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…

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…