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Financial Independence

Your Digital Assets May Be Lost in Cyberspace

You never know who your seatmate will be when you board a flight…but you probably hope it’s someone who will keep their nose in a novel and not jabber your ears off...

EducationFinancial FreedomOnline Income

Earn and Learn with the Gig Economy

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...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Weather the Storm…Keep Some Cash in Your Back Pocket

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...

Financial FreedomSelf-Reliance

A Perfect Whiskey and a Crowdfunding Opportunity

I love whiskey. There are wine people, and beer people. I know both sorts, and can mingle with them easily. There are people who like their drinks mixed, and those who don’t like drinks at all...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Five Ways to Make Money in the Gig Economy

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...

Digital CurrenciesFinancial Freedom

Should You Start Investing in Bitcoin?

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...

Digital CurrenciesFinancial FreedomIndependence Tech

Open a Bitcoin Account and Join the Phenomenon

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...

Digital CurrenciesFinancial Freedom

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

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...

Financial Freedom

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

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...