Author Archives : Mrs WoW

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…

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…