Why I’m Going to FinCon 2016

I’m doing a LOT of travel in the next 8 weeks: Maine, San Diego, and London/Europe. People are really interested when I mention my upcoming travel and ask me what I’m doing. The looks on their faces when I tell them I’m attending a conference and I’m EXCITED about it are priceless. I love watching … Read more…

Life After FI

I harbor a secret addiction to Broadway musicals. I mean, the entire reason I’m going to London in October is to see the Harry Potter play in West End. (It’s going to be awesome and no, I haven’t read the book yet. It’s been tough to resist so far!) Anyways, one of my favorite Broadway … Read more…

An Evening with Phroogal

I never thought I’d be the person with a book titled “YOLO” on my bookshelf, and yet here I am. What’s more, I’ll probably even buy a few more copies and hand them out as Christmas and graduation gifts! I received a free copy of the book from the author himself, Jason Vitug, when he … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: July 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…

Dealing with the Guilt

If you’re a long time reader, or have read my financial background posts (one & two), you’ll remember I wasn’t born into the upper-middle class lifestyle. I grew up pretty poor. Medicaid, food stamps, government housing, free breakfast and lunches at school, and low-cost after-school care was my life for the first 6 years. Then … Read more…

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…