Money Saving Strategies

How a Vacation Can Save You Money

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 9, 2017

When I was a young man, a gentleman in his 80s gave me some sage financial advice. “Anyone can make money,” he said. “The hard part is to know how to spend it…

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Why Cryptocurrencies Keep Growing

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on October 1, 2017

Recent financial studies – funded by big banks such as JPMorgan – claim that fewer merchants are accepting bitcoin. That’s true. A few companies that used to accept direct payment in bitcoin….

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What is Financial Freedom?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on September 30, 2017

You know the fear of an impending tax bill or an unforeseen expense like dental work or car repair. Your credit card bill probably hangs over you like a sword. And you’re most likely tied to a job to…

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10 Websites for Finding Remote Work Without Putting in Long Hours

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 31, 2017

Are you tired of losing valuable time by commuting to and from work all week? Do you wish you had the power to control where and when you work? If this sounds like you, there is a solution.

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Earn and Learn with the Gig Economy

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 10, 2017

They are great for getting from A to B, but they lack soul…too packed with speeding cars, trucks, and stress. Like so much of modern life, it’s hard to keep up when driving on freeways…

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Weather the Storm…Keep Some Cash in Your Back Pocket

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on August 7, 2017

Visa believes that you and I want the “freedom” of not paying for things in cash. The credit card giant just launched a major push to coerce mom-and-pop restaurants to go cashless…

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Five Ways to Make Money in the Gig Economy

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 19, 2017

If you’re no longer satisfied with climbing the corporate ladder, check out the side jobs and one-off projects that make up the gig economy. You can earn extra money in your spare time…

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Should You Start Investing in Bitcoin?

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 7, 2017

In 2009, Kristoffer Koch bought 5,000 bitcoins. It cost him $26.60, and he forgot about them not long after. Four years later, he was a millionaire. Koch discovered the fledgling digital currency…

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Open a Bitcoin Account and Join the Phenomenon

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on July 5, 2017

I’ve never been an early adopter of new technologies. While cell phones started to become popular in the 1980s, I didn’t buy my first one until a decade later. I didn’t see what all the fuss…

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$100 in 2010 is Worth $75 Million Today…If You Invested in Bitcoin

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on June 25, 2017

The United States Treasury broke its contract with me and violated my trust, back when I was 10 years old. I had a collection of cool-looking rocks, a collection of comic books, a stack…

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Dropping Out of the Rat Race for a Self-Sufficient Life

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 31, 2017

America is on the move. More and more folks are seeing the light and taking back control of their lives. I’m always curious about the different ways they choose to make a success of it…

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Off-Grid and Mortgage-Free in Sunny Arizona

Posted by The Savvy Retiree on May 30, 2017

Bob Adams and Karen Kulik didn’t much like the idea of having jobs and mortgages. So they gave them up for freedom and independence. “I decided that instead of waiting until I was…

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