Why I’m Glad I Don’t Love My Job

As the long-awaited meeting came to a close, I watched my coworkers exchange enthusiastic glances. In response to high turnover rates, my employer finally listened to its employees and granted five more vacation days, rewards for good attendance, a company-wide pay increase and a better 401(k) plan, in addition to continuing to provide free health …

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Monthly Savings Report: August 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. I hope you guys aren’t getting tired of me starting almost every blog post by saying how excited I am, but if you are, I’ll get it out of the way fast. I’m so excited! This report closes out exactly seven months of …

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: July 2018

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. My birthday was on the 17th, which makes this the very first net worth report of my 30s. Thirty. I’m 30 now. I still can’t believe it. It’s been a little over a month since I’ve logged into Personal Capital, the free service I …

Monthly Savings Report: April 2018

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. How is it possibly May already?! After a month of endless rain, unseasonably cold temperatures and even a little snow, I feel that I have been cheated out of a month of summer. And through it all, April was a busy month! I …

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 …

Weekly Podcast Recap: Week 4

My work week was a short one due to my recurrent foot problems, but I still managed to listen to 18 episodes, providing me with over 13 hours of motivation, inspiration and financial education. This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. I take something away from every episode, every podcast, …

Mid-Month Net Worth Report: August 2017

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. I’m so excited that it’s time for my second net worth report! When setting up my Personal Capital account last month, I told myself I am not going to become obsessed and check out my net worth every day, and I am happy …

Weekly Podcast Recap: Week 3

Welcome back!  Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback since I began sharing these recaps. As I mentioned last week, I am trying to learn as much as possible about the ways of the FI and FI/RE community; therefore, you will see a lot of ChooseFI and Mad Fientist again this week.  I took …

Everything You Need to Know About Sinking Funds

This post may contain affiliate links.  Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Dollar-cost averaging, net worth, index funds, baby steps, the list goes on.  When making the decision to take control of your money, it seems like there is an endless amount of new terms and phrases to become familiar with.  Join any Instagram community …