Author Archives : Mrs WoW

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…

It’s Your Journey – Make It Your Own


Financial independence: What is it? How does one achieve it?  And ultimately, what does it mean in the grand scheme of life? For the past few years, Mr. Wow and I have been casually throwing this term around in our daily conversations as if we were talking about the weather.  Between the two of us, we have confirmed our “end game” and…

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Sharing is Caring!


We all remember one of the pivotal lessons learned in preschool; the old saying “sharing is caring”, right? Amazing that something we are exposed to at such a young age, still holds true later in life.  Recently, I’ve been reflecting on just how important and valuable this skill actually is.  While keeping in mind this whole financial independence and minimalist…