And so, it happened. Finally. Got promoted. Yippee!! I am stoked. It feels good to be appreciated and acknowledged for all the hard work and persistence. Sure, this promotion took longer than I'd have liked. I could've reached this level back in 2015, but I turned it down twice … [Read more...] about How Getting Promoted Complicates Early Retirement Plans
Let's just get it out there from the get-go: This is NOT a bragging kind of post. Far from it. This past year we spent a lot of money in our household. We didn't go off the deep-end and buy matching jet skis, or take five trips to the Bahamas. But if we're to be mistaken for … [Read more...] about Our 2018 Household Spending Revealed
This year marks another increase in the contribution limit to the sometimes controversial, but "everyone's gotta have one" 401(k). In 2017, the pre-tax contribution ceiling was raised from $18,000 to $18,500. That figure gets bumped again to $19,000 on January 1st, 2019. Woo-hoo! … [Read more...] about How Much Money Should You Save in Your 401K?
Why should you consider buying a house? If you're a skeptic of the title, by the end of this post I'll have you thoroughly convinced. You'll see. The trials and tribulations of home ownership await. Take your front row seat to the sh*t-show of owning your own four walls, courtesy … [Read more...] about Why You Should Consider Buying a House
I'm spotting a bit of a trend. I might be way off my rocker with this, but it seems like more and more millennials are foregoing having kids in order to retire early. Personally, I think it's a smart strategy. Why not get your financial act together first? Before adding the … [Read more...] about Is Early Retirement Keeping Millennials From Having Kids?