Statements and Plans

Do you ever feel like you just want to start fresh? I guess it’s a new year so it’s not a bad idea really. Do you ever make statements and plans that you don’t follow through on? Well, that’s what this post is about. Continue reading “Statements and Plans”

Financial Independence activities as of late

I committed to myself a while back that I would publish something every week on this blog to keep myself accountable to my goal of financial independence. This probably means not every post will be as riveting as I would like. I’m gonna go ahead and say that this week’s post is no exception! I honestly didn’t do much towards improving my personal financial situation recently. I will try to do better in future. Anyway, here’s a list: Continue reading “Financial Independence activities as of late”

Chronicles of No Frivolous Internet Challenge – Oct-Nov 2022

This post is to document my experience during the “No Frivolous Internet Challenge” posted about previously here. It will be updated weekly at a minimum for accountability and to give you a LOL, I hope. This challenge runs until at least November 26th, 2022. Continue reading “Chronicles of No Frivolous Internet Challenge – Oct-Nov 2022”

Passive Income – My New Focus in Life

If you have been around here long enough, you’ve probably heard of me mention passive income on a few occasions. I’m starting to become a bit obsessed with it so I want to harness that, and try to focus my efforts more on the passivity, and less on “RANDOM WAYS TO MAKE EXTRA CASH!” Examples of random ways I’ve attempted to increase my income that are not passive include putting gigs on Fiverr, UserTesting and other similar testing sites, and selling/reselling items online. Continue reading “Passive Income – My New Focus in Life”

No Frivolous Internet Challenge – Update

As you may recall, I have been wanting to have another no frivolous internet challenge that lasts about one month. I talk all about it in this here post.

Continue reading “No Frivolous Internet Challenge – Update”

What I did recently to move towards Financial Independence (FI)!

Financial independence. Will I ever get there? I sure hope so. This is what I’ve done over the past couple of weeks (other than just contribute to my retirement accounts) to help move things in the right direction.

Continue reading “What I did recently to move towards Financial Independence (FI)!”

Time for another “No Internet” challenge?

For those of you that have been reading my blog for a long time, you know that I once did a “no internet” challenge back around month 6 of trying to achieve Financial Independence / FIRE. For those of you who are newbs, welcome, and thank you for coming!

Back when I did the challenge in 2019, I wrote this post about it before I started, this one during (yes, blogging was an exception to my no internet rule), and this one after to reflect on the experience.

Well…I’m thinking of doing it AGAIN!

Continue reading “Time for another “No Internet” challenge?”

4 Week Meal Plan for Busy People – Save Money and Time!

I mentioned in a previous post that we made a 4 week meal plan to try to save money and simplify our lives. Today I would like to share how we do it, in case you might be interested in trying this for yourself! Continue reading “4 Week Meal Plan for Busy People – Save Money and Time!”

Financial Independence – late September activities

Lately I’ve been purposfully tracking things I’m doing to save and earn more money to contribute to my goal of financial independence. This helps keep me accountable and focused on my goal to become financially independent no later than age 55! In case you are new to my blog, I got onto the concept of becoming financially independent late in life – post-age 40. If you would like to know more about my story, start here.

Here’s what I have done in the past couple of weeks:

  1. Booked a Fiverr Gig! If you read this post, you know I put a gig up on Fiverr to offer up my services. My first gig is to help users set up their budgets in YNAB (youneedabudget.com). Well, someone actually wanted my services and signed up! How exciting. Anyway, the first session with my new client went well. I am providing users with 2 live sessions to give time for them to complete their homework assignments and formulate any questions. My second session is in a couple of weeks. Hurray!
  2. Sold 2 items on Facebook Marketplace. This is one of my favorite side-hustley activities because it not only makes a little extra cash to contribute to my financial independence journey, but also declutters my home which I am currently obsessed with. To read more about my decluttering efforts, visit this post about the 365 declutter challenge.
  3. I cannot think of a third.

 

Well, I guess my list is done for this month. Haha! Every week can’t be mind blowing, i suppose. And I’m ok with that! The goal here is to keep it top-o-mind. I am slightly succeeding. Thanks for stopping by!

 

Four Years of aiming for Financial Independence – A Reflection

Hello, dear readers. I calculated that by October of 2022, I will have been striving for financial independence for 4 years. Crazy! This is also the 4 year anniversary of the blog. I’ve learned some interesting things these years about myself and the journey to financial independence. I thought it would be good to share them with you today. Continue reading “Four Years of aiming for Financial Independence – A Reflection”

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