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

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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!

Deciding If We Should Become Landlords: Part 3, The Final Decision

The Cons: In our previous post "Deciding If We Should Become Landlords: Part 2"  we took a look at the potential benefits of becoming landlords. We touched briefly upon the freedoms we may gain both financially and personally, and spent a little time imagining our future possibilities. However, upon further examination we are still not convinced … Continue reading Deciding If We Should Become Landlords: Part 3, The Final Decision

Deciding If We Should Become Landlords: Part 2

 The Pros: In "Deciding If We Should Become Landlords: Part 1", we examined whether or not we could conceivably become landlords and assessed the marketability of our property. After careful self-analysis, we concluded that our property does indeed have the potential to become a rental property. However, neither of us know much about the current rental … Continue reading Deciding If We Should Become Landlords: Part 2

Deciding If We Should Become Landlords: Part 1

Could We Become Landlords? One of the challenges we face as we work towards our goal of becoming financially independent will be deciding if we need additional income streams. Presently, the only revenue we have coming in is from our full-time jobs. But when I read other PF blogs, I am now wondering if we … Continue reading Deciding If We Should Become Landlords: Part 1