Welcome to my blog! My name is Gwen, and I’m a proud 25 year old Millennial saving for early retirement and financial independence. I first stumbled across the concept of FI while in college. There I was, hanging out in my dorm room one day when I found my way to Mr. Money Mustache. I drank in the information he had written like a sponge.
But, there wasn’t much I could do when I didn’t have a career, so I filed away the information for when I got my first “big girl” job and could utilize it. That time came a few short weeks after I graduated and started working. I was used to having all this free time to do whatever I wanted, and then I got plopped into a cube to work on other people’s stuff. Suddenly, I didn’t have time to work on my hobbies. I promptly decided it wasn’t the life for me and started putting my FI knowledge to good use.
Since I’ve started my career, I’ve saved at least 50% of my salary. My goal is to retire by age 35 in 2025. Check out more information in My 10 Year Plan.
In My Manifesto, I detail why I started this blog. In a nutshell, I want to help other millennials realize there’s another option in life other than being tied to a cube for the next 30 years a la The Office or Office Space.
While not at work, I enjoy a variety of activities including, but not limited to: traveling, quilting, playing video games, gardening, knitting, cooking, exploring the vast world of Arduino, various sports and harassing my cat Bartholomew. I live in the Midwest.