The Incredible Lightness of Giving: How FIRE Helped Me to Be More Generous

Since joining the conversation, FIRE and I have had our differences. The struggle was real and still is, but I wanted to share that all this frugaling and budgeting has had a positive impact on more than just my savings rate. The core tenet in financial independence is The Budget. Don’t leave home without it! …

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The Subtle Art of Persistence: A Suprising But Effective Way To Get Your Money Back After a Tow

In case you are just joining My Early Retirement Journey, I was towed earlier this year from my apartment complex…on a weekday. I found it completely outrageous. Yes, I was parked in a handicapped space but it was on the side of the building in front of vacant retail spaces. There was nothing for the …

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Notes on Life | Jul 13, 2018: Eldercare, Kitchen Fire, Hawaii

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. 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. I currently work as a consultant in a tele-health call center making around $40/hr. …

Why I Love My Roku So Much! (Cable – whathat?)

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. This is my summer of listicles (and catchy title challenge). Why, you ask? Because it’s summer!  Who has time to be cooped up in the house reading blogs when there is so much life to enjoy!  So to you, readers, I promise to keep these summer posts short, …

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Wednesday Weekly: Jul 11, 2018

Most popular post on My Early Retirement Journey this week: Are you Being Served: The Highly Offensive Customer Service Hierarchy Wednesday Weekly is a round up of what I stumbled upon this week on the world wide web because sharing resources and information is what the internet’s all about. WHAT I STUMBLED UPON THIS WEEK Almost …

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How I Raised My Credit Score 52 Points in 7 Days With Just 1 Click!

So I read once that in creating documentaries, filmmakers inevitably disrupt the very thing they are trying to capture in its undisturbed state. The sheer fact that a person, place, or thing is being documented affects outcomes. A similar thing happened with my post on my credit score. I initially was just going to share …

Financial Update | June 2018 Income and Expenses

So I’ve been experimenting with lots of different spreadsheets in the last week or so.  I used my June 2018 income and expenses to tryout a few more. It turns out Microsoft Excel has loads of templates to try. It’s been really neat to see it visualized in so many ways. Without further ado, here’s …

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Notes on Life | Jul 6, 2018: Meatless Wednesday, Cookies for Lunch, Angry Caller

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. 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. I currently work as a consultant in a tele-health call center making around $40/hr. …