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Max Your Freedom
General Finance
Early Retirement, Travel
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

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It took quite a bit of deliberation, analysis, and valuable feedback from readers to finally share my household net worth numbers on this blog. You can read about my thought process behind this decision in more detail here: “Should I Share my Net Worth” In that post I took a poll about whether sharing my numbers […] The post My Net Worth Journey appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Jul 17 2018 @ 8:00 AM
We’ve all heard how lifestyle inflation can wreak havoc on our plans to achieve financial freedom. As people earn more, they use their excess cash flow to make purchases that will, at least in theory, improve their lifestyle. However, many people reward themselves at the expense of their financial goals. Lifestyle inflation is a trap […] The post Can Lifestyle Inflation be Good? appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Jul 10 2018 @ 6:00 AM
A few days ago, my wife and I stopped at a Panera Bread one morning for coffee and bagels for our staff.  It was a decent-sized order so there were a few minutes to peruse the patrons. Young professionals on their way into the office, retirees with a little less urgency, the employees preparing for […] The post Unsolicited Advice Given to an 18-Year-Old Stranger appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Jul 03 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Risk is a funny concept. There are so many people who talk about risk like it’s something concrete or tangible. Heck, I work in an entire department devoted to analyzing risk.  As a credit risk quantitative analyst, I know a thing or two about risk. What is risk? Risk is the potential of gaining or […] The post Taking Chances with Asymmetric Payoffs appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Jun 26 2018 @ 7:00 AM
I can’t recall exactly how I stumbled onto the world of Financial Independence (FI)… I know we started with Dave Ramsey, and somewhere along the line we were introduced to a dude named Mr. Money Mustache… and at that point, I got it. I bought into the idea that it was possible to save aggressively, […] The post The Position of F*ck You appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Jun 19 2018 @ 7:00 AM
When financial freedom is mentioned, what comes into your mind?  You probably think of having plenty of material wealth and possessions, perhaps. Well, that’s just not the whole story.  I will let in on a secret that most people miss.  Financial freedom is not just about attaining plenty of monetary possessions, it’s more than that. […] The post Why Wealth is Only Half the Story appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Jun 12 2018 @ 7:00 AM
We live in a world full of instant gratification, money on hand be damned sometimes. And with that desire to have things now, many of us fall into the trap of getting into debt through the use of credit cards, personal loans, home-equity lines of credit, or even worse, a 401k plan loan. Many think […] The post The Most Important Habit for Financial Freedom appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Jun 05 2018 @ 7:00 AM
It’s that time of the year again! We’re getting ready to go on yet another grand adventure this summer.  Unlike like last year’s trip which was more of a slow travel affair, this year’s will be quite hectic. We’re planning on visiting 7 cities in 3 different countries during a 5 week period.  It will […] The post Guest Post Summer appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: May 29 2018 @ 7:00 AM
It’s fun to fantasize about true financial independence and early retirement.  Who doesn’t like to daydream about having enough F-You money to walk away from a traditional job before the normal expiration date? Yet so few people actually do it.  If you read a lot of personal finance blogs, you might get the impression there’s […] The post Would you walk away from $5 Million Dollars? appeared first on Max Your ...
Posted: May 22 2018 @ 7:00 AM
There’s a lot of buzz in the personal finance blogosphere on what’s considered early retirement.  People get fairly opinionated over whether someone should be considered retired if they still generate income through a side hustle or non-passive means. Since a lot of my articles refer to financial independence and early retirement, I figured it would […] The post The Ultimate Definition of Early Retirement appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: May 15 2018 @ 7:00 AM


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