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Is Anyone Else Tired of All the Log-Ins?

This post has been brewing for a while, but since taking over my aunt’s finances, my number of log-ins has increased to the point that another rant was brewing. Then my car insurance company sent me a renewal notice. With all the frugaling that has come into my life, I thought briefly about comparison shopping …

Oh The Places You’ll Call! Caring for Aging Parents

If you’re new here, my Aunt MERJ who took care of me when I emigrated to the United States is slowly dying essentially. The doctors don’t say this, but I do. She isn’t able to consistently do what are called activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living. Whathat?  Activities of Daily Living: …

My Early Retirement Journey

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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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 …

Why My Credit Scored Dropped 16 Points: What NOT To Do

So I received a notice from Credit Karma that my credit score dropped 16 points. I scoured the site but found no explanation. They state that some fluctuations are normal. I doubt 16 points is a normal fluctuation. I called one of the credit reporting agencies and they stated they were unable to provide me …

How Being A Victim of Identity Theft Helped Me Take Control of My Finances and Pay Off $30,000 of Debt in 2 Years

So I thought I’d share my debt payoff story. I didn’t think there was much there, but perhaps I don’t give myself enough credit (no pun intended). I just thought – I got into debt when I didn’t have any money; I got out of debt when I did. That’s the overall gist. End of …

How To Stay Motivated Your 1st Month Blogging

So it’s been a rough first month blogging about My Early Retirement Journey on a self-hosted site. I was on Blogger for about a month when I first started blogging as a test run. I wanted to see if this is something I really wanted to do. It is. However, I have had quite a …

101 Things You Will Encounter Your 1st Week Blogging….about FIRE or Personal Finance

So you followed your favorite blogger’s advice (read: their affiliate’s recommendation) and started your blog in 3 easy steps! Turns out they left out quite a few things. Here’s 101 things you will encounter your first week of blogging about personal finance, FIRE, or your early retirement journey! Spam emails. Parvinder and Sunhil will email …