October was a pretty good month overall, nothing much to report, except like most (all?) of you, my net worth took a little hit! Nothing I am overly concerned about at this point. My portfolio is well diversified so riding the market volatility is easier. On the job front, the company didn’t respond to my… Read More October 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals
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?
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!
Monday Thru Friday NO SPEND Challenge Is On! Let’s have some fun. Two weeks ago, after adding up my expenses for September, I was shocked surprised to see I spent almost $80 in coffee! It wasn’t just for me and it wasn’t only coffee, but still $80 at a coffee shop! I also had quite… Read More Monday Thru Friday NO SPEND Challenge
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!
Well my optimism regarding the employment lawyer I hired is almost history! I received her first invoice and it was a lot more than I expected! And so far, no progress. Did I also mention she forgot to tell me she was gone on vacation for 3 weeks! I don’t have an issue with her… Read More September 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals
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?
Landlord’s Nightmare? Tenants From Hell! It can happen to any of us and when it does you can hear all the naysayers: “I told you so”! They may not own rentals but they know somebody who knows somebody who did! As a new landlord you worry about such things and dread the time it may… Read More Landlord’s Nightmare? Tenants From Hell!
Another month, another couple of extra paychecks! I am still negotiating my termination with my company and, in the meantime, I am still employed and getting paid:) My lawyer is costing me a fortune! (I received her first invoice late last week and wait until you see my September expense report, yikes!). But, regardless of… Read More August 2018 – Income, Expenses And Goals
Wow, I can’t believe I made it! Money Scrap turns ONE this week and I am still blogging! Maybe not on a consistent basis but I am still here! This will be a short post, I wouldn’t want to spoil you all after being gone for almost a month:) Starting a blog has been an… Read More Money Scrap Turns ONE!