Category: Financial Independence

Financial Independence, Life, Saving Money

Compound Interest: The Real Santa Claus

Do you remember what it was like to be a child on Christmas eve? My brothers and I would usually lock ourselves in one room, trying to stay awake all night playing games and excitedly predicting what Santa might bring us. I have such fond memories of the way we bonded on those nights and …

Financial Independence, Getting Out of Debt, Life, Saving Money

Benefits of Life with Roommates

In 2015, when I moved to my current city, I was excited to live alone. I hadn’t yet started aggressively attacking my debt, and getting a place of my own seemed to signify that I was “adulting” or that I had “made it”. Living with other people almost seemed like a regression and like others …

Financial Independence, Getting Out of Debt

Debt Destruction Progress – Part 2

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since I buckled down and got serious about destroying my debt and pursuing financial independence. I’ve made a ton of what I would have called sacrifices, but in reality, it’s hard to call them sacrifices anymore. I sold my car, moved in with roommates, sold a …

Financial Independence, Getting Out of Debt, Life, Saving Money

My Matrix Moment

In 1999, a sci-fi movie called The Matrix hit theaters and became a pop culture phenomenon. The special effects–which were incredible–drew people in, but the the story–which was intricate and compelling–had people leaving the theater buzzing. The main character in the film, Neo, slowly starts to sense that something is off. He begins to discover …