Category: Saving Money

Saving Money, Spend to Save

Spend To Save: Bicycle

Ya’ll. As I’m writing this today, it has been almost exactly six months since I sold my car! It’s hard to believe how quickly time flies. Selling my car was a great financial decision for my situation, and I’m incredibly happy that I decided to pull the trigger. Today I want to highlight the biggest …

Saving Money, Spend to Save

Spend to Save: The Instant Pot

I’m a fan of food. I’m also a fan of when other people make food for me. Unfortunately, since I’m a single 20-something that typically means eating out way too often. However, since I’ve been on this journey to get out of debt, I’ve definitely reduced the amount that I eat out. The biggest reason …

Financial Independence, Life, Saving Money

Compound Interest: The Real Santa Claus

Do you remember what it was like to be a child on Christmas eve? My brothers and I would usually lock ourselves in one room, trying to stay awake all night playing games and excitedly predicting what Santa might bring us. I have such fond memories of the way we bonded on those nights and …

Financial Independence, Getting Out of Debt, Life, Saving Money

Benefits of Life with Roommates

In 2015, when I moved to my current city, I was excited to live alone. I hadn’t yet started aggressively attacking my debt, and getting a place of my own seemed to signify that I was “adulting” or that I had “made it”. Living with other people almost seemed like a regression and like others …

Saving Money, Spend to Save

Spend To Save: HDTV Antenna

As I write this post, I’m currently sitting on my couch watching an episode of Survivor. Some people may think T.V. is a waste of time, and many in the financial independence world don’t even have a T.V. They are probably on to something. At best watching T.V. is a time suck, and at worst …

Financial Independence, Getting Out of Debt, Life, Saving Money

My Matrix Moment

In 1999, a sci-fi movie called The Matrix hit theaters and became a pop culture phenomenon. The special effects–which were incredible–drew people in, but the the story–which was intricate and compelling–had people leaving the theater buzzing. The main character in the film, Neo, slowly starts to sense that something is off. He begins to discover …