Author Archives : Mrs WoW

Out of Office Message


Sorry, we’re currently out of the office.  In case you didn’t know, we’re in Ecuador at the Chautauqua, hanging out with Mr. Money Mustache, Mad Fientist, Paula Pant, a Fiery Millennial, a Coach, and the Godfather himself, Jim Collins. And while all those guys are great, we’re also meeting other fantastic people and having phenomenal conversations about finances, life, and…

Taking a Chance


Two years ago, I took a chance. For the first time, I solo travelled to another country and continent.   Although I considered myself an experienced traveler, I had always traveled with someone. This time I was on my own. The destination: Ecuador.  The plan: Volunteer. To be honest, I was nervous.  I had gotten used to traveling with the…

Squashing the Trashsquatch


Footprints Today, I want to talk about footprints.  Mine are about a size 6 1/2.  Most people tell me that I have small feet.  But of the women in my family I have the largest footprint.  My mother is a size 6 and my sister, a 5 1/2. Ok, but really, I am not here to talk about the actual…

Busy is No Longer an Excuse


I wish I had time for that, but I’m too busy When I get some more free time, I’ll do [insert activity here] Or when someone asks how I am and I respond, “I’m good, just busy!” I have been saying these phrases all too often.  Quite frankly, I am sick of hearing myself say them. And I’m sure that…

How Hypothermia Taught Me to Always Trust My Gut


You ever have that feeling when you know something is wrong, but you convince yourself that it isn’t? Maybe you’re doing something new and you don’t quite know what to expect, so you keep telling yourself that everything is ok.  Or, maybe you bring up your discomfort to a friend only to have them shoot you down and tell you…

Guest Post on 1500 Days: The Bigger Picture


Hey friends, today’s post is an extra special post for me.  This week I was fortunate enough to get to guest post on 1500 Days.  Being that this blog was one of the very first FI blogs I started reading, I can not be more honored by this. In addition, this post gives you glimpse of something I am super…

Mother’s Day Special: Helping My Mom Save Money


Let’s be honest, if you are reading this, you’ve probably come across some great ways to cut back on spending and save some serious cash.  I’m sure you’ve already implemented many things within your daily life to accomplish this.  There are many major ways to get your finances in order that take time and knowledge in order to complete.  However, there…

What Does the Box Say?


Right next to our television, in the main part of the living room, lives a box.  Not a fancy box, just a plain, old cardboard box. This box is anything but decorative. If anything it is an eye sore, but to us, it is a constant reminder. A reminder for what, you might ask? It is reminder to get rid…

How We Cut Our Phone Bill in Half


One way that the Mr and I have saved money on our path to financial independence is by changing our phone plan. Side note: this is based on US phone company plans.  Who here has a phone? My guess is most of you just raised your hand. Ok, maybe not literally, but you get what I am saying.  According to a recent…

That Time We Spent Too Much On a Football Game


Remember when the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Fransisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII or when Beyonce was the halftime act or when the power went out and the game was delayed? We were totally there!! We delightfully watched a great game, right up until the end when my Niners fell to Mr. Wow’s Ravens (still pains me to say that) (It…