As my 31st birthday rapidly approaches, it routinely surprises me that I have been a working adult for a decade. As I reflect over my career, I wonder what the impact of my pursuit of FIRE has had on my career. I started my career in the military as a member of the Air National Guard. I realized military culture and I were […]
Gwen goes over her budget and finances in detail for February 2021.
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 […]
2019 marks my 8th year of involvement in the Financial Independence community. I started out on this journey as a green, young professional looking for a place to belong in this big crazy world. I was driving to work recently and listening to the ChooseFI podcast episode with Mr. Money Mustache and Mr. 1500. I am lucky to consider all […]
I’ve been watching events unfold in the last year or so in the FI Community with some alarm and I can no longer keep silent about what I’m seeing. I hesitated about writing this post, as I try to keep this blog about my experiences on the path to Financial Independence and not about “drama” in the community […]
Planning for the hazy “someday” of the future is tough. It’s like peering into the mists of a foggy morning. Shapes are indistinct and intimidating until you get close enough to recognize the giant shadow is an oak tree. I’m peering into the foggy future, but I can’t make out what those looming shapes are. People keep asking […]