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Natasha Romanoff

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From Russia to ER
General Finance
Early retirement, financial independence
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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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In this post I will talk about something we, FIERs don't do very often: giving away money. Yup, you read it right. I gave money away, $50 to be exact. On Christmas www.budgetsaresexy.com gave away $100 to the first 20 people. The $100 was for creative ways to give to those who might need them. I wasn't among first 20, so I decided to take $50 of my own money ...
Posted: Jan 01 2018 @ 7:47 PM
As the year comes to an end I am tallying up the success and failures of 2017 and gearing up for the new, more successful, more focused and hustle-er 2018!! Woot woot! Here are the new things I am doing this year to maximize my savings and minimize my spendings: 1. Maxed out my 401k to $15002. Will get a new credit card geared toward travel and rewards more3. Experiment ...
Posted: Dec 26 2017 @ 7:59 AM
I often wonder about where do my money go... I thought I was pretty good at tracking my spendings, but yet I seem to always "loose" money and I have no idea what I bought...I don't seem to own more stuff of remember amazing experiences or feel more relaxed or happier or healthier after spending all that money... What a freaking mystery! So I was looking for some information on ...
Posted: Dec 22 2017 @ 9:58 PM
As the title say: Bears in Siberia hibernate in the winter after eating all Summer long. That is what I am getting ready to do: financial hibernation till Spring 2018. It means no spending, unless it is living expenses or emergency. I had a great Summer of fun and a little travel and now it's time to hibernate. As the year comes to an end I count my Acorns and ...
Posted: Dec 09 2017 @ 6:29 PM
So I was a huge slacker and haven't been keeping up with blogs in the last few month so I now will write a summary of what happened. Spring-Summer 2017 was a fkn roller coaster. The good: I paid off my car completely.I started Spring feeling good financially and decided to use manufactured spending to pay off my car: cool! The bad: I lost my job unexpectedly, which is not ...
Posted: Nov 18 2017 @ 8:24 PM
So, I don't have perfect vision... I have been wearing contacts/ glasses since 19 years old. ( OMG that is a long time! ). I hate them with passion. I am very active and I like outdoors and spontaneous trips and adventures and not having extra pair of contacts sucks! So I have been thinking about Lasik surgery for a while now... It is expensive, no doubt. Way more expensive ...
Posted: Mar 05 2017 @ 4:52 AM
"Nothing is what it seems"I live in a high cost, quick pace, ego driven metropolitan area. ( Washingon, DC). Often people ask you what you do for a living before they ask your name. Fked up, I know. Haha! Every one comes here to get ahead, to get connected, to succeed and to be on top. (I'm not an exclusion). A lot of smart, driven, motivated folks. But also rather ...
Posted: Feb 09 2017 @ 8:22 AM
This post is about the the main question I have to ask myself every time I buy something that is not food or gas: IS THIS WORTH PROLONGING THE RAT RACE' Main struggle with continuing on the path to ER comes when I start thinking: what if I fkn die or become incapacitated before I reach ER''!! All the experiences I didn't have like travel and hot yoga classes and ...
Posted: Feb 05 2017 @ 8:14 AM
If you read my previous post... in 2015 I was going strong towards ER.Then 2016 happen. Seems like it was rather shitty year for many people. Some major, not so positive changes in my personal life put me back in a spendy mode. F%*&K!... I was going out a lot, dining out a lot, spending left and right, not really saving much. Not at all what I should be doing...At ...
Posted: Feb 02 2017 @ 9:47 AM
I remember it like it was yesterday... July 2015 I took the red pill ( or was it the blue') and I was unplugged from the Matrix. I saw things for what they are for the first time. That I am "buying things I don't need with money I don't have to impress people I don't like". But it was about to change. I was introduced to ER by a ...
Posted: Jan 30 2017 @ 9:26 AM


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