Month: January 2019

FIRE & Geoarbitrage – Featuring Jim from Route to Retire

I’m part of the ChooseFI Facebook group as well as a local ChooseFI group here in Northeast Ohio. If you are interested in joining a local ChooseFI group, look here to see if one is available in your area.  In our local group, we alternate our monthly meetups between educational and social. I’ve gained so much …

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The 1st Step to Financial Independence After Recovery

Okay, if you are someone in recovery and are trying to get your financial ducks in a row, this post is for you. I have an awesome guest post to share that is near and dear to my heart. How does one even get on the path to financial independence after recovery? My first words …

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How to Develop an Emergency Plan Before Having an Emergency

I wasn’t sure if I’d write a post about my recent medical emergency, but then I decided there are some valuable lessons here. I cut off part of my thumb this week. Ugh. As a person living alone, it was a little more challenging to get to the hospital. As a result, I’m realizing it’s …

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Why We Need Community – a Tribute to CampFI Southeast

I was blessed to be able to attend CampFI Southeast week 2 and do a human pyramid for my birthday! When the decision was made last minute, I still had to see if the pieces would fit together. Amazingly I’ve already got all of my PTO scheduled for 2019 with a ski trip in February, CampFI Mid-Atlantic …

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People are Basically Amazing – Featuring Rosemary Fotheringham

I’m starting a new series because, well, people are basically amazing. I meet some phenomenal people all the time and now that I have this platform I’ve decided to start featuring them here. The people I will feature do not have to necessarily be content producers in the personal finance space. They just have to …

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Why I Love Trader Joe’s & How You Can Too

Today is kind of a fun post about why I love Trader Joe’s. When you are in the personal finance world, you’ll find all kinds of intentionality surrounding food consumption. I would say this level of intentionality only increases as you enter the financial independence community. Some may argue that Trader Joe’s may not be …

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8 Tips to Help You Reduce Your Expenses

Having a high savings rate will help you achieve your retirement goals faster. There are essentially two sides of the equation where you can focus – Driving down your expenses Increasing your income Both are really important and many will argue, myself included, that the income side is the better thing to focus on because …

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The Personal Side of Finance

As I continue to traverse through life and my finances, I’m coming more and more to realize just how personal finance is. It’s unique for everyone. Yeah, there are some foundational tenants that will help anyone like getting out of debt, saving as much as possible, and increasing your earnings. However, we all have unique …

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Creating the Sustainable Habit of Goal Setting

I’m not really a New Year’s resolution kind of gal. I’m more of a live each day better kinda chick. However, I do believe in setting goals at the beginning of the new year.  Last year, I only set two goals but this year I’m setting more and will share them with you for accountability. …

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