The True Cost of Traveling

I’ve been thinking lately on the cost of time, more specifically the cost of my time. What do I mean by that? Cost of Time? Huh? I was first introduced to the concept of time costing something with Mr. Money Mustache’s classic article, The True Cost of Commuting. If you haven’t read it yet, stop … Read more…

Rant n Rave: PEOPLE CAN’T F(#@*&G WALK & Camp Mustache

Rant: I just came back from a lovely weekend in St. Louis where I got to hang out with friends and watch the best baseball team on Earth play (the Cardinals, just in case you were confused at all). A bit of background: I’ve been a Cardinals fan since before I was aware of what … Read more…

House Hunt Update: Shelving the Search

The time has come. I’m hanging up my house hunting hat for now 🙁 I don’t want to stop looking. Mentally, emotionally, monetarily: I’m ready to buy a property. The problem lies with the market in my area. There have been very few houses coming up for sale, and the ones that have come up … Read more…

Rant n Rave: Credit Edition

Today’s Rant n Rave theme is credit. There’s all kinds of credit available in the world: credit cards, service credit….. even credit earned in the karma bank.  Things are a bit more ambiguous on the rant and raving side, because I have rants and raves about both credit cards and service credits, the topics de … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: April 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…

Waiting, Waiting, and More Waiting

It seems like my life thus far has been nothing but waiting. Waiting for… …my 5th birthday so I could join my sister in the big kid’s room at preschool. …age 10 so I could get an adult library card and check out more than YA books. …elementary school to end so I could go … Read more…

Help! I can’t stop spending money!

If any of you have noticed a rather high-pitched screeching sound emanating from the Midwest, it’s probably my wallet complaining about all the times I’ve used it already this month. I’ve been on a serious spending spree the last few weeks, and unlike most 25-year-old women, I’m not happy about it. Granted, that may have … Read more…