I’m Ms. Money Supply, a travel addict on a budget. I’m in my early thirties, and since I graduated from college, I’ve lived in two countries and seven states. I’ve also visited more than fifteen countries on four continents.

I spent my twenties working in national parks and resorts, which allowed me to live in some of the most picturesque locations in the U.S. I learned to live on a tight budget, because I wasn’t making much money. I also developed an interest in early retirement, because I wanted the opportunity to spend more of my life doing what I love – seeing the world.

I now have what my Dad calls a “real job”, because I work in an office and have health insurance and a 401k. I enjoy my work, but the vacation time isn’t enough to allow me to get everywhere I want to go.

In addition to travel, I love hiking, true crime podcasts, and chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting. My friends would describe me as adventurous and easy going, and like most of us in the FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) community, a penny pincher (they’d probably just say cheap).

If you’d like to read my first post about the basics of financial independence, and what it will mean for me, you can check it out here.


I’m not an investment advisor. Any discussion on this blog about investment options or strategies is meant to outline the opportunities available. It should not be taken as investment advice.