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

A Story Of One Man’s Extreme Generosity And Questions On Frugality (plus, a readers poll!)

This past week,  I (Mrs. FE) was catching up on some reading and had come across this truly remarkable story about a great philanthropist. Although the story was released in September of last year, I felt compelled to share my thoughts about it today because it left such a huge and lasting impact. The story, which … Continue reading A Story Of One Man’s Extreme Generosity And Questions On Frugality (plus, a readers poll!)

Resisting Cheap And Our First Test In Frugality

As we confessed in our post Frugality Is A Choice, Not A Punishment, we were not always frugal. In fact, some might even say that we were the complete opposite of frugal. To us, frugality was associated with being cheap, and neither one of us desired being labeled as cheap. Just the word "cheap" implied that we … Continue reading Resisting Cheap And Our First Test In Frugality

Frugality Is A Choice, Not A Punishment

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

Coffee Pod Armageddon And The Perfect Frugal Brew

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 Brew

How Much Stuff Do You Think Is Enough?

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?

The Escapadian’s Used Car Conundrum

Today is a sad, sad day. The Escapadians super deluxe time traveling machine has finally kicked the bucket. Or I should say, Mr. FE's beloved vehicle otherwise known as "The Turtle". You see, born on May 2002, this Mercury Sable has been a part of our lives for a very long time. The Turtle has been … Continue reading The Escapadian’s Used Car Conundrum