Simplifying the path to creating your best life.
Today we are all busier than ever. There are ever increasing demands on our time and money. It can be so overwhelming.
One Big Happy is where we share how our family overcomes that overwhelm to create a life that brings us joy every single day. It’s all about simplifying and streamlining life so we can focus our limited time and resources on the essential things that truly make us happy, while also planning for our financial future.
Life isn’t just about one thing.
There are so many different moving parts that go into creating a good life, but there is one constant that affects every single aspect of our lives: money.
How do you balance the things that you want out of life now with the needs of your future self?
One Big Happy is about taking a balanced approach to life and personal finance. We believe that you can live a life you love today while preparing for your financial future. The first part of the equation is to start living intentionally. We share tips and strategies for creating financial and life goals that actually reflect the kind of life you want.
Start living your best life now.
Once you’ve set your goal posts, then it’s just a matter of plotting a course that gets you from where you are now to where you want to be. But it’s important not to get so focused on the end goal that you forget that life is what happens in the space between. It’s all about enjoying the journey.
Get to know us.
We are Joseph, Tasha, Alexis, and Reeves, the millennial family at the heart of One Big Happy. We are on the path to early retirement but we also make sure to leave room in our budget for things that we love, like travel, and DIYing our way to a home that we love.
Joseph grew up in Lubbock, TX where he fell in love with the outdoors through Boy Scout activities and during visits on his grandfather’s farm in South Texas. He’s a pretty handy guy that loves DIY and is constantly learning new skills. Joseph is an attorney with an accounting, finance, and business background. When he’s not at home making sawdust and dry jokes, he manages a large lease portfolio at work applying his skills as an attorney, accountant, and data scientist. Yes, it’s as stiff as it sounds.
Tasha was born in South America but grew up in New York City where she joined the Marine Corps right out of high school. After becoming a single mom at 19, she decided to become a lawyer so that she could have a career that would allow her to provide for her little girl, Alexis. She ended up going to a quaint little law school in Connecticut called Yale. After law school, she moved halfway across the country to Texas.
Joseph and Tasha met soon after law school and bonded over their love for all things DIY. They spent one of their early dates wading through insulation in Joseph’s attic in 100 degree weather to install sheets of radiant barrier.
Over the past six years we have lived in four different cities, in three different states, and owned three different houses. We’ve done triathlons, saved our first $200,000 towards retirement and had a baby after battling infertility and loss.
We’ve explored our local area, the Caribbean, and have a trip planned to Singapore in late 2017.
And that was just the beginning! There is so much more to come. We hope that our adventures inspire you on your journey to create an authentic life that you love.
We want to know about YOU.
What’s holding you back from living a life that you love? What burning money questions do you need answers to? Drop us a line anytime. We’re all in this together.