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

On the Borderline? How to Qualify for More Tax Deductions

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard that tax reform is a thing right now. I have no comment on the clusterfuck that is the U.S. tax code and am not going to pontificate on rough drafts that are changing daily: Yesterday: "The mortgage interest deduction will be repealed." Later Yesterday: "Never … Continue reading On the Borderline? How to Qualify for More Tax Deductions

Give Us Free Fridays – Living Social

I am an eternal optimist with an unwavering belief in the best parts of myself. I hold dear my sense of humor, ingenuity, resourcefulness, and outgoing personality. It is this version of me who opens email invites to networking nights, workshops, parties, and more and clicks the YES button to RSVP for activities a week … Continue reading Give Us Free Fridays – Living Social

No Job. No Problem.

In my life I have had the following job titles (in no particular order): Business Planning Associate, Partner Sales Executive, Business Category Manager, Senior Change Manager, and several others that all result in the same question from friends and family.  To keep it simple I would always say, "I work in sales." But could people … Continue reading No Job. No Problem.