Inspiration

Lifestyles of The Rich and Frugal

July 19, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** The most frugal times of my life were my college years. While my apartment rent was paid with loans, I had to come up with money for everything else. To support myself, I worked for minimum wage ($4.25/hour) at a computer lab. This income had to pay the utility bills and everything else. I kept […]

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My Journey To Freedom: $12 to $1,800,000 in 32 Years

July 5, 2017
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[Hey guys! This is the start of Mr. 1500‘s weekly Wednesday posts here on the blog. We thought we’d kick it off with the backstory on how he came to reach financial independence, as it’s something most of us are still striving for (including myself!). We hope you enjoy the new column!] ****** At the age of 43, with a net worth of over $1,800,000, […]

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Say Hello to The New Essentialist :)

February 20, 2017
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So a friend sent me a book the other day after reading my story on going “all in” on myself, and I seriously think it’s about to change my life. I haven’t read a book cover to cover in over 5 years now (is that bad?), and I’m a little over half way through it already after day #3! IT’S SO GOOD!!!! AND IT’S NOT […]

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6 Steps to Taking a Year-Long Sabbatical (Every Decade)

February 3, 2017
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[Welcome my friend Ms. Montana today! She recently released a new eBook on the 6 steps to taking a year off every decade, and I asked her if she’d be willing to give us a teaser of it here so we can all learn too ;) She obliged, and now we get to read it today – yay! Hope it helps!] The idea of a […]

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A Reminder From The Mexican Fisherman

March 28, 2016
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Hope you had a wonderful Easter, guys! I’ve been thinking a lot about life and family and career lately – specifically how all our hustling and money intertwines with it all – and was reminded of that parable of the Mexican Fisherman. You’ve probably heard it before, but always a message well worth repeating. “The Mexican Fisherman” An American businessman was standing at the pier […]

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4 Easy Ways to Stay Smart, Inspired, and Lazy

October 26, 2015
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Morning! I thought I’d share some of my favorite newsletters with y’all today in case you’re looking for extra boosts of smartness :) These are pretty much the only 4 email lists I’m subscribed to (gotta keep your digital stuff slimmed down to what you love, just like your physical stuff!), and they’re all super helpful and FREE. But the best part? Someone else does […]

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Warren Buffett Would Be Proud

October 23, 2015
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You know what’s fun? Reading a newspaper again. I randomly picked up a Wall Street Journal yesterday and immediately locked eyes on an article about Warren Buffett and all his financial wizardry. Or rather, the wizardry of all those people who realized he was onto something back in the 60’s and scooped up his stock for a whopping $40!! Can you imagine?? It’s currently trading […]

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The Zero Waste Lifestyle

August 7, 2015
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As the 5 am wake ups continue, another effect has been an increased desire to learn more. I’m not typically one to go out of my way to pick up a book or learn something new just for the sake of learning, but all this week I’ve found myself being quite more curious than normal. It seems all this reflecting has opened up a new […]

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20+ Triggers to Hack Your Life & Money

April 29, 2015
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One year ago I picked up a large, 8 cup, water bottle to help force me to drink more water, and after staring at it day in and day out I’m proud to say I’m still going strong and hydrating my body :) It’s rare stuff like this sticks, but according to my psychology loving friend James Clear, this is the power of “physical triggers.” […]

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Entrepreneur Tips From a 9 y/o

April 13, 2015
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If you woke up this morning needing some side hustle motivation, you came to the right spot. I was forwarded this incredible story last week about a kid and his arcade made solely out of cardboard and tape, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since. Which means it’s something that probably needs to get stuck in your mind too […]

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My Name is Jeremy, and This is How I Retired in My 30s

February 16, 2015
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[Welcome to the new Early Retirement Series we’re starting here! Profiles of hustlers who have cracked the code and now living the dream on their own terms. We’re starting with my boy Jeremy from GoCurryCracker.com who not only shares the intimate details of his journey, but also how – exactly – he was able to reach this financial freedom while now traveling the world with […]

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Martin Luther King’s Money [And The Freedom Budget?]

January 19, 2015
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“There is nothing in all the world greater than freedom. It is worth paying for; it is worth losing a job for; it is worth going to jail for. I would rather be a free pauper than a rich slave. I would rather die in abject poverty with my convictions than live in inordinate riches with the lack of self respect.” – Martin Luther King, […]

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Challenge Savings Account Month #3: $1,209.16

December 5, 2014
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Welcome to the third month of filling up our Challenge Everything Savings Account! We hit $1,000 – hot dogs! I can’t claim all the money came from my killer hustling skills (though we did hit 4/4 things sold this month on Craigslist!), but as my friend Financial Samurai once said, why be ashamed of receiving “un-earned” money? I’ll take it any way I can get […]

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Proof You Can Live off 50% of Your Income

December 3, 2014
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One of my most visited posts on this site is on living off 50% of your income back in 2012. It wasn’t the most well written or Earth shattering article ever done, but it did open up some great discussions on what’s possible out there from plenty of people doing it. In the 118 comments left so far, people fall into the following categories: Those […]

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