I am naturally cheap. I get it from my Dad. The point is that being cheap is not a very desirable trait. I am conscious of this fact and strive against my instincts. I purposely spend money now and again to guard against sinking into a miserly existence surrounded by my piles of gold and … Continue reading Frugal, Not Cheap – Or so I keep telling myself.
There is a new concept that's all the rage in our little corner of the blogging world. To MAP OUT your financial life on paper. This serves 3 purposes as far as I can see. First,it shows you if you have unnecessarily complicated your wealth web. Second, it shows you where everything is going and … Continue reading My Money Map
The other day I got an email from a guy I met on Reddit whose blog involves Tracking Happiness and the relationship between money and happiness. I like this idea because it comes from a unique angle in an this otherwise repetitious field of ours. Anyway, the email involved me submitting some niche content for a … Continue reading I May Have A Problem With Food
Finally, we closed on the inherited house. The check is in the bank (but has not cleared yet). After we pay some money owed to the friends who bought the house and to my sister-n-law who co-owned it, we clear $ 132,000 worth of windfall. Now we get to allocate/spend it, this is the FUN … Continue reading My Windfall and ME
Do you know what happens to the guy who spends his whole paycheck on state of the art body armor from his neck to his toes so that when the end of the world comes he is ready? Yeah, that guy gets shot in the head on Day One. FIRE is a lifestyle. I love … Continue reading My Wish List