To borrow a line from Clueless, I’m about to turn traitor on my generation for a second. Avocado toast is a problem. It’s certainly not holding back an entire generation from homeownership. There’s bloating housing markets, student loans, and myriad other factors doing that. But I’m not willing to let this breakfast item du jour … [Read more…]
When I first heard the term FIRE, I bristled. The more people I connected with in the FIRE community, the more I dug my heels in. In fact, when Ms. Our Next Life ran her Next Life series, “not for me” was the entire premise of my post (erm, spoiler alert?). And that seems to … [Read more…]
Today is the 100-day mark until Half Penny arrives. Countless thoughts race through my mind. Epidural or not? Boy or girl? Cloth diapers or disposables? Will I ever get an adequate explanation of the difference between a bouncer and a swing? And the most important question of all: If I had an engineering degree, would … [Read more…]
We’ve all seen it. You log onto Facebook, click through your email, or check your phone, and there it is. An invitation to fork over money to someone you haven’t seen in years. Of course, you’re not just giving them money. No, you’re generously rewarded with stuff. Wraps, oils, waxes, leggings, mascara, oh my! While I’ve … [Read more…]
You have the same number of hours in a day as Beyonce. I can’t quite pinpoint when that graphic t-shirt water bottle mug first appeared, but it’s been enjoying a resurgence in popularity as of late. And there’s already been much said about how it’s complete gospel or total garbage. But what we really need to remember … [Read more…]
Did you hear the one about how you, too, can pay off $220,000 in debt in three years? Ba dum tss. Let me fast track this to the catch. It involves a whole bunch of hard work piled on top of the generous gift of a home combined with the gift of somewhere else to … [Read more…]
The interwebs are filled with financial advice, cautionary tales, and success stories beyond my wildest imaginings. Amidst all that collective wisdom, though, are some sayings that seem significant but might actually be problematic oversimplifications. Here are five tweetable money truths that simply don’t ring true for me.
This weekend, we went to our first kids’ birthday party since I’ve been pregnant. We’re no stranger to balloons, cake, and little kid shenanigans as we are one of the last holdouts in our family and friend groups to trade in our DINK cards. But this little bump sticking out from under my sweater invited … [Read more…]