Planning for the Future

Plan­ning for the hazy “some­day” of the future is tough. It’s like peer­ing into the mists of a fog­gy morn­ing. Shapes are indis­tinct and intim­i­dat­ing until you get close enough to rec­og­nize the giant shad­ow is an oak tree. I’m peer­ing into the fog­gy future, but I can’t make out what those loom­ing shapes are. Peo­ple keep … Read more

Recap: Camp Mustache SE 2017

I’m not sure how many times I can say I’ve just come back from the Best. Week­end. Ever, but.….. once again.…. I JUST HAD THE BEST WEEKEND EVER. I start­ed off the week­end ear­ly with a night in Chica­go before I flew out Fri­day morn­ing. Miss Mazu­ma gra­cious­ly offered to let me crash on her couch for the … Read more

Housing Dilemma

Now that I have per­ma­nent­ly moved to my new city, it’s time to start look­ing for a mul­ti-fam­i­­ly rental prop­er­ty to buy! I am deter­mined to suc­ceed this time after I failed to buy a prop­er­ty in my old city ear­li­er in 2016. I love only pay­ing $400 in rent to live in my friend’s base­ment, but I’d much rather … Read more

Life After FI

I har­bor a secret addic­tion to Broad­way musi­cals. I mean, the entire rea­son I’m going to Lon­don in Octo­ber is to see the Har­ry Pot­ter play in West End. (It’s going to be awe­some and no, I haven’t read the book yet. It’s been tough to resist so far!) Any­ways, one of my favorite Broad­way musi­cals is a lit­tle … Read more

Dating in the FI World

My future has more ques­tion marks than the Riddler’s suit. Today’s post is a top­ic near and dear to my heart: dat­ing. More specif­i­cal­ly, dat­ing while try­ing for Finan­cial Inde­pen­dence. As a sin­gle 25-year-old female, the first ques­tion peo­ple ask after learn­ing about my FI plans is usu­al­ly some­thing along the lines of “What hap­pens when you … Read more

Dreaming of FI

I’d be the first to tell you I have a prob­lem. I have a con­fes­sion to make. I’m addict­ed to the Inter­net. “Oh, Gwen” you scoff, “You’re a Mil­len­ni­al. That comes par for the course with your age group.” But real­ly though, it’s a prob­lem. I have many hob­bies, and every one of them is assist­ed with the inter­net. Need inspi­ra­tion … Read more

Rant and Rave: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Rant: I hate the cold. HATE IT. As a very petite lady, I seem to suf­fer from cold more than every­one else. Any time the weath­er dips below 50 degrees F out­side, I can be found hud­dled in a hood­ie under mul­ti­ple lay­ers of blan­kets. Last week­end, the weath­er got up into the 50’s. Peo­ple were out wash­ing their cars, … Read more

Google Project FI: Review

Dis­claimer: This post con­tains affil­i­ate links. I’m also an incred­i­bly sat­is­fied cus­tomer and hap­pi­ly sing their prais­es even with­out an affil­i­ate link.  I’ve been a Ver­i­zon cus­tomer for 8 years. Ever since I got my first (incred­i­bly crap­py) pay as you go flip phone as a Junior in high school, they’ve been my go to car­ri­er. Big Red had the … Read more

2015 Year End Review

Some­one once told me when I was younger that time speeds up as you get old­er. Being the 13 year old that I was, I pished at him and com­plete­ly wrote off his words of wis­dom. Boy, was he ever right. It seems like just yes­ter­day I was strug­gling to remem­ber to write ‘5′ instead of ‘4’ on my … Read more