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Reaching for FI
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financial independence, millennial, frugality, early retirement
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Washington, D.C., United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)

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Posting this (barely) still in May still counts as on time! It’s been a busy month, what can I say. Anyway, April started off with a bang with 19 days of work straight: I worked both Saturday and Sunday shifts the first two weekends of the month. It was fucking exhausting. Granted, that resulted in … Continue reading "April 2019: big job changes (but no new jobs)" The post April 2019: ...
Posted: May 30 2019 @ 8:00 AM
In lieu of making New Year’s resolutions, this year I decided to set 19 goals for the year of 2019. Given that it’s somehow (HOW) already May, it’s past time for me to see if I’m on track to complete them all. The goals: Money 1. Max out Roth IRA contributions for 2019 Status: indeterminate/needs … Continue reading "19 for 2019: Q1 update" The post 19 for 2019: Q1 update appeared ...
Posted: May 09 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Honestly with how busy I’ve been and how infrequently I’ve been posting lately, it kinda seems like it’s just now very on-brand for me to write posts long after I decided I was going to. So why not a Europe trip recap that’s a month late? It’s an excuse to post a bunch of pictures … Continue reading "Amsterdam, Paris, and Brussels, oh my!" The post Amsterdam, Paris, and Brussels, oh ...
Posted: May 02 2019 @ 8:00 AM
March was a whirlwind of a month, and the beginning of it was approximately 6357654357 years ago. Wanna know how I know that? Because the month started off with AYCE sushi (a #DCmoneynerds tradition) (also, YUM) the last time Military Dollar was in town. And that was actual ages ago. What else has happened in … Continue reading "March 2019: holy income, Batman!" The post March 2019: holy income, Batman! appeared ...
Posted: Apr 11 2019 @ 10:30 AM
I am dropping in on a Friday with an unscheduled and short post to say two years ago today I published my first post here—Reaching for FI is now two years old! This is going to be a quick one; I haven’t even unpacked from my Europe trip (post and pics and 2019 bucket list … Continue reading "Celebrating two years of blogging" The post Celebrating two years of blogging appeared ...
Posted: Mar 29 2019 @ 1:45 PM
I have an excellent excuse for not having posted last week: Gwen from Fiery Millennials is now my roommate and was moving in! Admittedly, it’s my fault for naively assuming I’d have time to write Wednesday night and that, say, putting together a bed wouldn’t take hours.  But never mind that—blame her instead for my … Continue reading "February 2019: “oh shit, I need a new roommate” edition" The post February ...
Posted: Mar 21 2019 @ 8:00 AM
Happy New Year and welcome to…oh shit, we’re 1/6 of the way into 2019. So that ship has sailed! Which is fine, because I hate New Year’s resolutions anyway. Last year I tried something new and did a series of monthly experiments instead of year-long resolutions. While that was fine, it was also hard to … Continue reading "19 for 2019" The post 19 for 2019 appeared first on Reaching for ...
Posted: Feb 26 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Snow, hikes, and tax forms rolling in, oh my! The first month of 2019 is done (yes, I had to double-check that I put the right year in the title and URL), so it’s time for a recap of my spending. Gwen from Fiery Millennials has darkened the doorstep of DC, so I’ve felt compelled … Continue reading "January 2019: setting the bar high" The post January 2019: setting the bar ...
Posted: Feb 07 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Yep, it’s the last day of January and I’m still doing 2018 wrap-up posts (this is what happens when you stop posting regularly, whoops). In lieu of doing New Year’s resolutions for 2018, I did monthly experiments instead (and yes, the months I didn’t do set experiments were experiments in slowing down/taking pressure off myself. … Continue reading "The year in money goals: 2018" The post The year in money goals: ...
Posted: Jan 31 2019 @ 9:00 AM
The fact that it took me multiple tries of adding up numbers to get ones that were reasonably the same means I a) am not as much of a recovering perfectionist as I thought and b) probably need to slightly rethink my system of tracking numbers. I think a lot of it is inconsistency in … Continue reading "Everything I spent in 2018" The post Everything I spent in 2018 appeared ...
Posted: Jan 29 2019 @ 9:00 AM


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