Your Productivity ≠ Your Worth:

I had a conversation the other day that led to some very interesting realizations: I equate my value as a person to how much I accomplish in a day. I also only consider days a “good day” when I get a lot completed. When I don’t get a lot done, I feel guilty and shameful.Continue reading “Your Productivity ≠ Your Worth:”

The Dumbest Purchases We Have Made:

I always preach that to achieve FIRE you need to stop all unnecessary spending, but to be honest, over the years, we’ve (particularly me) been terrible with this.. I would say only in the last two years, we’ve greatly improved. So if we can be on track for FIRE after making all of these dumbContinue reading “The Dumbest Purchases We Have Made:”

The 4 Principles I Base All of My Life Choices On:

I read the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People a while back and have since focused even harder to center my life around a few core principles, rather than things like: what would benefit me the most, what would make my spouse happy, what would make us the most money, etc. The book explainsContinue reading “The 4 Principles I Base All of My Life Choices On:”

What to Do if You Lose Your Job:

So… You’ve lost your job.. now what? I suggest saving this post as a guide, just incase. First of all, try not to panic. You will survive and everything happens for a reason. This doesn’t make it any less sucky, but recognize that panicking & fighting against what is done will not help the situation.Continue reading “What to Do if You Lose Your Job:”

September 2021 Financial Update:

So… I wrote this blog post, and mere hours later I unexpectedly lost my job. This changes things a lot. It’s really funny reading this post & editing it now because of how things have drastically changed in just a few hours. It just goes to show that you can’t predict the future, but youContinue reading “September 2021 Financial Update:”

How to Retire in Your 20s -No Gimmicks or Inheritance.

Yes, you read that right. Something amazing happened the other day, the authors of Quit Like a Millionaire and the blog Millennial Revolution decided to do my reader case & promote my blog. I sent our financial situation to them 2+ months ago and honestly totally forgot about it. I just went to their blogContinue reading “How to Retire in Your 20s -No Gimmicks or Inheritance.”

Grief, Ego, and Principles

“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” -Arthur Schopenhauer. I cannot express this sentiment in better words. When you lose something, or particularly, someone, that is exceedingly important, an extreme paradigm shift occurs, rather rapidly. Which can be excruciating, but as Carl Jung said, “There is no coming to consciousnessContinue reading “Grief, Ego, and Principles”

Reaching Partial Financial Independence:

I made a post on July 7th, 2021 called: You Are a Lot Closer to Your Ideal Lifestyle Than You Think.. and it turned out to be very true. Now that we sold my husband’s vehicle, we have accomplished everything on my “dream life/ideal lifestyle” list that is near the bottom of the aforementioned blog post.Continue reading “Reaching Partial Financial Independence:”

Quick & Important Ease Your Financial Payne Instagram, Blog & Podcast Updates:

Hello & Welcome back to Ease Your Financial Payne! I just wanted to make this quick post to let my followers/readers on here know some important updates regarding Ease Your Financial Payne. I created an Instagram account for this blog (@easeyourfinancialpayne). I personally don’t like a lot about social media, but I see it asContinue reading “Quick & Important Ease Your Financial Payne Instagram, Blog & Podcast Updates:”

4 Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Car NOW:

I hate it when writers mess around and take a long time to get to the point of their post, and I have to keep scrolling & scrolling. You know what I mean, so I am just going to jump right into it: Car values have appreciated for the first time ever. This is huge.Continue reading “4 Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Car NOW:”