Leaving the Herd | The personal blog of Emily Capito, LCSW, MBA. Freedom through unconventional living.

The Ideal Intersection of Ideal Work | Leaving the Herd

The Ideal Intersection of Ideal Work

I have a good friend who has joined me recently in this transition from employee to free agent, which has triggered some dialogue around what…

Who says you can't eat out AND be frugal? | Leaving the Herd

Who says you can’t eat out AND be frugal?

Most of my readers are aware that I became a fan of Dave Ramsey about five years ago and have been paying off debt, intermixed…

Favorite Productivity Apps & Tools | Leaving the Herd

Favorite Productivity Apps & Tools

Setting up my new laptop has been a real joy. It’s a blank slate. No hundreds of bookmarks nagging to be organized. The downloads folder…

Buying a Small Business Laptop on a Budget | Leaving the Herd

Buying a Small Business Laptop on a Budget

I dread and greatly anticipate the replacement of major appliances and electronics. I dread the cost and immediately get hung up on scouring the Earth…

LLCs and Taxes: Lessons Learned | Leaving the Herd

LLCs & Taxes: Lessons Learned

When we filed our 2012 taxes, we experienced the sticker shock of the self-employment tax – the 15+% tax added to self-employment income to cover…

I Want the Magic | Leaving the Herd

I Want the Magic

Loads of people have started online businesses, or at least a blog that they hope to monetize one day. Overall, there are more than 7…

The DIY High | Leaving the Herd

Outsourcing Happiness

The inspiration behind this blog is the fascinating phenomena of social deception and how nearly all of us to some extent buy into wildly inaccurate…

When Day Dreaming & Self-Discipline Hold Hands | Leaving the Herd

When Day Dreaming & Self-Discipline Hold Hands

A really neat thing happened nearly three years ago. We found something truly magical to invest our money into: our log home. I cannot put…

Are you investing with Red Money or Green Money? | Leaving the Herd

Are you investing with red money or green money?

I am ecstatic to announce that we closed on our nightmare rental property yesterday, selling it for $85,000. One down, two to go. This feels…

The $1.50 Egg | Leaving the Herd

The $1.50 Egg

On a recent grocery shopping journey, I repeatedly got stuck behind a funny woman determined to stretch her dollar, taking her own sweet time doing…