college

College Wins, Fails, & Regrets

Who doesn’t have regrets about college?  From changing majors halfway through your program, to taking 10 years to get a degree, to racking up mountains of debt, everyone has something they wish they had done differently. I know I do! Read More

glasses

My $10 Frugally Fabulous Glasses

What did you pay for your last pair of glasses? I haven’t bought a pair of glasses from an optician for years. Why? My last pair (non-designer) cost almost $400!!!  I refused to pay that ludicrous price ever again. Years Read More

things

I Am NOT a Material Girl

Let’s play a game. Right now, do a mental inventory of all of your possessions within your sight.  Give each item a rating from 1-10 based on how much you value that item.  The value can be based on its Read More

mini-retirement

My South American Mini-Retirement

I am going to miss these amazing Cartagena sunsets! Next week, I am coming to the end of a lovely 15-month mini-retirement, and I’m devastated to see it end. My husband decided that he wanted to live in Colombia well Read More

tierra bomba

Isla Tierra Bomba

This past weekend we headed over to the closest island to Cartagena, Isla Tierra Bomba. It was one of my favorite things that we’ve done in Colombia. Tierra Bomba is a small island right across the bay from Cartagena. It Read More

strategies

My Favorite FIRE Concepts

There are hundreds of amazing personal finance blogs*.  These blogs have introduced me to so many terrific new life hacks that will speed up my process to financial independence. So I’ve decided to spread the love!  Here are some of the Read More

wedding

Our Frugal Wedding

My husband and I just celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary last Friday!  It’s been a wonderful 5 years, and I know that I’ve found the best person to spend my life with (cue the awwww!!!) Over the past few Read More

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Good, Better, Best

Are you using your time in the best possible way? I believe there are good, better, and best uses of time. Unfortunately, upon reflection, I have realized that most of the time, I am settling for good instead of striving Read More

playa blanca

Playa Blanca Day Trip

If you are visiting Cartagena, Colombia, you should definitely make time to go see Playa Blanca.  Playa Blanca is a beautiful white sand beach about 1 hour away from Cartagena. There are many ways to structure your trip to Playa Read More

playa blanca

Transportation to Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is a white sand beach on the northern coast of Colombia, about 1 hour from Cartagena.  It’s one of the more popular things to do while in Cartagena, and for good reason…it’s beautiful. We have been to Playa Read More