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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

Blogger Bio

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

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
For 2017, I am focusing on 3 initiatives to bank $80,000 in savings. This year’s approach is much different than the 2016 approach of 17 Strategies we used to save $50,000 – so I trust you’ll see plenty of of value in this post as I link together how we’re going from $50K savings to […] The post Net Worth Update Q2 2017 appeared first on Distilled Dollar. ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Today I am fortunate enough to bring you a great post emphasizing how frugality and living the good life can go hand in hand. Today’s post is also from Trisha who has been a guest poster on this site numerous times in the past. Check out more of her work via her site, thatdangvegan.com, or […] The post 4 Summer Budget Friendly Road Trip Tips appeared first on Distilled Dollar. ...
Posted: Jun 29 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Here’s one true hack I’ve utilized to increase my net worth over $7,000 in 2015 and again another $7,000 in 2016. I’ll dive into the details below but here’s the conclusion: investing always wins. So, the next time you’re asking yourself if you should invest or pay down debt, then click back to here and […] The post Invest or Pay Down Debt- Why Investing Always Wins appeared first on Distilled ...
Posted: Jun 27 2017 @ 4:00 AM
When it comes to pursuing financial independence, nothing can secure our route more so than having a healthy level of frugality in our lives. To help everyone in that effort, I’ve been documenting my frugal hobbies and this is the latest in my series. This post will focus on my latest frugal hobby, the gym, […] The post Latest Frugal Hobby: Gym appeared first on Distilled Dollar. ...
Posted: Jun 25 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Today’s awesome new post comes from Anum Yoon who runs Current on Currency, a personal finance blog for millennials. Once have been “terrible at budgeting,” she now, “has taken full control of her finances.” Catch her updates on Twitter @anumyoon Enjoy! 8 Budgeting Tips That Will Motivate You to Ramp up Your Savings Let’s face it: […] The post 8 Budgeting Tips That Will Motivate You to Ramp up Your Savings appeared ...
Posted: Jun 22 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Welcome to the extra post as part of the Investing Crash Course — I wanted to throw in some bonus content! Today’s topic tackles the all-important topic: Why 401k’s Are Broken and My Secret to Fixing 401k’s. If you haven’t read the first three posts, I highly recommend it as I poured countless hours refining the […] The post Why 401k’s are Broken and My Secret to Fixing It appeared first on ...
Posted: Jun 20 2017 @ 4:00 AM

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