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Reaching for FI
General Finance
financial independence, millennial, frugality, early retirement
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Washington, D.C., United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)

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Welcome to another round of what I’ve been eating lately, aka here are the recipes I’ve been making and loving. Except this time it’s the holidays and temptations abound! Yes, I had three pieces of toffee at work today that a coworker made. Yes, I ate and drank way too much at my side gig’s … Continue reading "What I’ve been eating lately: healthy-ish holidays edition" The post What I’ve been ...
Posted: Dec 15 2017 @ 8:00 AM
So writing wasn’t happening Monday night (let’s be honest, it wasn’t really happening last night either. Apologies for the resulting incoherence), so it’s a Wednesday/Friday post week because it’s my blog and I can make the rules! Also that works out just fine because I’m going to be at a holiday party for my side … Continue reading "Holiday traditions, old and new" The post Holiday traditions, old and new appeared ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 8:00 AM
“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” -Norman Vincent Peale, apparently/countless motivational Instagram posts “Aw, isn’t that some sweet inspirational bullshit'” -me from not that many moons ago [*] I’ve never really been a goals person. My concrete plans ended after graduate high school/go to college/get a job, and … Continue reading "Failing upward and looking towards 2018" The post Failing upward and looking towards ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 8:00 AM
The trees are starting to look bare, daylight hours are scarce, and there are delightful Christmas lights up everywhere: must be December! And that means it’s time for a breakdown of November’s spending. This is going to be brief one because concentration is not a thing that’s happening tonight. I’ve got new neighbors upstairs and … Continue reading "November 2017: raking in the cash, spending all the cash" The post November ...
Posted: Dec 05 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Essentially all of life is a trade-off: when we say yes to something, we’re saying no to something else. We trade our time and energy 40 hours a week at our jobs in exchange for a paycheck, which means saying no to the myriad of other things we could or would rather be doing during … Continue reading "What are your trade-offs'" The post What are your trade-offs' appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 30 2017 @ 8:00 AM
At the end of last month I wrote about how I was going to start meditating every day for the month of November. Remember how I said I was making it an experiment, not a challenge, because that way I couldn’t fail' Friends, if this had been a challenge, I would’ve failed miserably. I missed … Continue reading "What I learned from my meditation experiment" The post What I learned from ...
Posted: Nov 28 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Since I make no secret of my love of food, it’s probably no surprise that I really, really love Thanksgiving. Food, family, friends, and an opportunity to stop and be grateful—what’s not to love' Kitty’s post on Thanksgiving sums up my feelings about the holiday pretty well and includes a fantastic quote about food and … Continue reading "Thankful" The post Thankful appeared first on Reaching for FI. ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Lucky for me, there’s a pretty convenient bus route that runs near my apartment and takes me quite a few places in this city. It’s a good way to get to multiple big nightlife areas, places I’ve been to countless times over the years. That means I’ve taken that bus quite a few times, including … Continue reading "The secret life of a FIRE blogger" The post The secret life of ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 7:00 AM
While this is ostensibly a personal finance/financial independence blog, I don’t want it to be strictly about money. I tell a lot of stories about my life to illustrate points, that yes, are related to personal finance, but I want to continue talking about travel, food, privilege, mindsets, habits, and my ridiculous collection of brightly-colored … Continue reading "The intersection of money and mental health" The post The intersection of money ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Ah, Trader Joe’s. The bargain store spoken of in hushed tones of reverence usually reserved for sacred spaces and museum exhibitions of old masters (or no, is that just me speaking as an history nerd?). Despite the many glowing reviews, I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve shopped at TJ. The closest one to me was either in Virginia or a drive halfway across the city. ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 7:00 AM


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