Recap: 2016 Edition

2016 might have been an incredibly sucky year by many standards, but it was a banner year for me on basically every front imaginable. I hit all of my personal, professional, and financial goals for the year, which I think is the first time that’s ever happened for me. Highlights include trips to Seattle [Camp Mustache], … Read more…

Two Weeks in Europe: The Numbers

Today’s post is the final post of my series about my two week trip to Europe. Part One was a general overview, Part Two was sharing the lessons I learned on the trip, and Part Three is allllll about the numbers. We dive in deep to every dollar (and Sterling Pound and Euro) I spent … Read more…

Two Weeks in Europe: Lessons Learned

This is Part 2 of 3 posts about my trip to Europe. If you haven’t read Part One, read that first! There’s a ton of great pictures of me in it 🙂 I’m all about learning lessons in life. Fortunately for me, this trip was chockablock with them. As a relatively new international traveler, I can … Read more…

Two Weeks In Europe: Site Seeing

I am back from my epic two week trip to Europe! I’m going to split the recap into three parts: general overview, takeaways from traveling, and a detailed look at the costs of the trip. General Overview Itinerary: Oct 1st: I had a blast spending my first day off with my family and friends in my … Read more…

Rant N Rave: Conforming and Credit Cards

Rant: It’s been awhile since I’ve had a couple of good topics to both Rant and Rave about. Today’s Rant is brought to you courtesy of the FinCon Facebook group I joined.  Let me preface this: I’m very excited to go to FinCon and I cannot wait to go learn a ton of really great … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: August 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…

Life After FI

I harbor a secret addiction to Broadway musicals. I mean, the entire reason I’m going to London in October is to see the Harry Potter play in West End. (It’s going to be awesome and no, I haven’t read the book yet. It’s been tough to resist so far!) Anyways, one of my favorite Broadway … Read more…

The Road Less Traveled Challenge

I haven’t been online much the past few weeks. Thanks to various trips and travels (and actually having things to do at work during the day whaaaaaaaaaattttt), I made it a point to put my phone down and focus on what was happening in the “Meatspace” around me. Meatspace refers to the physical world around … Read more…

Camp Mustache 2016

Ever since I attended the Chautauqua last year, I’ve been ramping up my involvement in the FI community. I’ve interacted with a variety of people online through Reddit, Twitter and this blog. This includes but is not limited to a few Skype convos, emailing back and forth with various bloggers, and tweeting all the time. I’ve … Read more…

The True Cost of Traveling

I’ve been thinking lately on the cost of time, more specifically the cost of my time. What do I mean by that? Cost of Time? Huh? I was first introduced to the concept of time costing something with Mr. Money Mustache’s classic article, The True Cost of Commuting. If you haven’t read it yet, stop … Read more…