Even today, when I hear the word ‘frugal’, there are many negative images that instantly spring to my mind. I can’t seem to help but think about cheapness or dirtiness when someone brings it up. Just saying the word ‘fruuuu-gulll’…Uhg. Not only is it┬ábarbaric sounding but it also (kinda) rhymes with dull (bOoOoOooring). A lot […]

It has been nearly a year since I have written anything for my little blog. Call it lack of motivation I suppose. The funny thing is that I’ve thought about certain subjects many times over the months but never followed through on writing any of them down… Shame on me! I think the thing I […]

When we think about our goals for the future it sometimes feels like there is so much time between now and then that we can afford a few simple pleasures along the way without putting a big dent in our financial plans. While in theory there is no problem with having a bit of fun […]

When it comes to saving extra hard to achieve a financial goal it is easy to become obsessed over how much is really enough. I have a tendency to mull over my financial independence goal on a daily basis. Focusing on this single goal repeatedly over a long period of time has allowed me to […]