This week, I take a slight detour to tell you about one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's called Meet the Frugalwoods. I first learned of the Frugalwoods back in 2014, almost four years ago (since the Frugalwoods are no longer anonymous, I'll occasionally refer to them by their first names, Liz and Nate). Liz had left a comment on one of my posts. I had … [Read more...] about Meet The Frugalwoods (And Their Amateur Plumber)
I'm on vacation, but I can't quite stay away from the blog, so I'll regale you with vacation pictures and tales from the road. We spent our first six days of vacation in Maine and it was spectacular. After the Lobster State (I just made that up), it was time to move on to Vermont. We had a couple stops to make on the way. Acadia was beautiful: I love Stephen … [Read more...] about Vacation Update 2: Verdant, Voluptuous, Vibrant Vermont
The best (and most unexpected) part of blogging is all of the great friends that we've made from interesting parts of the world. Some are fellow bloggers while others are just nice people I've run into at meetups or chatted with over email. I recently mentioned that we're going on a big trip to Maine, Vermont, NYC and Scotland. However, I didn't mention that this trip mostly … [Read more...] about Friday Gratitude: Frugal Travel with Friends (and The Jim Collins Lounge Lizard Tour!)
I have nothing in common with the typical person. I drew this beautiful chart to help explain: I fully acknowledge that I'm a weirdo and I'm completely cool with it. The other like-minded weirdos that I do manage to find are some of the best people that I know. If I had it my way, I'd put all of the Kardashian watchers on one side of the world and all of us weirdos on … [Read more...] about FrugalWoodstock: Fact or Fiction?
Ask the Readers is taking a break for the rest of the year. Today, I have something else for you. I greatly enjoy being a part of the personal finance community. Interacting with others that share similar dreams is loads of fun. You are all awesome. Baby 1500 I am also happy to call many other bloggers my friends. Behind closed doors, we call our little community Blog Club. … [Read more...] about Baby 1500 (almost)