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I was taking my credit cards under consideration the other day and realized that I’ve been kinda old school with my use of them. Specifically, I have just a few (or so I thought), rarely apply for new credit, and hold on to them for a very long time. I’ve been taught that these are all … Continue reading Credit Card Roll Call → The post Credit Card Roll Call appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 27 2017 @ 10:00 AM
I pride myself on diligent savings habits and reasonable control over unnecessary spending. It feels pretty great to see my net worth rising steadily; I know I’m saving a lot. But I want to know the official number! What percentage of last year’s income went to my retirement and savings accounts? This year, how far … Continue reading A Look Back at my 2016 Savings → The post A Look Back ...
Posted: Mar 20 2017 @ 10:00 AM
This bull market just keeps rolling merrily along, doesn’t it? My net worth has increased by $12,000 in two months (and that doesn’t include any change to my home value). I’d like to say that I’m pleased, but all of this up, up, up must eventually come down. Anticipation of that is keeping me from gleefully running … Continue reading Bimonthly Savings Update – March 2017 → The post Bimonthly Savings Update – ...
Posted: Mar 04 2017 @ 10:00 AM
I’ve been home from my Thailand vacation for nearly two weeks. My journey was occupied by elephant riding, golden Buddhas and temples, boat rides, ladyboy cabarets, plenty of shopping (from floating markets to modern malls), and even bottle-feeding a baby tiger. Here’s an update on where I’m at post-vacation and follow up on a couple … Continue reading Reflections on my Thailand Trip → The post Reflections on my Thailand Trip ...
Posted: Jan 19 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Happy New Year! Thanks for visiting my blog, which has been going strong for two years now! I wish you a 2017 filled with laughter, kindness, and success (with plenty of restful sleep in between). And now on to the money stuff. Investments have been steadily growing for the past two months since the presidential election, so … Continue reading Bimonthly Savings Update – January 2017 → The post Bimonthly Savings Update – ...
Posted: Jan 02 2017 @ 10:00 AM
As I prepare for my 12-day trip to Thailand, I’m excited by the challenge of bringing the least amount of stuff with me, while still being weather-appropriate, comfortable, and looking super cute. I thought YouTube would be a good place for advice…nailed it!  A couple favorites are this full playlist from LightbyCoco and packing tips by Estee Lalonde. The weather … Continue reading Minimalist Packing for Thailand → The post Minimalist Packing for Thailand appeared first ...
Posted: Dec 26 2016 @ 10:00 AM
I did something spontaneous a couple of weeks ago. I booked a trip to Thailand! It’s a bit unlike me to make such significant plans so suddenly, without months of meticulous vacation preparation and budget obsession. But the stars seem to be in alignment, pointing me towards taking time for myself to experience a new part of … Continue reading Impromptu Thailand Adventure → The post Impromptu Thailand Adventure appeared first on 10 ...
Posted: Dec 13 2016 @ 10:00 AM
I’m smack dab in the middle of refinancing my condo. Interest rates have been incredibly low for many years now and are poised to increase. I’ve already taken advantage of them in 2012, securing a fixed-rate mortgage at just 4%. I thought I was all good for the long haul; no more refis for this girl! … Continue reading Time for Another Refi? → The post Time for Another Refi? appeared first ...
Posted: Nov 28 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Volunteering is a wonderful thing. There are so many organizations that do amazing work and rely on people to give their time for free in hopes of helping others and making a difference. Do it. Now. Unfortunately, I’m experiencing major burnout from just this. Let me explain. I purchased my Los Angeles area condo almost nine … Continue reading Volunteer Burnout → The post Volunteer Burnout appeared first on 10 Years to ...
Posted: Nov 16 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Just when you thought I may have disappeared forever, I’m back with another savings update! For the last several months, my creative blogging juices have dried up. I was questioning where to go with this project and if it’s worth my time and effort. Then yesterday, right after my morning meditation (which I’ll tell you … Continue reading Bimonthly Savings Update – November 2016 → The post Bimonthly Savings Update – ...
Posted: Nov 06 2016 @ 11:02 AM


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