The Best Reason For Financial Independence

One of the more common criticisms I hear about Financial Independence is, “It’s not for everybody” and “Some people like to work”.

In a world dominated by the average Joe (or Jane) working a 9-to-5 job, the prospect of living a financially free life sounds like some kind of crazy fantasy world. They ask questions like, “What would I do with all that extra time? Don’t you get bored?”

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June 2017 Dividend Income And Expenses

In my opinion, summer is the best of the four seasons. Some people might love winter for its snow, spring for its flowers, or fall for the beautiful colors, but I absolutely love summer!

Food prices are cheap, and produce is fresh. Temperatures are great for grilling, and spending time outdoors without wearing multiple layers of protective clothing is suddenly a very real possibility…

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Costco Vs. Cash & Carry

Saving money on food is a huge part of saving for financial independence. For the average family in the United States, food counts for seven thousand dollars of annual spending. It’s the largest single spending category outside of housing and transportation.

Love it or hate it, buying in bulk saves money. Costco has been a champion on this front since the 1980’s…

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Making Nametake

It’s no secret that the Tako family loves a good meal. We routinely post pictures of our meals on this site — because I firmly believe you don’t have to sacrifice good living to reach financial independence! Our grocery spending usually amounts to a mere $500 per month.

For us, eating well is just part of living a good life. Over the past few years our diet has changed considerably…

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Sticking With It: Cooking At Home

It’s completely understandable why families commonly rack up thousands of dollars per year in restaurant spending — It’s soo easy to trade that extra little bit of money to have someone else prepare and serve you food.

So how do families like mine go years without eating out? How do we stick with it year after year without fail? Don’t we get tired of cooking?

It’s simple really…

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