Journey of 20 Job Applications: Jul 13 Update, So Many Hoops

It’s only 9a as I write this and unfortunately, I’ve been up for five hours. Why you might ask. Well, first the heat. I was already up so I got this brilliant idea to book my dummy travel for my upcoming job interview. My current plan is to get there a day early and visit …

Journey of 20 Job Applications: Are these pre-interview questions rude?

So, I definitely have some emotional maturing to do at times. It’s when it comes to decision making from second-place options that I have the most trouble. What isn’t listed on the chart are a few interviews I had earlier this year. The last one was in Jun 2019 and it was not altogether nice …

Why I’m Not Paying off My $300k Student Loan Debt

So when my student loan post first came out sometime last year (2018), I received a lot of attention and mixed feedback. To this day,  I still get the sporadic suggestion to aggressively pay off this debt or the ‘you’ll never retire early with that much debt.’ Thanks? Pay off $300,000 of unsecured debt? Honestly, …

My Early Retirement Journey- #singlegirllife

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 …

My Early Retirement Journey- credit score

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 …