Forging a Path to Financial Wellness

Now that I know it’s out there, I can’t stop seeing and hearing about the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement. According to Wikipedia, the FIRE financial movement has been around since the 2010s, and millennials have especially latched onto the idea. So where was I when everybody else was talking about it years ago?Continue reading “Forging a Path to Financial Wellness”

Vacation Hacking with Vacation Races

We did it! We attended our first ultra marathon experience, but only as volunteers. Last weekend we broke out our newish tent, loaded up the Nissan Rogue, and drove over to enjoy the Bryce Canyon Ultra Marathons in Hatch, Utah with Vacation Races. Race-goers ran, walked, hiked, and stumbled their way through wild courses rangingContinue reading “Vacation Hacking with Vacation Races”

Six Quick Changes to Save the Earth (and Probably Save Money)

Earth Day was almost a month ago, but any day is the perfect time to start being more eco-friendly. Environmentally conscious products, legislation, and other initiatives abound. Here are some of the ways, simple or complicated, that I’ve adjusted my mindset, transportation, and other habits to be more ‘green,’ starting right at home. Reduce waterContinue reading “Six Quick Changes to Save the Earth (and Probably Save Money)”

The one where my budget fell by the wayside so I could keep buying organic

Adding a foster kid to our household during a pandemic sure stretched our budget. While my husband and I have lived through frugal times in the past, compromising our food budget isn’t something we like to do much anymore. While trying to get realistic about our finances, I decided to end a years-long hiatus fromContinue reading “The one where my budget fell by the wayside so I could keep buying organic”