I received the news this week that a big change was imminent in my work organization: my current manager will be moving to another role. I’m normally not that worried about changes happening at work yet this one is different. During these last few years on our journey to reach financial independence, I’ve been focusing… Continue reading Changes Ahead at Work
In my quest to increase my happiness at work, I’ve realized that an important component of becoming better at my job is dependent on my working conditions. The main way for me to have some control and influence over these conditions is to develop skills to communicate my value and needs efficiently to my employer. … Continue reading Know your optimal working conditions
A little less than a year ago, I did a crazy thing. I bought a ticket to go to FinCon19 without any idea if I could or would attend. You see, I had just recently started interacting with the personal finance community on twitter and FinCon18 was going down and seemed amazing. I watched on… Continue reading My First FinCon Experience : Thoughts and Emotions, So Many Emotions!
It’s the third time I’ve checked the spreadsheet today, tweaking a few numbers here and there, but nope, not much of a difference on our timeline towards our financial independence. This usually hits during a more boring workday, or when I’m stuck in procrastination mode. Thankfully, with time, I’ve gotten much better at noticing and… Continue reading Accepting the Boring Parts of the Financial Independence Journey
Anxiety about money should be pretty low at the point where we are on our journey, however both Mr. Mod and I encounter it in different circumstances. The amazing Kara owner of Bravely Go and co-host of the wonderful Fairer Cents podcast has a great description of financial anxiety in her article entitled : I’m… Continue reading Money Anxiety Ladder