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My Money Wizard
Early Retirement, Frugality, Investing
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Drumroll… please… No seriously, can we make this a really cool, dramatic intro? Maybe dim the lights a little. Throw on some spooky music. And would it kill you to get a fog machine and an acrobat or two? Because today, I’m debuting a concept that I’ve wanted to publish since I first stated this […] The post The Money Wizard’s 2018 Spending – Revealed! appeared first on My Money Wizard. ...
Posted: Jan 14 2019 @ 9:45 AM
Hey everybody! Welcome to a year-end edition of the monthly net worth update. Which actually, is identical to the usual monthly net worth updates we do around here, where  I share an update on my goal of total financial freedom. (I’ll be posting a total year-end summary in the coming weeks) If you’re new here, I’m […] The post Net Worth Update: December 2018 (NYC, Happy Holidays, and Market Madness) appeared first ...
Posted: Jan 07 2019 @ 9:45 AM
Whew, it seems like just yesterday that I was wrapping up my top posts of 2017. Yet, somehow, I blinked. A apparently, we hit a time warp, and now the year’s closing down, this site is approaching it’s third birthday, and I’m nearing my 6 year anniversary for my non-blogging career. (You know, that thing […] The post MyMoneyWizard.com’s Top 11 Posts of 2018 appeared first on My Money Wizard. ...
Posted: Dec 31 2018 @ 9:45 AM
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the blog… not a creature was stirring, not even a money wizard. Merry Christmas Eve, folks! For this holiday week, I thought I’d take a break from the usual writing schedule. Instead, we can dip into a mailbag of reader questions so big it would make Santa’s […] The post 7 Reader Questions: Answered [Reader Mailbag – Christmas Eve Edition!] appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 24 2018 @ 3:47 PM
Nelson from FinancialUproar.com calls it HGTV Syndrome.  We all know what it is, even if we’ve never applied a name. You start watching HGTV. A lovely couple moves into an “okay” house. They spend a couple dollars, hire a few contractors, and before you know it, that okay house is an amazing one! Best of […] The post I spent $14,634 remodeling my kitchen, and I learned how spoiled I really ...
Posted: Dec 18 2018 @ 9:45 AM
“The Peak” is a secluded neighborhood overlooking Hong Kong, the world’s least affordable city. As the most expensive neighborhood in the world’s most expensive city, The Peak boasts some truly mind blowing real estate prices. Apartments in the exclusive zip code start at $5-13 million. Start! From there, prices just keep rising. Back in 2015, […] The post Get Rich, Then Move. Why high cost of living is a dumb excuse. ...
Posted: Dec 10 2018 @ 9:45 AM
Hey there, you Wiz, you… You’ve stumbled onto that woooonderfuul tiiiiiime ooofff the year. No, I’m not talking about the incessant Christmas music belted out nonstop these days. I’m talking about another monthly net worth update! If you’re new here, I’m sprinting towards a finish line with a $1 million-dollar (ish) portfolio at the end. […] The post Net Worth Update: November 2018 (And now, we wait…) appeared first on My ...
Posted: Dec 03 2018 @ 9:45 AM
Step aside, early retirees. Orville Rogers has your retirement goals dwarfed. And he’s not even trying. You see, I’ve talked a lot on this blog about hypotheticals. A couple million here, a few decades there. Then there’s Orville Rogers. He’s a former airplane pilot who, at age 60, was forced to retire due to the […] The post This 100-year-old retiree with $5 million in the bank has a simple lesson ...
Posted: Nov 29 2018 @ 9:45 AM
Do you have a special someone in your life, who just happens to be a totally frugal penny pincher? You know the type. They’re all about saving cash, and you’ve definitely heard them rant once or twice about the “commercialization of the holiday season.” These people are a nightmare to shop for! For these folks, […] The post 21 Money-Saving Gift Ideas for Frugal People appeared first on My Money Wizard. ...
Posted: Nov 19 2018 @ 9:45 AM
Side hustles seem to be all the rage lately. And while there’s a lot of advice out there, most of it seems to be of the “throw something against the wall and see if it sticks” variety. Which is why I thought it’d be interesting if we did an experiment. Instead of just blindly recommending […] The post Everyday I’m Hustlin’: A Step-by-Step Strategy to Side Hustle an Extra $11,207 in ...
Posted: Nov 18 2018 @ 9:45 AM


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