Hi everybody, I am so happy to share this guest post that I wrote for HisHersMoneyGuide.com about my husband’s lack of enthusiasm for my FIRE journey and how I’m moving towards financial independence without his support. Please visit their site at https://hishermoneyguide.com/fire-without-my-husbands-support/ for the full story. Thank you for reading. I look forward to any … More How I Plan To Achieve FIRE Without My Husband’s Support.
Dear Costco, This isn’t going to be easy. I’ve loved you for years so ending this relationship is going to be hard on me, but it’s time I say goodbye. Falling in love with you was easy. I walked in and was immediately smitten by your bright lights and clean aisles. I was blown away … More Breaking up with Costco
Before I can begin with September’s expense report I have to start by saying that I made a major goof in my August expense report. My goof is solely the result of being idle when it comes to paying bills in our home. You see, I let my husband pay the bills and I rarely … More September 2019 Expense Report
I was in my backyard preparing my garden for the upcoming fall weather when I noticed a beautiful flower pot that I had purchased a year ago was now covered in little bits of sap from the trees that line our property. I’m attaching a picture so you can see the planter in all its … More The Twitch to spend
Welcome to the first ever CRNA on FIRE monthly expense report or aka “my accountability statement”. I enjoyed an overnight “girls trip” that I take yearly to catch up with a friend that lives in a nearby state. Additionally, our dog had to have surgery, making August a pretty expensive month but a perfect month … More August 2019 Family Expense Report
In part 1 of my Let’s Talk Money series I calculated our savings rate and net worth. Calculating these numbers will help me track our progress towards financial independence (FI). They will also allow me to calculate the length of time it will take to reach my savings goal. There are many retirement calculators on … More Let’s Talk Money…Part 2: Is My Goal to Reach Financial Independence in 7 Years possible?
What is your net worth? The answer to this question can help determine how close to financial independence one is. Knowing your net worth is also great for tracking your progress. Many bloggers, including one of my favorites, J Money at http://budgetsaresexy.com, will track their net worth as often as monthly. It’s a great tool … More Let’s Talk Money…Part 1: Our Net Worth and Savings Rate