Why is Financial Independence (FI) Important for First Responders?

When I first became a deputy, financial independence was far from my mind. To be honest, I did not even know what financial independence was. All I knew was I was making great money (compared to making $12.25 an hour from my previous job), had great benefits, and fulfilled my dream of becoming a peaceContinue reading “Why is Financial Independence (FI) Important for First Responders?”

How To Do a Simple Budget

Doing a budget to see what your income and expenses are quite simple, but it requires a little bit of math. First thing to do is get a piece of paper and pen to write your income and expense down. It’s easy to do it in your head and get an estimate. But once youContinue reading “How To Do a Simple Budget”

My First Financial Mistake as a Police Officer

Looking back at the beginning of my career, the first financial mistake I made in my career was when I bought my sports car. Even worse was I was given advice by people older than me not to buy a car first, but to continue living with my parents and to save up for aContinue reading “My First Financial Mistake as a Police Officer”