State of my goals as we enter Q4

What are your hopes and dreams?

This question always generates an eye-roll from Ari because I ask him and myself it all the time. With all the life goals I have —  road trip across the US, pay off student loans, make a movie, move into a Brooklyn apartment with Ari, fully fund my “Freedom To Choose” account, become a CFP, buy a home in the suburbs —  it’s been hard to pinpoint where I want to be next month, year or five years.

All these goals require cash but can I save for all of them at the same time? Sureeee, except it will definitely be a while before I reach them. Instead, I need to focus on those that are of most importance. Because let’s be real, my road trip across the US will be more enjoyable if I have a safety net and ZERO debt.

Now that we have entered the last quarter of 2018 I really want to give myself specific timelines for completing my top three goals. Continue reading “State of my goals as we enter Q4”

6 Ways Reducing My Waste Is Saving Me Money

Are you ever at a restaurant and overhear the girl at the next table asking for her water without a straw? Well, that’s me!

In 2015, my cousin shared an article profiling Lauren Singer, a Brooklyn woman and blogger at Trash is for Tossers, and since then I’ve become more environmentally conscious and dedicated to reducing my waste. If Lauren, who lives in New York City, a pretty dirty place, can produce zero waste, then I could too.

Continue reading “6 Ways Reducing My Waste Is Saving Me Money”