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…

10 Questions with Fiery Millennials

Today I’m honored to appear on 1500days.com. Check it out and you’ll learn why I started this, what my favorite board game is and what kind of alcohol I like to drink.   Many, many thanks go to Carl for doing this! I feel so loved 🙂 10 Questions with Fiery Millennials on 1500days.com

Monthly Status Report: March 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…

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…

FI Showcase: Sonya!

I’m starting a new series today! On my random forays around the Internet, I occasionally run across people who have already retired early or are financially independent. Since that’s what we’re all working towards, I find it inspirational to read details on how they achieved their goals! That being said, let me introduce Sonya from Meowtel.com! … Read more…

Why FI?

I started my new position at work 2 weeks ago, and a conversation I’ve had with many different people usually goes like this: “How long have you been working here? What did you do in your last position? How long are you here with us? What do you want to do when you’re done with … 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…