2019: The Year of the Side Hustle

I can't believe that it's already the first day of 2019. Wow that went by fast. Let's see how we did with our goals from last year and what we're looking to accomplish this year. Kayla's 2018 Goals One of Kayla's resolutions for 2018 was to try 1 new recipe per week, equaling 52 new... Continue Reading →

Pursuing FI is a Privilege

Recently, Mrs. Frugalwoods of the amazing blog, Frugalwoods, released a novel of their story towards Financial Independence called Meet the Frugalwoods. There have been many mixed reviews of this book. One response article in particular that I would like to address is called "Bring Frugal is for the Rich." The premise of the article is... Continue Reading →

How to Talk about FI

Pursuing Financial Independence (FI) proves to need a completely different mindset in relation to spending money and time than most. I don't want to make the broad statement that it is better, it is just different. A different set of choices, based on different options that most of today's working class may not even know... Continue Reading →

What is FI Anyway?

So far on the blog, I've spoken a lot about pursuing Financial Independence (FI) and how important it can be to living a happy and fulfilling life, but what does it really even mean? Financial Freedom The best way to describe Financial Independence is being in a state of freedom from financial stresses.  This can... Continue Reading →

Living a Life of Happine$$

In keeping with my New Year's resolutions, I have been trying to read at least one book every 2 weeks. The first book of the year was The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen spends a year putting into action different ideas and philosophies with the goal of being a happier person by the end of the... Continue Reading →

Honeymoon Savings and Credit Card Hacking

A big (and traditionally expensive) part of getting married is going on a luxurious honeymoon. Personally, I was looking more forward to this than the wedding itself as it was hard for me to stop associating the wedding with frustrating, minute decisions like what napkin colors we wanted. The honeymoon, on the other hand, was... Continue Reading →

Savings Rate vs Investment Rate

Before getting into my topic today, I just wanted to take a second to reflect and wish everyone a Happy belated Thanksgiving! This year has been an absolute whirlwind for me with getting married, getting Lasik, starting this blog and all the little things that have happened in between. So, cheers to my wife, family... Continue Reading →

The Value(s) of Money

When I was a kid, money was something that I used for Pokemon cards and Pogs. It meant that if I did enough extra chores (above the usual expected housework), I could get a couple of dollars together to get a fresh pack of Pokemon cards. Even then, I was a consumer - trading my... Continue Reading →

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