By age 30, I had grown my net worth to $1 million dollars through a combination of an excellent salary, a 50%+ saving rate, a bull market, and lots of luck. Surprisingly, my happiness wasn't higher after I tallied up my assets and found out I had become a millionaire. Rather, I was feeling … Continue Reading
Why Are So Many People Bad At Their Jobs?!
Is one of your coworkers driving you crazy? Perhaps a client or a vendor you're working with completely dropped the ball. Ugh! Why are so many … Continue Reading
Embrace This: Every Day Is The Best Day Of The Year!
By Sydney 3 Comments
A brand new year is here! And while it's always fun to celebrate at the beginning of the year, why stop there? Let's take a new spin on things … Continue Reading
2022 Untemplater Review: Oh What A Year It’s Been!
By Sydney 4 Comments
Normally, I'm pretty happy this time of year. But, the chaos of the holidays got to me a bit more this time around than in years past. I've … Continue Reading
What To Do If You’ve Been Passed Over For A Promotion
One reason why people start hating their jobs is because they've been passed over for some less-than-deserving mortal. Others start … Continue Reading
My 3 Fave Tips From Sam Dogen’s Book Buy This, Not That
By Sydney 4 Comments
One of the blogs that I've been following for years is Financial Samurai, a personal finance website run by Sam Dogen. So I was thrilled to get … Continue Reading
My Autistic Life: From Childhood To My 40s
By Sydney 9 Comments
At the age of 40, I unexpectedly discovered I'm autistic. I never suspected I had autism growing up. Frankly, we knew a lot less about it back … Continue Reading
Taxes Suck And Make Me Want To Shut Down My Small Business
For those of you who read Untemplater regularly, you know that I’m not the type of person who goes off on big rants. I consider myself to be lighthearted and easy going, and I always try to find a positive in the … Continue Reading
How Much Is The Average Severance Package? Once You Know You’ll Never Want To Quit Again
One of my good friends Christine is thinking about negotiating a separation agreement with her employer of six years. She works in marketing at Gap and is ready for a change of pace and a new career path. She got … Continue Reading