My 'Word' for 2019 I’ve heard of people 'adopting a word' for the new year but I never gave it much thought. Actually, that’s not true… If I’m really being honest, I thought adopting a word was just some woo-woo stuff that people do without any real meaning behind it....read more
There are less than 30 days to Christmas- are you done with all of your shopping? I have about two items to purchase online and I'm done. I try not to step foot in a mall or a big box store after Thanksgiving and my goal is to be completely finished well before...read more
October 2018 Update October was an interesting month. I resigned from my job at the end of September without a new job lined up. This is a decision I wouldn’t ordinarily make. But I was desperate to separate myself from a work environment that was a horrible fit for...read more
Ok so the title is probably a bit dramatic. I actually knew this day would come, but I was hoping to delay it as long as possible. It's time to replace my car. I've been on borrowed time for a while now. My car is 14 years old and has 250,000 miles, plus years of wear...read more
One of the most common questions that I get is... How do I start investing? The topic of investing can be overwhelming. Why? Because we are afraid. Afraid of the unknown. Afraid of what we don't know. And let's be real... Afraid of losing money. Is there risk involved...read more
I'm a big proponent of online banking. I've been using the same online banks for YEARS. But there are tons of new online accounts and apps out here and it can be hard to decide which ones to use. I was contacted by a this company, Chime to review their app and online...read more
My goal is to reach financial independence in the next decade of my life. I know...it's a BIG goal If you aren't familiar with financial independence or FI, it is having enough money sustain your lifestyle without having to actively work. [Check out my FI Plan ]...read more
I’m not sure if this is news to you or not. Americans, unfortunately have a reputation for being horrible savers. I recently read a statistic that indicated that the average American saves about 4.5% of his or her income annually. If we want to achieve financial...read more
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