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How a Vacation Can Save You Money

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...


Be Your Own Boss and Enjoy Your Independence

Whatever independent lifestyle you choose, you get to decide for yourself what you want to do and when you want to do it. Go for a hike...catch the next plane out to visit friends or

Independence Tech

Protect Your Data from Hacks

Back in January, I alerted you to ways that the "big three" credit reporting agencies – Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax – can compromise your privacy and sell your personal data...


Make Sure 911 Can Locate You in an Emergency

According to the Federal Communications Commission, 70% of 911 calls are now made from cell phones, and callers mistakenly assume that dispatchers know exactly where they are...

Financial Freedom

What is Financial Freedom?

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


How to Escape When Your Car is Sinking

Hurricane season has barely begun...yet it has already taken dozens of lives while wreaking havoc. Meanwhile, multiple threats in the form of newly - developing tropical storms are queuing-up...

Independence Tech

Your Smartphone Is Spilling All Your Secrets

There are movies about guys who get so used to the soothing, semi-exotic voice of Siri that the interaction begins to feel intimate. Then there are real-life scenarios where loose-lipped Siri...


Four Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks

Over the past 50 years, the medical community has identified at least a dozen different types of diseases that are spread to humans by ticks. The little bloodsuckers are especially active from...


Five Edible Weeds You Can Add to Your Diet

You can have a lot of fun picking up your groceries for free. Take a walk in your nearest park or woodlands and see what you can find. You’ll find many weeds that are edible, and some are...

Simple Living

Know the Value of Good Neighbors

I went out of town recently for almost two weeks, and had a wonderful trip. While I was gone a couple of guys came into my house and took everything out of two of the rooms, furniture and all...