Originally posted on : November 1, 2018 Occupation: Software Engineer Age: 25 Location: Portland, OR Monthly Expenses Rent: $930 Living: ~$570 401(k): Maxed out HSA: Max out on Jan 1 Roth IRA: Max out on Jan 1 Dear Money Diaries… Day One – Sunday: 9:30am – In the morning we had a nice breakfast and a coffee at Mr. Mechanic’s family’s house outside of Portland […]
* I’m in the process of moving, so my friend Purple from A Purple Life wrote an epic guest post for today. She has a not-so-harebrained-scheme to retire next year on half a million dollars. I admit that I wondered how exactly she was planning to pull it off when most early retirees save at […]
Exactly one year ago today, I hit “Publish” on my first post. My purpose for this blog was simple: I just wanted to write. I set my expectations low. It would have been okay if no one read the words I wrote. In fact, at first I didn’t share my content in any way. I […]
Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this new series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. Finance Articles I Was Happy to Marry a Poor Man. Then Things […]
I have received several questions about how to pivot into a tech career. The draw of high salaries, flexible work schedules, and interesting problems gets people wondering: Should I break into tech?
If they decide it’s something they want to do, the next question is how?
Mr. Mechanic joins us again today with an extra special guest post sharing his views on FIRE. After blabbering about FIRE for years, I was excited when he offered to write about his experience as an outsider looking in. Some links below are affiliate links! Discovering a New World of Finance I don’t like to […]
There has been a recent push to get more people to ride their bikes to work. To that I say: put the brakes on, honey! The truth is that influential people are all getting into bed with the Big Bike industry. Despite how uncomfortable that must be, they continue to push for people to get […]
Hangers rattled as I grabbed them eight at a time, heaving clothes onto the bed. If you have read The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, watched the subsequent show on Netflix, or tuned in at all to the viral sensation of Americans facing their consumerism with tears and stubborn denial, you may recognize the first […]
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, […]
I’m not very flexible physically. Even back in elementary school gym class, I couldn’t touch my toes when I bent to stretch. I can’t touch my fingers together when I reach around my back, let alone clasp my hands, and I’m miles away from being able to do the splits. But something happened this weekend […]