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I Got 99 Problems and This Job Ain’t One: The End of My Side Hustle

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. As you may know, my side hustle ended the first week of May 2018. Hooray! I started the side hustle because in my initial states of early retirement research, the prevailing thought was either earn more or spend less. I had few expenses I could easily cut as …

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 …

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 …

Blog Update | June 2018: 3 Months, 0 Dollars, 5,000 Pageviews

So after publishing my pitiful 1st month blog update, I was very discouraged and decided to try a quarterly report or a report every 3 months instead. I liked Frugal Asian Finance’s blog traffic report structure and it was the one I just browsed a few minutes ago so I will use that as a …

Announcing The Crowd-Pleasing Catchy Title Challenge for Summer 2018

I read somewhere that blogging traffic generally slows down in the summer months. Admittedly since the weather has warmed up there have been 2 or 3 weekends where I was not so active on the blogging sites. That being said, along with my summer of listicles to lighten things up and provide a quick read …

What No One Tells You About Managing Your Aging Parents’ Finances

So I’m feeling pretty good. My mind is a buzz, and I got a lot done at work today (Wed, 30May2018). It was a busy day but I still managed to get some personal stuff done as well during downtime and breaks. Namely, I was able to tackle some errands for my aunt. If you’re …

How Design-Thinking Can Inspire Your Early Retirement Journey

Possible titles for this post. How to Design Your Life How to Design Your Life in Early Retirement 30 things to do in your 30s How to Design Your Life Along your Early Retirement Journey How to Design your Life: Visions of Life in Early Retirement  How to Design your Life: Visions of Life Along …

Scrapbook | A Photo Journey Inside the Home of My Early Retirement Journey

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey! Where I come from (unspecified country), when you’ve been friends with someone for awhile, it’s expected that you will spend equal amounts of time in each other’s home. One of one and not enough of the other and someone is quickly offended. Besides how can you get to …

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My Week Ending May 25, 2018: Dominica, Design Your Life, Commencement

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. …