2019 – A new year and some changes

A new year and some changes

OK, I know. It’s practically Summer of 2019 and here I am writing a New Year post. But I’m trying to catch up so I have to live in the past for a couple more months. I think Financial Independence is a journey than a destination, so here are some changes I’ll be making for 2019.

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5 Money Saving Tips

five money saving tipsImagine the possibilities if you found you had extra money in your monthly budget. Could you finally go on that vacation you’ve always dreamed of? Could you put away extra money for a down payment on a new home? Maybe you’d even be able to pay off all your debt. Regardless of where you’re at on your financial journey, it’s possible to turn your finances around. Here are 5 tips on how to save money on daily and monthly expenses.

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FIREhub – a digital community for early retirement in Europe

FIREHub.euDo you like the idea of financial independence? Do you live in Europe? If so, then take a look at FIREhub.eu. This is a new online community for exchanging ideas and support for financial independence that’s all European. Otherwise, read on for some more details…

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It finally clicked – my light bulb moment

it finally clicked I finally had a light bulb moment after more than four years of learning about personal finance. I’ve been making a fair amount of changes to my portfolio during my blogging absence. And while I’ve yet to post my new asset allocation, here’s one change I’m making which is long overdue. Drum roll, please…
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Saving money on insurance

Saving money on insuranceApparently nobody told my insurance company that inflation was under 2% a year. The auto insurance renewal quote I received in July included a 14% hike in the premium. My policy was already expensive to start with (thanks Michigan), so saving money on insurance became high priority. It’s time to go shopping …

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How to deal with an unexpected windfall

Image of a present - how to deal with unexpected windfallsBack in the dim and distant past, a windfall referred to wood or fruit which was blown down by the wind and so became free to anyone. It was later in the 16th century that the term was used for any unexpected acquisition of wealth. Here are some thoughts on how to deal with unexpected sums of money.

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