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Jen Z

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The Wise Squirrel
General Finance
saving, budgeting, financial independence, earn more, save more, frugality
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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Road to Retirement!It’s inevitable that you will retire one day. Whether you retire early or wait until your ‘golden years’ to retire, we all need to develop a plan to secure our own comfortable retirement. I’ve seen a lot of stories recently that most people are not prepared for their future. They spend beyond their means, take on too much debt, and choose not to plan ahead for the future. There ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 9:56 AM
There are so many personal finance books out there today that it’s often hard to pick one to read that will apply to your own situation. I’m a big reader, but when it comes to non-fiction, it can be difficult to find a book that I will read (or listen to) all the way through. There are parts where my mind wanders as I’m reading or there are parts that ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 9:44 AM
Cook at home to save money! A crockpot is a great investment!We’ve all heard the savers out there constantly promote cooking at home to save money, and I admit I’m one of the. According to the latest polls and statistics, the majority of people eat out at least once a week. A crockpot is an easy, cost effective way of saving time and money cooking at home. You can just throw a ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 10:07 AM
What’s so great about travel and vacations? Everyone I talk to is always talking about their next vacation – where they are going and how excited they are. Then they almost always end up asking what my next vacation is or where I’ve gone recently. When asked, my honest answer is that I have nothing lined up and don’t really like to travel. Unfortunately that sounds too negative, especially to ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 10:11 AM
Save now for a great retirementAre you thinking about retirement in your near future? Or maybe you want to retire early. Either way, there are some steps you can take now to help you on the road to retirement. As I’ve followed these steps over the last 5 years, I’m now in a great position to retire early and live life ‘working’ on my own terms. It’s a great feeling to ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 8:17 AM
Money in the bank!There are so many different ways to save money out there, either by reducing the amount you spend in your budget, or just forcing yourself save more money. Since saving more is one of my financial goals every year, here are some of the things I’m doing this year to save more of the money I earn. Cleaning out the pantry and freezer on a regular basis. My goal ...
Posted: Aug 15 2017 @ 9:28 AM
This post ventures away from the usually personal finance focus of my blog. However, my dog, Coco is a big part of my life, so I wanted to share some of my love for her with you. My Best Friend CocoI love dogs – always have, always will. As an only child, I grew up having a dog as a pseudo-sister and best friend, her name was Antigone and she was ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 9:50 AM
“Wealth is largely the result of habit.” ~John Jacob Astor If I could tell my younger self one piece of advice that would help create a life of financial independence it’s this: ‘Small expenses make a huge impact on your saving and spending habits.’ Saving money consistently starts with self-discipline in your spending. When we routinely spend money today – whether it’s $5 for a coffee, $15 for lunch or $20 or ...
Posted: Jul 31 2017 @ 10:02 AM
Who doesn’t want to earn some extra money? Adding a little extra to your bottom line every month feels great, but actually finding your perfect side gig takes some work and takes some hustling. However, if you stick with it and you are inspired, motivated and determined, the money will come. The money may not come pouring in like some promotional side gigs make you think, but it will come if you put in ...
Posted: Jul 25 2017 @ 8:57 AM
Watching athletes compete is so inspiring for me. I love watching the most amazing athletes compete with such enthusiasm and joy. Although I enjoy a good, hard, sweaty workout, I don’t do it to compete with others, rather I do it to constantly maintain and sometimes improve my own physical abilities. My motivation comes intrinsically, and maintaining my physical fitness helps prove to myself, especially as I get older, that I can ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 9:44 AM


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