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

Frugality · Insurance

Reduce Your Insurance Coverage and Make Thousands

After dwelling on last week’s roof leak for a few more days, I realized there’s more I want to say about reducing insurance coverage. There were also more reductions I could make! In general, I am mostly of the opinion that our insurance premiums exist to create jobs for actuaries and to keep insurance companies… Continue reading Reduce Your Insurance Coverage and Make Thousands