Zap! Perfect vision. That's what I'd thought would happen. Instead, I'm biding my time for 11 weeks since my laser eye surgery. I had PRK done on me. I can see and all, but it's not perfect. My left eye is doing alright at about 20/20 and I'm pretty happy about that. My right eye, however, is being a real bitch, and taking its sweet time to heal. The first 24-48 hours after my PRK procedure … [Read more...] about Laser Eye Surgery – My Story
Today's post is inspired by a rockstar in her own right, Tanja from OurNextLife.com. She wrote a few days ago about not being discouraged with your starting position, financially speaking. After digging up old ledger numbers and notes from 10 years ago, Tanja could reflect on how far she had come, in a relatively short period of time (thanks in no small part, to the Power of Compounding). What I … [Read more...] about Can I Retire Early? Yes, You Can!
It's never too early to start thinking about what you want to change about your life next year. New Year's resolutions can actually be a wonderful tool for self-improvement. You just have to lean-in and commit. Don't be like all those people you know who start with a bang, (with a new exercise or diet scheme, for instance) only to throw in the towel by mid-February. "Easy for YOU to say, … [Read more...] about Optimize Your New Year’s Resolutions (by Making Them Stick!)
You know you need a budget, right? If you don't know where to start, drawing a money map is a simple and useful means to get there. The money map simply lays out your inflows and outflows, with your financial accounts "stitching" it all together. The idea is that you tailor your money map to specific goals, such as debt pay-down, or even early retirement, and isolate areas to improve, accounts to … [Read more...] about You Need a Budget. A Money Map is a Great Place to Start!
Student loan debt is something many if not most households have to deal with at some point. This debt alone can put a major dent in any plans to retire early. A couple of years back, we were sitting on roughly $135,000 in student loan debt. We knew that if we wanted to reach financial freedom, we had to buckle down and pay off this pile of DEBT. The silver lining of student loan debt is that it … [Read more...] about How We Paid Off $75,000 in Student Loans in Less Than Two Years