370 days ago I never dreamed I’d be here yet 365 days ago I published the first post on MsZiYou, this feminist personal finance blog. And here we are, as of today, MsZiYou is 1 year old. Happy Birthday Blog! More about my choice of name, MsZiYou here. MsZiYou shares my experiences on my journey to […]
I, like many many people who are interested in personal finances, have a money spreadsheet. It’s a very useful spreadsheet, albeit a bit ugly, showing my financial numbers and those of the past. It also contains some forward-looking elements, with projections into the future. All pretty standard in these circles and something that really helps me […]
Good morning everyone, hope you enjoyed that extra hour in bed. I know I certainly did, although my cat was less than pleased that breakfast was served later. Many people use the New Year to measure progress, however, I like to do things differently. So why not use an alternative method, based on the seasons […]
I am lucky. I was born to a white middle-class family in a wealthy country. Education was readily available to me without excessive cost. I have been supported to live my dreams. These and many more privileges have allowed me to become rich and a dollar millionaire by 37. But not everyone has been so fortunate.
So, we’re having a real-life conversation and I mentioned my 50% failure rate last year – how would you respond? I’ve found people tend to fall into a few camps: People who immediately give sympathy and assume failure is bad Those who then ask what you learned And finally, those who say you have not really […]
A decade is a long period of time. A lot can change in that time. Especially people. 10 years ago, I was not doing anything as exciting and ground-breaking as I was 20 years ago starting university. But what was 27-year-old me like? Did she dream of FIRE? Had she started seriously investing? Was she […]