Category Archives: Money

Thriftygal’s thoughts on….money.

I wish I could think of a synonym for money that started with “th.”

The basics.

How to decide if a salary bump is worth the move or another article from years ago that I never published because you know all this stuff already and it’s too much excruciating detail that nobody but me cares about.

By | February 22, 2019

My friend Mimi is contemplating relocating from Chicago, Illinois to Sydney, Australia for her job. The assignment would last anywhere from 18-24 months and comes with a cost of living increase. She asked me, since I’m trying to impersonate a personal finance guru, if the move was “worth it.” So I asked her some questions… Read More »

Updating my Chart – 2018

By | January 15, 2019

The year ended! 2018 retired and it’s time to update my chart! But, first, if you don’t mind, a stroll through history. History lesson I was reading through my old journals and I came across some fun stuff I think you’ll like seeing. Or maybe you won’t. I don’t know what you like anymore. How… Read More »

Want something free?

By | December 7, 2017

Have you read The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins yet? This book outlines the investment strategy I use. I read it in one night and told you about it here. Do you like listening to audio books? I’ve tried, but I stop paying attention after a couple of minutes. I’m a visual learner.… Read More »

Guinea Pig Update: Leif!

By | October 30, 2017

Do you remember me telling you about my friend, Leif?* I knew him when I lived in Chicago. He carries one of the best souls I’ve ever encountered. Kind and loyal and good, we saw each other almost daily for years and I counted him among my favorite people. He was also, unfortunately, a super… Read More »

Did you already freeze your credit?

By | September 18, 2017

For years, I would check my credit report every four months. I can peek at them for free once a year from each of the three credit agencies, so staggering this way gives me the maximum amount of free without obsessing and still keeping a close eye. I like this strategy too because, if I do… Read More »

Updating My Chart – May-August 2017

By | September 4, 2017

This reminder popped up for me recently: Check your net worth, my darling! Oh. Right. It’s September. Another four months of living and not working and it’s time to write another post updating my progress on this early retirement experiment. This is normally my best shot at evangelizing. Look, it’s working! Truth be told, I… Read More »