When I find something I like I stick with it. All of my jeans are Gap 1969 Skinny in a size Mind Your Damn Business X-Long. When I lived in Michigan the servers at the cafe around the corner from my house would ring in my order as soon as I walked in the door. … Continue reading Give Us Free Fridays – Lather, Rinse, Repeat
I'm sure you read or heard somewhere that billions of dollars in scholarship money goes unclaimed every year. Reportedly all students need do is apply and they could earn thousands of dollars for college. As it turns out this is not true and there really aren't a ton of scholarships waiting for some high school … Continue reading I’m Here
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 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
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not going to pontificate on rough drafts that are changing daily: Yesterday: "The mortgage interest deduction will be repealed."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
I made the poor life decision to drive home to New York from Chicago for Thanksgiving. No, no, no...I mean the decision to drive, not the one to go home. Being home for the holiday is the best, but next time I call myself trying to save money I will remember that nearly fourteen hours … Continue reading You Want To Do What?
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
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.
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.