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 →
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 →
On the first Friday during my mini-retirement that I wouldn’t receive a paycheck, I found myself in Hood River, Oregon with a good friend at a garden party. My friend introduced me as her “friend from Boston who had paid off all her debt and saved up a year’s salary so she could take a... Continue Reading →