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
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
Travel hacking is the easiest road to cheap flights, so why am I not doing it.
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
I need to find a friend. Don't get me wrong I have a few ride or dies and even more chill buddies. However, unlike me they all have jobs which completely screw up their priorities ability to hang out with me in the middle of the day. What demands their company on a Monday afternoon? … Continue reading On the Hunt
A few days after moving from New York to Minnesota I went to pick up the keys to the apartment I had just leased. My bladder had been screaming at me for the last hour so I decided to pop into my vacant unit to use the bathroom before heading back to my temporary housing. … Continue reading You’re Gonna Pay For That- Homeownership Part 3
When I was 17 I decided to become a vegetarian. The decision was made on a whim without consideration of the fact that I did not eat vegetables unless they were really a red fruit pureed into a sauce with spices, spread over dough and topped with mozzarella. Why did I hate vegetables so much? … Continue reading Wasted – I Threw $1000 in the Trash
Money is a taboo topic not to be discussed in polite company. Apparently, my friends and I didn't get the memo. It is inevitable that any time two or more of us get together the conversation will meander into finances. Everything from investments, salaries, student loans, the cost of child rearing, and everything in between … Continue reading The Richest Poor Person In Babylon – When Six Figures Is Not Enough