Featured Posts, Life, Travel

Do You Keep A Travel Log?

The other day, one of my co-workers (not many left in our office!) was telling me about a travel journal he was working on from his last trip. He told me that every time he and his wife return from traveling, he promptly starts writing a journal detailing all the places they visited. Then once… Read More Do You Keep A Travel Log?

Life

The (My) Reality Of Every Day Life, Even When FI (Financially Independent)!

You may have noticed (or not) but I took another break from blogging and social media back in November, and got back towards the end of January. I find I get way too wrapped up with everything blogging if I don’t take regular breaks. And this time I had so much going on, it took… Read More The (My) Reality Of Every Day Life, Even When FI (Financially Independent)!

Life, Money, Saving Money

How Much Should You Spend On Valentine’s Day?

$161.96! Not the answer you expected? Well, that is how much you should spend on Valentine’s Day if you want to be considered an average spender! Valentine’s Day Data According to National Retail Federation fewer people will spend money on Valentine’s Day this year, but the ones who do will spend more! Apparently, they started… Read More How Much Should You Spend On Valentine’s Day?

Life

Do The What Ifs And Whys Ever Stop When You Lose A Loved One To Suicide?

In the last year, several world famous celebrities, including Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, committed suicide. People wrote articles, published posts, tweeted, expressed their disbelief for several weeks after their death, then life went back to normal. But what about their families and close friends? Did life go back to normal for them? No! On that day, their… Read More Do The What Ifs And Whys Ever Stop When You Lose A Loved One To Suicide?

Featured Posts, Financial Freedom, Life, Money

Beware! Financial Independence Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Becoming Financially Independent (FI), a goal many of us are pursuing or reached already. What is so appealing about becoming FI? We believe (or are made to believe) that once FI we can finally live the life we want, we no longer have to work if we don’t want to, we can travel the world,… Read More Beware! Financial Independence Is Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Life, Money

The Ultimate Girl’s Day Out! Or How To Waste $88 In Two Hours!

A light post today because I had a crazy busy stressful week!   Plus no need to cover Suze Orman’s interview on Paula Pant’s Afford Anything podcast, Mr. Money Mustache already covered it! You can check out his post What Everybody Is Getting Wrong About FIRE. And what can I say about the market this week?… Read More The Ultimate Girl’s Day Out! Or How To Waste $88 In Two Hours!

Life, Money

Would You Pay To Have Your Dead Body Frozen? Cryonics Anyone?

Would you pay to have your dead body frozen? How about your head? Cryonics anyone? Did you ever hear of cryonics? I came across an article a few months ago and it got me very curious, enough to want to find out more about it. I had never looked into it before. Do people actually… Read More Would You Pay To Have Your Dead Body Frozen? Cryonics Anyone?

Financial Freedom, Life

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Is the Best FI Acronym Of Them All?

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Is the Best FI Acronym Of Them All? I was reading a post with yet another Financial Independence acronym this week and started thinking about how many new ones I had seen so far this year? And which one I liked best. Light reading for today, TGIF! Financial Independence… Read More Mirror Mirror On The Wall, What Is the Best FI Acronym Of Them All?

Life, Travel

Hola From Playa Del Carmen!

Hola From Playa Del Carmen! My kids (young adults now) and I are still on vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. We have been here for over a week and we ( maybe it’s just me!) are enjoying the REALLY warm weather! I thought , instead of publishing a boring post about money again, I… Read More Hola From Playa Del Carmen!

Life, Money

What If Frugality Is Not In Your DNA?

Sometimes, we (frugal bloggers) make frugality sound so easy!  SPEND LESS, SAVE MORE, BE FRUGAL, such a simple concept! If you can’t afford to buy stuff, then don’t.  It’s not rocket science! So why do so many people struggle with it? What If Frugality Is NOT In Your DNA? **News flash** We are not all created… Read More What If Frugality Is Not In Your DNA?