Our Plan to Pay Off the Mortgage Early

In case you missed the announcement, I posted earlier this month that my husband and I are now officially planning on retiring by 50. Or, more accurately, we’re planning on reaching a level of financial independence by 50 that would allow us to only work part-time if we so choose, and at doing whatever we …

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Our Plan to Retire Early (By Age 50, To Be Exact)

If you’ve been hanging around this blog for awhile, you probably already know that I’ve been a bit obsessed with the idea of FIRE (financial independence / retire early) for several years now. However, while I’ve mentioned my enthusiasm and passion for this subject in the past, I’ve never actually set a hard and fast …

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“Balance” Might Be Impossible to Obtain During This Season {May Goals + April Recap}

While some of my recent implementations — like a weekly must-do list I create each Sunday on my computer — are helping me to not neglect the most important things, my life is still way out of balance right now with the flower farm eating up every spare second I have and then some. I …

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Our 7 Current Financial Goals // Progress Report #1

Well, it’s been three months since my last update on our current financial goals, and what a decent quarter it’s been! Between the second and third stimulus checks and our tax return, we were able to make some definite progress on many of our goals (and even unexpectedly were able to completely cross one of …

Flower Farmers Ain’t Got No Time For Goals! {April Plans + March Goals Recap}

I knew that starting this business of running a flower farm (even on such a small scale as we’re doing it) would require a lot of time and hard work. But you guys—I had NO IDEA how intense it would be during this first part in early spring! I’ve been doing gardens for years, but …

I’m Starting a Business! {March 2021 Goals + February Recap}

You’ll notice that I’m quite a bit late in posting this since I usually publish my monthly goals on the 1st of every month. However, I have an excellent reason—I’m starting a business! Since we were finally able to move to a home this last year that had a bit more land than we had …