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Budget and the Beach
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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In July I challenged myself to walk or bike to work every day. I think I only walked one day per week and the rest was biking. Here are my results and thoughts on that challenge, which I successfully completed! We pass the El Segundo Library and El Segundo High School. And you get to see my office and the area I work. All while listening to Pearl Jam’s Just Breathe.  STATS: Roundtrip ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 12:01 AM
Relaxing after a giving myself a homemade pedi You know what I find both equally depressing AND exciting? Back-to-school ads! On one hand it signifies the end of summer, although let’s face it, for most of us summer doesn’t exactly mean carefree days laying on the grass and staring up at the sky trying to figure out what animal the clouds look like (although hey, it’s a free activity). To me it just signifies the ...
Posted: Jul 30 2017 @ 6:25 PM
This video was filmed two years ago, not long after my friends Amy & John had their first child, David. At the time they didn’t know the challenges their young and brave son would have to face, and how it impacted their finances as well. Amy tells her story below: Since we filmed that video our lives have really changed, and as a result, our ability to pay back student loans ...
Posted: Jul 26 2017 @ 12:08 AM
In this video I answer your pressing questions about blogging, inspiration, and how the hell I ever get stuff done with the beach being so close to where I live! And stay tuned to the end where I ask y’all a question! Let me know what questions you have for the next round of Q & A! Post in the comments below! The post Ask Budget & the Beach: Blogging & the Beach ...
Posted: Jul 18 2017 @ 11:01 PM
In January I invited a bunch of friends over for brunch and mimosas, so we could set our 2017 goals, and discuss how we might accomplish them, and what obstacles we might run into along the way. One of the girls in the group asked if we could have a mid-year brunch, so we could give each other updates on how we are doing, and what we need to adjust for ...
Posted: Jul 16 2017 @ 11:13 PM
My friend Dave and I headed out this past weekend in Redondo Beach on a glorious (but hot) day. Enjoy the video! And please (pretty please!!) subscribe to my Youtube channel! I love reading FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) blogs, I really do! There are times where I definitely feel a little insanely jealous inspired to put the pedal to the metal and speed down the Financial Independence highway, no matter how many ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 11:40 PM
In the last week or so I’ve been re-reading, The Happiness Equation. A great read for a little pick-me-up! I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness lately and what that means to me, and how I can go about cultivating more of it in my life. I realize that happiness is not necessarily a destination. I also think a lot of my happiness is in my control. That it’s something that needs to ...
Posted: Jul 09 2017 @ 9:37 PM
Hey hey! Welcome to my first video for this site in forEVAH! One of my goals for July 2017 (in case you’re reading this from the future), is to produce a video a week for the month…then, we’ll see what happens. I forgot how looooong it takes to make videos, even when they are fairly simple videos. I got the idea to do an apartment tour because I’m slightly addicted to ...
Posted: Jul 04 2017 @ 11:44 PM
Happy almost 4th of July! Since there is a good chance no one is going to be reading a lot of blogs this week, I’m just going to keep it short and get right into it. This month my net worth increased $4,488. I also had a particularly good month of side hustle income. $1,309.66 to be exact from a combination of blog income, refereeing volleyball, OhmConnect (a website that incentivizes saving ...
Posted: Jul 02 2017 @ 10:38 PM
Several months ago there were a group of people going out to what I consider a fairly expensive dinner. Although the group is fun and I wanted to hang out, I passed, opting to say, “I’m trying to save money right now.” One person’s response to that was, “it’s only money!” Seven or eight years ago I had that same mentality. After all, I was probably more inclined to fit in and do ...
Posted: Jun 25 2017 @ 9:16 PM


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