9 Easy And Cost-Effective DIY Home Improvement Ideas

9 Easy And Cost-Effective DIY Home Improvement Ideas

If you’ve been in your home awhile, you’re probably considering making some changes or improvements. You might even want to DIY to save money on those improvements. And, fortunately, with proper planning, you’ll get the highest rate of return for your efforts and learn some new skills. What’s not to love about that? I spent years working in the building industry and the interior design industry. I’ve also invested in … Read more

Cheap School Supplies: Where Can You Get the Most Bang For Your Buck

Cheap School Supplies: Where Can You Get the Most Bang For Your Buck

Here we go again! It doesn’t seem like summer should fly by this fast, but it has. Which can only mean one thing–it’s back to school time! And with that comes the time to begin the hunt for cheap school supplies. There was a great thread on the ChooseFI Facebook group that had everyone’s best tips for saving money on school supplies. Every kid who goes to school needs the … Read more

Birthday Freebies! Where To Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday

Birthday Freebies! Where To Get Free Stuff On Your Birthday

Most of us get excited when our birthday rolls around each year. That is because it is our time to be celebrated, doted on, eat some great food and maybe even get a present or two. All for just getting one year older! But, just to make your day even better, there are also a ton of birthday freebies floating around out there, just waiting for you to grab them. … Read more

How To Hire Your Children And Reap The Tax Benefits

How To Hire Your Children And Reap The Tax Benefits

When it comes to parenting, teaching children financial lessons they use throughout their lives is an important part of our job. This includes teaching them about finances by paying them to work for us. Although we all would love to be able to pay them tax-free, not everybody can get away with paying their children while also reaping the tax benefits. Luckily, getting tax breaks when you hire your children … Read more

Delicious Summer Salad: Get Healthy For Only $1.38 Per Serving

Delicious Summer Salad: Get Healthy For Only $1.38 Per Serving

When it comes to summertime and fresh produce, most of us are pretty lucky to have the options we do. Here in North Carolina, one of the largest agricultural producers in the United States, our choices are more than plentiful. This gives us so many choices to find awesome ingredients for a delicious summer salad. Summer Salad Benefits We are great fans of the summer salad because it is a … Read more

Individual Cassava Cheese Pizzas: $2.28 Per Serving

Individual Cassava Cheese Pizzas: $2.28 Per Serving

Whether you have a large or small family, everybody can agree on pizza for dinner. Since pizza is sometimes too expensive, not healthy, and nobody can ever agree on topping choices, we came up with our own solution. We now make our own individual cassava cheese pizzas, and they are a huge hit! And since my family enjoys it so much, I wanted to share this easy, cost-effective recipe so … Read more

Teach Your Kids About Money With The Goalsetter App

Teach Your Kids About Money With The Goalsetter App

We know that most children have a difficult time saving money. It burns a hole in their pocket whenever they get their hands on it and they MUST spend it on something. At least, that is how it happens with most of our kids. So getting them to save their money poses a difficult challenge for them. Enter the Goalsetter app! Financial Literacy In Children Teaching financial literacy to our … Read more

Citrus Chili Chicken With Vegetable Pasta: $2.50 Per Serving

Citrus Chili Chicken With Vegetable Pasta: $2.50 Per Serving

Chicken is one of those ingredients that is widely used because it is easy to get a hold of, pretty cost-effective, and you can do a lot of different things with it. For these reasons, we decided to use chicken as our main ingredient in the dish this month. Since spring is in the air (finally!), we wanted to give the chicken dish a citrus twist and a hint of … Read more

How To Create An Investment Policy Statement

How To Create An Investment Policy Statement

As members of the FI community, our goals are all similar enough in theory. In order to retire early, we need to have 25x our annual expenses in diversified investments and savings to achieve this. But how, and when, each one of us achieves it may be completely different based on our individual scenarios, which is where having an Investment Policy Statement comes in handy. What Is An Investment Policy … Read more