Adventures in House Hunting Part 2

Money, Real Estate

Growing up, I always thought a condo would be a good fit for me. I’m not the type of person that likes mowing the lawn or doing basic exterior maintenance, so I was definitely drawn to condos. However, my recent house hunting endeavor changed my opinion on condos completely. Now, I’m firmly in the camp […]

December 27, 2018

Adventures in House Hunting Part 1

Money, Real Estate

We almost bought a house. After years of fantasizing about home ownership, my husband and I pulled the trigger and submitted an offer on a house. Unfortunately, the seller rejected our offer. Our offer was below the asking price and served as an opening for negotiations. However, the sellers weren’t willing to play ball unless […]

December 24, 2018

When FI Becomes an Unhealthy Obsession

Life, Money

It’s been over a month since I’ve last posted. That long break was 100% intentional. I’ve always been very money-minded, but this year, with my stressful work situation, I was 120% focused on becoming financially independent. Like obsessively focused to the point where I was checking my financial spreadsheet daily. The only podcasts I listened […]

November 7, 2018

Chase Q4 2018 5% Bonus Categories


I have officially activated my Q4 bonus categories for my Chase Freedom card! I am so excited about the Q4 categories since it will be extremely easy for my husband and I to maximize the 5% categories. So far this year, we’ve had to get creative and find workarounds to getting the 5% back. And […]

September 21, 2018

Stop Food Waste; Get Creative

Life, Money

Have you ever purchased something from the grocery store, but then you and your family hated it when you tried it at home? It happens on occasion in my household and it’s inevitable. Depending on where you got it from, you may or may not be able to return it (another reason to shop at […]

September 17, 2018

Savvy Wins – 09/15/18


A lot of this week’s savvy wins share the theme of using stuff up. I have an eye cream that I finally used up this week. I don’t love this particular eye cream, but it does help keep my under eye area moisturized. I have a two more deluxe sample sized eye creams that I […]

September 15, 2018

The Best Things to Buy at Costco


I’m a hardcore Costco shopper. Despite only having a family size of 2 (me and my husband), we shop at Costco a lot. Heck, I even shopped there when I was single and only buying for myself. Yes, everything is bigger at Costco, but it’s not hard to use up all/most of the products if […]

September 13, 2018

Savvy Wins – 09/08/18


As the week comes to a close, I wanted to share my savvy wins for the week. I had my annual vision exam and pushed back against the optician who tried to get me to pay $232 for a new pair of glasses. She was trying to sell all these fancy upgrades like protective coating […]

September 8, 2018

Your Stuff Just Isn’t Worth That Much

Minimalism, Money

I’m just going to be blunt. Your shit ain’t worth shit. Unless you own a Monet or a rare diamond, your stuff loses value the second you bring it home. I’ve heard colleagues talk about buying an Hermes or Chanel bag as an investment and it’s hard for me to hide the look of horror […]

September 6, 2018