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

How To Use A Roth IRA For College And Other Expenses

How To Use A Roth IRA For College And Other Expenses

What if I told you there’s a tool available to you to help pay for your child’s education? What if I told you it’s something as simple as a Roth IRA? You’d be pretty excited, right? I know I was when I learned that using a Roth IRA for college, and other expenses, was something I could do. And it’s been one of my favorite tools for setting my kids … 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 Open A Roth IRA For Kids And Teach Your Kids About FI

How To Open A Roth IRA For Kids And Teach Your Kids About FI

As parents and a family on the path to Financial Independence, we want to teach our kids as much as we can. I don’t know about you, but my I kick myself in the butt all the time for my past financial mistakes. Mistakes I didn’t even know I was making! While my parents taught me more than most of my peers about finances, there was still a lot that … Read more

Mini Cheesecake Surprise: Delicious Cheesecake At Only 88 Cents Per Serving

Mini Cheesecake Surprise: Delicious Cheesecake At Only 88 Cents Per Serving

When it comes to desserts, there are so many choices! But, one of my favorites to make is cheesecake. Cheesecake seems to be a crowd pleaser, no matter where it’s brought. Not only is it pretty easy to make, but it doesn’t require many ingredients either. This means that the cost to make it ends up being pretty low per batch, and per individual serving. Which makes it easier to … Read more

How To Create An Investment Policy Statement

How To Create An Investor Policy Statement

As members of the FI community, our goals are all similar enough. 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. Table of Contents What Is An Investment … Read more

How To Prepare For Drawdown During Early Retirement

How To Prepare For Drawdown During Early Retirement

We all know that we are great at building up our portfolio income in preparation for early retirement. But, most of us are so busy with our eye on the prize of a great retirement that we don’t really know what to do with it when it is finally here. Once we are at the point of early retirement, how do we ensure that we are using our portfolio income … Read more

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Pomegranate And Arugula

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Pomegranate And Arugula

Stretching our money as far as possible, while still eating well, can be difficult. Food just gets more and more expensive every day. But we don’t have to cut corners to still be FI, eat some really great food and keep our health and finances in check. Soup is one of our favorite go-to options that meets all of our recipe requirements. Especially when it is cold outside! In our … Read more