My Investments

Before we dive deep into the world of investments, I want to make clear I am not a financial adviser. What I write should not be taken for advice. I don’t even know if I’m doing this thing right! That being said, I’ve received a few emails asking me what I invest in, what my … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: April 2016

Why do I do a monthly status report? I find it best to do a monthly status report for a few rea­sons. It helps me eval­u­ate how I did the pre­vi­ous month. Did I hit a tar­get reduc­tion in spend­ing or did I go way over bud­get for a par­tic­u­lar cat­e­gory? Did I earn more? What was … Read more…

Small Steps to Saving

I’ll be the first to tell you I have a problem with doing the dishes.  “uh, Gwen…? How are dishes related to saving for retirement?” I’m getting there. Go with the analogy flow for a second. Dishes. I hate doing them right after cooking. It’s bad enough I have to make my own food, but … Read more…