When I look back on my early and mid-twenties, I often wonder if I did the right thing. I get Facebook FOMO when I see someone who took time off to live on a beach in Thailand or teach abroad in Italy. The truth is, I'm jealous. I would love to escape the cubicle and do something adventurous for a little while. Your Twenties Are The Time To Take Risks I mean, when is a better time in your life to … [Read more...] about Did I Waste My Twenties or Did I Beast Them?
Money nerds love the beginning of the year. Personally, I am psyched! I can start contributing to my retirement accounts again, my tax refund is just around the corner, and I can set some crazy lofty money goals for the year. Don't miss out on some of this joy I'm experiencing. Here are 28 things you can do now to get your financial year off to a great start. How to Improve Your Finances This … [Read more...] about 28 Simple Ways to Improve Your Finances in 2017
I try to use points and miles when I travel but sometimes I don't. Sometimes I want to book a very specific hotel or I don't want to waste my points if I can't find a good redemption. In these cases, I use the quadruple stacking method. This method was first introduced to me by Jeremy at Go Curry Cracker. My husband and I spent a weekend hanging out on a houseboat with him and his family, Gwen from Fiery … [Read more...] about Save Up to $100 on Hotel Rooms by Quadruple Stacking Raise Gift Cards and Ebates
We crossed the $200k net worth mark this year. It's hard to imagine that we've come that far in such a short time. Just two years ago we had $89,000 worth of debt, a massive mortgage, a car payment, and credit card bills. We even started 2016 with nearly $60,000 of that debt remaining. Yet, we're ending the year with a $219,000 net worth according to Personal Capital! Note: This net worth number … [Read more...] about 2016 in Review: From $60k in Debt to $200k Net Worth
I'm excited to share my first guest post EVER on Millennial Boss! I'm getting married this Friday and I started accepting guest posts so I could focus on the wedding. This first guest post is about a topic that is on my brain recently - the value of living in a low cost of living area. I just moved from a low cost of living mountain city to the super expensive Silicon Valley and it's killing me! Paul Andrews is a … [Read more...] about Low Cost of Living – How I Lived Like A King (On A Teacher’s Salary)
There is something about the Western part of the U.S. that is magical and very different from other parts of the country. I've been lucky enough to live in the West for the past five years. I lived in Colorado for just over four years and then moved to California earlier this year. Below are the top reasons why moving west changed my life for the better. 1. The hiking and skiing out west is … [Read more...] about 11 Reasons Why Moving West Changes You For the Better