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Harvest, Hunting, & A He-Man: Fall Life In The FFP Household

Harvest, Hunting, & A He-Man: Fall Life In The FFP Household

Golden hickory tree leaves in full autumn color.
Photo by TimHill, Pixabay license

Like colorful leaves caught up in an autumn breeze, fall often comes and goes quickly. This was certainly the case for us this year, due to a fast-approaching major life change.

Long-time readers will know that it has been several months since I published the last article. During this hiatus Mrs. FFP and I have been hurriedly preparing for the onset of winter, akin to twin squirrels frantically scampering about the forest floor as Old Man Winter approaches.

Now that winter is officially here to stay, it’s high time I provided all of you loyal readers with an update regarding our activities and whereabouts over the course of the last few months. So without further ado, feel free to indulge in this sneak peek at fall life in the FFP household. Continue Reading

The Average American Income Is Only $1,301 From World’s Top 1%

The Average American Income Is Only $1,301 From World’s Top 1%

Photo of a sleek grey Maserati auto, illustrating the luxurious life available to the top 1%.
Maserati” by Ramin Ekhtiar, CC BY 2.0 license

Does your income rank in the top 1% of the entire world? Before you roll off your couch in a fit of cynical laughter, you should know that the answer to that question might just surprise you.

A recent study found that the level of annual income required for someone to be within the top 1% of earners in the world is a mere $32,400. This translates to an hourly wage of just $15.58, assuming a standard 40 hour workweek and full-time employment.

Yes, that’s right – make $15.58/hour or more on a full-time basis and you’re part of the global 1%, based on income.

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Introducing The Financial Freedom Project

Introducing The Financial Freedom Project

A mountain in the distance mirrored in a lake that is clear as glass. The photo illustrates the beauty, serenity, and peacefulness of the financially free lifestyle.
The peacefulness, serenity, and beauty captured in this photo from our trip to Glacier National Park, Montana are representative of the financially free lifestyle.

Hello, reader! Welcome to The Financial Freedom Project, a blog dedicated to making financial freedom, financial independence, and early retirement attainable for everyday people with everyday incomes.

Driven to pursue financial freedom, but don’t have a six-figure income and don’t want to live like a hermit? That’s alright, I didn’t either! The good news is that there is another way.

This is Mr. Financial Freedom Project (Mr. FFP, for short), founder and author of this site. Below you’ll find a synopsis of my story, the blog, and what you can expect to find here moving forward. Continue Reading