Over $20,000 Ahead After 3.5 Years of Income Based Student Loan Payments

It has been almost 3 years now since I wrote my first article about my plan to seek student loan forgiveness using an income based payment plan instead of paying down my debt aggressively. About a year after that, I wrote an article about how I made a mistake in which income based repayment plan … Continue reading Over $20,000 Ahead After 3.5 Years of Income Based Student Loan Payments

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Buying Discounted AirBnB Gift Cards

A few months ago, I wrote about how Whitney and I went about saving money on our accommodation expenses while traveling internationally. The tips I mentioned in that article were vital for me keeping my average¬†expenses below $37/day while traveling on our trip around the world. We'll also be utilizing those same techniques on our … Continue reading Buying Discounted AirBnB Gift Cards

Going From Broke Grad Student to Semi-Retired in 3 Years

I've now been writing articles on this blog for almost 3 years (it'll be 3 years in April!). In that period, my life has changed drastically, so I think the time has come to update my original "about me" post so that you guys learn a little more about my journey to where I am … Continue reading Going From Broke Grad Student to Semi-Retired in 3 Years

2018 Average Monthly Blog Income and My Hourly Blog Earnings

Changes Since Last Update It has now been about 7 months since I first published an article detailing my monthly income from blogging. That article was requested by several of you guys and was well received. Since I love to write and talk about finances, I want to be as transparent as possible with you … Continue reading 2018 Average Monthly Blog Income and My Hourly Blog Earnings

License Renewal and CEU Maintenance with MedBridge (Using Promo Code “FifthWheelPT” for up to a 65% Discount)

Looking for a MedBridge Promo Code? Look no further. Get the best available discount on your annual MedBridge membership using promo code "FifthWheelPT" at checkout. We are happy to offer this discount to our readers, friends, and colleagues. Disclaimer: we do receive a small commission for you using our code, which helps to maintain our … Continue reading License Renewal and CEU Maintenance with MedBridge (Using Promo Code “FifthWheelPT” for up to a 65% Discount)

Progress to Financial Independence- January 2019

The Market Recovery What a turnaround! The domestic equity market almost completely recovered in January from the drastic drop in December. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't relieved by the recovery, especially since Whitney and I haven't worked for over 6 months now! I even came out ahead from the drop due to … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- January 2019

2018 Savings Rate in First Year of Semi-Retirement!

Savings Rate Changes I've written in the past about how my high savings rate has been the key to being able to semi-retire¬†after only three years of full time work. In fact, savings rate is the single most important factor in determining your financial independence date and has been the primary focus for me on … Continue reading 2018 Savings Rate in First Year of Semi-Retirement!

15 Week Summer European Adventure in 2019!

After our semi-retirement last year in 2018, and a wonderfully successful 5 month trip around the world, it's pretty safe to say that Whitney and I are hooked on traveling and exploring various international destinations. We spent about a month in Europe during the trip last year, but most of our time was in SE … Continue reading 15 Week Summer European Adventure in 2019!

Progress to Financial Independence- December 2018

Mr. Market is Mad! Whew, December was a rough month for my net worth. The S&P 500 was down over 13% during the month, which makes it the worst month ever since I started investing seriously in 2015. Luckily I was overweight in cash, so my portfolio wasn't hit as hard as it could have … Continue reading Progress to Financial Independence- December 2018