I love to DIY projects. Well, some projects. I have a limited range of crafting ability. I’m good at what I’m good at … then there are the other things. Of course, if I’m having fun with a project then it doesn’t matter much how skilled at it I am. On the other hand, if […]
If you want to retire early, then you have to do a lot of planning. After all, you’ve got to anticipate a variety of factors about the future. Then you have to make a strategic plan that incorporates what you anticipate. One of the things that you have to take into consideration is where you […]
A few weeks ago I was talking with a new college grad. I shared my journey out of debt with him, and stressed that the best thing he can do for himself now (at age 22) is to start paying down his own student loans. He listened, very politely, to my story and agreed that […]
Whoa, it’s been a week since my last post. Sorry for the delay y’all! I’ve really been focusing on using my free time for true self-care activities. That means things like extra sleep, exercise, and listening to Adele’s ‘Hello’ on repeat. Blogging and reading my (very long) list of other people’s blogs didn’t make the […]
Being a lady has definitely shaped my relationship to money. In this country, historically, women have been legally, socially and literally prevented from having access to money, earning money, owning property, having savings and entering high earning fields. Women have a complicated history to money and it’s hurting us in our current day.
Last week I was let go by one of my jobs. My social media boss told me that she had to let me go due to budget constraints. She was very complimentary about my work and my work ethic, which is always lovely to hear. (So my fortune cookie is a tad misleading there.) But […]
The longer I go with debt payoff being my numero uno priority, the more I notice that my lifestyle and financial priorities are not the same as my friends and general peer group. Some of this is, I believe, due to living in Austin. Austin is a young town where lots of people are either […]