Category: Living Car Free

How Much Money Does Our Brand of Frugality Save? (Spoiler: $56,000+/Year)

How Much Money Does Our Brand of Frugality Save? (Spoiler: $56,000+/Year)

~ I’ve honestly wondered about this. Let’s do the whole math and find out! Our brand of frugality is pretty typical (to a little extra strength) in the accumulation phase. My general belief is if you optimize and cultivated self-introspection so that your inner lives and […]

Our Rental Car Weekend & More Foodporn – Sunday Diaries #6

Our Rental Car Weekend & More Foodporn – Sunday Diaries #6

Here’s our June entry (#6) for our Sunday Funday diary entry. We’re not social, party animals but the weather we’ve been getting is geared for the sociables. Seattle is one of those places that has admirable summer weather. Sometimes it gets up to 90 and everyone on our […]

Pros & More Pros of Self-Driving Cars

Pros & More Pros of Self-Driving Cars

The last time mankind did something indisputably significant was sending the first signal from UCLA to Stanford via ARPANET (the original Internet). That was in 1989; 2 years before I was born. Safe to say I missed that window and I came after dial-up too. […]

5 Big Reasons Why We Choose to Live Without a Car

5 Big Reasons Why We Choose to Live Without a Car

I never really mentioned why we personally chose to live without a car. Not that it’s much of a mystery. We don’t even have frugal clunkers to brag about. To be perfectly honest, I see the stats on my posts about living car-free and they’re never […]

The 4 Main Benefits of Car-Free Living

The 4 Main Benefits of Car-Free Living

For me, there’s nothing more infuriating than being stuck in traffic. It’s not just the waiting or the concentration necessary to be a responsible driver but it’s also the nagging penny pincher in me knowing that every single minute I am idling there, it’s burning […]

14 Public Bus Safety Tips From a Lifetime Expert

14 Public Bus Safety Tips From a Lifetime Expert

Buses are un-glamorous. Slow. Inconvenient. But so darn easy and economical in comparison to most other modes of transit! Here are some bus safety tips and the (partly subconscious) things I do every day to avoid being targeted (especially as a demure sized minority female). Public […]

Biking for Dummies – Street Basics

Biking for Dummies – Street Basics

We’re hanging out with Ms. Raggedly Riches today who has been awesome in her pursuit of a creative life. We’re talking about alternatives for those of us who live car-free! There are so few win-wins in life and the one thing that’s totally it: biking. […]

Just a Thrifty Amazon Subscribe & Save Deals Haul!

Just a Thrifty Amazon Subscribe & Save Deals Haul!

No no, I’m not out of ideas! I’m trying to be clever so I could build it up to something later. This is my thrifty Amazon haul for the month of May. I love Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program. I get a box every month at super low prices that majority of […]