Category: Lily’s Diary Blog

Hubby Didn’t Get a Promotion (…did the world end?)

Hubby Didn’t Get a Promotion (…did the world end?)

Planes torpedoed down from the once untarnished crystal blue skies.   This now unholy planet shattered open and began oozing out the same crimson blood I held in my veins.   Suddenly, as if ‘A Clockwork Orange’ was teasing this bleak reality, you also hear […]

2 Different Ways in Approaching a Fulfilling Life (Asian Style)

2 Different Ways in Approaching a Fulfilling Life (Asian Style)

Heyo! After a week in sunny, humid Orlando weather…I’m back to living and loving the cold, dark Pacific Northwest weather. It’s good to be home!!! I’ll finish my FinCon trip write up later and some other partially completed posts but I just can’t hold this […]

6 Investing Mistakes You Probably Should Avoid (Or Don’t, I’m Not Your Momma)

6 Investing Mistakes You Probably Should Avoid (Or Don’t, I’m Not Your Momma)

Before reading, just keep in mind this disclaimer: “Don’t you know opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one and most of them stink.” I have been dealing with some skin allergies for the past month. My cockroach DNA has failed me. They say willpower is […]

Money Milestone! 🔮 August 2018 Full Financial Update

Money Milestone! 🔮 August 2018 Full Financial Update

Woop, a little late again, but I have news kids! We did hit a new money milestone. It’s kind of exciting so I am giving a full financial update. (I switched to giving net worth updates only when we hit certain milestones so I can find […]

How Much Money Does Our Brand of Frugality Save? (Spoiler: $56,000+/Year)

How Much Money Does Our Brand of Frugality Save? (Spoiler: $56,000+/Year)

~ I’ve honestly wondered about this. Let’s do the whole math and find out! Our brand of frugality is pretty typical (to a little extra strength) in the accumulation phase. My general belief is if you optimize and cultivated self-introspection so that your inner lives and […]

Everything ‘Married…With Children’ Did That Kept Them Poor

Everything ‘Married…With Children’ Did That Kept Them Poor

  Does anyone remember that show Married…With Children? I use to watch old reruns of Married…With Children on FOX even though it was a little before my time. I didn’t always get the jokes back then because I was still picking up English, but I […]

Poking Fun of Deathbed Regrets While Having No Plan to Repeat Any

Poking Fun of Deathbed Regrets While Having No Plan to Repeat Any

We’re all going to die someday babes. #morbid Deathbed regrets should have more research funding. It seems like invaluable information if you take it as advice. See, I don’t see people as lacking in good advice and good direction. There are some really general golden […]

Frugality Is a Lifestyle That You Might Be Doing Wrong

Frugality Is a Lifestyle That You Might Be Doing Wrong

Frugal isn’t just an activity or adjective! But frugal living just doesn’t sound as cool as being an all-black turtleneck wearing minimalist…nor is frugality marketed to the masses with much finesse. Understandable 🙂 there’s no profit in selling frugality, ha! But I do question why frugality […]