journey to fi: august 2019 spending report

Mr. Smith and I have a dream of achieving financial independence (FI). We've been on this path for quite some time. Every month, I report the percentages that we spent in each category, our savings rate for the month, and our progress towards our FI number.  You might wonder why I'm reporting percentages and not … Continue reading journey to fi: august 2019 spending report

a complicated adoption process

I'm writing this while snuggling the sweet little person who now calls us mom and dad in the NICU. I'm not using LP's name on the internet or posting pictures until our adoption is complete for a whole lot of reasons. Since being matched with LP three weeks ago -- holy shit! How did that … Continue reading a complicated adoption process

how we paid off my student loans in 30 months

A while back I wrote about how Justin and I went from being $50k in the red to a net worth of zero. Today, I’m going to share how we paid off my student loans in 30 months. Before I get too far, I need to share how much my student loan debt was and where … Continue reading how we paid off my student loans in 30 months