Road Trip/Cross-Country Move Recap & Spending

Three million years later, I’m finally writing my road trip recap. I moved into my new place a few weeks ago but honestly I didn’t really want to add up the numbers. Spoiler alert: they are large. That’s why I broke them up by day and/or person. Sneaky, sneaky me. I’m going to try to […]

How to Make Your Apartment Livable On the Cheap(ish)

Do you know what happens when you move across the country and only bring what will fit in a Ford Focus? You have to buy stuff to live. Well, you don’t have to — but I’m a big fan of not sleeping on the floor. As such, we’ve spent a decent chunk of cash on […]

I’M BACK! and More Good News

Hello, bestest friends! For the 2 of you that actually noticed I haven’t been blogging, I’m back! My cross-country road trip/move is over and I’m glad to have the chance to talk with all you fabulous people again. If you are true Erin fans, you know I actually have been writing — just not here. […]

I was totally frugal that one time

Dude, what is up with all the wedding posts lately? I know June is huge for weddings, but geez Louise! On that note, here’s a wedding post. The best one, obviously, because I wrote it and I’m awesome. I’ve made a lot of money mistakes. Like a lot. I took out the maximum amount of […]

Pay Off Debt or Save For Retirement?

Welcome to another edition of “Erin uses her blog for life advice”! Y’all thought you were reading a personal finance blog, didn’t you? When in actuality, RDS is basically a place where I can talk about myself and ask questions about things relevant to my life. Aren’t I sneaky? Anyways, last week I had a wonderful […]

Two Weeks Notice

Something must be in the personal finance blogger water. Recently, both Jessica of Mo’ Money, Mo’ Houses and Vanessa of Vanessa’s Money have announced that they are moving across the country to cities where they don’t have jobs lined up yet. And now, I’m happy to announce, I am doing the same thing. I put […]

How to Hustle from your Deathbed

Last Wednesday, I was stricken with a terrible illness. I knew immediately it would be the end of me. By Friday, I was unable to move and had to stay home from work. I spent the next two days in my bed wondering which breath would be my last. As I laid on my deathbed […]


The greatest day of the year is finally here! WOOOO! It’s my 24th birthday! I love my birthday but I am not a big partier. I keep things very low key and relaxed. My bestest work buddy is treating me to lunch and then after work (yes, I still have to work — I’m a grown-up […]

Living Under Elephants: A Renter’s Story

Clomp. Clomp. Clomp. “What’s that?” “I don’t know.” Clomp. Clomp. Clomp.”What the hell are they doing up there?” “I don’t know, leave it alone.” Clomp. Clomp. Clomp.*hits ceiling multiple times with golf club that we have for no reason* Clomp. Clomp. Clomp. We seem to have the unfortunate luck of living under elephants. During our […]