When I went to the Netherlands in November, I navigated my way through streets filled with weaving bicycles, friendly people, and best of all, shops with poffertjes in the window — mini-pancakes dusted in sugar. After those melt-in-the-mouth magic wonders, I am ready for the next big idea coming from Northern Europe. In this case, […]
Imagine this: You are on stage trying to look out at the audience, but the spotlight blinds you. As you stand there, you realize that you can’t remember what comes next. “Uh, what’s my line?” you ask, to which an offstage whisper answers, “Get a job.” Phew, okay, you can do that. You go through […]
When I first found out that financial independence was possible, I tore through several blogs about the subject. There were just a few that kept me clicking back. On Monday mornings, I would refresh the page to see if there were any new well-researched posts and dazzling photos of the outdoors on the site OurNextLife. […]
Here are some tried-and-true methods to get your partner to stop listening to you, ignore all of your advice, and make them second guess their choice of being with you in the first place.
Today I am very excited to feature a guest post from Gwen of FIERY MILLENIALS. On her blog, Gwen chronicles her adventures in real estate, solopreneurship, and her musings on navigating adulthood. She is a vocal advocate in the FIRE community for young adults, and I have followed her blog since I discovered the concept […]
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 […]
The purchase of my first car was an epic adventure. It involved six months of research, flying halfway across the country, and learning how to drive stick. In that time I went from clueless (and could-care-less) about cars to a gear-head. Or, more specifically, a Miata-head.
It is easy to disregard retirement when it feels far out on the horizon. Imagine your financial life like a sailing adventure—the destination is beyond our sight, but we can at least set a destination and course correct as needed.
I am part of a growing group of millennials looking for a way out of the rat race. The movement is called FIRE: Financial Independence, Retire Early. The blogosphere is growing with people embracing the movement, and I at first felt like I had little to add to this space. After all, Gwen of fiery millennials is another 20-something […]