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Montana Money Adventures
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Food is often the largest flexible expense you probably have, especially if you have kids at home. I struggled for years to keep our food bill down. I searched the weekly sales. I tried to find great deals and checked all the in-store coupons. (I tried and epically failed at clipping coupons…a few times!) Now […] The post Budget Friendly Meals Under $1 appeared first on . ...
Posted: May 22 2018 @ 12:47 PM
Want to Choose-Your-Own-Adventure to Flexbile Fire? Well today is your lucky day! That’s exactly the game we are playing! Sign up below and I’ll email you your own printer friendly game board right now! Did you get it? Ok, I’ll wait. There are 6 Steps to Choose-Your-Own-Adventure to Flexible Fire. If you want to play […] The post Passion Plus Passive Income appeared first on . ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 12:08 PM
FIRE (financial independence retire early) is based on the idea that we can save and save and save up a large nest egg, then quit our jobs and then pull 4% indefinitely from that nest egg to live on. Except there is trouble with the 4% rule. Mainly, most people don’t want to pull 4%! […] The post Flexible FIRE appeared first on . ...
Posted: May 08 2018 @ 1:16 PM
Over the last two years, I’ve been in the unique position to talk with and consult dozens of people who are considering retiring early or are 1-2 years into their early retirement. Not glossy media coverage of how awesome early retirement is, but in-depth and private conversations.  I love that people are seeking Financial Independence! […] The post Trouble with the 4% Rule appeared first on . ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 11:27 AM
For all you podcast lovers out there, I have a new one that I had a chance to hang out on….Two Frugal Dudes. I suppose that makes me an honorary dudette! We covered a wide and fun range of topics. From meals you can make for a $1 a person (our frugal win), my frugal […] The post Two Frugal Dudes Podcast appeared first on . ...
Posted: Apr 22 2018 @ 6:52 PM
In 10 days, Adam and I, with our 5 kids embark on an almost 10 week road trip during which we will visit over 10 National Parks! It’s a crazy trip for sure. It’s something I have always dreamed of doing with my kids (even before we had kids!). But for the first time we […] The post House Hacking for Free Vacations! appeared first on . ...
Posted: Apr 17 2018 @ 12:53 PM
I’m excited to share a guest post I wrote for Steve over at Think Save Retire! He is featuring people serving their communities each month. I shared a bit of our story and how we have tried to be intentional about “showing up” for people in meaningful ways over the last 15 years. Small acts […] The post A Lifestyle of Impact appeared first on . ...
Posted: Apr 12 2018 @ 6:44 PM
It’s said: We are the average of the 5 people who we spend the most time with. The question I get asked so often is “How do I find these people!'! There is no one in my life that has these interests or is supportive of my goals.” In my post Be Your Best Boss […] The post Finding Your Tribe appeared first on . ...
Posted: Apr 10 2018 @ 11:59 AM
When we jumped into this latest mini-retirement, I bought myself a new mug. Partly because I’m obsessed with mugs. But I also knew I would need a reminder. Something to keep me on track and focused. My goal was simple: Become my own Best Boss Ever. Over the last 20 years, I’ve worked at lot […] The post Become Your Best Boss Ever appeared first on . ...
Posted: Apr 04 2018 @ 1:10 PM
I’m excited to share the next Mini-Retirement Mastered story! Kyle and Lauren have lived in abroad in Australia for over two years and are about to embark on a six month mini-retirement to see even more of the world. Plus they are the first story I’m sharing of a mini-retirement with out kids! Kyle has […] The post Mini-Retirements Mastered: Shoestring International Travel appeared first on . ...
Posted: Mar 27 2018 @ 11:02 AM


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