Camp Mustache 2016

Ever since I attend­ed the Chau­tauqua last year, I’ve been ramp­ing up my involve­ment in the FI com­mu­ni­ty. I’ve inter­act­ed with a vari­ety of peo­ple online through Red­dit, Twit­ter and this blog. This includes but is not lim­it­ed to a few Skype con­vos, email­ing back and forth with var­i­ous blog­gers, and tweet­ing all the time. I’ve also made it … Read more

Monthly Status Report: May 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 my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

Rant n Rave: PEOPLE CAN’T F(#@*&G WALK & Camp Mustache

Rant: I just came back from a love­ly week­end in St. Louis where I got to hang out with friends and watch the best base­ball team on Earth play (the Car­di­nals, just in case you were con­fused at all). A bit of back­ground: I’ve been a Car­di­nals fan since before I was aware of what base­ball was. I’m a 3rdRead more

Waiting, Waiting, and More Waiting

It seems like my life thus far has been noth­ing but wait­ing. Wait­ing for… …my 5th birth­day so I could join my sis­ter in the big kid’s room at preschool. …age 10 so I could get an adult library card and check out more than YA books. …ele­men­tary school to end so I could go to the mid­dle … Read more