The Dark Side of Mini-Retirement

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 →

I Am An Aspiring Snowbird

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 →

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