Lifestyle Creep

Lifestyle Creep

I don’t know about you, but the first time I got paid, I thought I was the richest person in the world. Granted, I was 17 and my only expenses were gas for my glorious little red Honda Civic ($16 for a full tank of gas in 2003), my cell phone bill ($28 per month) [...]

How to study for free and travel the world

How to study for free and travel the world

This list is just a quick peek into the world of practically free higher education – this list focuses on undergraduate options more than anything else but some of the information does apply to advanced degrees. Don’t forget that there is a cost to be considered here – living expenses! In any case, these options [...]

Finding Your Side Hustle

Finding Your Side Hustle

There is one thing that we didn’t discuss that is relevant to figuring out if you are being fairly compensated – if you love your job and you don’t mind being under paid (or rather, your compensation comes in the form of other benefits that you prefer to prioritize over cash) – that is totally [...]

Hot Damn 2017

Hot Damn 2017

Let us all take a deep breathe in.... count to ten... out. 2016 was quite a year, n'est-ce pas? Now, I am not even going to go into the political, economic and global insanity that this year provided...except right now - shout out to you, Brexit - to say nothing of the American horror story [...]

Lady in waiting

I am the least patient person on the planet. I hate waiting just about as much as I hate snakes (but I still hate snakes more). For the last five and a half months (i.e., two weeks into my seat in finance), I have been playing the waiting game. Wait until I get to the weekend [...]