the liebster award seal of awesomeness

Hello, 2018 Liebster Award Nomination!

I’m so excited! The existence of something called The Liebster Award was unknown to me until very recently, when I was nominated by a fellow blogger. As I understand it, it is fun a way for bloggers to recognize other bloggers who are writing content in their domain worth reading. We bloggers are inspired by other bloggers, so why not tell the world about each other? In the process of paying it forward, we get to learn more about each other and share our writing more broadly.

By gum, it’s just a bloggitty love-fest!

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health and wellness benefits that pay you to have a blood pressure check like this one

Health and wellness benefits that pay in more ways than one

For the financially-minded, working for a large corporation has its advantages. Sure, the whole corporate grind is a little like having your soul sucked out through your nostrils by some mechanical proboscis, but they are at least willing to pay handsomely for said use of your soul.

My company has some good perks. The 401(k) matching is unequaled by any other large company I’ve worked for, and the employee stock purchase plan discount is great. Their benefits package is awesome, good health insurance choices, life insurance, disability, and dismemberment (as unlikely as that seems in my line of work, I often wonder whether the elevator has it out for me, so better safe than sorry.) I even get a free parking space in a city where others are paying hundreds of dollars every month for parking.

But this week I discovered a whole other set of benefits that I’d vaguely heard about but had never looked into. It seems I have been overlooking some health and wellness benefits that pay me to stay in prime shape for soul-sucking.

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women whispering

What am I up to with this blog, anyway?

Here’s the thing: there is nothing I can say on this blog about money, finances, financial independence, or retiring early that hasn’t already been said. I’m not a financial expert (I know just enough to be dangerous), and my track record shows I’m actually pretty terrible at managing my money no matter how I try to convince myself otherwise.

And still, I decided to create this blog. Why? Why? WHY???

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