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

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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

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