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…

Into the Wild Blue Yonder

I’ve mentioned my experience in the military here and there, but I haven’t really gone into any detail about it. I’ve gotten several requests to talk about various aspects of being in the military and I’m happy to oblige! I don’t really like to bring up being in the military in my every day to … 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…

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…

How I saved $130k in 3 years….. and you can too!

Before we get to the super juicy stuff, Julie from Millennial Boss has graciously featured my guest post Working is Expensive. I encourage you to go check it out! The news is full of articles about the Obstacles to Millennials Saving for Retirement. Millennials aren’t saving enough for retirement. Half of Millennial women aren’t saving for … 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…