Why Yes, This Is My $300,000 Student Loan Repayment Plan: REPAYE 2018

Welcome back to My Early Retirement Journey. So the other day, I got an email from my student loan servicer. That’s better than a wedding invitation, said no one ever. What the heck is REPAYE What is it? REPAYE is one of four income-driven repayment plans offered by the federal government for federal student loans. …

I Finally Got My Hospital Bill: The Cost of A Dual-Port Hysterectomy in 2018 (in pictures)

So I finally got a bill from my surgery. In my mind, I had anticipated paying up to the $1,000 deductible as dictated by my plan. Background: My health plan options, provided by my employer:   What I chose: Choice Plus Standard Plan Rationale: Although the monthly premium was higher, the deductible was lower. Psychologically, …

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 …

Stop the Lies: An Open Letter to the FIRE Community

Possible titles for this post. Personal Finance and Budget Lies: An Expose on the FIRE Community FIRE is not FUN – It’s not for everyone. Personal Finance Lies and Half Truths: A Rant on the FIRE community Savings and budgeting was more fun until it became a requirement Stop Lying: An Open Letter to the …

Spring into Success: 5 Bible-Based Steps To Develop a Life Management Plan!

Happy Easter! My original title was Happy Easter: 5 Steps to Develop a Life Management Plan and Resurrect Your Life! That was a bit long. I am openly Christian and if that takes away from my readership, then so be it! So I was listening to the sermon this week online, of course.  Pastor Dale …

How the Hysterectomy I Ordered Online Helped Save $70,000 for Early Retirement

I am day 5 post op and the blog post of just how I ordered a hysterectomy online just won’t leave me. After some recent GI achievements, I feel a bit rejuvenated. That combined with the fact that I can finally sit up for more than a few minutes without nausea makes this is a …