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Mr. AE

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Apathy Ends
General Finance
Investing, Early Retirement/FIRE
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Move over Bitcoin, MLMs, and online surveys you can take from home. I have found a way easier way to pocket some extra cash every year that takes up far less time, is way less risky and doesn’t require you to get your friends to sign up under you…So what is it? Credit Card Hacking […] The post The Easiest Money I Have Ever Made appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Jan 16 2019 @ 7:00 AM
Check-In Time! This makes 12 quarters in a row since I started publishing Net Worth updates on this site and the first where our Net Worth has dropped over the course of 3 months. Even though we knew this would happen eventually, I am mildly surprised how quick it can turn. I can see why […] The post How low did we go? Q4 – 2018 Net Worth Update appeared first ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 7:00 AM
“Take Action. Build Wealth” is my motto and I truly believe that those who consistently take action on their finances will significantly improve them. With that in mind, I put together a list of  25 ACTIONABLE money hacks that you can start attacking today. I have done my best to stay away from the boring, […] The post 25 Actionable Money Hacks With Expected Savings appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Dec 13 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Longtime visitors of this site know I had a long, drawn out, 7 year battle with student loans. We finally paid them off in March of this year (2018), freeing up about $1,250/month. A good chunk of that money went straight to childcare for our second kid. And speaking of kids, the natural progression for […] The post Paying for College: Shrink the “Need” Gap appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Dec 06 2018 @ 6:00 AM
I remember when I first discovered the idea financial independence 3-4 years ago. I was immediately consumed, started looking for ways to optimize, set goals and upped our 401K contributions every quarter as our income grew. Our net worth was rising, mostly due to our growing contributions and the progress was very motivating. This went […] The post Accumulation Phase – After the FI-HIGH Wears Off appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Nov 29 2018 @ 6:00 AM
There is a lot of debates raging around the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement right now. Some people hate it. Some people (including me) love it. Others just want the FI piece and drop RE on the floor. There are a few that think someone who earns any income is not technically retired. Some […] The post FU Money: Why Everyone Needs It appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Nov 21 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Is Financial Independence possible with kids? I sure as hell hope so! Our family has doubled from 2 to 4 in an 18-month span and we are still deeply committed to achieving Financial Independence. Whenever FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) gets some mainstream media attention, the number 1 naysayer comment I see is “Try doing this with kids” […] The post Is Financial Independence with Kids Possible? appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Nov 15 2018 @ 7:00 AM
I have a habit of holding off until the absolute last minute to separate myself from money. I realized it when I waited until the last minute to buy tickets to a financial conference I plan on attending next year. There was a deadline to buy at the cheapest rate, I knew I wanted to […] The post Money is Power – Wield it Wisely appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Nov 07 2018 @ 7:00 AM
I’m going to do something I rarely do and talk about writing content. First – I love doing it. This is the best outlet I have found and I love the idea of more people discovering the Financial Independence space and giving themselves options. I also appreciate that anyone is willing to read what I […] The post It’s not about the “How” – It’s about whats Possible appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Last month I realized that we hadn’t maxed out our charity budget for the year and I decided to bounce an idea of my good friend Penny. I was struggling to write with a newborn and wanted to make sure we donated enough this year, so I asked if she would write a guest post […] The post I don’t want to get where I’m going without giving appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 10 2018 @ 6:00 AM


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