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Miss Mazuma

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Miss Mazuma
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Investing
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Chicago , Illinois, United States
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Flight Attendant

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Latest Blog Posts

FinCon – Where Money & Media Meet.  Pretty catchy tagline for the personal finance blogging community.  But let’s take a second to break it down for my non-blogging friends.  Basically, FinCon is a convention where financial media of all types meet to geek out over everything from new apps, monetizing, SEO, creating fabulous content, and … Continue reading Forget the Fluffy Recap, Here’s the Real Dirt on FinCon17… ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 9:09 AM
Every once in a while you tweet something that gets a bit of attention.  For me, today’s tweet was this simple frugal girl hack: I promised a tutorial on how to do a quick dye job, but first, a story… A few years back I switched to my black skinny jeans “uniform”.  My reasons were … Continue reading Frugal Fix – Get Your Faded Jeans Back to Black (or Blue, ...
Posted: Oct 20 2017 @ 7:20 AM
I never thought I would be the type of gal who stays up late reading about taxes, 401k’s and Summary Plan Descriptions (SDC), yet here I am and I blame my friend Fritz… After-Tax 401k Contributions Last week, during an early morning van ride to the airport in Tucson, I popped in my earbuds to … Continue reading Early Retirement: Roadblocks & Contemplations ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 7:18 AM
I have been sitting on an issue that has had my brain a mess and I didn’t think until now to get your take.  Maybe because I fear you would side against, or maybe because it is too multifaceted to really discuss.  In the end, I decided to write about it because this community means … Continue reading When is a Loophole or Hack Immoral? And Can It Be ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 11:38 AM
Welcome to my new (and hopefully sporadic 😉 ) series, Adventures in Landlording. Anyone who has ever been a landlord knows unexpected issues occasionally arise.  Wearing my landlord hat, I personally have dealt with 3 am lockouts, bounced checks, plumbing issues, fire issues (it was actually a pizza that set fire in the oven while … Continue reading Adventures in Landlording – The “Leak” ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 7:55 AM
This post is a continuation of my guest post So You Want To Hike the Camino De Santiago published today at GoCurryCracker.com.  If you are interested in knowing the In’s & Out’s of walking the camino, please hop over there to check it out.  If you’re interested in the Do’s & Don’ts, keep reading…. Of all the … Continue reading The Do’s & Dont’s of Walking the Camino de Santiago ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 6:00 AM
It’s been a while, ladies and gents!!  Let me give you a quick catch up before we can move on to the latest… AUGUST PORTLAND – Far Away Friends, Couchsurfing, & Lola Retreat! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE the Pacific Northwest?  I DO!!  Many moons ago I lived in Ashland OR and, looking … Continue reading Lola, Landlording, & Life ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 9:16 PM
As a flight attendant, there are no two things more important than your base and your seniority.  The base becomes your home and your seniority gives you access to the best trips and vacation weeks possible.  For a few years now, my seniority in Chicago has been stagnant due to the droves of flight attendants … Continue reading Spreading the FIRE ...
Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 8:59 AM
Today on the plane I opened a chocolate and was greeted with this message: This could mean anything, right?  Depending on where you are in your life, “Make the first move” could be aimed at your love life, a project at work, or something else completely.  It could mean that it is the time to … Continue reading Make The First Move ...
Posted: Aug 03 2017 @ 5:59 AM
Some would argue that we have everything we need in our own backyard and, for those some, that may be true.  If you have had the great honor of meeting your mate, having a child, and/or retiring in a home you love with a community you are involved in, you very well may have won … Continue reading Why I Travel Despite It Delaying FI ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 11:18 AM


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