This post comes to you today courtesy of Kalie’s comment on Ruth’s last post about balancing the need to strive with contentment in athleticism. The line in Kalie’s comment that struck me was: Being content is different from being complacent.
Last week, Ruth wrote about the horrible flooding in her area that left many dealing with destroyed homes, and even some fatalities. Natural disasters are horrible things. When the earth gets off kilter, winds rave, fires ravage, rains crash down, and the happenings destroy much in their paths.
Warning: I think I’m sounding a little snarkalicious today. I don’t mean to, but this subject is near and dear to my heart due to personal experience and to watching many of my loved ones struggle financially. Okay, so I read an article on retirement this weekend that talked about how the fear of running […]
The other day when I called my brothers to give them the scoop on my mom (she’d had some medical problems, but she’s fine now, thankfully), I talked with my older-younger brother right away, but I was a bit surprised when my youngest brother didn’t answer the phone right away, and even more surprised when […]
As I’ve been increasing interaction with the “normal” online world (i.e., non-frugalistic crazy, non-obsessed with budgeting and spreadsheets people) through a variety of freelancing jobs, I’m noticing something. Those of us who are working toward financial freedom have a completely different idea of what a “need” and a “want” are than the rest of society.
Awhile back on The Frugal Farmer I wrote about how household consumer debt is rising again. In the article, I referenced an anonymous article I read that said it was okay that consumer debt balances were increasing because the delinquency rates were low; about half what they were during the Great Recession. We seem to […]
There’s been lots of talk lately about what one needs in savings, investments and passive income in order to retire. Our blogging pal Cindy wrote last week on how she and her husband retired on well under a million dollars; the standard number by which many say retirement is possible. Those wishing to retire early, […]
I recently got a question from a reader asking for more stories and information on those who start their journey to debt freedom later in life. Ruth and I can both testify that it seems very overwhelming – and sometimes useless – to bother trying to pay off your debt when you’re in your later […]
As I sit by in another country – able only to offer prayer and support – watching my dear friend and biz partner Ruth transitioning her beloved mother to a senior home, I can’t help but think what a relief it must be that they don’t have to worry about money at a time like […]
So many people don’t bother pursuing debt freedom because it seems like such an absolutely impossible achievement. If this is you, you might need to take a lesson in perseverance from Jim Carrey’s character in the movie classic Dumb and Dumber.