Before you start reading this review, know that in the spirit of this book, this review does contain "bad language." If that's not your thing, cool. Skip to another book review. But if it's ok with you, keep on reading and then read my review of Mark's other book. The Subtle Art of Not Giving … Continue reading Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Recently I have been wondering why I haven't been drawn to purchasing anything new. No new decorations for the house. No new kitchen appliances or gadgets. No new clothes or shoes. Nothing except for food and replacements to broken well used things. Then I heard about the Diderot Effect. A light bulb went off. When … Continue reading Why We Shop: Have You Met Diderot?
With all things 2020, global pandemic, killer hornets, and possibly aliens right around the corner, we decided to have a staycation this summer. We are focusing on what we are gaining rather than focusing on what we are losing. Sure we don't get to check out a new place this year. We don't have to … Continue reading Operation Staycation 2020
Adios plastic wrap! Mr. BMM just had to deal with a situation where you would have worked but instead he opted for foil (because I hid the plastic wrap). Anyone want a half used box of plastic wrap? I am so inspired by all of the blog posts and Instagram pictures supporting plastic free July. … Continue reading Plastic Free July
Where did BMM go? I am here!!! I got some news this weekend that was bitter sweet and completely blocked my mind from writing. See for the past 26 years (yep it started when I was a small child) I have been trying to break away from some really bad people. On July 4th, I … Continue reading Personal Freedom
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.