Pay Up and Get Out

Pay Up and Get Out

One of the best pieces of lifestyle advice I've ever read was in Harry Browne's book "How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World." It's also the best way I know of to make a change. Harry wrote, "Pay the price to get out of your boxes." "Boxes" can come in many forms, but...

My Biggest Retirement Fear

My Biggest Retirement Fear

When she said, "twice the husband, half the income," I had to laugh. I had just asked Jane, whose husband Phil had retired a few months ago, how retirement was going. Her answer underscored the two fundamental issues in retirement. One is psychological. The other is...

Your Money Mindset

Your Money Mindset

Despite all of the articles I've written for Early To Rise under the theme "Master your mind, master your money," I still have yet to talk about the most important aspect of mastering your mind and money. I've talked of course about other important aspects of...

Dealing with Changes in Your Life

Dealing with Changes in Your Life

If you're a mature adult, you already know that to accomplish anything worthwhile in life takes effort.  Nevertheless, millions of people seem incapable of grasping this self-evident truth.  It's as though they've never heard of Murphy's Law: Nothing is as easy as it...

Two Simple Money Rules

Two Simple Money Rules

For the young folks out there, the single most important thing you can learn at your age has nothing to do with investing. It's simply this: Live beneath your means Do not borrow money If you just go to work every day, try your best, build a career, save money...

One Weird Way to Make Money

One Weird Way to Make Money

I put much more stock and focus on the importance of earning more income (and investing that income wisely) than I do on clipping coupons and "not spending" money. Don't get me wrong, both skills are vital to your financial future, but you will get a lot more bang for...

Who to Trust With Your Money

Who to Trust With Your Money

In today's technology-driven world, you can easily go for days without needing to speak face-to-face with another human being. Need to get gas? No attendant necessary, just pay at the pump. Groceries? Use the self-checkout lane. Need some cash? Stop by the nearest...

You Can Only Save So Much

You Can Only Save So Much

My goal at Kung Fu Finance Headquarters is to expose the truth of how wealth building really works (and how falling prey to hype such as "buy this ONE stock and make 300% in 6 months!" reallydoesn't work). Today is one such occasion, and I would like to expose a dirty...

How to Become Financially Independent

How to Become Financially Independent

Today, I'd like to show you exactly what you need to do to achieve true financial independence. I warn you, it is not easy (nothing worthwhile ever is), but given our current global economic mess and the continued reduction in our standard of living, it is now more...

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