"10 coupon inserts for $10" I thought the extreme couponing craze was over, but the deal posted on top of the newspaper stand at our local Market Basket implied otherwise. To be honest I didn't realize that people still read print newspapers and instead assumed that print newspapers were more akin to flip phones. Remember … Continue reading Extreme couponing, robots doing back flips, and thoughts on saving
The standard definition of financial independence is to have sufficient personal wealth to live off of, without the need to work in order to cover ones expenses. In other words, in order to achieve financial independence, your assets will need to generate an income that is greater than your expenses. But what does financial independence … Continue reading What Financial Independence Means To Us
I was recently listening to a song by The Fixx called "How Much Is Enough", and I could really relate to the lyrics. "How much is enough when your soul is empty? How much is enough in the land of plenty? When you have all you want and you still feel nothing. How much is enough, is enough? How … Continue reading How Much Stuff Do You Think Is Enough?
Most of us have heard the aphorism "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade". Well, it's now time for us to make some lemonade. Last Friday I lost my job and was among 120+ others who lost their jobs as well. This happened because the parent company I had worked for was acquired by another … Continue reading When Life Gives You Lemons
May is finally here and the smell of spring is tickling our noses. We are now all clones driving the same car color - a glorious yellow-green hue! We'll just think of it as Mother Nature's fairy dust as she magically recreates yet another glorious spring, and surrounds us with a lush green and floral … Continue reading April 2017 Progress Report, The Coming Robopocalypse, and A Health Conundrum
Last Christmas we received our very first pod coffee maker as a gift from my parents. It looked beautiful all shiny and black, and when we took it out of the box, several cute little round coffee pods spilled out with it. Back then I was a newbie in the world of frugality, and I … Continue reading Coffee Pod Armageddon And The Perfect Frugal Brewi
Just three years ago "frugality" wasn't even a word in our vocabulary. We preferred the high life, and back in those days, we probably would have laughed at the word and associated it with people who were cheap. We wore high-end clothing - We used to visit Copley Plaza so we could shop at the … Continue reading Frugality Is A Choice, Not A Punishment
Mr. FE and I grew up in the same quiet suburb just 30 minutes outside of Boston, MA., not far from the Route 128 beltway. In case you are not familiar with Route 128, you can think of it as a place that is often compared to California's Silicon Valley. Boston being the home of … Continue reading Why We Chose To Live In A Suburb