Source: Boston Globe I’ve always wanted to speak another language. In elementary school, the cool girls switched to Spanish in the bathroom when they wanted to talk smack. The ladies at church were always fast-talking and belly-laughing about something in an African or Carribbean tongue that sounded like flute music. Jokes in Haitian Creole bubbled … Continue reading Here’s How I Harnessed My Commute to Learn a Second Language
I've seen what happens to average American households who don't learn how to manage their money for the short and long-term. Overcoming this is how I came to the Personal Finance community. I believe in Financial Independence, however I don't believe that it is possible for everyone to achieve. However, I do believe that no matter how much you make, you can train your brain to make decisions and take concrete steps that will walk you out of the stress and strain of chronically not having enough. Having enough money in your life to not only survive but to thrive is what the American Dream was really about, after all.
I’m writing from the passenger seat of a Subaru Forester from somewhere in Alabama. I’m on a road trip from Massachusetts to Southern Utah, up to Western Montana and back via the Great Lakes region that should take about two months to complete. This trip has been a pipe dream for seven years but up … Continue reading Spend Less and Stay Organized with These 7 Road Trip Hacks
Six years ago, I made a deal with the Debt Devil. The deal was this: I would suffer however I needed to to pay off $40k in debt in return for assured success. To honor myself, I vowed that when the debt was paid, I would save up enough money to take a ‘mini-retirement’ (multi-month, … Continue reading The Dark Side of Mini-Retirement
Mt. Hood, Oregon from the White Salmon, WA side of the Columbia River, July 2019 About a year ago, I made a scary but a conscious decision to quit my full-time job which I was desperately unhappy with to take a job as a contractor in my field for 6 months. This meant that I … Continue reading Why I’m Taking a Mini-Retirement in my 30s