How and Why I Bought a House at 23

I purchased my house at 23-years-old. I had been in a ‘real job’ for 9 months, and already wanted an out. I got myself into an apartment lease that was waaaaay too expensive, making me live paycheck to paycheck, and I was miserable at my job. The work was fine, I was an IT Consultant and actually enjoyed programming and figuring out these problems and such… it was just that I felt little respect in my workplace. Granted, I was the youngest person there by three years and I was straight out of college (the only one to not have worked at the headquarters for a year before…

Thai Island

How I Flew to Thailand and Canada from the US for Under $600 (Round-Trip!)

The trip that started it all for me. Last year, I was in a desperate situation. I had just broken-up with my then “fiance” of four years, quit my cushy job as an IT Consultant, bought a house (I literally closed on my house the day my company let me go — more on those detials later!), and was just desperate to explore the world as I had recently been inspired by new friends. I somehow stumbled upon this website, DealRay, that immediately changed the game. Essentially, they find price glitches in airfare and alert you of the deal via text. The deal typically lasts 24hrs if it’s…