Spotlight on: Making Sense of Cents

Introduction: This draft has been pending since 2018 when I first started blogging. It’s the last installment of the series. Please enjoy!  Michelle is killing it! She is my official blog shero! She made early retirement her minion and just conquers the blogging world in her spare time. Financial savviness is her superpower and her …

Budget Wars: My Early Retirement Journey vs A Purple Life

I have been enjoying reading A Purple Life’s journey and thought she’d serve as a good metric in the frugal FIRE since there are not many published single girl budgets out there. While so entitled, this is not actually a war. I just like data! After my end of year financial update, I thought I …

Single Girl Life | Feb 8, 2019: Friends from College, Big Brother Tropes, Vacations Pending

Feb 8, 2019 Dear Future Self, You made it through another work week, and I would say you didn’t feel like quitting your job the whole week, just some of the week. Praise the Lord! There were quite a bit of tears this week (and last). The Interim Position. I didn’t get the interim position. …

VOTE NOW: My Early Retirement Journey Featured on Rockstar Rumble

Hey there My Early Retirement Journey Readers, I hit a personal finance writing milestone. Earlier this month my post How My Income Skyrocketed and Net Worth Plummeted with My Education was featured on Rockstar Finance. Woot! Hitting that milestone in my first year gave me the confidence to enter that very post in this year’s Rockstar …

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, …

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 …