Brené Brown is a researcher who writes about vulnerability, empathy, courage, shame, and other uplifting topics related to living a whole-hearted existence. I’ve always enjoyed her work and how she pairs an analytical approach with a wry sense of humor.
One thing she wrote about that left me gobsmacked was an experience she calls “foreboding joy.”
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How often have you heard it? There is no such thing as a free lunch. Thanks, Uncle Bob, for your priceless pearls of wisdom. But you’re wrong.
When you’re on your way to FI, then you start sniffing out all the free lunches you possibly can. Like, literally.
Continue reading “Mythie McMythface strikes again: “No such thing as a free lunch””
Remember when I explained that I have two “extra” paychecks per year? One of them came in this week and I had been waiting eagerly to decide what to do with it. I could apply it to my scary 401(k) loans, or reduce my credit card balances, or add it to my savings for some extra cushion, or even invest it.
What did I decide do with my extra paycheck this week? I used it to punch my credit card debt in the face.
Continue reading “Debt Reduction: Credit card debt update #1”
No? Oh. We haven’t even started yet.
I’m feeling a little bit impatient today. I have a plan, and I’m really excited to kick it off. I have some work to do before that happens though. Mainly, my upcoming move in a month or so. Until I move, I won’t have all the extra cash available to execute on my Diabolical Plan.
What do I do in the meantime?
Continue reading “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? How about now?”