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!
Well, friends – we made it! Another year under our belts. I hope your 2018 was happy, healthy, and productive. In comparison to other months, this one was relatively low-income for me. I’ve decided I’m done with waiting tables (at least at the particular restaurant I’ve been working at for the past year), so I… Continue reading December 2018 Recap
First and foremost, I hope you enjoyed a relaxing holiday with your loved ones. Christmas really snuck up on me this year, likely because of the weather in South Dakota. Normally by now we would have had at least two or three accumulating snowfalls with bitterly cold temps starting to set in. It has been… Continue reading A Stress-Free Christmas
One of my goals for 2018 was to read at least 50 books. I am a total bookworm so I knew this would be a challenging goal but not something I would dread doing. Since there’s still a little shy of two weeks left in 2018, I can’t give you a final total quite yet… Continue reading My Favorite Books of 2018
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
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
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