I know – that sounds weird. Not right. Unimaginable. In this world where people dream of winning the lottery, I still occasionally find myself panicking at the thought of being debt free and financially stable. I wrote about this in a 2013 post on The Frugal Farmer called Are You Afraid to Be Debt Free? […]
DH = Dear Husband DD2 = Dear 2nd Daughter We love our Rocky dearly. Let that be understood. But he can be VERY expensive, and when I consider when we bought him and why we bought him, I have my doubts about whether I’d make the same choices if I could go back in time . . . […]
It’s a new year, which means it’s time to set some goals that will help improve your life. While you’re at it, consider improving the life of your grocery budget. We all need food to survive, but as with the other parts of our life, sometimes our grocery budget doesn’t always get our best efforts. […]
DH = Dear Husband My “plank-a-day” resolution for 2016 “And I will. Every day, I will do a plank. Every day. I’m putting that stake in the ground. I’ll start at 2 minutes, but each month, my goal will be to increase by 15 seconds so that by the end of 2016, I’ll be holding a […]
It’s the New Year and it’s a time of new beginnings. No more dwelling on how you’ve messed up your money in years past; it’s time to start over and take some steps to help your finances change from “yuck” to “woohoo!” Our pastor gave a great message yesterday on how to make 2017 a […]
Greetings, dear Fruclastic friends! Ruth and I will be taking the week off to enjoy time with family and friends. Sending much love and fruclassity your way as you enjoy the holiday season!! See you in 2017!
“We’re handing out 50 Visa cards with $20 loaded on them for people in our community to find someone to give an unexpected gift to. It could be a friend, family member, co-worker, or even a stranger on the street. Our goal is to show that even a small amount of money can make a […]
No, not the regular kind of stretching exercises, but I highly recommend those too. A daily stretching routine has been a huge foundational rock for my good health and has all kinds of benefits like improved circulation, flexibility and strength. But today I’m talking about the mental stretching we need to do to achieve big […]
Last week, my colleague Will told me about the Christmas gifts his daughter Isla had made. Will and his wife Rachel managed, on one income, to become mortgage-free in their mid-thirties, and I thought, “The frugal gene is getting passed on to their kids!” I asked if Isla would be willing to be interviewed for this […]
It’s coming up fast, my friends. As of the date of this post, we have exactly twenty days until the new year begins. So I wanted to share some thoughts on how to set goals for 2017.