Finance, Growth

Investing for Dummies (by a Dummy)

Do you ever wish that high school had a course called "Life Skills" where they teach you things you actually need to know? You know, something that would educate young, blossoming adults on how to do taxes, selecting the right school for your wallet, why your credit score is important, what a 401(K) is and… Continue reading Investing for Dummies (by a Dummy)

Travel

Destinations on a Dime: Iceland

Iceland is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen in my life. The natural phenomenons that occur there; in landscape, weather, and overall nature is purely astounding. My trip to Iceland was planned on a whim with the sole intention of checking ‘see the northern lights’ off my bucket list, but it gave me… Continue reading Destinations on a Dime: Iceland

Lifestyle, Travel

Why all Women should Travel Alone at least Once in their Lives

When I told my boyfriend Austin I was going to branch off my Paris trip and take the train to Amsterdam and Brussels by myself to explore, he was not surprised. He was a little wary, but mostly happy that I would get to see parts of the world I've never seen before. In past… Continue reading Why all Women should Travel Alone at least Once in their Lives

Growth, Lifestyle

Ditching Societal Norms and Setting your own Priorities

Have you ever noticed that there is just so much conversation and pressure around what we’re supposed to do with our lives? We grow up with the notion that we’re supposed to go to college, get a job, meet someone, get married, buy a house, and have children. While those are all things I want… Continue reading Ditching Societal Norms and Setting your own Priorities

solo travel, world travel, budget travel
Travel

Destinations on a Dime: Costa Rica

As the first country I traveled to alone, Costa Rica has a very special place in my heart. I chose it for the turtle conservation program, but did not realize how much more I would get out of my visit. Here is where I backpacked and what I did, tips for keeping cost down, and… Continue reading Destinations on a Dime: Costa Rica

Lifestyle

The Bad B*tch in the Pencil Skirt

I have always had two fighting alter egos: One is the hippie chick in the flip flops who lives on an island, working as a dive-master-slash-yoga-instructor. She's probably named after a flower and spends her spare time painting and volunteering at the local animal shelters. She may have had dreads at one point in her… Continue reading The Bad B*tch in the Pencil Skirt