Reading Time: 10 Min When I was planning out my retirement, one of the things I was most curious about was what actual spending looked like post-career. I saw a lot of budgets that I knew wouldn’t fit our lifestyle, because we lived in a highly urban, very expensive city whereas many early retirees
Reading Time: 3 Min It’s been a busy first half to the year for us, and I’m sure we’re not the only ones. With 6 months of 2017 behind us, it is an excellent idea to take a moment and survey where we stand. I’m a big proponent that you “make what you
Reading Time: 8 Min When my husband and I went house hunting this year, we visited over 50 properties. There was one particular Sunday when we had toured a single family home selling for over a million dollars. We left the open house with our heads bent deep in discussion. It was one of
Reading Time: 4 Min As you kick your financial planning into the next gear, the key to your success is building momentum. One of the best ways to build momentum is seeing the direct results of your efforts translate into higher numbers in your bank account. Tracking just two numbers on a monthly basis
Reading Time: 11 Min I’ve been retired for more than a year now. That feels weird to say. I spent years dreaming and and planning for the end goal, and it’s odd to realize I’m in the thick of it now. One of the biggest motivators for retiring early was the awareness I had
Reading Time: 4 Min I’m a big fan of low-hanging fruit when it comes to personal finance. There are myriad opportunities to make hundreds or thousands of dollars when you are an active steward of your money, and most of them don’t actually require much work at all: they simply require knowledge. You just need
Reading Time: 7 Min In college I sat in on a few workshops at the graduate school about negotiation. It was an eye-opening experience to realize that there were tried and true tactics to reaching a fair deal, and I wish that it was taught more widely. We all do so much negotiation regularly.
Reading Time: 6 Min I was at brunch with four of my girlfriends in 2011. We were trading thoughts on the intersection of work, identity, and parenthood. How could we get more meaning out of the work we did? How could we balance the projects we were working on with wanting to having kids,
Reading Time: 5 Min They key to success is steady, consistent improvements, and I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to this month to reach your financial goals. Share your accomplishments and have a virtual drink to send off the month! Plus, a few of my favorite articles from around the web.
Reading Time: 6 Min The hubs and I are maybe 70% through our first home buying process, and it has been quite different than I expected. We found a beautiful place in the Downtown Jersey City/Hoboken area, just over the bridge and one subway station away from Manhattan. It has the exciting advantage of