I don't know about you, but personally, I definitely fret over the idea of working "forever." That's why, as mentioned on my various social media profiles, I'm starting the FIRE! Of course, I wouldn't actually work forever. But when I consider the idea of working until 65 or 67 - I figure I may as well … Continue reading Starting the FIRE: How to Retire Early
Time for another reflective post! One thing I hear all the time working in an office is people saying things like, "Is it Friday yet?" Now, I don't know about you, but I just think this is a funny thing to say. If all you can think about is the weekend, doesn't that mean you … Continue reading “Is it Friday Yet?”
So, in this post I mentioned emergency funds, and I've been meaning to write a separate post about them. That's because everyone - or at least every household - should have one. And yet, as I mentioned in my introductory post, most Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. That is scary. I mean, it seriously worries me … Continue reading Emergency funds are a must. Do you have one?
As you can probably imagine, one of the things I spend a lot of time doing is reading comments on other blogs. I also read comments in Facebook groups, posts in forums, etc. It's always good to stay attuned to the questions many of you out there regularly ask. Usually, a common theme in many … Continue reading Prioritizing savings and debt: which is more important?
Hello all! Today I have a very special post for you. I'm excited as I am honored to have been nominated for this award twice! What is the Liebster award? The Liebster Award is an entirely community-driven award intended to recognize new bloggers. Mostly it is a nice way to grow our audiences, while at the … Continue reading 2018 Liebster Award Nomination
Let me preface this post by saying that I am definitely not perfect - and that includes my finances. For example, I am currently leasing a car. I have my reasons for that, but it admittedly is not helping my path to FI. I also go to restaurants several times per week. These are things … Continue reading Credit cards and the credit conundrum
Look, money isn't easy. I'm so sure of it that you may have noticed that very phrase at the top of this page. But just because it isn't easy doesn't mean you can't make improvements, and saving should be a key component of that. The main reason I started this blog was that I started … Continue reading Saving is Time-Sensitive. The time to save is now!
Let me ask you a question: as of right now, do you have enough saved for retirement? Most of us (myself included) will probably say no to that question. And that's perfectly fine! Most of us probably don't need to retire tomorrow. In fact, we may not even want to retire tomorrow - or any time soon, for … Continue reading Retirement savings make your future sustainable
I've decided to be bit more philosophical with this post. As such, it won't be formulaic at all. But this particular lesson can have very strong implications when it comes to personal finance. After all, where we live (and the cost of moving) can have a major impact on our finances. Most of us have … Continue reading Why the grass isn’t always greener
It's no secret that student loans are a huge problem. Even though I am now completely debt-free, I still hear about student loans all the time. That says a lot, because we tend to forget about things that don't directly affect our lives. Student loans? Nope, can't forget about those. And that's no surprise: as … Continue reading 7 things I did to totally crush my student loan debt