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…

My Vision of FI: Phase One

I’ve written previously about my plan for financial independence. Twice, actually. Once in My 10 Year Plan post and again in it’s sequel, My 10 Year Plan: 2016 Update. I know, I’m real good at coming up with titles. Be jealous of my skillz. For those of you that have just stumbled across this little … Read more…

Fiery Millennials: Year Two

You guys! On this day, exactly 2 years ago, I registered this domain and starting blogging! HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO FIERY MILLENNIALS! I MADE IT 2 YEARS! I am so incredibly grateful I started blogging. I’ve met so many fabulous people, developed meaningful relationships, and learned so much. I have no doubt my life wouldn’t be anywhere … Read more…

Interview with Our Financial Path

I’m busy slacking off recovering from a stressful two weeks at work, so today’s post is an interview with Mr. and Mrs. XYZ of Our Financial Path. They very graciously agreed to trade interviews with me! You can find my interview on their site. It’s full of fascinating information and fun tidbits you might not know … Read more…

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

I’m up to my eyeballs in paperwork for the house, inspections on the house, making calls about the house, and doing 12 hour work days this week. Mrs. Picky Pincher has graciously agreed to do a guest post to help me out! She is the blogger and resident klutz at www.pickypinchers.com. She writes about her … Read more…

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: January 2017

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…

House Hunt: Round 2

A lot has changed in the last year! Many of you are new readers since then (super happy you’re here!), so you might not know I attempted to buy a multi-family rental property about this time last year. Fortunately, I documented the entire saga so you can quick go back and refresh what happened to … Read more…