Can’t Stop Won’t Stop – Why I Continue to Overpay My Student Loan While I Don’t Have Income

Student loan forbearance is totally a thing. Here's why it's not my thing.

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Let’s Get Ready To Rumble – Please Vote

Happy Monday friends! I'm up before 7:00 a.m. ready to do battle. Well, not really me, but rather my words will be doing all the work. The good people over at Rockstar FinanceĀ (the number one site for finding all of the best personal finance content on these interwebs) selected my travel hacking postĀ to compete in … Continue reading Let’s Get Ready To Rumble – Please Vote

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

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

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