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Blog posts about financial independence and retiring early (FIRE). Topics range from making more money with side hustles to investing and optimizing your tax strategy.

6 Common Things You’re Doing WRONG With Your 401k and How To Fix It For Free!

6 Common Things You’re Doing WRONG With Your 401k and How To Fix It For Free!

The below are 6 things wrong with your 401k. Though some financial advisors will try and charge you to manage your 401k and other accounts, there’s actually a free tool you can use to fix your 401k in minutes. Check out Blooom. They also have a free tool for the 401a, 403b, 457 or TSP for free. 1. Not Contributing, Putting In Enough Money, Or Setting Up Auto-Contributions Half of Americans are not contributing to a 401k. If you’re one of them,…

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30 People Who Reached Financial Independence Before 40 and Retired Early To Financial Freedom

30 People Who Reached Financial Independence Before 40 and Retired Early To Financial Freedom

The list is sorted in order of retirement age. If you know of someone who should be added here, let me know via the comment section below. The age of financial independence and early retirement (FIRE) is in parenthesis after the name. Other people achieved financial freedom on average household incomes below. So can you. If you get busy with side hustles, maybe you can retire even earlier. If you think financial independence is impossible, you’re wrong. Even if you’ve…

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The Three Step Blueprint To Paying Off Your Student Loans In Record Time

The Three Step Blueprint To Paying Off Your Student Loans In Record Time

1. Balance Transfer For a 1.5% APY Loan A little known secret about credit cards is that they offer balance transfers with a 0% interest rate for 15-18 months. That means you get a 0 % interest rate for 1.5 years. If you can figure out how much in extra payments you can afford to make over those 1.5 years, you can wipe away a hefty chunk of your student loans paying much less in interest. The catch is that…

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20 Free Money Tools And Resources To Fix Your Finances

20 Free Money Tools And Resources To Fix Your Finances

Get a High-Yield Savings Account The best known banks offer the lowest yields. Bank of America and Chase offer .01% yields. One-hundreth of a percent. Wells Fargo offers between .01-.03% and TD Bank offers .05%. Which is crazy right? Because the bigger the bank, the nicer they should be to you and offer higher interest for your checking account right? Why is loyalty to customers not a thing? Well, that’s not what actually happens. The best banks with the highest-yielding…

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How To Double Stack Your Charitable Contribution

How To Double Stack Your Charitable Contribution

My last post was about triple dipping to stack cashback, so what better post to follow up with than stacking your charity donations? What is Charity Matching? You know how most people don’t know you can get your 401k contributions matched? Most people don’t realize you can get your charitable contributions matched either. Let’s say you wanted to donate $500 to Doctors Without Borders. If your company offers 2:1 matching, that means you’d donate $500 and your company would donate…

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Author: Olivia

Olivia worked in finance and wants you to learn the secrets of financial independence. She believes there are so many ways to monetize your life and make money doing the things you're already doing because so many companies offer free money.

The average savings account rate is 0.1%. The big banks have incredibly low savings accounts rates. CIT Bank offers a 1.75% savings account. You can open an account with just $100 and no monthly fees or charge . Tired of being charged fees and getting peanuts in interest at your current bank? Open a CIT Bank savings account in less than 15 minutes online.

If you have a car, Rideshare apps allow you to pick a direction you want to go twice a day, so you can get extra money going somewhere you were driving to anyway at least twice a day. Get a $300 sign-up bonus with Lyft.

One of my favorite ways ways of monetizing my life is via credit card bonuses with cards that give you cashback or rewards. Check out our review of the Chase Sapphire cards, which give you at least $500 in cash or $625 in travel credit.