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 … Read more…

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 … Read more…

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…

The True Cost of Traveling

I’ve been thinking lately on the cost of time, more specifically the cost of my time. What do I mean by that? Cost of Time? Huh? I was first introduced to the concept of time costing something with Mr. Money Mustache’s classic article, The True Cost of Commuting. If you haven’t read it yet, stop … Read more…