After a couple of very expensive weeks out in the field, I was feeling a little short on cash as the weekend approached. I had been spending too much money on coffee, and I'd really racked up some mileage on my car. By the time Thursday rolled around I was so relieved to open my… Continue reading Five Frugal Things: No-Spend Weekend Edition
Lately I've been eating a lot of salads. When I get on a food fixation like this, I usually spend a couple weeks eating the exact same recipe over and over again. Nothing wrong with that-- makes clean up and left-overs about 10X easier. Tonight, though, I was feeling a little bored of what had… Continue reading Bummer Chicken and Greek for One
When I was a kid, my mom loved to make herself tuna or salmon patties, especially during the Lenten season. I remember being so repulsed by the idea of fish-- having grown up in a landlocked state, of course--that I wouldn't even touch those things, let alone eat them! The closest thing to fish that… Continue reading Easy Avocado Tuna Salad
Life’s been busy for me these last few weeks. Constant work and family emergency travel has really started to drain my bank account, and I’m starting to feel a little out of control with my spending. I think this happens to a lot of us—one small crisis snowballs into another, and before you know it… Continue reading Back on Track
It's been a minute since I last posted! Our brief California winter has suddenly turned to spring-- a beautiful, high pollen count spring-- and along with it, Moving Season! I'm just getting settled into a new place, and now that I have a better sense of my own financial health I'm able to afford a… Continue reading Frugal (Or…not so frugal) Moving Day
I’m a reader. I have always been a reader. Even before I could read, I would listen to my parents and grandparents read to me from my favorite books every night. I listened to those books so much I memorized them and could catch my parents when they skipped pages! Before I knew how to… Continue reading No New Books! Or why I stopped worrying and learned to love my library.
You are getting very sleepy! I’m writing this from another airplane. My flight took off at 7:20 this morning, which meant that I had to wake up at 5:00 to arrive at the airport in time, and this early morning got me thinking about the relationship between healthy sleep and frugal living. Am I just… Continue reading Sleep and Frugality: How much does sleep deprivation cost?