Join The Compare.com Challenge And Enter To Win $500!

Join the compare.com challenge

The FI community is always looking to slash expenses and bump up savings rates. That’s why we know we should get competitive quotes for the services we pay for as often as we can. Doing it in real life, however, can be a chore. Most times, we get two or three quotes, pick the cheapest, and call it good. Compare.com–which brokers auto insurance policies–rightly believes most people leave savings on … Read more

Hacking College With Zero Debt

College Hacking

A recent opinion-piece in the New York Times caught my eye. The column was applauding a college cost calculator published by several top-ranked private universities. I gave it a shot and liked the calculator well enough. It was simple, needing only 7 sets of information, required no personal information, and gave enough information to be useful. Here’s the link if you want to check it out. While several universities participated … Read more

How my son saved 2 years and $18,258 in college tuition

College Hacking Dual Enrollment

One of the most difficult things that will slow down your path to FIRE is debt. And one of the most common sources of debt is the student loan. It sets your financial independence timeline back by years, and even worse, you gotta pay it off using post-tax dollars. Smarter people than me have figured out ways to optimize for financial aid and scholarships. Those tips are awesome, and we’ll … Read more