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Retired by 40! has a new look!
If we haven't met, I'm Gretchen. I am passionate about helping you create the life you want, without spending a fortune!
I am a 20-something, a struggling runner, chocoholic, and my husband and I are on a mission to retire by 40 - without sacrificing our quality of life now!
Life Uncomplicated is our theme for 2016, because living the frugal life doesn't have to be boring or HARD!!
Life Uncomplicated More About Me
February 11th is the hub’s and I’s 6th anniversary. 6 years of wedded bliss, 1 daughter, 2 moves, about 8 jobs between the two of us, and much, much more. Because our anniversary is so close to Valentine’s Day (what were we thinking when we eloped??) it makes sense that the entire month of February […]
Making money on the internet is all the rage these days. Everywhere you look, people are starting blogs, working from home as virtual assistants, and even companies are getting in on the work-at-home game with remote positions that cater towards their best employees’ desire to flexibility. But, the reality is that some of us actually […]
Ah, the 20’s. College, parties, bars and relationships make up much of the first part of your twenties, and by the time you reach the second half most people are entrenched in climbing the corporate ladder, student debt, and getting married. Maybe even having babies. Amidst all of that change, financial stress, and immaturity is […]
I am cheap, especially when it comes to clothes. My standard uniform comes from the clearance rank at Kohl’s and isn’t exactly inspired. But, I kept seeing friend after friend on Facebook asking if Stitch Fix was worth it, and with my life getting busier and busier by the minutes (plus my newfound resolve to […]
The holidays are JUST over. In fact, I just took down my tree a week ago, but the next holidays that involves gifts and food is almost here: Valentine’s Day. If you spent too much money during the holidays, don’t worry, because you can still get your guy something nice. This list has something for […]
How much of a priority are your retirement savings? Waiting to start saving for retirement is a huge financial mistake, because each day you’re spending instead of saving you miss out on interest that could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time you retire. Believe me, I understand that it is hard […]