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
It's summer! Here we go! First: Last week I started using a cash envelope system. At first I just used paperclips and Post-It notes to keep my cash together, but it was a little cumbersome taking the paperclips off and replacing them every time. SO, I made my own envelopes! And so far I've stayed… Continue reading Five Frugal Things: Summer Solstice Edition
Last week was a doozy. Let's take a look: -I returned some clothes that I bought online. It's been a long time since I impulsively shopped like this. Recently I've found myself relying on this kind of negative coping mechanism when dealing with my stress-- shopping, eating, binge-watching TV. Once I hit the weekend, though,… Continue reading Money Monday: Five Frugal Things