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Joy

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Name:
Her Every Cent Counts
Category:
Millennial
Tags:
Money, Budgeting, Early Retirement, women
Start Year:
2007

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Net worth:
Location:
California, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Serial Corporatist
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Latest Blog Posts

Continuing the “downsized American Dream” theme, I’ve been thinking a lot about the next however many years left of life I have, and I’m now comfortable with the sentiment – I want kids more than I want a house. This all came to be when I was thinking about the potential cost of various infertility treatments just […] ...
Posted: Nov 18 2017 @ 2:35 PM
The baby (singular or plural) may – or may not – happen. But, I’m turning 34 NEXT FUCKING WEEK and I feel like I need to have some new goals in my life. Some new goals that involve not living like a just-graduated-from-college person for the rest of my life. I was absolutely fine living […] ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 1:17 AM
Some people get pregnant in a heartbeat. My friend was one of those people. She’s thrilled to have a child (at 35, she wanted kids, and time was no longer on her side) but she just found out her company offers 0 days paid maternity leave. The state provides some time off at 55% of […] ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 5:38 PM
The pills may or may not be causing these headaches. Maybe it’s just the stress. The new job and will-I-or-won’t-I-be-able-to-have-kids stress. The I’m-turning-34-and-having-a-mid-life-crisis-for-the-next-20-years stress. The I thought everything would magically be in place by now in my life (well, I never actually imaged myself any older than 25 even well after I turned 25) stress. All that stress. And all this headache. Breathe. If I can’t have children… I haven’t gotten there ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 11:12 PM
Despite not having a job for four solid months this year (and spending $20k on travel during that time), with the stock market’s latest performance my net worth is still up significantly. I realize what goes up must come down, but for now I’m enjoying seeing a higher net worth than I expected given how the job situation has gone down this year, and my not-so-frugal global travels. It’s a little ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 1:45 AM
Wealth does not = happiness, but at some point one obtains enough money that unless it’s frivolously spent, there are many doors open for the remainder of her life. Perhaps she loves her current career and decides too stay in it today and long past retirement. Or, she is set free of the confines of taking jobs that pay well and instead tries sometimes entirely new, without concern that the ...
Posted: Oct 28 2017 @ 1:40 PM
I support women having the OPTION to purchase trendy items, but when every single professional clothing section (especially my go-to of Nordstrom) has their standard nice work clothes destroyed by the the following trends: Ruffles Bell Sleeves Fringe Oversized Everything! Flood Pants Ok, so the Velvet trend can be acceptable, but not in its current incarnation paired with the requirement that the velvet garment also have giant sleeves. No, no and no again. With this new job, ...
Posted: Oct 15 2017 @ 2:29 PM
Yes, I can sell a bunch of stock to try to have a baby. I’d prefer not to. I’d prefer to keep that money for all the costs that come after having a baby and maybe one day buying a house. But, instead, I’m looking at $40,000+ for a chance at having a child. Even for someone like myself who has managed to save $500k, that’s a lot of money. The ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 1:01 AM
Wow, it’s been too long since I’ve updated this blog. I’ve been heads down focused on finding a new job and figuring out my life, all while trying not too dip too much into my savings. Fortunately, it seems all as worked out, for now. My net worth this month hit $509k, which feels really good given my goal for the year was $500k and I haven’t had a job since ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 10:47 PM
While the day-to-day subtle and less-than-subtle sexism in the tech industry is something that usually doesn’t get national press, this month a Google employee’s manifesto — “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” —  about the supposed biological differences between men and women — had everyone talking about Silicon Valley and gender bias. Even Fox News got in on the action, will all the hubbub making manifesto author James Damore an insta-star of conservatives ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 11:00 AM

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