Investing · Money Philosophy

My Beer Money Investment Project

*Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links I get a HUGE kick out of seeing dividends hit my bank account. It’s basically my equivalent of eating a great dessert, finally finishing a long book, or the afterglow of getting a tough workout in. It feels great! So recently I decided to begin a dividend targeted investment… Continue reading My Beer Money Investment Project

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Gratitude: Thank You Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Gratitude: Thank You Ruth Bader Ginsburg Since learning of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday night, I’ve been inconsolable. She was one of my biggest role models and her passing marks the end of an incredible era and occurs at a time of great unrest and uncertainty in our nation. I don’t know what… Continue reading Gratitude: Thank You Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sabbatical

Going Back to Work After a Year Long Sabbatical

After taking a nearly year long sabbatical from the workforce, I not only did NOT reach financial ruin, but: 1. My net worth actually increased 2. And I landed a job that came with incredible benefits and a 25% hourly raise!    Finding a Job During a Pandemic Finding a job that’s a good fit… Continue reading Going Back to Work After a Year Long Sabbatical

Money Philosophy · Motivation · Time

Your Time Is Valuable: Letting Go of Childhood Messages

One of the most important things I’ve learned from pursuing financial independence is that not only is your time valuable, your time is the most valuable resource. Period. See, you can turn time into money by working. You can quantify health in terms of how much time you have left. You can even use time… Continue reading Your Time Is Valuable: Letting Go of Childhood Messages

Frugality · Health · Sabbatical

How I Paid for My Master’s Degree with Side Hustle Money

A few months ago I shared on social media that I’d finished my Master’s Degree 1 month before my 30th birthday and am now the most educated woman in my family. What’s more, I had paid for it in cash exclusively with money earned outside of my full-time job.  Sharing this actually became my most… Continue reading How I Paid for My Master’s Degree with Side Hustle Money

Health · Motivation

4 Influential Personal Finance Books That Aren’t About Personal Finance

4 Influential Personal Finance Books That Aren’t About Personal Finance You ever read something that deeply shapes you in such a way that it changes how you think about everything, even your finances? These books have all had such a deep impact on me that I want to share them in hope that they have… Continue reading 4 Influential Personal Finance Books That Aren’t About Personal Finance

Health

Five Cheap (Or Free!) Ways To Stay Happy During Quarantine

I believe that focusing on and pursuing joy is extremely important no matter where you are on your financial journey. Joy is infectious, and the more you foster it in some parts of your life the more it spreads to all of your life and other lives. During quarantine, I’ve had to get a bit… Continue reading Five Cheap (Or Free!) Ways To Stay Happy During Quarantine

Frugality

Frugal Tips from The Great Depression

You’ve seen the headlines. We are now seeing the highest levels of unemployment and market crashes since The Great Depression.  One thing that gives me comfort is that, one way or another, society made it out of The Great Depression. No, the world wasn’t the same when it was over and it certainly won’t be… Continue reading Frugal Tips from The Great Depression