FinCon 18: Money, Friends, and Flamingos

Ahh, what exciting times the past several days have been. Not only did I have the best time attending my very first FinCon; I also had time to see Universal Studios for the first time. To say that it was a good trip would be an understatement. Like many others I've seen, I am pushing this post out kind of hastily for the sake of making it timely. So it may change a bit this week,…

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Guest post at tread lightly, retire early

So, I just wanted to let you all know that I had the honor of writing a post for Tread Lightly, Retire Early! Angela is someone who very much shares my outlook on finances. We are in agreement in the belief that the pursuit of financial independence should not show disregard for the environment. Until we find a way to colonize the moon, this planet is the only place we have, so we should be…

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FinCon 2018 Update!

Hey all. Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. The first Sunday of Fall, no less! And I can feel the full effects...kind of. It was in the mid-70s today. Because I am originally from Chicago and I'm still somewhat conditioned for the weather there, I just didn't feel like it was "cool" today. I mean sure, it was nearly in the 90s at the beginning of the month, so it's cooler than it was.…

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SoFi: Is Student Loan Refinancing Right For You?

I have written about student loans in the past. On numerous occasions, actually. With good reason, too, since student loans were my single biggest reason for starting this blog. And as it turns out, SoFi helped me get to where I am today. Please be aware that this page contains affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you purchase the product through my link. Sure, I have…

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Is consumerism killing your budget?

What do you do when you see the soles of your shoes starting to look worn? Do you take them to a shoe repair shop that will fix them for less? Or do you simply replace them? The latter is exactly what consumerism wants you to do. Let me be the first to say I have never had a pair of shoes repaired. Though I do typically wear them until they nearly have holes in…

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5 Ways to be Frugal While Saving the Environment

Recently I read a post very similar to this one. Frugality and preserving the environment happen to be two things I am very passionate about, so I was compelled to present some ideas of my own. At the same time, I know I need to be better about some of these things. So, this is also a way to hold myself accountable in the areas in which I am slacking. It's really quite interesting because…

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