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Matt

Blog Info

Name:
Distilled Dollar
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Financial Independence, Early Retirement, Personal Finance, Investing, Frugality
Start Year:
2016

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Net worth:
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Age:
20s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Accounting
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Latest Blog Posts

Few books create a lasting financial legacy while also creating a massive amount of controversy. For me, the first big book in this category was Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki. The book has some tremendously terrible, horrendous advice, but it also has truly life changing advice when it comes to investing and making […] The post Rich Dad Poor Dad Book Review 2017 appeared first on Distilled Dollar. ...
Posted: Sep 21 2017 @ 8:53 AM
While I was away in August, I noticed a recent theme in many bloggers talking about happiness and even more dangerously, pursuing happiness. Since our emotions play a major role in building and sustaining wealth, I wanted to share our experience on how Financial Independence and Happiness have interacted in our journey. This blog is […] The post How Pursuing Financial Independence and Happiness Leads to Total Failure appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 6:00 AM
In the span of 6 weeks we bought our first home, sold some of our lovely starter furniture, and launched a 5 figure product online. Oh, and we bought our home with only a 1% downpayment! I didn’t think any of it was possible 7 weeks ago. To top it all off, I just wrapped […] The post Buying a Home with 1% Down & Other Stuff We Did While Away ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 4:00 AM
In the game of personal finances, you either invest and manage money or you spend the money today and die. Or at least, that’s how it used to feel. Before tackling my spend, I was living paycheck to paycheck and I still remember that sinking feeling when I saw my net worth go down and […] The post How to Eliminate Impulse Spending ( + Survey Response) appeared first on Distilled ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Many of you noticed. Distilled Dollar was, well, off-the-air for a month. Naturally, this led to questions: “When’s your next post?” “I believe I was accidentally unsubscribed?” “Are you alive?” Hah! Needless to say, the blog is very much alive, and we have been hard at work aiming to reach an even higher savings rate […] The post Life and Death of a Blog appeared first on Distilled Dollar. ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Last year, we embarked on an eye-opening Frugality Challenge that pushed our savings rate to an all-time high of 60%. It felt incredible. We enjoyed the experience so much that we will be embarking on a new-and-improved 90 Day Frugality Challenge Round II (2.0) this quarter. In fact, we’ve already started the challenge- we’re already […] The post Saving Over Half Our Income with 14 Frugal Strategies appeared first on Distilled ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Today’s post is a great guest post on tips to overcome student loans. The first major debt we overcame in the DD household was student loans and I definetly recommend checking out the tips below to help out. You’ll notice my approach to #3 is different, but overall there is clarity to be gained if […] The post Own Your Student Loan Repayment – 4 Tips to Overcome Student Debt appeared ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 4:00 AM
In the wake of the recent quarter updates for the first half of 2017, I wanted to touch base on a “quarter-life-crisis” in my own life that sparked a radical overhaul in my approach to money. It is easy when it’s easy so to speak, so this post will go back to how I was […] The post Quarter Life Crisis and Developing Quarterly Goals appeared first on Distilled Dollar. ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 4:00 AM
When I discovered early retirement, it was because of a chain of events that led me to an old document written waaaay back in 1758. Totally random and crazy, I know – but I’ll never forget because reading that old text fundamentally changed my approach to money. What I did to go from discovery to […] The post Why and How We are Pursuing Financial Independence + New YouTube Channel appeared ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Another successful quarter in the books for Distilled Dollar. I’ll detail below the revenue, expenses, along with the key drivers of the various numbers that go along with an online blog. Here’s my Blog Income Report Q2 2017: Revenue – $1,205.23 Ads (Adsense & MyFinance) – $702.51 SoFi – $200 Coaching – $200 LendEDU – […] The post Blog Income Report Q2 2017 appeared first on Distilled Dollar. ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 4:00 AM

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