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 [...]

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 [...]

Hell Yeah We Keep Our Money Separate When Married!

In the 5 years that my husband and I have been together, we’ve always agreed that keeping our finances separate made the most sense for our specific situation. Ever since date #3, we've known each other's whole financial back story, income and debt. Since we've been together, we've communicated openly and honestly about money, and we've trusted and consulted [...]

What an exorcism at 12 taught me about money

If you read about my background, you know that I didn't exactly have a cookie-cutter childhood. If I wasn't posting to this blog anonymously, I would have sensored out the majority of details about how we grew up, because much of it is so bizarre. Since I am using a fake name, I am more comfortable sharing [...]

Hi, I’m Ava

Hi, I'm Ava - welcome to my blog! Full disclosure: I'm blogging under a fake name. The main reason for this is I'll be talking about very personal, sensitive topics about my life and my family. I would need to sensor much of what I post if I wasn't posting anonymously. I'm a 31 year old Consultant. I have [...]