Back in 2005 I started on my journey towards my dream job. I applied to my local community college to work towards my B.S. of Accounting. I worked 2-3 jobs at a time while going to school full time. I don't know how I did it. In 2009 I landed my first job with my … Continue reading Manifesting the Good… no the GREAT Stuff
Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom? by Scott Rieckens Again the reviews on Goodreads seem to be focused on the Rieckens' household income of $142,000 per year. Let's put some things into perspective. The median (not the average but the family in the middle's) household income … Continue reading Book Review: Playing with FIRE by Scott Rieckens
2020 GOAL: $4,000 for ROTH IRA + $11,000 in SAVINGS = When I Can Start Paying Extra on Debt June 1st Total Cash: $6,348.00* Corrected to include my mutual fundSavings Goal: $15,000.00Money Left to Save: $9,100.63Current Car Debt: $12,927.67Current Student Loan Debt: $46,581.24 During this month I refinanced my car and my student loan debt … Continue reading June 2020 No Spend Recap
North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trailby Scott Jurek, Jenny Jurek I picked up this book because I enjoy running and I love the mountains along the east coast. What I didn't know was the real story behind these badasses, Scott and Jenny Jurek. Who decides one day to run 2,189 over 46 … Continue reading Book Review: North by Scott Jurek and Jenny Jurek
Over the past 18 months, I have been on a no shopping ban. It has been wildly successful by getting my finances on track to build an emergency fund, fund a Roth-IRA, and pay off debt. And things were going great. Yesterday I shopped. I did not shop from my approved shopping list or from … Continue reading Oops. I Shopped.
A little while ago I wrote about my summer meal planning that involves one single rule. No OVEN! Rather that using the oven and heating up the house, I use the crock pot, grill, and smoothie or juice maker for all of our meals and snacks. This will be my second summer in a row … Continue reading 2020 Summer Theme: Summer of Burgers
About 10 days ago I cancelled Amazon Prime. I started to see that it truly was not benefiting us. Rather than haphazardly reordering items on Amazon Prime, I started actually price comparing. Take for example banana chips. I spent $21.99 on a 5 pound bag on Amazon. After taking an extra couple of minutes, I … Continue reading Life After Cancelling Amazon Prime
We are members of the cult of efficiency, and we’re killing ourselves with productivity. ... Far too many of us have been lured into the cult of efficiency. We are driven, but we long ago lost sight of what we were driving toward. We judge our days based on how efficient they are, not how … Continue reading Book Review: Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee
Mr. BMM is friends with a guy from our gym. Mr. BMM plans for the guy from the gym and his wife to meet up for a motorcycle ride. We start chatting. The guy from the gym's wife recently ordered a fanny pack. We have only met twice. Is it too early or weird to … Continue reading Fanny Pack Friendship – Do you Need an Official Minimalist Label?
The lovely and beautiful Author, Podcaster, and YouTuber, Katie Coughran, featured one of my articles on her most recent podcast! I started this blog as a way to keep myself honest with my no spend 2019 challenge. It has morphed over time but always comes back to minimalism. To hear the words spoken out into this universe … Continue reading OMG BMM was on a PODCAST!!!