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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … Read more…