Hi, I’m Tris Prior. Randomly saw today in MonkeyJenga’s journal over at MMM that this place existed, and because I clearly do not have enough places to spew my personal business all over the Internet already, here I am!
Lifelong Chicagoan, I live with my partner of nearly 15 (!) years and 2 kittens. I have a job in publishing that is mostly OK as corporate jobs go. I am in my late 40s and got a late start on retirement savings due to being very low income for a long time. Now making a decent salary but driving myself kind of nuts trying to save as much as possible to make up for lost time.
I have a lot of anxiety around money, and lately for a variety of reasons feel desperate to retire ASAP. Not desperate enough to cut my lifestyle as deeply as I’d need to in order to achieve this, though. That’s my current struggle - in order to get my savings where it needs to be, there is no room for, as I posted recently at MMM, any joy whatsoever in my budget.
Complicating matters, I recently decided that I’m done with the polar vortex and that we need to flee for a warmer climate ASAP. Trying to get Boyfriend on board with this.