My Journey to Financial Independence and Retiring Early

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Find Out Your Lifetime Earnings

Find Out Your Lifetime Earnings

How much money have you earned in your lifetime? Here’s an easy way to find out! Check out the SSA.gov website! Once you create an account and login you can view your earnings records from every year that you’ve filed taxes. You can also see how […]

How to Remove Excess HSA Contributions

How to Remove Excess HSA Contributions

After my last paycheck of 2016, I realized that I over contributed to my HSA. I was scheduled to max out the full $3,350, but my calculations didn’t take into account the prorated employer contribution I received. Because this is a tax advantaged account, you can’t […]

2016 Financial Recap & 2017 Goals

2016 Financial Recap & 2017 Goals

Happy New Year! I’ve decided to do something very scary for me, but I’m excited to share. I’m going to break down all of the my savings and expenses for 2016. In 2017, I’m planning on doing monthly reports so that you can see how I […]

Saving Money on Purchases All Year Round

Saving Money on Purchases All Year Round

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you make a purchase using links in this post. For you last minute shoppers, here are my top tips on saving money on online purchases all year round, not just during the holidays. I […]

Why I Chose a High Deductible Health Insurance Plan

Why I Chose a High Deductible Health Insurance Plan

It’s open enrollment season and many of you will be making the choice between different types of health insurance plans. Earlier this year, I turned the big 26, which means as of the end of my birthday month I could no longer be covered under […]

Ethical Clothing: How I Curbed My Shopping Habits

Ethical Clothing: How I Curbed My Shopping Habits

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission if you make a purchase using links in this post. If you know me, you know I love fashion. Ever since I was young I would love going to the store with my mom […]

How to (Not) Pay Taxes Like Trump

How to (Not) Pay Taxes Like Trump

First and foremost, this is not an endorsement for Donald Trump whatsoever. In case you are unaware, last week the New York Times published some pages from Donald Trump’s 1995 tax filings showing an epic $916 million dollar loss, which could have allowed him to […]

Why You Should Start Saving For Retirement Right Now!

Why You Should Start Saving For Retirement Right Now!

Yes, you! Yes, right now! Maybe you don’t think you can afford to save for retirement. Maybe you’re still young and think you have plenty of time before you have to worry about retirement. Maybe you don’t plan on ever retiring. Let me tell you […]

How I Save Almost 40% of My Income Before I Even Get Paid

How I Save Almost 40% of My Income Before I Even Get Paid

The day I was hired full time at my company I inquired about setting up 401k contributions, which I wasn’t eligible for as an intern. Once I secured my role as a Research Associate in 2013, I started contributing 3% of every paycheck to the […]