If you read the exciting content over at my other site, The Frugal Farmer, you’ll know that we’ve had to re-assess our level of commitment to debt payoff. It’s not that we haven’t been trying; it’s just that several very large unexpected expenses this year in the form of car repairs, house repairs and medical […]
This summer will mark my 50th birthday. And I’m pretty good with that. 30 was tough for me. 40 was…..okay. 50 is feeling good. Real good. Why? Because I think some important life lessons have finally kicked in and I’m learning what truly matters in life.
I was reading an article the other day that talked about financial snowballs. If you know anything about Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover system, you know that his key to paying off debt quickly is to “snowball” your debt payments into other bills as the debts get paid off.
Hello, dear friends! As we celebrate Memorial Day here in the U.S. and honor the fallen who died serving our country, I’m taking a break from writing in order to spend time with loved ones. Sending a big shout-out/thank you to all who serve in the Armed Forces in every country – we appreciate you […]
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 […]