Why I Traded My SUV for an All Electric Vehicle

Proud Owner of a Nissan LEAF :: thebeautywithout.com

The hippie conversion is nearly complete: I am now the proud owner of a Nissan LEAF! We can’t call ourselves members of the Hippie Club just yet considering we still own 3 cars:  2 commuter vehicles for my husband and I and a third vehicle for our nanny to drive our kids around during the day. It’s important […]

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Financial Independence: How I Plan to Retire in 10 Years (at 39!)

Financial Independence: Finding Freedom :: thebeautywithout.com

Wikipedia defines financial independence as “the state of having sufficient personal wealth to live, without having to work actively for basic necessities.  For financially independent people, their assets generate income that is greater than their expenses.” For me, the goal of financial independence represents a point in time where I will have the freedom to choose on any […]

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30 Before 30: The First 5

30 Before 30: The First 5 :: thebeautywithout.com

I’m about 6 weeks into my 30 Before 30 Challenge and I’m already 1/6 of the way complete (learn more about starting your own Short-Term Bucket List Challenge).  My first 5 experiences were the result of 2 trips over long weekends, the first with our friends to Phoenix, AZ for the husbands’ work event and […]

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The Short-Term Bucket List Challenge

The Short-Term Bucket List Challenge :: thebeautywithout.com

I’ve committed myself to a new goal: Experience 30 new things before I turn 30 at the end of November 2016.  I call this the Short-Term Bucket List Challenge.  Three new experiences per month seems do-able and I like the catchiness of “30 Before 30”.  As it turns out, this isn’t a new concept, plenty of others before […]

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“So, what do you do for fun?”

I’m not sure when it happened exactly, it feels like it was a long evolution.  One day I realized that I didn’t know who I was anymore.   Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t depressed, I didn’t actually feel lost while it was happening.  I had simply been so caught up in building a career and […]

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