Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

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

Why We Shop: Have You Met Diderot?

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?

Book Review: Playing with FIRE by Scott Rieckens

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

June 2020 No Spend Recap

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