8 1/2 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying a Home

About 3 years ago, my husband and I bought our first home. Prior to that, I knew very little about the home buying process, mortgage loans, homeowner’s insurance, etc. I had worked briefly for a bank and used some professional knowledge to navigate the process, but I ended up doing a ton of research anyway. BecauseContinue reading “8 1/2 Things I Wish I Knew Before Buying a Home”

5 Reasons Financial Independence is Overrated

Ten years ago, when I teetered on the precipice of my college graduation, all I could dream about was financial independence. I was more frugal than footloose-and-fancy-free and had spent all four years of undergrad in my parents’ house. That’s right. All. Four. Years. Being underneath their thumb certainly kept me out of trouble. ButContinue reading “5 Reasons Financial Independence is Overrated”