At the start of the pandemic, I lost my job, around the time we reached financial independence.
I keep thinking about if they would have gotten the help they needed earlier if they weren’t worried about the cost, and if that would have made any difference.
Shortly after graduating college, I knew I wanted to pursue financial independence, retire early (FIRE). Now I’m 30, financially independent (even with recent crazy market swings), and recently laid off (thanks coronavirus). Am I my goal?
Disclaimer: I received a free, advance copy of Work Optional for review purposes and personally know the author, Tanja Hester. I am not being paid to write this review, but as an Amazon affiliate, I may receive a commission if you click on any Amazon links and make a purchase. 50% of any profit on thisContinue reading “Is Work Optional Anything New? (+Giveaway!)”
Still time to enter the giveaway for a signed, hardcover copy of Dollars & Sense! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post by midnight tomorrow, Thursday, November 8th. Cents Positive is a women’s financial independence retreat, where those on the path to financial independence (or already there) canContinue reading “My Cents Positive Letter to My Future Self”
Last week I had the opportunity to cover Mad*Pow‘s Financial Experience Design (FXD) conference in Boston, a place where design leaders serving banks, insurance providers, educational nonprofits, and investment companies come together to talk about how to optimize experiences for their customers. For a play-by-play, check out #FXD2018 and my thread on Twitter. Stick around to the endContinue reading “My Two Major Financial Industry Experience Design Takeaways (& Giveaway!)”
Apologies for not linking out to all the amazing people and friends I saw at FinCon18! My internet is very dodgy currently, making my usual habit of 20+ tabs for hyperlinking purposes untenable. Know that I’m thinking of you. ❤ At the end of FinCon17, I immediately bought my ticket for FinCon18. Meeting so manyContinue reading “Why I’m Not Buying a Ticket to FinCon19 (& FinCon18 Recap)”
2018 is proving to be an eventful year for the Fetching Freedom Family. Three weddings of close friends and family and we are on track to be officially financially independent in mere months, you guys, a full year ahead of our original schedule and before my 29th birthday, even after putting a year’s salary intoContinue reading “5 Ways Losing 50 Pounds and Saving $1M Was Exactly the Same”
“Draw a circle,” the leader instructed. She had an aura of someone who would embrace the label of “the cool aunt” and would totally have your back if Uncle Ed had anything to say about your unladylike unshaven legs at the Thanksgiving table, even if she herself always followed gender norms. With a ruffle ofContinue reading “Reframing My Early Retirement Fears”
Today’s post is part of the Women Rock Money movement, with a massive 42 contributors at last count alone. Yes, that’s right, 42+ kickass women dropping knowledge today. While I haven’t been able to read the others at the time of this writing, as all the posts went live today at 6AM EST, but the snippetsContinue reading “Personal Finance Rules Are For Dicks”