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…

Balancing Travel and Savings

Like most people, I love going on vacations. Someone else cooks for a week in an exotic locale? Sign me up! But, traveling can get pricey fast. First class seats for the flights. 5 star hotels. Michelin starred restaurants. Guided tours. A personal masseuse. Champagne whenever you want. Ok now I’m just detailing the life … Read more…