2019 My week

Single Girl Life | Jan 19, 2019: Irons in the Fire, The Company You Keep, Aunty MERJ Update

It’s Saturday night with the single girl! Welcome. I, too, am having another night in. No yummy snacks this time and nothing I’m too jazzed to see on television. I’m a bit television-ed out. Blasphemous I know. I really want to go outdoors but I don’t know what exactly to do. So, my two readers, …

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Reflections on 3 Years of Payroll Data

So while digging around to get my tax information together for this year, I stumbled upon a payroll feature that shows all our payroll data. Since I started tracking my income, expenses, and savings this year, I can’t help but notice trends. Some of the numbers were surprising, so I spent a little more time …

Fall 2018 Sabbatical 2020

I might move to Spain. Here’s why.

While I boldly published my intent to Sabbatical in 2020, I’ve had many more iterations of life-outside-of-the-workforce since then.  Lately I’ve been giving the Spanish teaching program more thought. If you’re not familiar with it, check out this post. After a less than ideal day at work, I have now convinced myself this is a …

Early Retirement Journey Fall 2018 Updates and Reports

Single Girl Money | Dec 2018 Income and Expenses Update

I sort of cheated and provided a thorough eleven-month update of income and expenses earlier this month. That one did not have charts! Thus I present to you my fourth quarter or end of year update on my income and expenses for 2018. Income My income is primarily from my day job except for this …

Early Retirement Journey Fall 2018 Investing Updates and Reports

Single Girl Money | Dec 2018 Savings and Investment Update

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I ain’t got no friends, so I thought I might as well post this now. In case you’re just joining us, here’s a little bit about me.  I am a single 30-something, openly Christian, hesitantly immigrant-y, human woman. I love watching TV while eating takeout, and I want to retire early. …

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Early Retirement Journey Fall 2018 My week

Musings over my holiday break.

Just a smattering of my thoughts during my holiday hiatus! Wed, Nov 14 – It’s been a pretty low key week. Work is still busy, but manageable. Calls are steady but I’m not as affected, I suppose. Got so excited with only 1.5 months left in the year (50-ish days or so), I started plotting …

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Announcing My Guilt-Free 2019 Budget Projections

Today is Dec 15, 2018 and it’s ten days till Christmas. Yippee. With season’s greetings come feelings of reflections of the year. I tend to live in the future (not the moment). I’ve already taken a sneak peek at this year’s income and expenses, and I have so many thoughts. I have so many thoughts …