Frugality

  • Free Food In February

    Free Food In February

    Well, this first half of February has been rough financially on us. Making those last two monthly 7K payments on the mortgage doesn't leave us with much wiggle room outside of regular bills for fun …
  • Mortgage Free By 30 Round 2 Racing Toward Freedom

    Mortgage Free By 30 Round 2 Racing Toward Freedom

    Made a $7,025 payment!   We've been working our butts off here this past month in order to pay all of the regular bills and stay on track to pay off the mortgage by Andrew's …
  • Mortgage Free By 30 Update Organize & Automize

    Mortgage Free By 30 Update Organize & Automize

    Weeks 1-2: Automate for less brain clutter   I've been spending the past two weeks since the beginning of the year organizing and automizing the house, our budget, money allocations, and meal prep to set …
  • Five Degrees

    Five Degrees

    While walking around inside the house on a cold winter day, I caught my husband, clad only in shorts and a cutoff, bumping up the thermostat to a sweltering 73°F. “That's it!” I yelled. “Go …
  • A Minimalist Lifestyle Doesn’t Have to Mean a Minimal Life

    A Minimalist Lifestyle Doesn’t Have to Mean a Minimal Life

    When people hear that we buy things from garage sales and auctions, we sometimes get funny looks even after we explain what we do. There's a stigma associated with buying used things-that they're dirty, or …
  • How and Why We Got Rid of Cable and Never Looked Back!

    How and Why We Got Rid of Cable and Never Looked Back!

    Back in 2012 when we moved into our 'rental from hell', we rewarded ourselves with a luxury: cable television. Some of you may think that's a funny sentence, because to many people, cable isn't so …