3 Things I Lust For After Watching Netflix’s Terrace House

So if you haven’t yet watched it, the latest season of Netflix’s Terrace House is available for binge watch. It’s in Japanese with English subtitles, and it’s really good. For those of you who miss the original Real World on MTV before it became too naughty and predictably acrimonious for this elder millennial, Terrace House …

Blog Update | Sep 2018: 6 Months, 0 Dollars, 6,000 Pageviews

Here you are. Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. It’s that time again. Time for my next blog update. I think I will probably just do 1 or 2 more of these until I really decide to aggressively monetize my blog. Otherwise, I’m not sure what purpose they serve as I didn’t necessarily start …

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100 Posts Later. What You Liked. What I Learned.

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey! All three of my loyal readers, I’m so glad you’re here! I have reached 100 posts (actually a week or so ago). Praise the Lord! Yeah, I took it there.  Anyway, for the two that I didn’t just offend, keep reading for a recap of the 10 most …

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Single Girl Life | Aug 31, 2018: Insider Secrets, Customer Disservice, Miralax

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 enjoy 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. …

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Notes on Life | My Week Ending Aug 24, 2018: Fasting, F Bombs, Liar

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. …

I Took A 3rd Look at My 401k and This is What Happened

So in the wee hours of the late night or early morning before a work day, I try to find just one more way I can accelerate My Early Retirement Journey. I know I can probably cut it down comfortably to 15 years from 30 years, but can I do just a little bit more? …

Poverty and You: How does your FIRE budget compare?

So in managing my elderly parent’s finances, I’ve applied for quite a few assistance programs and become familiar with the poverty level in America. I think a lot of us are familiar with the concept, but do you know what the actual level is..say even for your family of 2 or 3 or 5? What’s …

Comparing An Actual Retiree’s Budget to My Proposed Early Retiree Budget

I recently took over managing my aunt’s finance. It’s just paying her bills really because she “just doesn’t know how.”  Not only does this scare me about getting older and losing my ability to care for myself, but it brought up a curious case of, will my FIRE budget really work?. I recently decided my …

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How To Start A Blog, part 2

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Single Girl’s Essential Guide to Blogging (part 2) Congratulations, you did it! You did the easy part – choosing a name and signing up for hosting, and you’re ready for the best part – creating content! If you’re smart, you clicked …

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Notes on Life | My Week Ending Aug 17, 2018: Corner of Tears, Sleepless in RTP, The Bold Type

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. …