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 … 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 … 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 … 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…