50 Visa Free Countries For Travellers & Digital Nomads

This is the ultimate list of visa free countries for backpackers, travellers, digital nomads and remote workers. I’ve created this list because we know how frustrating visa research can be. You’ve chosen the perfect travel destination and started to plan and prepare for an epic trip. But, in many places…

GenX Retirement Won’t Be A Fantasy With These 4 Steps

GenX retirement could be a pipe dream if…  In a recent survey, 84% of GenXers surveyed said that retiring at 65 is a fantasy. The reality, though, is that GenXer retirement doesn’t need to be a pipe dream. GenXer Retirement Won’t Be A Fantasy With These 4 Steps -Photo by…

3 Reasons Why Renting A Home May Beat Buying

Shutterstock When it comes to buying vs. renting a house, there is always a passionate debate about which makes the most financial sense. Both sides have valid points, so it can be a bit confusing. The recent changes in the tax law have also made owning a home less financially…

Five Point 401(k) Checklist: Creating A Healthy Account

401(k) ChecklistJohnson Brunetti Can you believe over 52 million Americans have over 4 trillion dollars invested in 401(k) accounts? While most understand the mechanics behind the 401(k) – allowing workers to save and invest a portion of their paycheck before taxes are taken out – many are not aware that…

Gen X & The (Financial) Middle Child Syndrome

Generational divides have always existed. From our great-grandparents to our grandparents to our parents to our children, each generation is unique in their approach to their financial lives. One of the major differences between each generation is how they approach retirement. We surveyed Americans over the age of 18 on…

Why Less-educated Men Retire Younger

July 12, 2018 Why Less-educated Men Retire Younger Men with high school diplomas are retiring around age 63 – three years before college-educated men.  The gap in their retirement ages used to be smaller. The reasons behind the current disparity are explained in a review of research studies on the…

Happy Retirement, How To Live Well In Your Golden Years

Happy retirement tips to enjoy your golden years. (Via Getty Images) When I talk to the happiest retirees I know, their retirement joy is rarely about the money. On the other hand, when I talk to retired people who are not enjoying retirement, financial stress is often a major culprit. Are…

Ask Larry: Will My Retirement Benefit Be Higher At 70 Even Without Working?

Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits. Today’s post takes up potential effects on benefit amounts of delaying Social Security retirement benefits while not working, when spousal benefits might become available, the deeming provision…

Reader Case Study: Should We Buy A Campground And Laundromat?

We’re off to Nebraska in this month’s Reader Case Study to help Payton and Riley out with their deliberations over whether or not to buy a laundromat and a campground! Case Studies are financial and life dilemmas that a reader of Frugalwoods sends to me requesting that Frugalwoods nation weigh in. Then,…

21 Things To Do In Koh Lipe You Won’t Want To Miss

There are a surprising number of things to do in Koh Lipe. The tiny island is a traveller’s paradise tucked away in the far southwest corner of Thailand. With turquoise blue waters that lap against powder sand beaches, Koh Lipe is the place to go for chilled out fun. This…