Weekly Podcast Recap: Week 10

Welcome back, guys! Thanks so much for all the feedback you’ve given me over the past several weeks since I started sharing these recaps. A new addition is Impact Theory, which I’m looking forward to checking out more next week. I’m always on the lookout for new podcasts, so please let me know if you… Read More Weekly Podcast Recap: Week 10

How to Land Your First Freelancing Gig: Free eBook Review

When hearing the term “freelance writer,” what do you envision? For me, it was always a sharply dressed woman in front of a laptop, latte in hand and English degree on the wall of her trendy apartment overlooking New York City. Basically an alien image to a small town, east Tennessee high school graduate. After… Read More How to Land Your First Freelancing Gig: Free eBook Review

Your Sunny Money Method: Budgeting Course Review

Thinking back to the first time I ever put together a budget, “sunny” is definitely not the word that comes to mind. Stormy, maybe. Dark and cloudy at the least. I got the hang of it after a few months though and couldn’t imagine going back to a life with no monthly, zero-based budget. The… Read More Your Sunny Money Method: Budgeting Course Review

Weekly Podcast Recap: Week 9

Happy Fall! Below are the podcast episodes I listened to this past week. Two new additions are The Tim Ferriss Show (his interview with Bill Burr is absolutely hilarious) and Financial Mentor. Be sure to check them out! General Personal Finance   Listen Money Matters Invest or Pay Off Debt? That is the Question. Duration:… Read More Weekly Podcast Recap: Week 9

Deciding Against a Normal Life

Twenty-three hundred times. A low estimate of the number of times I have driven the exact same route to work as of today. It’s a beautiful, scenic drive. At 7:30 AM, the fifteen minute drive from Kingston to Lenoir City on I-40 East allows you to see the sleepy awakening of the east Tennessee valley… Read More Deciding Against a Normal Life

Weekly Podcast Recap: Weeks 7 & 8

Happy Saturday! Sorry for not posting a recap last week. I went to a conference for my 9-5 job and did not have the chance to put the post together. Since last week and this week were both short weeks, I have combined them and listed all the episodes I listened to the past two… Read More Weekly Podcast Recap: Weeks 7 & 8

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: September 2017

It’s that time again! After almost a month of not being able to view my retirement savings, I was excited to put together this report. My employer recently switched 401(k) providers, resulting in a long blackout period where I could view information from either provider. As of yesterday, I am now able to log into… Read More Mid-Month Net Worth Report: September 2017

Weekly Podcast Recap: Week 6

Happy Saturday! I’m a little sad to report that you’ll be seeing less of Mad Fientist’s Financial Independence podcasts on my recaps now that I’m finally completely caught up. However, there’s still plenty of ChooseFI episodes to go, and fortunately they release two episodes per week instead of just one per month. A new addition… Read More Weekly Podcast Recap: Week 6

Our One Year Anniversary of the Start of Our Mortgage Free Journey

Today is our one year anniversary! Okay, our one year anniversary was in April. But this is almost even more exciting! This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. August was our 12th straight month of using every cent of my husband’s income as principal payments on our mortgage while living… Read More Our One Year Anniversary of the Start of Our Mortgage Free Journey