2017: The Year of Caring

Y’all, the FI community is seriously one of the best communities I’ve ever been a part of. There are a ton of amazingly smart, kind, and welcoming people every where you look! Not to mention, they come up with thought-provoking and life changing posts. One of the posts that made me stop and think recently … Read more…

Uber Frugal Challenge: Jan 2017

I thought I would try something new for January, so I’m participating in Mrs. Frugalwoods’ Uber Frugal Challenge! Below are some steps from the article I linked that articulate what I’d like to achieve by doing the challenge. Step 1: Establish your goals I am participating in this challenge to save up as much money … Read more…

A Different Wealth Building Perspective

Today I thought we’d do something a bit different and explore a different perspective on how to build wealth. You know I highly recommend JL Collins’ The Simple Path to Wealth where he advocates throwing everything into VTSAX and letting it ride. I offer up a different perspective from Kurt Fischer over at My Money … Read more…

Budgeting Part II: Details and Automation

It occurred to me the other day that I didn’t really explain how to budget in my post about The Basics of Budgeting. Sure, I listed some really great tools to help you get started, but I just kind of left it at that. Tracking your spending is a fabulous first step. You cannot create a … Read more…