Why I’m Aiming For Financial Flexibility Instead of Financial Independence

Five years ago I was working a job I didn't love and watching my days tick by, unhappy with the 40+ hours a week I found myself at work. It was at this time I discovered the opportunities financial independence could grant me in my day-to-day life. Had I found the cure for the unhappiness I felt? (Spoiler alert: I hadn't).

Cheap, Wanderer

Why I’m Keeping My $500 Credit Card

About a year ago I wrote about how I had opened up a credit card with an annual fee of $495. I had all intentions of keeping the card open for a year and then closing it prior to when the second year's annual fee posted. However, when examining the pros and cons of keeping the card open I realized it made much more sense to keep using it.


The Freedom of F-you Money

I have been working in my current job for a few years now. For the majority of my time here, I have had little to no interest in moving up the "corporate" (non-profit) ladder due to a number of factors, one being that the job is stressful enough by itself, least adding on more responsibilities and stress. So, I had no urge to take on a leadership position. However, one such position opened up recently, and due to some changes in the organization I decided to apply for the position.


Pandemic Finance Diaries, Part 6: Making Money Moves

This quarter's pandemic finance diaries brought the summer, an exciting time during the pandemic! While my partner became fully vaccinated this quarter, cementing our position as a fully-vaccinated household, it didn't turn out to be quite the adventure and travel-filled era for which we were hoping due to the Delta variant's arrival.


Triumphs and Fails of A Return to Flight

In early July my partner and I boarded a plane for the first time in 16 months. We had hoped it would be the first trip of many in our return to regular air travel, a confirmation that everything was safe and well in the world. As it turns out, after about 15 minutes in the airport my partner and I agreed we would not be flying for the rest of 2021.


Pandemic Finance Diaries, Part 5: New Opportunities

Welcome to Part 5 of the Pandemic Finance Diaries! Part 5 will review my gig job income from March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021. If you missed Parts 1-4 or are wondering why I’m tallying my gig economy income during the pandemic, I suggest starting at Part 1 of the series. This quarter's pandemic… Continue reading Pandemic Finance Diaries, Part 5: New Opportunities