it's time to teach them how to go it alone.

5 Reasons a Big Paycheck Is Not Worth Staying in a Job You Hate

Financial independence is the goal for us all, but it shouldn't come at the cost of a despicable job.

4 Things You Should Make Your Adult Child Pay For

The transition to adulthood is financially tricky. That doesn't mean parents should be bailing out their kids' every bill.

8 Money Moves for the Newly Independent

Your days of relying on others for financial support are done. Good for you! Now it's time to make some smart money moves, ASAP.

6 Simple Money Milestones Anyone Can Hit

Mega money goals can feel overwhelming. Check these simpler ones off your list while you're grinding toward the big ones.

The One Personal Finance Skill You Must Master Before All the Others

Being a master of personal finance requires a few key skills, but none are as important as this one.

You Don't Need a Retirement Plan — You Need a Financial Independence Plan

If planning for retirement is your primary financial goal, you may be doing it wrong.

5 Reasons to Keep Your Money Separated After Marriage

Most couples assume sharing money is just part of marriage. But it doesn't have to be.

Do You Know Your Retirement "Number"?

You might think you know the amount of money you'll need for a comfortable retirement — but you could be basing that off the wrong number.

Happy (Financial) Independence Day

Today, as we celebrate, let's take a vow to be financially independent.

5 Financial Steps to Take After Graduating From College

Trying to find a job after college can be intimidating enough — forget about getting control of your money. But these five steps make financial independence simple.

Financial Independence Is More Than Just a Number

You may start out thinking of financial freedom as a number, but eventually, you realize that it's a much more achievable goal if you focus on your state of mind.

5 Steps Toward Financial Independence

Although the process is mostly straightforward, it's always good to remember exactly what it takes to achieve financial independence.

Wage slave, debt slave

This article has its roots in an article I wrote some time ago that used the terms wage slave and debt peonage—terms that some people objected to. Those making free choices aren't

What is keeping you from a life of financial independence?

My goal has always been to work for ten years and then have enough financial freedom to do whatever I want to do. Whenever I tell people this they seem to be rather incredulous an