Frugalosophy, Motivation

Blessed to Pursue Financial Independence

Unfortunately, financial independence and early retirement is not for everyone.  Not everyone can do it. And it isn’t just sheer will-power holding some people back.  Many people have not been blessed with the lives we have been given. Our Head Start We are blessed beyond measure to live the life we do.  Growing up, Richard and I both had enough. …

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Gifts, Motivation

Creating Wealth by Overcoming Sunk Costs

Last week, we started to declutter our home and invited you to join along with us.  If you missed it, it is not too late to join us, just sign up below.  If you want another perspective on decluttering, Mrs. Frugalwoods just posted a great article that is worth a read. While it is very easy to say you are…

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Motivation

FINDING YOUR FRUGAL DRIVE BY BECOMING THANKFUL

It’s that time of year that everyone posts examples on Facebook of things for which they are thankful. It almost seems to be a contest over who has the best life, who has the most stuff, or who can fill up a whole 23 days of different ‘thankful’ photos. While it is great to be appreciative of what we have…

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Motivation

A Poem for the Frugal Family

Kids are expensive or so they say, But I’m raising mine to be frugal one day. They will learn how to budget and save and invest So they can live happily and let their money do the rest. They don’t need fancy things to find joy in their life, And they will not be exempt from experiencing strife, But life…

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Motivation

Facing your Fear of Failure

It has been almost a week since Halloween, and I have a few (hundred) miles to run because of it.  I always save a couple of pieces of candy out of the dish to eat later.  I plan to just eat those 2 pieces.  That is, until people show up to work with buckets of candy their kids received and…

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