Thrashing the Early Retirement Threshold

I’ve starting listening to a lot more podcasts and audio books now that I’m driving 5+ hours to see my boyfriend. It’s more productive and just about as entertaining as doing car-eoke. (But way easier on my voice!) These podcasts and audio books aren’t just for entertainment, though. I wanted to put the time to … Read more…

Cultivating a Community

It’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that I absolutely love traveling to meet new people. Especially people in the FIRE community. I’ve written reviews on my times at……. Ecuador Chautauqua 2015 (bonus lessons learned post!) Camp Mustache Seattle 2016 FinCon 2016 Camp Mustache Florida 2017 Those are the major trips I’ve been on, … Read more…

What’s A Lot?

I love disc golf. There’s just something super peaceful about wandering around a park playing frisbee: sport edition. Low start up cost, endless enjoyment (unless you chuck your disc in a stagnant creek full of goose poop), no fee to practice or play, a variety of different courses to play…… talk about a great first date … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: April 2017

Happy May, friends! With the addition of my monthly rental line items, I am changing the monthly report format. Please note I also have some affiliate links in the posts now, as they help offset the costs to keep this blog running. Let me know how you like the changes in the comments! Why do … Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…