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Birds of a FIRE
Early Retirement
Real estate, taxes, professionals, finance, personal finance, budgeting, minimalism, travel hacking, credit card rewards, points, miles, bank bonuses, broker bonuses,
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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A few weeks before FinCon 2018 I watched National Geographic’s Free Solo movie premiere in NYC. I couldn’t help but relate how close the movie’s philosophies on rock climbing were to the financial independence movement’s beliefs. The star of Free Solo is Alex Honnold, who ascended the 3,200 foot rock wall of El Capitan in Yosemite without any gear — a feat probably akin to shooting a basketball from the ...
Posted: Oct 11 2018 @ 9:01 AM
Just like how you can get food and products for free in real life, you can read books online for free too. Reading books digitally or online means that you’re reading your book in the internet browser on your tablet, phone, or computer, or you can download the books and read them on your Kindle or other digital reading device. Here are the best legal ways to read books online (free)! A ...
Posted: Oct 11 2018 @ 3:20 AM
I’ve always loved finding things that were so grossly mis-priced. It is an extremely fun past time. So, when I went to Six Flags and saw sign after sign for a “Season Dining Pass”I crunched the numbers. For just ~$170 per year you can eat 2 meals plus a snack every day for a year (minus the holidays). Most people spend more than $170 per month on food. Just imagine the ...
Posted: Oct 05 2018 @ 6:37 AM
FinCon 2018 was so incredible! I made so many relationships with people I only knew online and it was simply a phenomenal experience. This started off as a short post, but meandered into an incredibly long piece of content. I’ve tried to make sure I’ve included everyone I met, but I’m sure I’m missing a bunch of people. If we chatted and I forgot you here, please don’t take it ...
Posted: Oct 02 2018 @ 6:25 PM
Toluna is one of the most unique and modern survey sites out there. They stand out by offering free products for you to keep after you test and allowing you to pick categories of surveys to take. They also pay you up to $108 for just installing their app and software on your electronic devices. In this thorough Toluna review, we’ll go over how to make the most money with ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 3:45 PM
There’s an entire industry around giving people free stuff in exchange for product testing. We go over the majority of these programs here. If you ever wanted free stuff just for giving your opinion on it, this page was created for you. Amazon Vine Of course the giant e-commerce behemoth has a product testing program as well. You’re able to get 2 products at a time off of the product ...
Posted: Sep 28 2018 @ 4:04 PM
Saving a set amount of money from your utilities each month is one of the best ways to cut expenses from your budget. Save energy and help the planet, as well as your wallet. Why it saving on utilities great? You can save that amount each month with just a bit of work you do once. Cutting down on recurring expenses is one of the best uses of your time. ...
Posted: Sep 22 2018 @ 1:55 AM
There are a lot of survey sites out there, but E-Rewards is one of the most unique ones. A corporate partner needs to invite you to E-Rewards. This is difficult to accomplish because you need to get on the email list of specific corporations. You never quite know when your invite link will come. What Is E-Rewards? E-Rewards has been in operation since 1999. Its parent company is Research Now ...
Posted: Sep 20 2018 @ 3:23 AM
Have you ever even thought to leave a review on Amazon? Before I found out about Amazon Vine, I hadn’t. Amazon Vine is a free program that allows its members to get an unlimited amount of products to review on Amazon for free. It’s basically the Amazon version of Yelp Elite, where you get free food. Get free stuff on Amazon. What Is Amazon Vine? Back in 2007, Amazon created Amazon ...
Posted: Sep 11 2018 @ 1:52 PM
We’re a big fan of monetizing your life and making money doing things you’re already doing here. That’s why we’re such a big fan of cashback apps and sites. Who doesn’t want free money? Here are the best cashback apps and sites. What Are CashBack Apps And Sites? The best cashback apps and sites give you money back for buying things you were already going to buy anyway. They are ...
Posted: Sep 03 2018 @ 4:28 AM


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