Tagged: Goals

Early Retirement Musings – Is It Worth It? 22

Early Retirement Musings – Is It Worth It?

I have been thinking about early retirement a lot lately. Upon first glance, you might read that sentence as an indication that I am looking for an escape from my current day-to-day grind. On...

Embrace the Grind – Win in Life and Money 10

Embrace the Grind – Win in Life and Money

One afternoon, after months of studying, I sat for my state of Illinois/national real estate broker test. I signed-up to take the 140 question multiple choice assessment at a rather inconspicuous H&R Block location in...

All About the Acronyms, Baby! (Keeping Up With the HENRYs?) 30

All About the Acronyms, Baby! (Keeping Up With the HENRYs?)

As winter turned to spring, I was enjoying a walk around my school when I bumped into one of my colleagues. Apparently, word had gotten around that my wife and I had paid off my...

20 Budgeting Tips for Singles – A Bachelor’s (or Bachelorette’s) Guide 23

20 Budgeting Tips for Singles – A Bachelor’s (or Bachelorette’s) Guide

Last week, the state of Illinois finally passed what I would describe as a “Band-Aid” budget. While politicians largely celebrated this move and patted themselves on the back, their budget does very little to...

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June 2016 Blog Report – Treading Water

Welcome to the third FinanceSuperhero Monthly Blog Report! As was the case with the previous blog reports, I am writing this post for the sake of transparency and posterity. LESSON 1 – LIFE GETS...

May 2016 Blog Report – Steady Progress 25

May 2016 Blog Report – Steady Progress

Welcome to the second FinanceSuperhero Monthly Blog Report! As was the case with the April 2016 Blog Report, I am crafting this post in the interest of transparency and accountability. Lesson 1 – Self-Promotion Is...

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Kicking Sallie Mae to the Curb: Goodbye, Student Loans!

In my nearly two months as a member of the personal finance blogging community, I feel I have developed a good grasp on the different types of financial bloggers. Some aim to share a technical...

Whining Is Easier Than Winning 24

Whining Is Easier Than Winning

Two weeks ago, I channeled my inner Cesar Millan and began training our newest four-legged friend, Coda, who joined our family on Easter. I stood at the top of the staircase and looked down...

Is $1 Million Really Enough? Redefining the Dream 28

Is $1 Million Really Enough? Redefining the Dream

As a child, I spent a lot of time with my Grandma and Grandpa. They reached retirement shortly after my birth, and both of my parents worked full-time jobs. During the summer months, I...