If you are well-versed in personal finance, this post is not for you. I wrote this as a catch-all for the people I work with everyday who have no idea what it means- and especially how- to invest. There are obviously many more retirement and other investment accounts out there, but the following are […]
I’m nearing the end of my contract- only five weeks left! As always, when we’re facing the end we have to decide whether I’m going to extend, or if I’m going to find another nursing contract elsewhere, or if we’re going to take a few months off to do what we really love, which […]
You betcha. Once upon a time, before we were married, Greg and I quit our jobs and took a round-the-world trip. Now as frugal as we like to consider ourselves, we both love to gamble. We will happily skimp in other areas, like toilet paper and soap, before we cut back on our gambling […]
If you currently keep all your savings in coffee cans buried around your front yard, this article is perfect for you. If you’re currently paying for a checking account, or not earning any interest on it, or paying to withdraw your own money from ATMs, this article is definitely for you. I about fell […]
I’ve found people who are bad with money typically know they’re bad with it, but they think just having or making more would solve that problem. That couldn’t be further from the truth. If you currently spend everything you make, no increase in income is going to change that. You have to learn to […]
I am so stoked to introduce a way to boost your income while getting healthier (#lifeplan). HealthyWage is a weight loss/wellness challenge that allows you to bet on your ability to lose weight. Turns out you’re much more likely to succeed in a challenge if there’s a financial reward involved, and it really helps if […]
You think it’s hard to budget with a guaranteed income? Hoowee! Try doing it when you don’t know the next time you’ll get paid. I just got my first paycheck since November, but thankfully we had money set aside and Greg has been part-timing all along, keeping us afloat. Of course we do this on […]
Spoiler alert! Our investment strategy is super boring, and anything I know about investing I’ve taught myself through numerous books, blogs, and podcasts. And you can too! Since getting married in 2013, thanks to quitting a job I detested, traveling, and travel nursing, I’ve worked a total of 39 months. That averages out to […]
No, I’m not talking about tuberculosis. I mean the act of consuming with a purpose. I’ve already written a post on The Joy of Purposeful Spending, but I wanted to include consumption, because consumption doesn’t just apply to spending and saving, but also eating, using, and wasting. I say a lot of things all the […]
And we moved! And we sold the camper! Let it be known that even though ‘between jobs’ is my favorite state and I joke about living entirely off JobSpotter and MyPoints surveys, I did not intend to go this long between nursing contracts. We’ve had some great adventures- Greenland, Isle Royale, New York City, Hawai’i, […]
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