It seems to me that the relationships of frugal people have less conflict than those of the general population. However, no healthy relationship is completely without disagreement. Mrs. 1500 and I don't fight often and when we do, it's about trivial stuff like the thermostat settings. (Mrs. 1500 note: IMPORTANT stuff like thermostat settings.) We have another disagreement … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: How Many Loads of Laundry Do You Do Each Week?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today, back from a looooooong hiatus. Mr. 1500 note: It's been like a million years since the Mrs. has written anything here! I've felt a lot of pressure steering this ship on my own, but I know you've been busy, wife. Mrs. 1500 note: Well, one of us has to work...Anyway, back to MY post. Mr. 1500 note: Your post? Wait, isn't this MY blog? Why don't you … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Holiday Gifts – How Do You Handle Not Wanting Anything?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. So Mr. 1500 and I flew to Florida last weekend to watch the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting with Mr. and Mrs. PoP from Planting our Pennies, Bryan from Income Surfer and Brian from Grumpy Goat Coffee. (Because we’re all dorks.) But before I ask you about today's question - and how I came up with it - let's hear from Mr. 1500 and the … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: What Would You STILL Not Do, Even if Money was no Object?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. The Mister and I are looking at a car. Used, of course because that's how the FI community rolls. And we would pay cash because 0% financing isn't available. (Our last automobile purchase happened during the economic downturn and 0% was available. We put as little down as possible and did not pay a dime ahead. Free money doesn't come around very … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Are We Hypocrites?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. Last week, I asked you if you combined finances with your spouse/partner, or if you kept them separate. I have my own thoughts on this subject, but I've been feeling super-judgy lately, and was really really glad I asked this question. Mrs. Picky Pincher summed up my feelings after reading your responses pretty well, ...But now I understand … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: About the Time I asked Mrs. 1500 for a Prenup (and a giveaway)