So far so good. My No-Spend November started in the middle of a big work trip, so I was pretty concerned that I might mess up this whole thing right at the beginning. But I was careful and I planned, so I was able to keep from spending much at all during those days. In… Continue reading NSN: Day 3 Recap
Like many others in the frugalsphere, I'm embarking on a No-Spend November. There will come a moment in every person's struggle for financial independence when the whole project seems insurmountable. We may ask ourselves what the point of financial independence is in a world where rampant inflation and income inequality destroy the dignity and survival… Continue reading Welcome to No-Spend November
California has fake fall. The last few weekends we've been fighting triple digit temperatures, which has left me less than motivated to get things finished around my place. BUT! Things finally cooled down, and I set to work on two major items: First things first: Pantry Inventory. I'm challenging myself to a No Spend November--… Continue reading Projects! Projects! Projects!
Do you like that featured image? Get it?! Currently... the current of the river.... Haha. Nevermind. Saving: My emergency fund! A couple weeks ago I had some car trouble that wiped out most of my e-fund. My lovingly assembled Baby Step One fund! I'm trying not to let it get to me, and I'm trying… Continue reading Currently….
I’ve had another spendy week, y’all. And it all comes down to bad planning and a lack of discipline. We all know this—changing everything about the way we interact with money can be an enormous struggle. Our feelings about money are so complex and wrapped up in our feelings about family, safety, gender role expectations,… Continue reading Accountability Time: Resetting the Program
July is prime summer vacation time! Many frugally minded folks choose to spend their sparse vacation time with family or friends because it can be a smart financial choice. Side note, did you know that American workers have like the fewest vacation days of any developed country? Too bad time off boosts productivity…… Anyway….. Back… Continue reading Surviving Family Vacation!
Accountability time. Last week I did a fantastic job sticking to my cash envelope system. I even had extra cash leftover that I put in my "squirrel funds" for upcoming expenses like Christmas, rental insurance, and clothing purchases. Then on Sunday I made the mistake of window shopping. Which turned into the mistake of actual… Continue reading Monday Check-In