Letting It Rain for a Good Cause

It’s not like we have never donated to charities before. We’ve sent the Red Cross the odd donation, and we’ve donated on behalf of coworkers running for charity. We’ve even pitched in for a couple Go Fund Me’s for friends in tough situations. It was just never a lot – $200-$300 a year at the most.Continue reading “Letting It Rain for a Good Cause”

How I Made $0 In 13 Months of Blogging

And you, too, can be just like me! In all seriousness, that is my actual earning statement after officially blogging for 13 months (well, more like -$99 due to hosting and domain name). I’m writing this post for two reasons: (1) It is insanely easy to glamorize the lives of your favorite bloggers, or toContinue reading “How I Made $0 In 13 Months of Blogging”

Diving With Octogenarians and Not Worrying (So Much) About Money

These past 6 weeks have been crazy busy. Three work trips and a 10 day vacation totaling $5883 (over five months rent!!). The work trips were actually pretty great in their own rights. I was able to get in some sightseeing, meet up with family I haven’t seen since I was literally a baby, and growContinue reading “Diving With Octogenarians and Not Worrying (So Much) About Money”

Montreal and New Straw

We went on vacation to Montreal earlier this month! During a snowstorm! And it was fun! We live in the Boston area, meaning we’re about a five hour drive away from Montreal. And yet, in our years living around Boston, we’ve never visited Canada. A foreign country, with a foreign language (in Quebec province), right there,Continue reading “Montreal and New Straw”

The Power of Financial Freedom

Strangely enough, practicing frugality can enhance both your earning power and your workplace satisfaction. Knowing that we live below our means and could easily live off only one of our salaries gave me the courage to step away from a job that was emotionally draining and unfulfilling. The Situation It was a fine job, really.Continue reading “The Power of Financial Freedom”

Financial Freedom

When we first forayed into the world of financial blogging as content consumers, we were introduced to a lot of new terms. For the early retirement community, the most common are Financial Independence (FI) or Financially Independent and Retired Early (FIRE). There’s a reason (besides alliteration) that we use “Financial Freedom” as opposed to FIRE: Words areContinue reading “Financial Freedom”