I was sitting at the table, pencilling out fluid dynamics equations as rain pattered down outside. It was the third day of rain. In the other room, my roommate Jamie* was washing dishes when the sirens started. She stepped into the living room and opened our door to figure out what was going on. The […]
You may love your job now. You may love your company now. But one bad hire can change that. Financial independence gives you back your power when it would otherwise be stripped away.
It’s no secret that earning more money makes it easier to save.
I’ll be straight with you– as a software engineer, I bring home a solid income. But what if something were to happen?
I have never considered myself a ‘cat person’. For one thing, I grew up with a dog. I spent most of my childhood anticipating getting a pup, saving up my money for the adoption fee, waking up to watch Animal Planet specials on dog training, and seriously deliberating about whether we should name her Bandit […]
Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. Finance Articles How NOT To Determine Your Salary (Bitches Get Riches) She explained […]
Four major trips have taken me across the globe, and I didn’t pay full price for a single one of them.
I received an e-mail from a reader heading into the next chapter of his life: a soon-to-be empty-nester! He has a big question for us: should he take a mini-retirement while he’s still young, or stick it out until fully financially independent (FI)? He has a great salary and a high net worth, but doesn’t […]
Here are 5 crazy things I did to save like crazy in my twenties.
Summer is my favorite season for reading. I will grab my book, a blanket, and some sunglasses and head outside to read for a couple of hours. This was my set up this summer. In the last couple of months, I’ve read 8 books. None of them are finance related, but I thought I would […]
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 […]