What Should My Stock Allocation Be on My Early Retirement Journey?

So one of the things keeping me awake was how to properly allocate my stocks on My Early Retirement Journey. Why is this important? Investing, yes, has the potential to grow your capital with the magic of compound interest. However, the risk of losing your initial investment is present as well. What I seek to …

Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party (Guest Co-Hosting)

Welcome to  this week’s Traffic Jam Weekend Linky Party. My Early Retirement Journey is Guest Co-Hosting this week. I’m pretty new at this. Let me know what you think. All feedback welcome! Remember to share the party on social media throughout the weekend with the hashtag #trafficjamweekend. WELCOME TO TRAFFIC JAM WEEKEND LINKY PARTY #157! …

My Bite-Sized Goal For the Fall

So traditionally we check-in with ourselves at the start of the new year. Well, I recently stumbled on Montana Money Adventures’ (MMA) annual check-in post, and it made me reflect on my year so far. She calls it creating your “Best of” List in which she and her family highlight memorable moments from their year …

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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 …

Sunday Funnies | A Midwesterner in California

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. The single girl is at it again. This one took a lot less time than a full Saturday. I guess I’m getting the hang of this creating thing after all. These are scenes inspired by my time in California. I love California and would love to return, but …

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: …

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Notes On Life | Aug 10, 2018: Crazy Rich Asians, Systems Fail, The Good Kitchen

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. …

10 Overdone Things I Wish They’d Stop Showing on TV

Hey there! In case you are new to My Early Retirement Journey, one of my favorite pastimes is watching TV and eating yummy snacks or takeout.  I have an incredible amount of time to do so given I’m single and only work one job. I have even left a night out to watch a Lifetime …

DirecTV Now Review | Read Before Signing Up

Single Girl Review: 5 Quick Things to Know Before Signing Up For DirecTV Now I couldn’t find that much on what DirecTV Now (no affiliate) was really like for a regular consumer. So for those of you interested in signing up for it, here are a few things to note. DirecTV Now free trial I …

Sabbatical in 5 years or FIRE in 10? A Guest Post on Scotch Street

After my recent Q2 financial update, I found myself wondering if I should take a sabbatical in five years or stick it out and FIRE for good in ten years.  Check out my ruminations on this topic here – my guest post on Scotch Street. 3 Quick Facts about Stock Street (the actual name of …