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 Finance (the number one site for finding all of the best personal finance content on these interwebs) selected my travel hacking post to compete in … Continue reading Let’s Get Ready To Rumble – Please Vote
If you couldn't tell by now I like to talk. A lot. There's a reason why so many of my posts top out at over 2000 words. Like most writers, I am very attached to the words I put on the page and think they are quite readable. However, I realize that there are people … Continue reading OMGF Podcast Episode 1 – Be Prepared
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.
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
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
I had no plan for my money when I bought my condo, signed up for my cell phone plan, took on student loans, and committed to all of my financial obligations. Now that I want to tell my money where to go, I'm finding that it already has a lot of other places to be.
Last night after three hours of Shondaland I hopped onto my laptop and fell down a personal finance rabbit hole. It started with the latest post on Bitches Get Riches and ended when I fell asleep reading about price/earnings ratios on Investopia while watching the Big Short on Netflix. How did I go from reading an essay … Continue reading No Dancing Allowed
As 2017 rambles to a close I know that many people are looking forward to the most wonderful time of the year. No, I am not talking about or or . Those holidays ain't got nothing on People walk into H&R Block with their W-2 and come out like A February 2015 IRS news release … Continue reading Gimme The Loot – Giving Yourself a Raise