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Andrew

Blog Info

Name:
Shift Upwards
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
lifestyle design, saving, spending, investing, frugality, mindset, habits, career
Start Year:
2015

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$760,000.00
Location:
Washington D.C., United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

Money is one of the most common sources of stress in relationships. Having a healthy financial relationship with a partner boils down to a willingness to be open, honest, and vulnerable - both with yourself and your partner. How do my wife and I practice this, and what does our financial life look like as a result? The post Money and Marriage: It Doesn’t Have to be a Toxic Trap appeared ...
Posted: Jun 30 2018 @ 4:05 PM
Mixing friendship and finances can be tricky. In this post, Jaime (from Keep Thrifty) and I explore our thoughts on the impacts money can have on our relationships. The post Can You Mix Friendship and Finances? appeared first on Shift Upwards. ...
Posted: May 29 2018 @ 10:28 AM
We are taught not to question the ridiculous levels of consumption and waste as a way of life in our culture. When Annelise and I downsized our lives a year ago, we saw first-hand just how wasteful we can be...and that's after years of making less-ridiculous decisions about what to bring into our lives. The post Accidental Downsizing: One Year Later appeared first on Shift Upwards. ...
Posted: May 01 2018 @ 9:22 AM
I attended a retirement seminar at my last job. Not only was I the youngest person in the room, I got some funny looks. But you know what's actually weird? Being old and deciding to finally figure out how your retirement plan works. With time being a critical ingredient of any successful savings plan, it should be the case that younger people attend seminars like this in droves. The post ...
Posted: Apr 19 2018 @ 6:24 PM
I'm obsessed with money, because I'm good at it and because it's tangible. I can easily quantify it, and measure my accomplishments. Because of this, it's become a vice that I turn to when I want to distract myself from the things I find difficult. Having an increased awareness of this behavior helps me redirect my energy to what matters most. The post Money Is A Vice That Distracts Me From ...
Posted: Apr 13 2018 @ 10:09 AM
There is a widespread narrative around passion and courage when it comes to finding fulfilling work. We are told to find our passions, and courageously pursue them. We are then told that if we are stuck, we simply aren't looking hard enough. Or maybe we aren't summoning enough courage to take a leap. This leads to an unsettled state of anxiety around our careers; we are always looking for the ...
Posted: Apr 05 2018 @ 10:26 PM
The Social Security website provides quick and easy access to a record of your lifetime earnings. This information provides valuable insights into your overall financial health, and can serve as a valuable planning tool. The post A Lifetime of Earnings appeared first on Shift Upwards. ...
Posted: Mar 29 2018 @ 4:12 PM
What's life like six months into my first mini-retirement? There's been lots of accomplishments and achievements, but also lots of challenges and struggles. In this post I dig deep into what I've been up to, what's been working and not working, and where I'm headed in the coming months. The post Six Months Into Mini-Retirement: Accomplishments, Challenges, Insights appeared first on Shift Upwards. ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 10:22 PM
What's life like six months into my first mini-retirement' There's been lots of accomplishments and achievements, but also lots of challenges and struggles. In this post I dig deep into what I've been up to, what's been working and not working, and where I'm headed in the coming months. The post Six Months Into Mini-Retirement: Accomplishments, Challenges, Insights appeared first on Shift Upwards. ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 9:22 PM
Prioritizing personal development and education will help you get where you want to go. But there are so many choices available, and it can be expensive. How can you plan effectively so that you invest in products and services that will help you, while remaining within a reasonable budget? In this article, I discuss how I go about planning my own personal development and education initiatives. The post How I Plan ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 10:36 PM

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