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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)
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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
It occurred to me last week that I have been looking at this whole FI thing the wrong way.  Building your wealth is a long process and it takes time…1,979 more days in my case but who’s counting?!  In an effort to not feel overwhelmed, I decided to flip the script.  What if I started … Continue reading An Aha Moment… Reverse Engineering FI ...
Posted: Jun 16 2017 @ 10:50 AM
May came and May went and I survived. For those of you following along, you are very much aware of my addiction to spreadsheets and tracking.  It is a nerdy hat that I wear well and take much pride in.  The hat, however, started to stretch out from overuse and was slowly slipping further and … Continue reading Knowledge Gained From A Month Of Financial Celibacy ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 2:59 PM
Ugh…don’t you just hate these 1 year blogiversary things??  I’m with you!!  I have only read a few (and one in particular) that hit the nail on the head but those are such a rarity.  Overall, I am not huge on self congratulating indulgences, however, for historical purposes of my own interest (it’s all about me, … Continue reading 365 Days… ...
Posted: Jun 08 2017 @ 11:17 PM
Life is funny. Sometimes the most fabulous times collide with the hardest of moments…I believe the word appropriated for such times is “bittersweet”.  This weekend was a perfect example. As many of you know, my Nana has been sick for the past few weeks and passed away this Sunday while I was out of town. … Continue reading Unfuck Yourself… A Non $$ Lesson From Camp Mustache ...
Posted: May 31 2017 @ 1:14 PM
I HATE when I feel compelled to weigh in on stupid shit but it is hard to bite my tongue in certain cases… I am sure you have all read THE POST that spawned the avocado toast backlash that will forever go down in history as the one item that could knock the $4 latte … Continue reading Defending Mr. Avocado Toast – Priorities are Key ...
Posted: May 18 2017 @ 11:02 AM
As some of you know, I have been struggling with the moment to moment aspect of  FI.  I recently wrote a post in regards to my Month of Financial Celibacy.  From the comments I received on that post, most people assumed it would be the markets I couldn’t wait to check but really that has … Continue reading Goldilocks & The Three $$ Tiers ...
Posted: May 09 2017 @ 2:34 PM
This year I decided to start building better habits.  It started with walking, then taking vitamins, then adding on a bit of working out and, last month, dental hygiene.  This month, I am taking a step in the opposite direction.  Instead of focusing on a habit to build, I am focusing on a habit to … Continue reading May Challenge – A Vow of Financial Celibacy ...
Posted: May 02 2017 @ 2:21 PM
You know when something happens in your life, when you hear something or see something that is somewhat defining but doesn’t yet make sense so you sweep it into a corner of your mind and wait for the thoughts to mature enough to make sense on their own?  This is such a story and after years and years of it creeping in and out of the corner, it finally makes ...
Posted: Apr 18 2017 @ 2:24 PM
2017 is fully underway.  It is strange – at the start of the new year I had experienced equal parts excitement and depression regarding my quest for FI.  The excitement was based on a high due to the insane accumulation and addition of 100k to my 2016 net worth.  I was floored!  All the tiny boxes from my spreadsheet were filled in with various colors and calculations that could make ...
Posted: Apr 01 2017 @ 2:04 PM


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