Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Maybe it’s just me, but since prioritizing taking care of my finances and beginning the path to financial independence and hopefully retiring early, I regularly worry about having a major expense pop up that completely destroys the progress I’ve made in this area of my life.  I’m an emergency management planner full time, so constantly… Continue reading Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Living in the Rural Midwest: Benefits and Trade-Offs

Recently, Erin from Broke Millennial (one of my favorite personal finance experts) had an Instagram story offering to answer her followers’ questions about money.  One response was asking for tips about those living in rural areas as most of her content is tailored for city dwellers.  She replied that she tries to ensure her advice transcends location,… Continue reading Living in the Rural Midwest: Benefits and Trade-Offs

Thankfulness: Personal Finance Edition

I really need to get better about reflecting on my blessings and reminding myself of everything I have to be thankful for throughout the year, not just around Thanksgiving.  Fortunately, the planner I’ve been utilizing this year has a spot at the beginning of every month to list three things you’re thankful for, which has… Continue reading Thankfulness: Personal Finance Edition