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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My Why of FI

"My why of FI" - how's that for a rhyming phrase? Anyway, I have a confession to make: I'm not the most decisive person. If you ask me what I like to do for fun, I will probably have a difficult time responding very confidently. I mean, other than working on this blog, of course! But since I don't typically mention that in the context of small talk, I will usually say something like, "Ya…

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6 Ways Anxiety Makes Life Difficult

Anxiety is a complicated subject, to say the least. While I am not a psychologist by any stretch of the imagination, I speak from experience. That's because anxiety is something that affects me personally. And by that, I mean it is a daily struggle. That may not be obvious because I tend to be pretty outgoing online, but that is far from the whole story. I have mentioned it on Twitter at least a few…

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The Versatile Blogger Award

Hey all. I have the distinct pleasure of bringing you a very special post this evening. I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Edel. Thank you so much Edel! Edel’s blog can be found here. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Be sure to check her out and follow! Update: I was also nominated by Lauren of Bustin Out Beauty! Thank you, Lauren! Be sure to Follow Lauren on Twitter,…

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2018 Liebster Award Nomination

Hello all! Today I have a very special post for you. I'm excited as I am honored to have been nominated for this award twice! What is the Liebster award? The Liebster Award is an entirely community-driven award intended to recognize new bloggers. Mostly it is a nice way to grow our audiences, while at the same letting you get to know us better. I was nominated by two totally awesome blogs: Tyler Belle is a lifestyle blog by…

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