Financially Free?

This FIRE community rocks, y’all. There are amazingly smart bloggers who write some really deep articles that really make you stop, think, scratch your head, think some more, write a comment at 5 am, and then enjoy some more thinking. Ms. Our Next Life is no exception to this. She recently posted an article on … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: April 2017

Happy May, friends! With the addition of my monthly rental line items, I am changing the monthly report format. Please note I also have some affiliate links in the posts now, as they help offset the costs to keep this blog running. Let me know how you like the changes in the comments! Why do … Read more…

Early Retirement: Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but…

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of the Early Retirement Dude. If you frequent the /r/financialindependence subreddit, you might recognize him as a cool mod known as ER10years_throwaway! He FI/ER’d in 2005 at the ripe old age of  36. He made a very insightful comment and I asked him to expand upon it in a guest … Read more…

Rental Property #1

Well everybody, it’s official. I am a homeowner! Perhaps more importantly in this context, I’m also now a landlord! “Ok Gwen, that’s cool, BUT SHARE THE DETAILS! WE’VE BEEN TEASED ENOUGH!!” Alright, alright, alright. Here’s the numbers and information on my very first rental property! Stats: Triplex Unit #1: 1 bedroom, 1 bath Unit #2: 1 … Read more…

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…