Author Archives : Mrs WoW

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…

All I Want for Christmas is a Com-post-er, a Com-post-er!


With the new year upon us, I would like to take a minute to review a few of my favorites from last year. I’m talking about gifts.  For me, 2016 brought a new appreciation for life.  I started to look at things differently.  I began searching for used items when in need of something or looking to rent/borrow when at…

Cold Hard Numbers


So I’m changing it up today, keeping you all on your toes. Usually Mr. Wow is the numbers man and I like to talk more about the touchy-feely side of financial independence and early retirement. Well, not today.  Today I am going to air out some dirty laundry. I’m going to share with you the harsh realization I faced a…

Deck The Halls with Unnecessary Things


Tis the season to be shopping. For the past few weeks, I have noticed a dramatic increase in holiday advertisements.  It seems that every time I turn around, I see a new ad, commercial, or billboard telling me that my holiday won’t be complete unless I have (insert item for sale here).  Its amazing how the daily doses of seasonal…