Hello and welcome. I’m Laura, also known around here as Mrs. Nickels. You’ve somehow managed to find my little slice of internet real estate.
My goal is to live a blissful and satisfying life while saving for early retirement, and share our progress along the way. Here we talk about a little bit of everything. DIY projects, money-saving tips, paying off debt, investing and of course our journey to financial independence!
It started when we had some real wake-up calls that jolted us from our debt-ridden, financially stressful life. It was time to make a change.
So we re-worked our financial priorities, and in turn, it changed our lives. My husband and I went from $40k in consumer debt to $100k in savings in a little over 2 years. Once we reached that milestone, we turned to a bigger goal. To retire EARLY. To get outta the rat race, stop chasing the Jones’ and forge our own path. According to our calculations, if our investments do “average” or better, we plan to call it quits in
8 7 6 5 years. For the full story of our debt-to-savings journey, head over to the Our Story page…
Who am I, you ask? I’m an IT Manager in the Healthcare industry during the day, a blogger in the evening, and a mother and wife 24 hours a day. I’m married to the love of my life, Randy, and we have four children; Kelly, Lindsay, Faith and Britton. I work from home in sunny California, and I have a feisty Pug-Jack Russell mix named Piggy.
So pull up a chair, and take a look around…