Archive | 2014


Holiday Special: Download FREE Kindle eBook

January 1 is just around the corner. Will 2015 be your year for making new financial resolutions? If so, I have glad tidings. For a limited time this holiday season, I’m giving away free downloads of my Kindle ebook: Spend Less Now!—A Checklist Program for the Decidedly Unfrugal. This offer ends on December 21. The SLN! […]

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Compare Your Adjusted Gross Income to Others by Age and Filing Status [Using 2012 IRS Data]

Note: this post is based on 2012 IRS data and has since been updated. To read a post reporting the 2013 data, click here; to read a post reporting the 2014 data, click here.  Everyone compares themselves to others—it’s basic human nature. But sizing up paychecks isn’t polite conversation. In fact, it’s taboo. Faced with this, […]

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The Geezer Freezer: How 60 Minutes Can Save You Thousands on Your Electric Bill

Even if you retire early, life continues to present a steady parade of opportunities and problems. In our latest life episode, Mrs. Moose and I are moving down from the mountains and into the house that she and her brother inherited from their father. One big opportunity: free housing in a desirable neighborhood with likeable […]

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How to Stiff Your Undertaker

Death may be as sure as taxes, but unlike taxes death doesn’t have to cost you anything. I know this is true because two people I loved dearly have died this last year—and both of them passed without passing on any expenses to those they left behind. This post shows you a way to handle life’s […]

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10 Ways the Financially Independent Spend Less than Wage Slaves

Common wisdom holds that the Financially Independent (FI) outspend typical wage slaves. But the FI benefit from powerful paradoxes. Because they’ve nurtured small nest eggs into big nest eggs, they actually spend less on many expenses than those who live paycheck-to-paycheck. Let’s compare the spending of the FI to that of the indebted; or to […]

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The Worthometer Has Been Updated!

As promised, I’m letting you know that the Worthometer has been updated to replace the data from the 2010 Federal Reserve Board Survey of Consumer Finances (2010 SCF) with the new 2013 SCF figures that were released on September 16, 2014. As you may know, the Worthometer is the web’s only net worth percentile gauge […]

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How to Compare Your Income to Others (Without Being Rude) [Using 2013 Census Data]

Note: The US Census Bureau recently released its income survey data for 2016 (this article is based on Census data from 2013). To see where you rank under the latest survey, visit the updated version of this article by clicking here. Everyone likes to compare themselves to others—it’s basic human nature. But comparing your income […]

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