• DIY Coffee
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    Save $1100 Per Year on DIY Coffee

    Coffee, the real breakfast of champions, is the elixir of life. This little witches’ brew of energy, alertness, and fat burning caffeine is powering the world in more ways than one. Right after oil, It’s the second most valuable commodity exported by developing countries. 64% of Americans drink coffee, and the average coffee drinker is consuming 3.5 cups of coffee a day. These are rookie numbers in the coffee biz. America ranks a pitiful 25th in consumption per person worldwide. However, with a daily Starbucks habit costing you $3.25 per day you’re spending over $1,100 on coffee. Instead of blowing cash, we want to teach you how to make a…

  • Cheap Pre-Workout
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    Cheap Pre-Workout Guide

    Pre-Workout is one of the biggest selling supplement categories, probably right behind multi-vitamins and protein. However, there are a ton to choose from, they all seem expensive, and the ingredients are complicated. How do you know which one to choose? Well, no worries, because this is where my cheap-ass comes in and explains our guide to cheap pre-workouts. Also, it’s important to mention that it doesn’t matter if you’re a runner or powerlifter, a prancerciser or a cross-fitter, all the pre-workouts listed below will be beneficial for you. Let’s dive into our guide to cheap pre-workout. Each of our cheap pre-workout recommendations are broken down by price, and effort level,…

  • Side Hustle for Money
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    Side Hustle for Money

    Are you interested in starting some sort of side hustle to make money on the side? Chances are, if you’re reading our blog, you have at least thought about it. What’s holding you back though? Do you not know what to do? Or is it that you don’t know where to start? Well, I’ve got some great news for you! Side Hustle Course* Side Hustle For Money If you have found yourself daydreaming about breaking out of the 9-5 grind, making some income on the side to help pay down debt, or even to save up for a big purchase, you’re going to want to start paying attention. Our friends,…

  • Retire in the Mediterranean
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    Retire In The Mediterranean

    Leaving our jobs to move abroad has to be one of the worst kept secrets in the world. We’ve all but sent out emails to our respective employers about the change we are about to make. Adventure and travel are much higher rungs on our ladder than climbing our way up the corporate ranks. Geoarbitrage is a natural step up in this thought progression. (How many ladder metaphors do you think I can fit in one paragraph?). Anyway, we are going to break down our costs to retire in the Mediterranean.  Geoarbitrage Geoarbitrage is a fancy word for taking advantage of lower cost of living areas. It is also a…

  • Putting Lipstick on a pig
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    How to Put Lipstick on a Pig

    What in the hell is ‘putting lipstick on a pig’? In the real estate world, this is an endearing term of dressing up a relatively shitty rental, or even personal home. Our ‘pigs’ usually have good bones, and are in good locations, but aren’t very easy on the eyes. This perfectly describes one of our duplexes. We will dive in and discuss the background of the property, first. Then, the ‘lipstick’ that we put on this pig. Finally, we will breakdown the financial result of our efforts. Background A few weeks ago, Emily and I listed one side of a duplex that had recently become vacant. To give you an…

  • Invest in Real Estate,  Make More Money

    4 Ways To Get Started In Real Estate

    As you all know, we are a little obsessed with real estate. In our opinion, it is one of the ‘easiest’ ways to reach financial independence in the shortest amount of time. Since we are still fairly young, we obviously don’t want to spend what are potentially the best years of our lives working on or for something we aren’t 100% passionate about. We are using our able bodies and minds to save and invest in real estate now so we can use that as our means of living in the future while our minds and bodies can work on other enjoyable tasks. If you would have asked me 4…

  • Manage Your Money

    The Four Cardinal Sins of Finance

    What’s the worst financial decision you’ve made? The Financial Independence journey is a spectrum and everyone falls somewhere on that spectrum, even if they don’t know about financial independence, or aren’t actively pursuing it. With that in mind, there no choices or mistakes that can not be undone with time, focus, money, or some combination of the three. We’ve made some mistakes of our own, and even a couple that are listed below. However, if you want to achieve FI or give yourself as much of a buffer of passive income, emergency fund, or even a mortgage free house as you can, you will do well to avoid making any…

  • Fitness VS Financial Independence
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    Fitness vs Financial Independence

    There are always, and will always, be similarities between getting physically healthy and getting financially healthy. To be effective long term, both require discipline, delayed gratification, and sometimes a long slow journey to the goal. However, while they can be very similar, at times they can also seem at complete odds of one another. If fitness and FI are so closely related, then why aren’t many more people on this journey, or already at their goal. Let’s take a look at Mr. Money Mustache, arguably the biggest, most well-known name in the FI world, he has a whopping 111k likes on Facebook. Admittedly, all those people probably aren’t on the…