Hello, friends! Happy tax season! I think I am one of the few crazy people who are excited to file their taxes. First of all, I’ve never had to pay in, so that probably helps fuel my fire – I have a feeling I wouldn’t be quite so eager about tax time if I knew… Continue reading My Tax Refund Spending Plan
Hello, friends! I hope you’ve had a pleasant start to the new year. I have been extremely busy with my new position at work, but it’s been a great experience so far and I’m enjoying it. I would much prefer to be super busy at work than to sit around twiddling my thumbs, so the… Continue reading January 2019 Recap
Hello again! This week I decided to write about my experience with mystery or secret shopping while on my journey to financial independence. I was inspired to try mystery shopping because there are a few personal finance enthusiasts I follow on Instagram who often post about their mystery shops at grocery stores where they will… Continue reading Overview of Mystery Shopping
Hello, everyone! I am finally back into my routine after being down for the count for several days thanks to my wisdom teeth removal surgery. Let me tell you, that recovery was ROUGH. I now understand why everyone dreads that surgery. One of my teeth was pretty badly impacted, so even my prescription opioid didn’t… Continue reading My Thoughts on “The Automatic Millionaire”
Thus far, my 2019 is off to a great start! Right before Christmas, I was notified that I was granted a promotion I applied for at my full-time job. I work in state government and have a fairly small office (roughly 30 full-time employees). I’ve been with the office for almost five years and this… Continue reading I Received a Promotion!
Ahh, November. The last of the somewhat mild temperatures before winter grabs South Dakota in her clutches and doesn’t let go until probably April! My extra income was limited this month (I only waited tables two nights) due to traveling for a friend’s wedding in Kentucky, spending a weekend in the Black Hills with a… Continue reading November 2018 Recap
Okay, this title is total clickbait, I’ll admit it, but with the Christmas season upon us, I figured now would be the perfect time to reminisce about the seasonal job I’ve had for the last two years – elfing. Yes, I was one of Santa’s elves at the local mall. I got into the job… Continue reading The Most Ridiculous Thing I’ve Ever Done for Money