The Middle Age Weight Creep and Why A Healthy Body Equals A Healthy Retirement

Time for an Escapadian confession. We are now victims of the middle age weight creep! There. We said it. Now that we have shared this new reality with all of you, please allow me to explain how we arrived at this unfortunate conclusion. A few days ago I was trying on last year's summer clothing. … Continue reading The Middle Age Weight Creep and Why A Healthy Body Equals A Healthy Retirement

Our Frugal Adventure: Benson’s Park

Welcome to our first frugal adventure share! Mr. FE and I look forward to our weekend escapades, and we like to keep them frugal so we can stay on our path to FIRE. We prefer the bulk of our day trips to be no longer than a two-hour drive each way and are lucky to … Continue reading Our Frugal Adventure: Benson’s Park

Why We Stopped Feeling Entitled and Got Rid Of Our $30,000 Debt

Yesterday, I was reorganizing our office and came across some old bank statements from a few years ago. As I read through some of the statements, I was shocked to see how much money we wasted back then! I decided to grab one of the six calculators I found buried in our desk drawers and … Continue reading Why We Stopped Feeling Entitled and Got Rid Of Our $30,000 Debt

March 2017 Progress Report and New Goals for April

March was a very eventful month for us! It started off with a computer melee, then gave us an epic snowstorm which left 2 feet of snow in our driveway, and concluded with a visit from our local fire department. Wild and crazy happenings! As discussed in our post "A New Blog Direction and an … Continue reading March 2017 Progress Report and New Goals for April

A New Blog Direction and an About Page Update!

A new direction on Our Frugal Escapades perhaps? Absolutely! It's time to branch out and blog about other topics besides career and our thoughts on frugality. We have updated our about us page to reflect the topics we plan on discussing, but here is a brief overview. Personal Finance - No one can deny that proper … Continue reading A New Blog Direction and an About Page Update!

A Computer Melee And Why Quality Matters

Why no blog posts this past month on Our Frugal Escapades? The reason is computer trouble of epic proportions! EPIC! I literally went through three computers, yes...THREE before I finally found a winner. One thing is for certain, I learned a hard lesson in frugality. The Death Of Mr. HP Problem #1: The slow death … Continue reading A Computer Melee And Why Quality Matters

Our February 2017 Expense Report, Bonus Time, A Boost From Uncle Sam, And A Recipe For Mr. FE’s Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Cookies!

The month of February treated us well where we were able to briefly escape the doldrums of winter and enjoy some unseasonably warm weather. Unfortunately, this short burst of spring-like weather won't last long where there is a nor'easter coming our way. Time to get the shovels back out. Snowmageddon here we come! February's Awesome Bull Run … Continue reading Our February 2017 Expense Report, Bonus Time, A Boost From Uncle Sam, And A Recipe For Mr. FE’s Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Cookies!

Why We Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day

This may be hard to believe, but we don't celebrate Valentine's Day. We believe that Valentine's Day is nothing more than a silly, over commercialized holiday designed to latch on to our hearts, and make us feel guilty if we don't open our wallets. We don't despise the holiday, but we do think that it's … Continue reading Why We Don’t Celebrate Valentine’s Day