How to keep saving over 70% of your income, even while pregnant.
My friend dying inspired me, my brother, and another friend to give up our day jobs and become self-employed. I think all of us suddenly thought, ‘Hang on a minute, life’s too short. You need to try the things you’re thinking about doing.’
Because of the American Dream, we tend to think of people who get ahead as hard working and morally sound. Likewise, the American Dream implies that people who do not make it to the middle-class did not work hard enough.
31 days of stories about bridesmaids in debt, and saving money by getting married in Iceland, and the rest. What’s your main takeaway? Did anything stick with you / surprise you?
“I went to school with kids who were vacationing in Aspen and Vail and their parents drove Mercedes and there was this roar in my head that told me I needed that. It’s funny, because as an adult, I’m uncomfortable around extreme wealth, and it’s not something I want for myself. But back then, yeah, I thought that was what success and happiness would be.”
I love the idea of the Dash Button—please let me stick these all over my apartment—but I also feel a little strange about advocating for Amazon Everything.