Rental Property #1

Well every­body, it’s offi­cial. I am a home­own­er! Per­haps more impor­tant­ly in this con­text, I’m also now a land­lord! “Ok Gwen, that’s cool, BUT SHARE THE DETAILS! WEVE BEEN TEASED ENOUGH!!” Alright, alright, alright. Here’s the num­bers and infor­ma­tion on my very first rental prop­er­ty! Stats: Triplex Unit #1: 1 bed­room, 1 bath Unit #2: 1 bed­room, 1 bath Unit #3: stu­dio, … Read more

Downsizing, Depreciation, and Debt

When I start­ed writ­ing this blog over two years ago, I was liv­ing in a 1,500 sq ft house that fea­tured 3 bed­rooms, 1 bath­room, and tons of clos­et space. I had more space then I ever need­ed. One bed­room for me, one bed­room for my craft space, and the oth­er upstairs for storage/media room/roommate area. I also had a huge kitchen and liv­ing … Read more

My Vision of FI: Phase One

I’ve writ­ten pre­vi­ous­ly about my plan for finan­cial inde­pen­dence. Twice, actu­al­ly. Once in My 10 Year Plan post and again in it’s sequel, My 10 Year Plan: 2016 Update. I know, I’m real good at com­ing up with titles. Be jeal­ous of my skil­lz. For those of you that have just stum­bled across this lit­tle slice … Read more

Fiery Millennials: Year Two

You guys! On this day, exact­ly 2 years ago, I reg­is­tered this domain and start­ing blog­ging! HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO FIERY MILLENNIALS! I MADE ITYEARS! I am so incred­i­bly grate­ful I start­ed blog­ging. I’ve met so many fab­u­lous peo­ple, devel­oped mean­ing­ful rela­tion­ships, and learned so much. I have no doubt my life wouldn’t be any­where near as amaz­ing as it is … Read more

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

I’ve men­tioned my expe­ri­ence in the mil­i­tary here and there, but I haven’t real­ly gone into any detail about it. I’ve got­ten sev­er­al requests to talk about var­i­ous aspects of being in the mil­i­tary and I’m hap­py to oblige! I don’t real­ly like to bring up being in the mil­i­tary in my every day to day … Read more

Monthly Status Report: February 2017

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