Can You Get Ahead Working in Food Service?

Recently I wrote a post detailing my “career” working in restaurants.  It was great to reflect on some of the choices I made coming out of college, especially with a less-than-marketable degree and entering a still rough economy.

A couple of things stuck with me after writing that post.

One, I haven’t come across many personal finance blogs written by people who work in restaurants.  … read more

Investing Is Like Driving

I’ve always enjoyed driving.  I don’t have a need for speed or a desire to own a sporty car.

When I get in my car, I think about all the moving parts formed together, all the different systems and pieces designed, cut, and assembled into a cohesive unit.  I like the sound of the tires on the asphalt, the feeling when the gears shift, all … read more

Money Update – September 2017

Every month I’ll post an update on my finances from the last month, with a focus on increasing income, spending less, and maintaining a high savings rate.  You can see previous updates here.

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Results – September 2017

2017 Savings Rate:  54%

The year is 2/3rds over.  Can I stay above 50% for the rest of the year??

I’m currently … read more

FIRE Prowess Score for Finance Yo Self

Measuring Wealth can be complicated.  Money, happiness, health, love, security, purpose, and freedom are just some of the ingredients for a rich life.

What ingredients you need, and how much, is up to you.  Some of them you just know.  And others, particularly money, you should probably measure.

There’s plenty of numbers you can measure – savings rate, net worth, etc.  Which ones you use … read more