Credit Score Increase: Another Surprise Outcome of Van Life

I recently got an email from my bank BoA , saying that I could get a free copy of my FICO credit score if I signed up online. I had been thinking about my score recently, as when I applied for a new credit card (CC) in December, they told me my score was only Read More …

Proof Stuff Doesn’t Make Happy

In the last couple of weeks, other than working on the van, I have been reading a lot about how how material goods (stuff or things) do not make us happy. Getting a new laptop, car, or huge TV are pretty normal financial goals for most of us. We focus on them and love them Read More …

Minimizing Your Years To Retirement

I talk a lot about saving on this blog, and here is why: Your savings as a percentage of your income dictate when you can retire. Here is the idea: if right now you are in the position that you can live the way you want, without any income from active employment, and can do Read More …

Saving $13,000 by Ditching These 7 Things

Saving is the route to getting up in the morning and not having to go to work, or just not getting up in the morning; staying in bed all day with a book or a loved one. Not doing anything you don’t want to do that day. To get there we may have to work Read More …