Thank goodness for Yahoo! Finance. I had almost thought every topic on personal finance had been thoroughly exhausted, until I came across the headline, "Why we’re too afraid to get rich", by reporter Alyssa Pry. Hallelujah. We are saved. This notion of this "fear of becoming rich" comes from Jen Sincero, author of the very popular "You Are a Badass" and its follow-up title … [Read more...] about Are You Afraid to Get Rich?
Life Purpose and Lifestyle
Welcome back from the long holiday weekend, everyone! I hope you had a fabulous time with family and friends. I'm really excited to share a guest post from a very talented blogger who actually took the time to notice this little abandoned blog, way back in 2016. Amanda Kruse is our emcee, and she's got a wonderful, and very meaningful story to share. Let's make today … [Read more...] about Make Today Count!
About seven years into my career, having just turned 29, I got canned. This was well over a decade ago, my millennial friends. I didn't believe it at the time, but looking back, getting laid off was clearly a blessing in disguise. There were a number of factors that made getting laid-off "easy" for me. For one, I was single with no kids. The only mouth I had to feed was my … [Read more...] about Getting Laid off: A Blessing in Disguise?
From time to time, I'll get inflammation in my eye. It's a condition called "Iritis" or "Uveitis." I'm convinced that stress brings it on. Living with iritis is a cornerstone reason behind my push to an early retirement. I was 25 when iritis struck the first time. Talk about scary. My right eye kept getting redder by the day, and more and more painful to the touch. Because … [Read more...] about This Inflammatory Life: Living With Iritis
So often in a marriage or any domestic partnership, there are little disagreements and annoyances that pop up. Sometimes we let those things slide until they become ginormous conflagrations, leading to much bigger problems. Getting your partner on board with difficult changes requires a delicate touch. Money and marriage don't always harmonize, but with effort, couples can … [Read more...] about Early Retirement Bliss: Getting Your Partner on Board