I have faith that my student loans will be forgiven in just over 3 years. Although the success rate for forgiveness is abysmal, I’ve done a ton of research on this, and have made sure every single t is crossed and i is dotted. A key point here is recertifying my employment regularly, where the… Continue reading Public service loan forgiveness: recertified!
The 1099s are rolling in, and it’s time to face the taxman. Taxwoman. Taxperson. I still haven’t figured out how best to navigate taxes when it comes to self-employment income that rivals my W2 salary, but I’m getting there. At any rate, several years ago, I thought, “if I could just make an extra ten… Continue reading How I made almost $50K freelancing in 2019
Three years ago, I was minding my own business, juggling the things we juggle plus a brand new baby, when a brain tumor came and smacked me inside the head. One doctor awkwardly called it “bulky,” another said I might die that night if I didn’t get it taken care of (waiting for six weeks… Continue reading A different kind of bucket list
We are at Disney World this week, spending money and pissing away our retirement. I mean, pissing away our early retirement. Because these kids aren’t going to be young forever! I mean, neither are we. So anyway, we are busting the budget. At any rate, we planned for one non-park day, to enjoy the resorts… Continue reading Swamp fever
My goal for this month is to make $3750 in freelance work. There are a few challenges. The first is that I typically count on $500 from Company B, and I finished up my last batch of assignments for them (they typically give me a schedule for the next few months, then a new schedule… Continue reading Mid-month freelance check-in
I travel hacked to pay for about half of our tickets, and I bought shirts and jewelry in advance so the kids wouldn’t be tempted in the gift shops, so it’s as cheap as I could manage but it’s still extremely expensive and guess who doesn’t care? Meeeeeee. I can’t make the WiFi work on… Continue reading The thing is, I’m at Disney World
They say the first $100K is the hardest. I don’t really know who says that, or even what they mean. It was actually pretty easy to get $100K in student loan debt, and our $100K mortgage was a breeze. Okay so obviously that’s the wrong kind of $100K. But I never know whether they mean… Continue reading The first $100K
A decade ago, I looked at my work schedule and decided that I had two choices for timing births (as if everything is neatly under my control): during summer break or during winter break. My college was off for half of December and all of January, meaning I could potentially miss zero work, and head… Continue reading Bang for our buck: birthday party at the YMCA
I started this blog a year ago, quit it six months ago, and came back three months ago. I don’t know how to anniversary-ize that. Except I did know a man once who left his wife and changed his mind and when they got remarried, they did it on their original wedding date to avoid… Continue reading Year in sort of review
My December goals were pretty massive, because I miscalculated when one of the 0% interest cards was coming due (typical) and needed to up my game. Which is hard, because my game is pretty upped as it is. At any rate, despite traveling for two solid days in the month (like, driving for 15 hours… Continue reading December freelancing totals: $6,269.84.