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

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Why We Chose To Live In A Suburb

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

What We’ve Learned From Our First Month Of Blogging

One of the primary reasons why we decided to start this blog was so we could document our journey to financial independence. We wanted to share a piece of ourselves, and also have a place where we can go to reflect on both our challenges and our achievements. Now that we have been blogging for a … Continue reading What We’ve Learned From Our First Month Of Blogging

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

Our Unexpected Hiatus, Pancreatic Cancer, and What We’ve Learned

We are thrilled to be back! Stoked, I tell you! It's been a wild ride in the Frugal Escapades household, and we never intended to leave the blogosphere for an extended amount of time - but life happens. So, why the long hiatus? We've had a rough spell. As much as we would like to … Continue reading Our Unexpected Hiatus, Pancreatic Cancer, and What We’ve Learned

Why We Believe the 15-Hour Work Week is Just a Pipe Dream

Back in 1930 John Maynard Keynes wrote an essay called Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, where he made the prediction that his grandchildren would have a 15-hour work week.  Keynes based this conclusion solely on productivity, which he expected would grow exponentially over the coming years. But instead of witnessing a reduction in the number … Continue reading Why We Believe the 15-Hour Work Week is Just a Pipe Dream

Thoughts on Financial Freedom from the Millionaire Mind

Last week, I was perusing through Goodreads looking to find my next great read when I stumbled upon some quotes from T. Harv Eker, the author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth.  His book made it on the New York Times bestseller list and became #1 on the Wall Street … Continue reading Thoughts on Financial Freedom from the Millionaire Mind

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