How a 25-Year-Old Saved $200,000

How a 25-Year-Old Saved $200,000

There is so much baggage weighing down our money conversations. Taboos and complicated feelings make talking about money extremely difficult, even though it is important. There is shame, spite, and many strong opinions where money is concerned. The way we spend our money is a reflection of the way we want to live our lives. Everyone has their [...]

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Ostrich to Hawk: My Money Management Evolution

Ostrich to Hawk: My Money Management Evolution

The resounding advice for someone looking to control their finances is to know your finances. We all hear this advice: you should know how much money is coming in, how much money is going out, and ultimately where that money is going. Similar to many others, I did not follow this advice for a long time. [...]

Canoeing and Backpacking the Powell Forest Route

Canoeing and Backpacking the Powell Forest Route

It is one thing to clock in to work every day, earning a paycheck and steadily working towards financial independence, but it is crucial to remember to enjoy life in the process. One way to avoid burn out is to make sure to intentionally take time off and unplug from the daily demands of work. [...]

Life Update – FM’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Weeks

Life Update – FM’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Weeks

I am two weeks into a new job and I declare them the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad weeks. First off, in my last week working for my old company I started getting really itchy eyes and a runny nose—figured I must have picked up some allergies in adulthood. I said goodbye to coworkers, [...]

First Time Car Buyer’s Wild Ride

First Time Car Buyer’s Wild Ride

I think most of us have our first car near and dear to our hearts. I was lucky to be able to drive my family's Mitsubishi Expo during the later years of college. Talk about glamour. Prestige. My friends loved it or hated it, loved it because if you sat in the front seat it [...]

Frugal Roots

Frugal Roots

My parents set the example for frugality. I'm sure my dad had a mental catalogue of every item in the grocery store and how much it should cost. After shopping for our staples at King Soopers, our local kroger mart, we'd walk across the street to Safeway because milk and bagels were cheaper there. We never [...]