How We Stack Up to ESI Money’s Brilliant Wealth Building Tips!

This weekend, I read again one of my favorite articles by ESI Money, who retired at 52 with a 3 million dollar net worth. I love his personal finance blog, but I particularly love the post above because it summarizes some brilliant but very simple tips for building wealth. I was curious to see how my husband and I [...]

We paid off 62k of student loans in 6 weeks!!

Every two weeks, I’ll be posting a quick bi-weekly update on how our student loan debt payoff is progressing. That way, I’m more on the hook to keep on track with goals. If I'm slacking off, feel free to yell at me in the comments! I need the motivation ;o) Current loan status: When I started this blog 6 weeks [...]

Crush Your Goals by “Unlearning” Helplessness

My little sister is my hero. She's endured a ridiculous amount of pain in her life and experienced events that no one should ever have to go through. In spite of it all, she's truly the most positive, determined person that I've ever known. Whenever I have a big issue or problem, I find myself going [...]

Net Worth Goals till FIRE

Several people have asked (after reading about my background and financial goals) how I plan to retire in 14 years with 4 million, while still paying off a significant amount of student loan debt and a mortgage. To clarify, 4 million is what my husband and I both intend to retire on, and this amount [...]

Bi-weekly Student Loan Payoff Update

This is a quick post to give a bi-weekly update on how our student loan debt payoff is progressing. When I started this blog under a month ago, my husband and I had a combined 156k in student loans. I had 111k, and he had 45k. We have no other debt besides our mortgage, which we're paying [...]

We’ve paid off 20k in Student Loans in July!!!!!!

So this is a short post to basically yell and scream with joy that we've successfully paid off 20k of loans this month!! This is WAYYYY more than we were expecting to have available to pay off for this month. A couple of things happened in July that helped increase our income significantly, most of which are [...]

How to Get Your Boss to Recognize & Reward Your Work

I’ll never forget my first annual performance review at my first full time job out of undergrad, before starting my masters. I was regularly putting in over 80 hour workweeks, taking on tons of new responsibilities on top of my regular workload, and getting noticed by my coworkers and clients on my strong work ethic and [...]

8 tips on how to ask for a raise

Last week, my boss agreed to give me an 11k raise, bringing my total compensation to 141k per year. See the full post here.  The next step in increasing our income was for my husband to get a raise of at least 10k as well. We have (what feels like) a crazy goal of paying [...]

I got a raise!  

Yesterday was a great day! I got home from my work trip to Salt Lake City, and had the anticipated conversation with my boss to ask for a raise. Salt Lake City Work Trip: My 3 day trip to Salt Lake City flew by. I absolutely loved the little bit that I got to see [...]

Preparing for a Work Trip, Side Hustle Update, and Asking for a Raise!

Today's blog post will be short and sweet as I've already worked a 12 hour day, and I'm still not done with everything I have to do! Work Trip to Salt Lake City, Utah: I'm leaving tomorrow for a work trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, and there's a lot to prepare for the client before going. [...]