Monthly Status Report: July 2017

Dis­claimer: some links may be affil­i­ate links. They help off­set the cost of keep­ing this blog run­ning! 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 … 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 retire­ment. … Read more

Net Worthiness

Some­thing that’s been both­er­ing me for a while is the term “Net Worth”. Peo­ple say “My net worth is $xxx,xxx.” I even say it, at the end of every month­ly sta­tus report. My net worth is _______. I even wrote a whole post when my net worth tipped over the $100k mark. Wikipedia says Net worth is used when … Read more


GUYS! LOOK!!!   I HIT $100k NET WORTH!! In case you couldn’t tell, I am SUPER PUMPED I hit the 6 fig­ures mile­stone. Me and Jere­my ren­ner are super excit­ed $100K! I just can’t believe it’s actu­al­ly here! I start­ed out in 2014 at the age of 23 with a net worth of $10k. In 2.5 years (or 30 months … Read more

Comparing or Competing?

The jour­ney to Finan­cial Inde­pen­dence is very much a soli­tary one. Every­one has dif­fer­ent vari­ables that impact the jour­ney: in debt or debt free, with kids or kid free, with a spouse (on board with FI or no) or a sin­gle­ton, home own­ers or renters. The list is end­less. And yet. We still com­pare our­selves. I’m guilty of … 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