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Countdown Fever

Countdown Fever

When we started this journey toward my husband’s early retirement, we were years away. I refused to install a countdown timer on my phone until we were at least within the 3-year mark. Now, we’re down to less than 2 years! We’ve started counting down […]

Great American Companies You Didn’t Know Were Canadian

Great American Companies You Didn’t Know Were Canadian

“Oh look, they have TD banks in Canada too,” said my sister who was visiting us recently. I replied, “Well yea, the bank is Canadian. TD stands for Toronto Dominion.” My sister, “No, I don’t think so. That doesn’t SOUND right.” Me: “OK, let’s Google […]

The Debate on Early Retirement

The Debate on Early Retirement

This week’s post is a little different from my typical writing. It focuses on an interesting debate: should you retire early or not? I call it a debate because I had the chance to participate in a money match-up (a debate of sorts), sponsored by […]

On Women Who Money

On Women Who Money

Last week, I wrote my first article as a guest contributor on Women Who Money, a site dedicated to providing trustworthy financial advice for women. Founded by two female personal finance bloggers, Women Who Money strives to educate, motivate and guide women in their financial […]

Dear Bank: It’s Not Me, It’s You

Dear Bank: It’s Not Me, It’s You

The most satisfying breakup you’ll ever have is with the bank. The day you walk into the bank and make your last mortgage payment EVER. In my mind, I had rehearsed the breakup hundreds of times. I envisioned there would be shock, which would quickly […]

The Curse of Individual Stocks

The Curse of Individual Stocks

We’ve been under a curse for quite a while now. The curse of trying to beat the market by buying individual stocks. Up until this year, we’ve never exceeded the returns of any of our other investments. But maybe, just maybe, the curse has finally […]

How I Tweeted My Way to a Free Airline Ticket

How I Tweeted My Way to a Free Airline Ticket

Twitter is an incredible tool. Those 280 characters pack an amazing punch. Use it foolishly and you can lose millions of dollars and take a lot of innocent people down with you. Think Roseanne Barr. Use it wisely and you may get elected President of […]

My Frugality Nearly Killed the Dog

My Frugality Nearly Killed the Dog

Spoiler Alert: If you are a pet lover, you may want to stop here. Just proceed to the last paragraph, which I promise has a happy ending. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Generally, I consider myself to be a frugal person. […]

Fortnite for Finances

Fortnite for Finances

This post is part of a campaign to promote #FinHealthMatters Day 2018, sponsored by CFSI, Center for Financial Services Innovation.   Last week, my 10th grade daughter brought home an assignment from her Civics class. The assignment: describe how you would improve your overall education […]

On Grown & Flown

On Grown & Flown

I’m excited to share that last week I had a post published on Grown & Flown, an awesome website for parents of older kids. Grown & Flown has been featured on TODAY, NBC News, The New York Times, Forbes, Washington Post and Huffington Post. The […]


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