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

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

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not going to pontificate on rough drafts that are changing daily: Yesterday: "The mortgage interest deduction will be repealed."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