The holiday stress is real! No matter how much thought I put in being mindful about celebrating Christmas and the new year, and how much I plan to have done things in advance and not rush, the week before the holidays always brings a lot of stress for me. As such, I decided that this… Continue reading Gifting myself a break
For the first time, I talked openly with close friends about our plans to retire in our mid-thirties. I did highlight caveats and defined it as the fact that we are saving enough to technically create our own “retirement fund“ allowing us to be free to do whatever we want to do. I explained that… Continue reading Talking openly about my Financial Independence Plan
Life as a parent is often hectic and the circumstances can make it difficult to stay motivated to reach your goals and financial objectives. Add in work, side-hustles, projects, caring for pets, maintaining our living space and all the rest of these things that need our attention, and it honestly gets barely manageable. You feel… Continue reading Reach Your Goals When Life Gets Chaotic
With one kid’s birthday just around the corner, then followed by Halloween, it sounds like this is the perfect time to reflect on ways to plan more mindful holiday spending. This was one of our spending objectives for 2019 and as we enter the 4th quarter of the year, time to plan ahead to reach… Continue reading Mindful Holiday Spending
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!