What Is Your Time Worth?


Now that I’m unemployed, I’ve had a lot of time on my hands. It’s such an odd feeling. For years, I was constantly working or going to school and running through the day, lamenting about how there just wasn’t enough time in the day to do everything I wanted. However, taking a break from work […]

August 28, 2018

Experiments in Lifestyle Deflation: Update #1


Awhile back, I posted about wanting to deflate my lifestyle in certain areas and wrote about my unhealthy Sephora shopping habit. Recently, I needed to replace the brush head on my Clarisonic brush. Normally, I would just order them from Sephora to the tune of $27 a piece. It’s pricey for sure, and I don’t […]

August 19, 2018

Lessons from a Classic: Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Life, Money

With my newfound time off of work, I’ve been immersing myself in learning–first by re-reading some classic personal finance books. I don’t know when I first picked up a copy of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, but all I remember is that I loved it. So I figured I should re-read it and see if I […]

August 13, 2018

How to Maximize Q3 2018 Chase Freedom Categories


Chase Ultimate Rewards points are my absolute favorite travel points to accumulate, due to its versatility. I’ve written previously about my Chase Travel Hacking Trifecta, which is how I accumulate all my Ultimate Rewards points. The Chase Freedom card’s 3rd quarter bonus categories are gas, Lyft, and Walgreens. All spend within these categories earn 5% […]

August 9, 2018

Excel 101: Rate of Return on Investments

Excel for Your Finances

I am an absolute Excel geek–it’s the only tool I use to manage my finances. I wanted to start an Excel mini-series on my blog where I teach different formulas/functions that would be useful for those interested in managing their finances. For the first post in this series, I wanted to show an easy way […]

August 6, 2018