I was really stressed out about the net worth post from a few days ago. Not because I am so worried about my net worth (ENW: $7800, actual net worth: awesome), but because there have been so many moving parts in the past few months that the inside of my head felt like the tangle… Continue reading New goal: breathe
It's Saturday morning, nobody is awake. I've just spent about 20 minutes sipping on coffee and watching the bird feeder, which is how I try to start every day, all is peaceful, all is calm, except for the woodpecker who is fighting with the lady cardinal over the seeds (guys, guys! Chill out! I have… Continue reading ENW June 2019: $7,800
I was asked to write a guest post, at HisAndHerFI, a blog that is probably right up your alley if you're reading this. It was pretty freaking awesome to be asked because of course I'll spread my opinion to further corners of the Internet! It was also about my number 1 favorite topic. No, not… Continue reading Guest post at HisAndHerFI!: Create a work uniform with one dress.
Oh this month has been terrible for freelancing. My spreadsheet tells me that for June, I should be bringing in $3000 from company A, $500 from company B. I just sent in my invoice for company B and it was a little under $400. I'm getting another job from them tomorrow that may pay out… Continue reading It’s the end of the month as we know it, and I feel foolish
It seems almost par for the course - if you are in the FI community, you have a number, a special number, 25 times your annual living expenses, and once you "hit" that number, you're FI. There's a fat FI number, a lean FI number, probably a hundred other ways to do it. I find… Continue reading 5 reasons I haven’t calculated my FI number
This week, I've gotten about $20 in refunds without even trying. Lots of companies have price drop policies, where they will pay you the difference if you paid a higher price and then they put it on sale, but you know what I don't have? Time to track all the prices of all the things… Continue reading Getting refunds with no effort – Paribus
It's been a rough couple of weeks. In theory, life gets good when the semester ends because there is a lull in responsibilities at my full time job. It's just like in theory, the weekends are awesome because you have time to do stuff, but the more I turn into an adult, the more that… Continue reading When life gives you lemons, make a tire swing
I'm trying to decide whether to keep blogging or give it up. I promised my brother, who is by nature of being younger than me not as wise as I am, that I would give it a year. It's been about three and a half months. I thought I would run out of things to… Continue reading What am I even doing?
We have two swings next to each other in our front yard. One is more-or-less Amelia's height, one is more for Viv and Sonya. The other day, Amelia got up onto the higher one, swung her heart out, attempted a dismount, and dropped, hard, flat onto her back. Her sobs were familiar to me: pain… Continue reading Letting kids fall
A colleague of mine lives in one of the best school districts in the region. We decidedly do not. Based on conversations with him, I think our lives are kind of like two paths that diverged in the woods. We likely make comparable money, have similar school loans for similar degrees. We both have three… Continue reading The LCOL village it takes to raise a child