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Max Your Freedom

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Max Your Freedom
General Finance
Early Retirement, Travel
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Net worth:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

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I’m constantly crunching numbers in my head, on spreadsheets, online calculators…you name it.  You could say I’ve been borderline obsessive about this whole FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) concept, ever since I discovered it. Being an engineer by education, although not by profession, has wired me to solve problems.  It’s in my nature to try […] The post The Only Number that Really Matters appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Mar 20 2018 @ 7:00 AM
As some of you may have read in the past, I appreciate the occasional dram of Whisky. Specifically, I like scotch whisky, although I do enjoy some bourbons as well.  I thought it might be fun to put together a brief guide on whisky from a Max point of view, which I plan on updating as I […] The post Max Whisky Guide appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 10:40 AM
I love getting discounts. It feels like I got away with something.  Like I somehow tricked the system into giving me something worth more than what I paid for. I felt that way with my recent electric car purchase, and I get the same discount high off much smaller purchases. Which got me thinking… How […] The post Your Freedom is for Sale. How much of a Discount will you ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Debt is a terrible burden to carry around, it can be harmful both financially and psychologically.  Student loan debt is especially corrosive since it acts as a significant inhibitor to wealth accumulation. The Max Your Freedom household graduated with over $100K in student loan debt about 15 years ago.  It didn’t take too many student […] The post The Student Loan Curse appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Feb 27 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Practically everyone is familiar with the role of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Most companies will have someone in charge to help manage the organization, and that’s typically the CEO. A CEO is a generalist type of role.  This means they’re involved in all aspects of an organization but leave the expertise or detail management […] The post Do you Manage your Household like a CEO' appeared first on Max Your ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 6:00 AM
I’m going to take a break from my normal posting schedule this week to ask for your help. The fine folks over at Rockstar Finance continue to find creative ways to engage the personal finance community.  Their latest brainchild is the Rockstar Rumble! It’s basically a blogging contest to find the best personal finance article […] The post I Need your Help! – Rockstar Rumble appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 6:00 AM
I’m guessing there’s a lot more people paying attention to the stock market than we’ve had over the past few years. Market volatility has a tendency to break folks out of their daydreams and yank them back to reality. Having experienced both the 2000 dot-com and 2008 great recession at varying levels of participation, I […] The post How to Handle a Good Old Market Spanking appeared first on Max Your ...
Posted: Feb 06 2018 @ 6:00 AM
We talk a lot about frugality and controlling spending in the personal finance community.  After all, it’s one of the cornerstones of financial health.  But there are some things in life that make sense to spend extra money on. This post is an example of one of those things. We introduced little Max to independent […] The post Splurging on the best bicycle for kids appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Jan 30 2018 @ 11:00 AM
One of my financial goals for the year is to figure out what to do with my emergency fund.  I’m tired of watching my cash earn next to nothing in a traditional savings account at my bank.  I was determined to eek out as much interest from that cash stash as possible. There are a […] The post Why I’m Parking my Emergency Fund in a CD appeared first on Max ...
Posted: Jan 23 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Your financial well being is dependent on a number of factors that will determine the success of your household’s finances. Understanding those factors, and keeping a regular pulse on them is critical to maintaining a healthy financial mindset.  This applies whether you’re chasing financial freedom like I am, or simply interested in better managing your […] The post Keeping a Pulse on your Financial Health appeared first on Max Your Freedom. ...
Posted: Jan 09 2018 @ 11:00 AM


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