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Budget and the Beach
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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I’ve officially been back in LA for two months now, and I can still say without a shred of doubt in my mind that I made the right decision to move back from Boise. I was reading through my journal from the six months I was there (you tend to write a lot more with […] The post April Rewind: 7 Years, Net Worth Increase, and Beach Volleyball appeared first on ...
Posted: May 05 2019 @ 6:27 PM
*lightly edited because, well, time.  First, I want to thank everyone for their comments on my last blog about figuring out whether to (continue to) pursue freelancing, or spend more time/energy into looking for full-time work. I figured the answers might vary, and they sure did.  First, let me address one common suggestion I saw […] The post Freelance or Full-time: A Follow Up appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Apr 22 2019 @ 1:22 AM
I’ve thought about writing this post for several weeks, but wasn’t sure how to write it without offending or alienating current or potential clients and/or potential full-time employers. I still don’t, honestly, so I’ll just try to keep the information as practical as possible. I’m torn between putting all-out effort into freelancing, vs putting all-out effort […] The post Freelance or Full-time? appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Apr 16 2019 @ 12:45 PM
Wow! A post! Finally! I think this might be the longest I’ve ever gone without writing a post, but then again I’ve been doing this blog for nearly SEVEN years, so who knows! Anyway, since we are just finishing March and the first quarter of the year, I thought I’d check it to see how I’m […] The post March Rewind: First Quarter Review appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Mar 31 2019 @ 9:01 PM
Sorry my Feb recap is a bit overdue, as we are going on our second week of March, but I’ve had, you know, just a couple small things going on in my life. lol. Well, I’m home!!! It really does feel good to be back, although the feeling was a tad bit anti-climactic, since I […] The post February Rewind: I’m Home! appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Mar 10 2019 @ 9:36 PM
I only have a couple more days left here in Boise before I move back to LA (where I moved from 6 months ago if you are new to this blog), and things are going along fairly well, although I’ve been pretty busy with work, training with The Financial Gym and editing videos for VolleyCamp […] The post Lessons Learned from my Move to Boise appeared first on Budget and the ...
Posted: Feb 24 2019 @ 9:45 PM
Welcome to my first monthly rewind of 2019. Today is the SuperBowl and I’ll be cheering for the Rams. I’m usually pretty team agnostic, but it would be nice to see someone else win besides the Patriots.* It’s nice to see that the stock market rebounded since the last time I did a rewind in […] The post January Rewind: Hustlin’ Hard appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Feb 04 2019 @ 12:25 AM
The other day I was watching another lesson from Mel Robbins’s #MindsetReset series, and that day she was talking about money worries, and what to do about it. I was very excited to see the name of that episode, because I have been feeling a LOT of financial anxiety lately. A little financial anxiety is […] The post Money Anxiety!!!! appeared first on Budget and the Beach. ...
Posted: Jan 27 2019 @ 9:12 PM
This post is dedicated to everyone who have been so supportive of my writing, and who have encouraged me to keep being real, vulnerable, and putting myself out there. Thank you! Midlife and the Happiness U-Curve Last summer I posted an online survey for people who were in their 40s like me. It was about general happiness levels in […] The post Call it a Midlife Opportunity, Not a Midlife Crisis appeared first on Budget ...
Posted: Jan 20 2019 @ 6:26 PM
The other day I came across a post from a fellow blogger who I like and respect “lightly” making fun of people who are high income earners, but who are still living paycheck to paycheck. Of course it’s their blog and free speech and all of that, but it did spark something in me that made me […] The post Why Are We so Quick to Judge? appeared first on Budget and the ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 8:34 PM


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