Society, you're a crazy breed, I hope you're not lonely without me. Society, crazy and deep, I hope you're not lonely without me. Society, have mercy on me, I hope you're not angry if I disagree. Society, crazy and deep, I hope you're not lonely without me. -Society, Jack Hannah (later covered by Eddie Vedder) Have you ever felt like checking out of … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Have You Ever Wanted To Check Out Of Society?
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Back in 2008 when the stock market was crashing, I was terrified. I remember checking my investment accounts multiple times per day. I had trouble sleeping. I was filled with dread. Eventually, I just stopped looking. For about 4 years, I didn't log into any of my accounts. I didn't even think about them. When I logged back in years later, I was pleasantly surprised to see … [Read more...] about Did The Correction Freak You Out? Be Honest!
Last week, I asked you if we should move. We have $450,000 in equity in our home which I don't like. This money isn't doing anything. I'd rather put it to work. Here is what you had to say: Joel from the excellent new Pour Not Poor podcast: Only move if it will make you happier, not if it will make you more money. What if more money makes you happier? … [Read more...] about Do You Use Time Wisely?
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?
Bah! A post about New Year's resolutions! How novel and creative! NOT! But tis' the season, so I'm going to ask about them anyway. Before I do, I want to tell you how I'm approaching it. Resolutions Suck (but...) I've always disliked New Year's resolutions. Why do we need a new year to make a new beginning? Start today, not on 1/1! Try to improve and reinvent yourself … [Read more...] about Goals?