Thrashing the Early Retirement Threshold

I’ve starting listening to a lot more podcasts and audio books now that I’m driving 5+ hours to see my boyfriend. It’s more productive and just about as entertaining as doing car-eoke. (But way easier on my voice!) These podcasts and audio books aren’t just for entertainment, though. I wanted to put the time to … Read more…

Cultivating a Community

It’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that I absolutely love traveling to meet new people. Especially people in the FIRE community. I’ve written reviews on my times at……. Ecuador Chautauqua 2015 (bonus lessons learned post!) Camp Mustache Seattle 2016 FinCon 2016 Camp Mustache Florida 2017 Those are the major trips I’ve been on, … Read more…

From Bad-Ass to…… Bad

As chronicled in my 3 Month Update and Bugs, Thugs, and Hugs posts, I had some work done on my house this summer. Notice I didn’t say anything about the quality of the work. I deliberately left that descriptor out as it turns out my contractor was closer to the “should never be allowed to … Read more…

My 10 Year Plan: 2017 Update

I typically update my long-term projections each year around late spring. Due to the fact someone pressed the fast forward button on my year, I’m updating it now instead! If you’re unfamiliar with my 10 year plan series, you can catch up by reading 2015’s iteration and 2016’s post before you continue with 2017. I … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: July 2017

Disclaimer: some links may be affiliate links. They help offset the cost of keeping this blog running! 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 … Read more…