What About Your Friends? Caviar Friendships With a Tuna Fish Budget

All my life I have been blessed to go to the best schools. While much of their childrearing was haphazard at best (Purple Rain should not be your three year old daughter's favorite movie), my parents were deliberate in the choices they made for their children's education. Not only did they move from a hood … Continue reading What About Your Friends? Caviar Friendships With a Tuna Fish Budget

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All Hide No Seek – You Don’t Have to Budget

As the days of 2017 wane so does the remainder of my severance pay. My goal was to not touch the six months of take home income I'd saved until January 2018. Thanks to the first budget I've ever been able to stick to, I can say, "Mission accomplished," and with a little help from … Continue reading All Hide No Seek – You Don’t Have to Budget

Death (and Rebirth) of a Sales(wo)man

Did you know that folding TV dinner tables make excellent storefronts? I can personally attest to the fact that they do. By nine years old I was setting them up two by two at the base of our driveway and covering them with everything from old books to friendship bracelets to homemade drinks mixed from … Continue reading Death (and Rebirth) of a Sales(wo)man

Math Vs The Mind – The Low Interest Debt Conundrum

Last week my final student loan payment of 2017 cleared, bringing the total amount paid this year to over $15,300. That's not bad considering that SoFi only required me to pay $4697. Then again looking at that $15K in the context of a $110K take home income and approximately $42K loan balance at the beginning … Continue reading Math Vs The Mind – The Low Interest Debt Conundrum

I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T Do you know what that mean? – The Ultimate Guide to Financial Independence

From 1996 to 2010 on any given Friday or Saturday night I could likely be found face down, ass up and bouncing that thang at either someone's basement house party, a university's student union, a frat house, or a nightclub. While the soundtrack to my struggle twerk mostly consisted of borderline to blatant misogyny in … Continue reading I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T Do you know what that mean? – The Ultimate Guide to Financial Independence

Last Christmas vs This Christmas

I hate turning on the radio after Thanksgiving every year. Without fail damn near every station is playing Christmas music. "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" makes my ears bleed. "A Holly Jolly Christmas" induces digestive pyrotechnics. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" makes me want to end it all. I swear I am not a … Continue reading Last Christmas vs This Christmas