My Best Financial Lessons

Not all lessons in life come from a teacher in a class­room set­ting. Some of the most impor­tant lessons in life are the ones we learn out­side the class­room. These lessons could be about finances, rela­tion­ships or oth­er mis­cel­la­neous areas. I find the best lessons come from sim­ply watch­ing oth­er peo­ple and see­ing how things end up … Read more

The Art of Worth It

Like I’ve said before, I’m not par­tic­u­lar­ly fru­gal. I have my splurges that add up to equal some­where around $36k in spend­ing a year. How­ev­er, there are some things that are total­ly worth spend­ing more on, and some that are def­i­nite­ly NOT worth spend­ing on. *this is total­ly my opin­ion. If I offend some­one with my dis­like for … Read more

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 peo­ple strug­gle to make sense out … 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 musi­cals is a lit­tle … 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 dropped by on his road­tip: … Read more

FI Isn’t All Misery

I’ve come across pret­ty heavy the last few posts, talk­ing about the strug­gles of dat­ing and deal­ing with the guilt of hav­ing life be so easy, so I thought I’d light­en it up with this post! Some peo­ple are prone to jump­ing to con­clu­sions; so when I say I watch what I spend and save a lot of my income, … 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 my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more