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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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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
Tl;dr thank goodness this damn experiment is finally over. Yoga: definitively not for me I gave it my best shot, y’all, I really did. Sure, I didn’t go into the last experiment of the year liking yoga. I had low expectations. But that wasn’t to say I didn’t want to like yoga. It’s a form … Continue reading "Twelve months of experiments: December 2018" The post Twelve months of experiments: December ...
Posted: Jan 17 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Y’all, before we get into it, it has come to my attention that I’ve been doing this “savings” thing wrong. I need to “for-reals” save towards FI with the money that I save. The money that I save that’s leftover every month from my income once you subtract out my spending and oh wait now … Continue reading "December 2018: holiday spending/travel edition" The post December 2018: holiday spending/travel edition appeared ...
Posted: Jan 10 2019 @ 9:00 AM
So it’s been a while since I posted. I’ll let Instagram do the talking for me here, but basically I crashed in December. Remember how I kept talking all year about needing to slow down? Yeah, that never happened.   View this post on Instagram   I haven’t written a blog post in two weeks. … Continue reading "2018 year in review" The post 2018 year in review appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 9:00 AM


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