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
I drive a 14 year old car and I'm proud of it. My current ride is a 2004 Lexus ES 330 that has almost 250,000 miles on it. Lexi, as I call her, has served me well over the years. I bought Lexi back in 2007 when she was 3 years old. The car was a great deal, costing...read more
January was one of the best on my side hustle journey. Not because it was my highest earning month. It certainly wasn't. But it was one of the best because I had my first $1,000 month in my business! In December 2017 I filed the official paperwork to create an LLC...read more
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