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

My Side Hustle: Revealed at Last!

The num­ber one ques­tion I’ve been get­ting from every­one late­ly is “Hey, what’s your side hus­tle? I’m DYING to know!” I didn’t real­ize that I was cre­at­ing this big of a mys­tery! It tru­ly wasn’t my inten­tion. At first, I wasn’t ready to share it. Then.….. I didn’t want to talk about it until I was on firm foot­ing and … Read more

A Different Wealth Building Perspective

Today I thought we’d do some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent and explore a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive on how to build wealth. You know I high­ly rec­om­mend JL Collins’ The Sim­ple Path to Wealth where he advo­cates throw­ing every­thing into VTSAX and let­ting it ride. I offer up a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive from Kurt Fis­ch­er over at My Mon­ey Coun­selor. While I don’t agree with every­thing … Read more

Monthly Spending Report: June 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 my over­all sav­ings rate? It helps keep me account­able. How … Read more

House Hunt Update: Shelving the Search

The time has come. I’m hang­ing up my house hunt­ing hat for now 🙁 I don’t want to stop look­ing. Men­tal­ly, emo­tion­al­ly, mon­e­tar­i­ly: I’m ready to buy a prop­er­ty. The prob­lem lies with the mar­ket in my area. There have been very few hous­es com­ing up for sale, and the ones that have come up are … Read more