Category: Early Retirement

My Scary ER Trip Was The Best Christmas Gift I’ve Ever Got

My Scary ER Trip Was The Best Christmas Gift I’ve Ever Got

I debated if “scary” was a necessary descriptor before the words “emergency room trip” because I’m under the assumption that the vast majority of ER trips are scary. Talk about ending the year with a bang. How would you like to spend 6 hours in […]

We Lost $100,000! 💸 Sep & Oct Full Financial Report – SO MUCH FOOD TOO!!!

We Lost $100,000! 💸 Sep & Oct Full Financial Report – SO MUCH FOOD TOO!!!

Vrooooooooooooooooosh and gone. I invested all of our monies into shares of ZYGA because I thought that was going to get me more Farmville tokens. 🤷 How was I suppose to know that wasn’t real money!

Ask Lily: Is FinCon *Really* Worth Going To? (Review of FinCon 2018)

Ask Lily: Is FinCon *Really* Worth Going To? (Review of FinCon 2018)

We are an online community based on conscious spending and finding the best value so every newbie out there is going to be asking themselves this question at one point or another…“Should I go to FinCon?” I honestly didn’t think FinCon’s worth going to before, […]

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 […]

When Income Doesn’t Require Working Anymore

When Income Doesn’t Require Working Anymore

A good daydream for normal people involves winning the lottery or scoring a lifetime pass to the Maldives. Good, normal thoughts. Mine used to be daydreaming that I was the only person left in the world because that meant I could now go into any restaurant […]

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 […]