Motivated Laziness

It’s 5 o’clock on a Sat­ur­day, and I’ve just fin­ished up a jam-packed day… of relax­ing. I woke up late (for me) at 8 am. I made a smooth­ie for break­fast at 9. Then I spent a good chunk of the morn­ing reply­ing to com­ments and answer­ing emails. After that, I took a nap. The sun was shin­ing, the cat was purring, I felt tired; so … Read more

Career and Life Update Jan 2017

I had a rev­e­la­tion. A new out­look on life, as it may be. I’m going to do that sneaky thing though and make you wait to find out what it is until you get to the end. For­tu­nate­ly for you, it’s a quick update on how my career and life are going over­all. It’s been almost 2 months since I start­ed … Read more

How I saved $130k in 3 years.…. and you can too!

Before we get to the super juicy stuff, Julie from Mil­len­ni­al Boss has gra­cious­ly fea­tured my guest post Work­ing is Expen­sive. I encour­age you to go check it out! The news is full of arti­cles about the Obsta­cles to Mil­len­ni­als Sav­ing for Retire­ment. Mil­len­ni­als aren’t sav­ing enough for retire­ment. Half of Mil­len­ni­al women aren’t sav­ing for retire­ment. … Read more

Recap: Camp Mustache SE 2017

I’m not sure how many times I can say I’ve just come back from the Best. Week­end. Ever, but.….. once again.…. I JUST HAD THE BEST WEEKEND EVER. I start­ed off the week­end ear­ly with a night in Chica­go before I flew out Fri­day morn­ing. Miss Mazu­ma gra­cious­ly offered to let me crash on her couch for the … Read more

Saving and Giving

Sav­ing for ear­ly retire­ment increas­ing­ly feels like a jug­gling act. There are so many ways to uti­lize the mon­ey com­ing into my pock­ets. Way more ways, actu­al­ly, than the amount of mon­ey com­ing in. I could buy bur­ri­tos every day, sock as much as I can into every tax effi­cient account pos­si­ble, and even give it away! I’ve … Read more

2017: The Year of Caring

Y’all, the FI com­mu­ni­ty is seri­ous­ly one of the best com­mu­ni­ties I’ve ever been a part of. There are a ton of amaz­ing­ly smart, kind, and wel­com­ing peo­ple every where you look! Not to men­tion, they come up with thought-pro­­vok­ing and life chang­ing posts. One of the posts that made me stop and think recent­ly was a post … Read more

Monthly Status Report: December 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

Über Frugal Challenge: Jan 2017

I thought I would try some­thing new for Jan­u­ary, so I’m par­tic­i­pat­ing in Mrs. Fru­gal­woods’ Über Fru­gal Chal­lenge! Below are some steps from the arti­cle I linked that artic­u­late what I’d like to achieve by doing the chal­lenge. Step 1: Estab­lish your goals I am par­tic­i­pat­ing in this chal­lenge to save up as much mon­ey as pos­si­ble … Read more