Dating in the FI World

My future has more question marks than the Riddler’s suit. Today’s post is a topic near and dear to my heart: dating. More specifically, dating while trying for Financial Independence. As a single 25-year-old female, the first question people ask after learning about my FI plans is usually something along the lines of “What happens … Read more…

A Different Wealth Building Perspective

Today I thought we’d do something a bit different and explore a different perspective on how to build wealth. You know I highly recommend JL Collins’ The Simple Path to Wealth where he advocates throwing everything into VTSAX and letting it ride. I offer up a different perspective from Kurt Fischer over at My Money … Read more…

Monthly Spending Report: June 2016

Why do I do a monthly status report? I find it best to do a monthly status report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was … Read more…

Ads, Affiliate Links and Recommendations

There are several stages to becoming an established blogger. One: Get a website up and running with a few blog posts. Two: Start commenting on other people’s blogs and Twitter accounts so they know you exist. Three: Start getting spam comments on your articles. Four: Start getting actual people to comment on your posts. Five: … Read more…

Rant n Rave: Clown Cars and Responsibilities

Rave: To borrow the term from Mr. Money Mustache, I’ve had some very minor things happen with my clown car. I drive a denim blue 2005 Pontiac Vibe named Levi. He and I have been through a lot together! Countless roadtrips, scary weather, and tons of fun! However…… Levi is now 11 years old and … Read more…

The Simple Path to Wealth

There are literally a million ways to invest your money. Individual stocks, mutual funds, robo advisors……. trying to pick a good way to invest your money can be completely overwhelming. It can feel like it’s just easier to say skip it and leave your money in your savings account to grow. But while leaving it … Read more…

The Road Less Traveled Challenge

I haven’t been online much the past few weeks. Thanks to various trips and travels (and actually having things to do at work during the day whaaaaaaaaaattttt), I made it a point to put my phone down and focus on what was happening in the “Meatspace” around me. Meatspace refers to the physical world around … Read more…