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

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Tax Change Woes and Why Tax Refunds Are Overrated Anyway

On ABC News yesterday morning a report came out that some people were angry over their shrinking tax refunds. And it was also reported that others were outraged because they had to unexpectedly pony up extra cash to pay Uncle Sam. I was surprised by this and have some thoughts on the matter that I'd … Continue reading Tax Change Woes and Why Tax Refunds Are Overrated Anyway

Our Frugal Philosophy: Why We’re Okay With Being “Just Average”

Let's set the record straight. We are not millennials. Neither of us earn super-high salaries. We share no ambition to climb Mount Kilimanjaro nor do we wish to create our own empire. We are just two average Gen Xers looking to retire by the age of 55. And what we desire is simple: Financial Independence We … Continue reading Our Frugal Philosophy: Why We’re Okay With Being “Just Average”

Thoughts on the Meet the Frugalwoods Book and Why Transparency Matters

Post updated on 2-12-19. When Elizabeth Thames released her new book Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living by Elizabeth Thames. I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I've been a regular subscriber to the Frugalwoods blog for a couple of years now, and I'm always eager to learn new and excited tips … Continue reading Thoughts on the Meet the Frugalwoods Book and Why Transparency Matters

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

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

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

How Success Keeps Us Trapped And Our Great Mind Shift

Mr. FE and I both grew up in the same small town along the 128 beltway, about 20 minutes outside the city of Boston. We both attended the same high school, yet we didn't meet until after we both graduated. In fact, we met each other on a blind date at the Hard Rock Cafe … Continue reading How Success Keeps Us Trapped And Our Great Mind Shift