To our beloved readers: An opportunity came up to sell Fruclassity and we felt the time was right to jump on it!! THANK you for all of your support in the past couple of years. You’ve all been such a blessing to us!! I feel like I should modify this post and explain a bit […]
If you read the news with any regularity, you’ll often see stories of lives gone wrong – or ending – due to a person or persons being unable to continue living with their high debts and other financial messiness. People often hurt themselves and/or their families – and in some cases even total strangers – […]
Ya’ll have Mrs. Picky Pincher to thank for this post. On Ruth’s recent article regarding her series of unfortunate travel events, Mrs. Picky commented that she’s been hearing that the pursuit of FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) is pointless.
There’s been a lot of talk on the blogoshpere lately about whether or not married couples should have separate or joint money. Some experts are strongly convincing that joint money means a more unified marriage. Other experts insist that joint money is a recipe for disaster. So who’s right?
As I was laying in bed last night, trying desperately to fall asleep so I could be refreshed for a busy week, my mind wandered to and fro from all of the things that need to be done and paid for around here. Okay, we’ve got hay to buy, I want to save another $1,000 […]
Hey, Fruclastic friends! We’re taking the week off. I’m celebrating America’s Independence Day with my loved ones. For her part, Ruth enjoyed a great Canada Day. See you next week, and God bless you! (Check out Femme Frugality’s review of Ruth’s book, Ella Builds A Wall.)
Some of you know that as we’ve worked on our journey to get out of debt, we’ve been transitioning into a new goal: building wealth. When we first started our journey toward debt freedom in 2013, we didn’t know if we could even get to the point where we were paying the bills without scrambling […]
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.